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Michelle and Scott | Dream Lake Winter Day After Wedding Portraits

Savannah Chandler Photography | Dream Lake Wedding Photographer

Michelle and Scott got married at SkyView Fall River Village this winter – you can check out that blog post HERE – and had decided to do a “Day After Wedding Portrait Session” in lieu of engagement photos. I LOVE that this idea of putting your wedding attire back on after the big day for Mountain photos is starting to take off.

• You get to put your wedding dress/suit/clothes on again.
• You can head on a hike, 4×4, or other far away place and not worry about leaving your guests waiting
• You can head out for sunrise photos (or sunset – pick your flavor)
• You can even wait until another season and get photos if you so desire

In the case for Michelle and Scott – they went to a location that they visited on their very first date for photos two days after their wedding.

The very first date that they went on nearly 7 years ago was a snowshoeing adventure in Rocky Mountain National Park. Scott brought his DSLR, and set it up on a rock to take a photo of the two of them facing Longs Peak and the Keyboard of the Winds. We revisited this exact spot (after a little post holing detour of course) and recreated this photo on their first hike as a married couple.

Our hike began roughly 30 minutes before sunrise, and we got to the snow covered lake right at technical daybreak. We may not have gotten any sunrise color – but we did get that Bob Ross quality winter wonderland. Hallett and Flattop Peaks came in and out of view throughout our time up at the lake.

Once we all were throughly frozen at least halfway, we started our decent towards the lookout that they had visited on their first date. I knew that it overlooked Longs and Otis peaks from the photo that Scott had showed me – but the exact lookout spot was a little more hidden than the one I’m used to photographing at. After about a 10 minute detour post holing through hip deep snow, we found the turn off and exact tree that Michelle and Scott stood at 7 years ago.

Congratulations again, Michelle and Scott! I’m so glad that we got to spend some time heading up to Dream Lake together. And as I told you that day – you guys are true Badasses for heading into the freezing temps in your wedding attire. True Colorado Style.

Cheers –

Savannah Chandler Photography | Dream Lake Wedding Photographer
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