Emma and Iain are English, live in Switzerland and will be getting married in England. So far so good. Since joining the select circle of people living on or near Alpine mountains, Emma and Iain have taken up skiing. So when the topic of a portrait shoot came up we quickly decided that the top of an Austrian mountain (fair distance to go for all involved) would be perfect for this. Incredible views, dark blue skies, brilliant white snow and Emma and Ian’s happy faces amidst all this is what we had in mind.
Sunday morning dawned and as I made my way up the mountain the visibility diminished bit by bit. Until a white expanse of nothingness was left, dotted by trees heavy with snow. And more snow falling down. Instead of rising above the highest peaks we decided rolling round in the snow with a sledge to speed things up would do. And with beaming faces like these to photograph who could argue with that decision? We hardly even noticed the slightly chilly -12 degrees and a little later as we sat together with rosy cheeks inside a ski hut, gazing at the heavy snowfall outside, devouring hot drinks, Kaiserschmarrn and Schnitzel, it felt like this was the perfect day regardless of any abandoned plans.
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