We haven't had much of a winter in Northern California, but with March came lots of fresh snow up in the mountains. Jen and Travis are some of my most adventurous and outdoorsy friends so I knew they'd be the perfect fit for what I had in mind. My typical approach to couple's session is to drive in a general direction and pull off when I see something magical, whether it be light or landscape. All I knew was I wanted snow, so we detoured off of the freeway and headed up to a lake I've wanted to photograph for years.

The road we went up wasn't plowed, so we kicked it in 4 Wheel Drive and had a little fun. Once we arrived and jumped out, we quickly realized that the snow was thigh-high and it was going to be a workout to get down to the lake, which was a good 50 yards or so. Thankfully, we all brought layers because it turned out to be quite the chilly trek! Chilly? yes. But worth it? Absolutely.

ice house lake session
romantic snowy engagement
winter engagement
exciting engagement session in snow
snowy mountains
couple's session
playful couples session
snowy session
fun engagement session
northern california engagement
sierra nevadas
snow engagement
snow covered pines
snow covered mountains
california winter
sierra nevada mountiains
lovers in the snow
winter engagement shoot
lakeside northern california

Thankful for my assistant, Christie, for grabbing this behind the scenes shot!

behind the scenes