I love shooting outdoors. The light is gorgeous, you can get some breathtaking views, and there's plenty of fresh air. It's awesome. It can, however, present some challenges when the weather decides to change. When scheduling Shelby and Steve's engagement shoot it was a no-brainer that it would be outside. They both love to be out of doors. They hike, they camp, all that good stuff. So it was decided we'd meet in Highland and go to a couple of different spots that I had scouted out previously. There was one field in particular that I was extremely excited about. I figured it would be the ideal place to finish up and get some spectacular sunset shots. Then we showed up for the session and looked up at the sky.
Rolling in from the east was one solid mass of clouds, a precursor to what promised to be a really wicked snowstorm. We had checked the weather report and it promised us a lack of snow until sunset, so we crossed our fingers and started shooting. As the time passed, more and more of the nice blue sky became this blank, grey canvas. And then it started to snow.
At the end of our time together, we ended up with a lot of images that I could not have planned for, but were every bit as good as what I originally envisioned. As I said, I love shooting outside. It's always different than you imagine, but that's what makes it fun! :)
As an additional surprise from the day, I should mention that before the shoot Shelby and her fiancee had stated unequivocally that they didn't like kissing pictures, so we were to avoid taking any. They said maybe one or two on the wedding day. However, when the snow really started coming down and we had the big umbrella out I managed to convince them to try just one or two kissing shots. Guess which photo is Shelby's profile picture on Facebook. :)
Check out more photos of our winter adventure here.