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Winter Sundance Bride and Groom Session with Matricia & Dylan

by Utah Wedding Photographers James Erick Photography Utah

It was a deep snow engagement at Sundance. What does that mean? In most of the places we were walking the snow was about 4 feet deep to get to this location. I walked around ahead of Matricia & Dylan and squished down the snow to give them places to stand. And it was cold, about 20 degrees, so we had to keep moving to keep the bride from freezing.

Whenever I do winter engagements at high elevations, I always remind the bride and groom to bring jackets and wear boots because it will be cold and we probably wont see their feet in most of the pictures. I actually had a bride show up in high heals one time, and since she had no other shoes to wear, we had to cancel the shoot. Another concern is water. Believe it or not, you can become dehydrated hiking around in the winter snow. "All that water but not a drop to drink," someone once said.

Ok, I know I'm making this shoot sound terrible, but it really was a lot of fun. We stayed warm between shoot spots with jackets, laughed and joked around, and got some beautiful pictures. I used a vintage type filter for these to bring out the different colored pine trees in the background, and Matricias beautiful highlights in her hair. But as usual, my clients get two versions of their pictures, one in full color, the other with special effects.

Even with the cold, the deep snow engagement at Sundance was amazing. The weather cooperated and bride and groom had loads of fun. For more information on my Utah Wedding photography, please go to For more information on the shoot location, please visit the Sundance mountain ski resort website or for the exact spot I took the pictures, go to my websites Best Photoshoot Locations List.


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