If there is one thing that Colorado has taught me this year, it’s that you can never predict the weather. Ever. You have to be prepared for snow, rain, heat, and cold every single day – especially as a natural light photographer. I have never had to reschedule more engagement sessions than I have at the beginning of this summer. Fortunately though, I also have great clients that entertain my creative side and let me shoot in the elements anyway, even if it’s for half an hour or so.
Rachel and John envisioned a beautiful Echo Lake engagement session full of green trees and bright sunshine, but as we drove from Denver, we realized that we were in fact entering into a winter wonderland – in mid-May! We didn’t even have coats! But being one of those amazing couples I mentioned already, they agreed to let me shoot anyways under the pretense that we’d finish the more summery part of the session later. So after about 45 minutes, soaking wet hair and frozen toes, we got the first gorgeous set of photos you see below. And despite the conditions, Rachel & John killed it! Fortunately, the forecast for the weekend looked much better on Sunday (only three days later), so we stayed away from high elevations and went to Fox Run in Colorado Springs to finish capturing their love.
I’m looking forward to their wedding in November – which may or may not be snow free. You just never know with Colorado! But regardless, their love and laughter will warm any moment!
And for the more summery photos…thank goodness we finally got some warmth!