The holiday break was so, so, SO good to me. They started off with a road trip with my dudes and Zelda girl from Texas to Lehi, Utah (about 20 hours one way!) and ended the same way, but it’s the stuff in the middle that was most memorable; a big family sleepover with my sisters and mom that lasted a week, old family recipes, horse drawn sleighs on Christmas Day, snowball fights, all the German food, my first ballet experience, snowboarding attempts in Brighton, and photographing these babes.
I would say my Christmas was the best ever, but David proposed to Jana that same day, so I think she wins out! Wait til you see that ring!
When I’m in a new place for work or personal travel, I always like to meet up with new couples. When I saw the forecast for the days after Christmas, I jumped on Facebook immediately to post a model call. That’s where I met Jana & David. Within 24 hours of the post we were texting each other, picking out the perfect spot. We settled on Jordan Pines Campground in the Big Cottonwood Canyon and Y’ALL. It was a freaking winter wonderland. I’ve never seen snowflakes that fat (thanks, Texas)!!! With it being December 27, there were a lot of families out sledding in the fresh powder. You won’t be able to see that by the photos though, thanks to the power of creative cropping and Photoshop. I also shot this entire session in 30 minutes with the Canon EOS R (my first time using it professionally–I was actually really impressed with the focal capabilities) and my backup 50mm. As much as I would’ve loved to shoot longer, I didn’t want to keep the lovebirds exposed to the elements too long. I think the thermometer was reading at 17 degrees? Even Utah natives succumb to the chill when the temps are that low and this Texas girl definitely needed to thaw out. The cold was absolutely WORTH IT though!
David and Jana will be tying the knot this February. Congratulations, you two! Thanks for letting me document your engagement!