They booked an engagement shoot so I brought them to one of my favorite Colorado locations Lookout Mountain in Golden. Little did I know it would be one of the windiest shoot days I have ever encountered. We use additional photo lights with stands and thankfully my assistant and I had our intern with us cause we needed the extra hands to keep the lights from falling over even though we had sand bags. Mackenzieâ€™s hair was flipping in her face and the temperature had dropped to goose bump status. There were three other photographers at the same spot also figuring out how to create beautiful imagery in these unfavorable conditions. One thing you learn quickly in photography is the show must go on and you still have to create good work despite your circumstances. It is what separates the Pros from the Amateurs.
Sarah summed it up when I asked her if she had any advice to future couples on their engagement shoot
â€śdonâ€™t expect a photo shoot with perfect hair, perfect skin, perfect sky, perfect weatherâ€¦we knew Marla would make the pictures look perfect regardless of all the adversities. Expect to have fun with your soul mate and treasure the time you spend together showcasing your love for each otherâ€”thatâ€™s what really matters.â€ť
In the end the images came out beautiful and no one would know the behind the scenes troubles we encountered with the weather. Both ladies were beyond happy with their final photos and I canâ€™t wait to photograph their wedding this September!