I’m so glad that Nicole contacted me about photographing their engagement and wedding. They love the snow and wanted their engagement photos to take place before the snow melted. They are planning a December wedding in the mountains and I cannot wait to capture their wedding day! It’s going to be a cold winter day, so it’s a good thing we had a trial run with the weather during their engagement shoot.⠀They are both from the Midwest so cold weather is nothing new to either of them. Nicole and Alex met when she got a meteorologist job in the same place as him. They hit it off and 3 years later he proposed in Jackson Hole! Their wedding will be taking place in the same area they got engaged.
The Ice Palace at Labelle Lake
Labelle Lake had an amazing Ice Palace this year that made for some pretty awesome winter engagement photos! Winter photos can be tough to power through, but thank goodness for heated cars, layers, and hand warmers! Photographing inside the ice palace was harder than I expected, but I am glad we got some great photos! The ice is very blue which was new to me. I loved having the opportunity to try something new and am so glad that Nicole wanted to do their pictures at the ice palace.
Something that Nicole mentioned often in our chats and communication with each other was that she really wanted Birch trees in their engagement photos. There are not a lot of places close to Labelle Lake that have birch trees, but one of my favorite summer places does! This little nook is about 20 minutes out of Rexburg and has a river that runs through it. My family goes out during the summer to float the river, and it’s also a great spot for camping and fishing. In the winter, it’s perfect to for snow fights! Nicole told me ahead of time she really wanted to do a snowball fight at the end of our session, so we made it happen!