Ok, every now and then things just really work out exactly the way we need them to. As I mentioned in their engagement post both Shelby and Steve are very outdoorsy people, and so Shelby wanted some nice shots for her bridals outdoors as well. When we took the engagements we got some beautiful snow-covered landscapes, and even got a great shot of them kissing in the snow. However, it has been super warm, with no snow to be found, and most outdoor locations have been a little drab to say the least. So when we scheduled Shelby's bridal photography for last Saturday we really just crossed our fingers and hoped for the best. There were some projected intermittent flurries of snow, but the probabilities weren't especially high.
We decided to start the session up in Salt Lake in the Joseph Smith Memorial Building, and then head down to Provo for a couple outdoor locations she wanted to shoot at. The JSMB went swimmingly, and as we headed down to Provo for the first location we started to see a couple of flakes of snow. Then we started to see some more. Then there was a LOT more. It was coming down heavily, but unfortunately still wasn't sticking to the ground very well. At this moment I started to get a little nervous. I worried we might get lots of snow coming down on us, making it difficult to shoot, and still not get any pretty ground cover. I commented to Thomas that what we really needed was for it just to snow like crazy for about ten minutes, dump an inch or two on the ground, and then just stop snowing altogether. He laughed and agreed that it would be nice, but I shouldn't get my hopes up. So we got down to the orchard and started waiting for Shelby and her mother to get there. Once they did we chatted for a few minutes hoping the snow would start to stick/start lightening up. We finally decided to just start anyways, as we were losing light, and brought out the umbrellas.
I guess Shelby's been living right, or somebody in charge must just like us, because about 10 minutes after we started shooting, the snow just stopped, leaving about 1 or 2 inches of snow everywhere- just enough to turn the orchard this gorgeous pristine white. I kept giggling uncontrollably as I was shooting, because it was just so perfect. Sometimes I just love this job.
To top it off, we decided to head over to Utah Lake to see what kind of colors we might get with the sunset. We ended up with this just incredible blue sky, and the snow just covering the ice on the lake. The only word I can think to describe it is magical.
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