Surprisingly, I haven’t had many opportunities to shoot engagement sessions in the snow. I get that many people want to wear cute dresses and stay out late as the sun sets (which is absolutely lovely!), but I think many people do winter a disservice when they count out December – March for sessions.
Nicole and Jonathan were the exact opposite of that.
A few months ago Nicole took a job at Winter Park resort, and the two packed up and moved to the mountains, just before winter set in for the year. They absolutely LOVE their house in the Fraser Valley, so when we were tossing around ideas for their engagement session, we quickly decided to meet at their house and explore the open space around the property.
The morning of their session I woke up to frigid weather predictions (about 6 degrees as a high), but the sun was supposed to be shining, so we decided to go for it.
I pulled up to their house on a snow packed road and slid a little bit turning into their driveway. But it wasn’t long before I was saying hello to their dogs Max and Luna and chatting about their new life in Fraser. We strapped on some snowshoes and our winter weather clothes, and headed out to explore the views.
It was about as cold as we expected the session to be, and the wind didn’t help. But we powered through, getting our work out in as we tramped knee deep through the snow (even on snowshoes!).
Nicole and Jonathan were goofy and fun and we had a blast exploring together. After about an hour, when we couldn’t feel our chins any more, we headed back inside for some wine and some cuddles with their dogs as we watched the sun go down from their balcony.
Jonathan and Nicole, I couldn’t have asked for a more fun afternoon and I can’t wait to celebrate with you at your wedding in September!
Winter Fraser Engagement Session
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