It was super cold as we drove down the windy, dirt roads after Melanie + Michael’s wedding, but we still had the windows down. Why you might ask? Because I get car sick fairly easily on super winding, bumpy, hill-y roads and there was no other way to describe the route out from their quite remote wedding location.
Don’t get me wrong, it was stunning! So much so in fact, that I didn’t get too bothered on the drive up because I was so distracted by the gorgeous Fall colours. But it was getting dark on the way home, and I was very tired, so the nausea definitely set in and remained for almost the entire drive home. But it was a million per cent worth it to get to work among that beautiful nature, and with this amazingly sweet couple again!
Technically we had already postponed this session by the time I headed out of the house towards Mariah + Ben for their lifestyle newborn and family shoot. The weather was supposed to be quite bad complete with not only rain, but thunderstorms, and because of that we had decided to move the session to the following week. But about 2 hours before I was supposed to leave, the sky was still absolutely lovely and the forecast changed entirely – well, it changed for the 1-2 hours the actual shooting would take place and that was good enough for everyone involved! And I am so very happy we went ahead with the session, not only was the weather that afternoon beautiful, the weather next weekend was not.
I really do get such a huge sense of excitement and happiness when I get asked to do an engagement session at someone’s home and/or property. And that feeling only increases when I get an email suggesting that I wear rubber boots to the session so we can walk through the field! For Rebecca + Joel having their engagement session at their home was not only a great option photographically speaking (seriously gorgeous property), but it also means their images show so much more than just their engagement.
I was sick, the wind was bitter cold, and by the end of their portrait session, the bottom third of my pants were completely soaked from the snow; and every minute of it was oh so fabulous and one that I wouldn’t miss for the world!
Mind over matter they always say and I definitely took that to heart at the end of last week as our adorable nephew seemed to have passed along a cold over the holidays. But I had a wedding to shoot and I wasn’t going to let myself be sick so anytime I would have said, “I’m sick”, instead I said, “I am going to be so sick on Sunday”. And as luck would have it, it worked (although it didn’t really wait until Sunday, as it hit me hard on the drive home).