Winter engagement photos always come with some complications, especially with mountain engagement sessions like this one. Roads are closed during the winter, freak snowstorms hit the night before, everyone is freezing their butts off. These sessions are so worth it though because Colorado is gorgeous this time of year. Besides, no one should have to wait for warm weather to celebrate their engagement! With Ethan and Sarah’s session, we had great weather, no storms, and the roads didn’t give us any issues. The problem we ran into this time was my arch-nemesis, Apple Maps. I’m pretty sure I’ve talked about this before, that’s how much I hate Apple Maps. When I had a studio it refused to update my location and would take clients into downtown Palmer Lake. I pleaded with them and they didn’t do anything. So many of my clients got lost.
Sarah, Ethan and I planned to meet at 3 pm at Spruce Mountian Open Space but Apple Maps had other plans. It took them to Castle Rock despite my dropped pin from Google Maps. Spruce Mountain Open Space is south of Larkspur, half an hour from Castle Rock. On top of this, I knew Sarah had ankle surgery but a few weeks before our session. By the time we all figured out what was going on, they were running about an hour late and the sun waits for no one.
Mountain Engagement Sessions – Sarah + Ethan
Luckily, these showed up ready to go. We hustled our butts up the mountain while getting some great shots along the way. Amazingly, we didn’t even miss the sunset! And as we were walking in the dark back to the car, we got a silhouette shot with some deer. That is the magic of mountain engagement sessions. You never know who you’re going to run in to! That’s why I am ready for anything.