by Utah Wedding Photographers James Erick Photography Utah
Audrey & Elliot's Winter Aspen Grove Engagement started off really great, but did not end so great. It ended up with a visit to the Sundance Paramedics, but we will get to that.
Firs off let me say that Audrey and Elliot are two of the nicest people you will ever meet. We met at the Base of Sundance in the late afternoon about two hours prior to sunset. The first thing I always do after introductions, when I am shooting at Sundance, is warn them of the avalanche danger. And as if I could forget, there is a huge yellow sign on the path up to where we were going that also warns people of the danger of avalanches.
This time of year when the snow begins to melt and fresh snow falls on op of it, is the worst time of year for steep mountain snow covered paths. 4 years earlier here I was here, an avalanche missed me by about 40 yards. Too close for comfort, as I was just in that spot a few minutes earlier.
But everything started out great and we took pictures as we walked up the trail towards Stewart Falls. It was a bit slippery, but I had just bought these rubber and metal spike things that wrapped around my snow boots, which worked very well, so I did not splip hardly at all.
We got up to the top of the hill after a while, and got some amazing shots with the snow covered mountains in the background. Still, so far, everything was great. It was a bit cold, but not as cold as usual for this time of year up here. I always wear thermals in the snow and ski pants and a heavy jacket as I do not like being cold.
It was on the way down that the problem started happening. Audrey began to shake, and lost vision and felt sick. Not knowing anything else, it seemed like the beginning of Hypothermia. Elliot and I helped her down the narrow mountain path and finally got her back to the car where her hands and feet started stinging. It seemed even more like Audrey got to cold, and now warming up in the car, she was in pain.
We decided to take her to the paramedics station where they made a similar assessment, but said that there was nothing they could do but take her to the hospital if she wanted. Audrey was feeling better at that point so she declined, and later told me she was feeling much better. I was very happy to hear that.
If your thinking about doing a winter photoshoot, please bring extra warm clothing, including socks and gloves. You can always take things off, but you don't want to freeze to death at the same time you are trying to smile for pictures.
In the end we got some great pictures even though we only did half a session, and Audrey thankfully ended up being ok.
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The pictures above are just a very few of my favorites from Audrey & Elliot's Winter Aspen Grove Engagement Enjoy!