Let’s talk about winter bridal sessions. Winter is not ideal for photo shoots, that is, until you get snow! Snowy outdoor bridals are some of my favorite sessions ever. They are just magical and I think they make the cold months worth it!! I especially love sessions in the wintery Utah mountains or by the lake when it gets iced over. Bonus if it is good timing for Utah Lake’s ice sheets!! This winter bridal session that I will be highlighting features Utah Lake during the tail end of it’s ice sheet season, beautiful blues and whites, and a first look!
When I moved to Utah in 2019, I did not realize how much I would look forward to winter weddings and winter bridal sessions. Utah winters last foreverrrrrrr (which if you live here, you understand) and winter photography get’s me out of my house and out into the mountains or to the lake.
Winter bridal photo shoots are something else, though… You have to consider what to wear very carefully. I definitely always recommend wearing long underwear and snow boots if they can be hidden under dresses and suits, because otherwise you will freeze! With each of my sessions, I provide a guide with tips and tricks for choosing outfits, and in the case of bridals, how to accessorize and stay comfortable.
Now, if you’re looking for snowy bridal portraits, or just winter wedding inspiration, let’s dive into this awesome session!
This gorgeous bridal session was one of my favorite winter sessions ever! We explored a new area of Utah Lake that I had not previously shot at, and just look at this stunning couple!! The blues, the dress sleaves, the bouquet, the SHOES! *chef’s kiss* One very neat thing about nature and Utah Lake is the ice sheets that form in January and February if it is cold enough. We got to see the very tail end of the ice sheets for this bridal session, but it was magical!
I want to put in a plug for first looks. First looks are always a good choice. There, I said it!! I absolutely love doing first looks with my couples, because they are private, special moments that give the couple time to enjoy each other’s company. The wedding feelings have time to sink in without being surrounded by guests. I like aisle reveals too, but I will always be Team First Look.
Bryson and Syd Winter Bridals and Engagements <– (full gallery of the session featured in this blog post!)