Here in Wisconsin March has come in like a lion with quite a big snow storm. By this time most people here are done with snow, but secretly I am always excited for a beautiful new blanket of snow. While I watched (and played in) the falling snow I was thinking about how much I love snowy sessions and that I needed to share the engagement session that I shot on a perfect snowy January morning.
Brittney contacted me several months ago inquiring about wedding photography, we exchanged a few emails back and forth and ultimately she decided that she and her fiancé would like to schedule a consult with me, so I sent her my address. A few minutes later I receive another message saying, “Oh, my Gosh! We’re neighbors!” Sure enough, she lives only a few short miles from my home. Talk about a small world!
When I finally met with Brittney and Todd, we had such great conversation and they are just the sweetest most easy going couple…my kind of people. We chatted about engagement photos and when they would like to have them done. When they said, this winter in the snow I definitely knew they were my kind of people! I love my snowy sessions. So great plan, snowy session…perfect! Well, if only the weather would cooperate.
It pretty much just rained the entire month of January and I was feeling like they were never going to get their session in the snow. Finally, by the end of month the weather decided to cooperate, we received a nice new blanket of snow and we were able to set up their engagement session. Whew! When Brittney told me they had decided on the Wade House for their session I was ecstatic! It is just the most beautiful rustic location and they even had horse-drawn sleigh rides available! Eeeeks!
The day of their session it was perfectly cloudy and we were even lucky enough to have snow lightly falling during the entire session. What a dream!
After we finished up in the first beautiful location we headed inside for outfit changes and headed back out to get some shots on the horse-drawn sleigh! Unfortunately, when we got outside there was quite a line of people already waiting so we decided to take advantage of the gorgeous building and got some beautiful shots while we waited for the sleigh.
While the horses rested, the sleigh driver let me sneak Brittney and Todd on the sleigh so we could get some shots of them alone before the next group boarded! They were just so cute all snuggled up and cozy!
Of course after being out in the snow and cold so long they needed to warm up with some hot chocolate…okay so we faked it here with some mugs we borrowed from the gift shop, but it sure made for some super cute photos! They really did get a hot chocolate after this just not in a cute mug. 😉
They thought they were finished after this, but I had plans for juuuust one more spot! I seriously could have photographed them all day!
It may have been cold, but the three of us sure had a blast playing in the snow that morning! Even Todd admitted he isn’t usually a fan of being in front of the camera, but he was pleasantly surprised with how much fun he had…and that is when I know I did my job well!
So now I am looking forward to their wedding this June and being able to capture more of the love and adoration this sweet couple has for each other! Can’t wait! 🙂
A special thanks to the kind people at The Wade House for being so accommodating to us during our session!