There's no denying the magic in a soft snowfall. The world gets quiet as the skies lay out a fresh blanket over winter's barren landscape and turn your neighborhood into something beautiful and new.
Ben and Jordan love it too, and when they asked if there was any way we could try to do their engagement session in the snow, we were excited to try and make it happen, to catch the magic as it happened. On MLK Day, Jordan emailed in the morning before I had even looked outside. I had been watching the forecast and noticed some promising days ahead, but when I looked outside and saw a steady, soft snowfall, I knew we had to give it a go that afternoon.
Here's the part we loved the most: They changed plans, foregoing the more typical PIcnic Point and decided to take a walk around Stricker's Pond because that's where they routinely walk after a day at the office. It's a place they know and love, and that's the kind of location that makes for the most happy couples and therefore the happiest photographs.
After freezing in the cold for a couple of hours, we headed downtown, in the shadow of Jordan's office building, to warm up and wait for dusk. They had their first date near the Capitol, and we thought it would be fun to try and capture a different view of the snow at night. Thanks to Ben and Jordan, who suffered through slips and falls in the snow and trying to keep a bit warm wrapped in my too-small blanket so we could showcase their sparkling love in the sparkling winter.
This session is a good reminder for all couples--when planning your engagement session in Madison, think about what you two do together as a starting place for planning your session!