I was so pumped when I got a message from Allison on Instagram asking about family photos! Not only have I been obsessed with So You Think You Can Dance since I was 16, but I mean look at them!! They are a photographers dream couple!
Allison and Twitch were in Utah visiting family so we took advantage of the snow covered mountains to shoot in.
These were shot at Tibble Fork which I had never shot at in the winter. There is usually a massive blue lake right in the center, but seeing as it was freezing cold dead of winter the whole thing was frozen over and covered in snow. There were lots of people walking across the lake in snow shoes so we decided to go out to get some shots. Lucky and not luckily I decided to go first to make sure the cute pregnant lady didn’t fall in if the ice was too thin. To my surprise I happened to step in the one bloody spot that was too thin, my foot sank right through… All the way up past my thigh! I was holding my cameras high above my head incase I fell in any further and also trying to get my leg free. I managed to pull myself out most of the way except my foot. I tugged so hard that my boot came off. Some how I was able to jam my arm in and grab the boot before it went too far under. This all happened so fast that by the time Twitch came running over I was out. But my jeans from waist down were sopping ice cold wet. hahaha. We had only been shooting for about 15 minutes up to this point. So I went on for another 30 min like that. Worth it!
I swear that when I shoot, all elements fail to effect me. The heat doesn’t bother me, the cold, the wind, the snow etc. But the second I stop shooting I begin to feel it all.
So anyways Ive made peace with it. That my first shoot with the beautiful talented Allison and Twitch was also my first time falling into a frozen lake.
enjoy the pretty photos xoxo