February 6, 2022 / Uncategorized
The Snowy Winter Wedding at Emerald Lake Lodge Sampler
There’s a remote little resort in the Kootenays. It’s called Emerald Lake Lodge. There’s no cell reception, fairly limited wifi, and working fireplaces in the room. This is only part of the charm, though.
Our day begins with detail shots, of course. The snow was about five feet deep, which made for fairly interesting details! You can see, beside the wedding dress, the snow bluffs are taller than I am!
Over at the guy’s cabin, our groom was ready. It was gusty, and snow was falling from the trees.
Of course, with this fella’s dad around, the snow falling from the trees wasn’t our first concern.
Although covered in snow, this fella was ready for his first look. Over at the girl’s cabin, everyone had some last minute touches to attend to.
And just like that, we were ready for our first look!
There’s a lookout right by the cabin, and we figured that would be the perfect place for a first look. They had hand-written letters to each other, to read before they saw each other.
It was a beautiful, brief moment before the ceremony. This, being an elopmenet, was just parents. They were absolutely beaming the whole time.
If you’re on a cell phone, it’s worth it to enlarge. You’ll see the detail in the dress, which is stunning.
We took aside a few minutes to photograph the family, and of course champagne!
Generally, when I shoot a wedding, I’ll arrive the day before to scout. I get in, early in the morning, and check every back alley, every back road, and every mountain and valley I can find. I don’t like anything left to chance on a wedding day, all the spots should be perfect.
I did find an ice cave the day before, so we went there.
If you look closely, you can see the shading in the cave made the shape of a heart.
On the other side of the cave, a waterfall had frozen over.
Up above, the sun had peeked out from between the clouds.
Unfortunately, this is where I’ll have to leave you. This is one of the hugest samplers I’ve ever put together – over 70 photos! And it was so difficult to pick, as you can imagine it’s not every day I get to take photos in an ice cave!
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Thank you for reading this far, and I’ll see you again in a few weeks!!