Julie and I have been following each other on Instagram for about a year. She’s seriously the cutest thing! I have been wanting to put together a shoot with her for a while now and we finally got our schedules to coincide. She’s a busy pharmacy student so any time off from school is sacred! Her fiance, Jason, was good enough to come along! Julie and Jason have been together for about 3 years and just got engaged last year! He said all the photos they have together are mostly because they get invited to model and Julie loves to say yes! He’s a good sport for being willing to model to – but who could say no to standing next to such a beautiful gal? We planned out these mock Ice Palace Bridals at LaBelle Lake, and I am here for it! They are both so natural in front of the camera. I love that they could go from laughing their guts out to cozying in for a romantic pose.
Thrifted Dress and Florals
Last year as I was planning for the Island Park Retreat, I stumbled upon this stunning dress in a local thrift store. It didn’t have a size tag, but I had to have it! TWENTY DOLLARS ($20!!!) later and it was mine! I couldn’t believe the price! With the beautiful sheer peek a boo panels and lace work, it is such a show stopper. I love a sexy back on a wedding dress, and this low cut, but intricately edged “V” back was incredible! It’s not exactly a winter appropriate wedding dress with the open panels, but it fit Julie like a glove and complimented her so beautifully. When Celine and I went shopping for fake flowers last month, I found this fun whimsical wintry mix with soft pinks and golds. I knew it would be the perfect mix for photos at LaBelle Lake with all our snow!
Labelle Lake Ice Palace
Last year was my first time ever visiting the Ice Palace at LaBelle Lake. My clients wanted engagement photos there and it was just breathtaking to see all of the hard work that goes into building these structures! I knew I wanted to go back this year for some additional photo shoots this year. This winter has been a busier winter season than I’ve ever had before so when I finally had an open weekend, I had to make it happen! First, it’s important to get permission from LaBelle Lake prior to shooting on their property. Like all Ice Palace visitors, we need to sign a waiver and pay a minimal site fee for the use. It was completely worth it! Annika was awesome to worth with for scheduling and answering any of our questions. And the Ice Palace speaks for itself! Check out these Ice Palace bridals and give them a visit yourself.