When Lisa and Ryan contacted me last summer about their upcoming winter wedding, it was another one of those moments where I was talking about wanting to shoot a winter wedding in an amazing North Idaho location and then the opportunity was dropped in my lap. Once they told me their wedding was going to be at Elkins Resort in Priest Lake and they definitely wanted some images to highlight the area, I knew this was going to be great.
Lisa wanted her wedding to be captured in a way that she could look back on her album and relive the day through the pictures. Ryan just wanted to have fun and enjoy the time he would have with his wife, family and friends.
The day started off with a fresh layer of snow blanketing the area. The power outage from a downed line would have had most brides at their wit's end. But Lisa rolled with the punches. Ryan was there to keep the mood light and make sure that everything went as smoothly as it could.
And when it came to the time that I had with the bride and groom for portraits, it was a perfect situation. We went to the locations that we had scouted out earlier in the day and Lisa and Ryan did their thing and I documented.
And the end of the day, the power came back on, Lisa and Ryan enjoyed their reception and visiting with everyone and I had a solid collection of images to edit through. And, i came to the conclusion that I need some more winter weddings in locations like Elkins.