Colorado is definitely a state that allows wedding photographers to have an “off season.” A time where not too many people are getting married, mostly due to weather. Though I certainly photograph winter weddings in Colorado (one of which you’ll see in just a few days!), they are certainly not as common as spring, summer and fall weddings. I love this! Mostly because my off season falls exactly during ski season. But also because it gives me a few months to recharge my creative energy and get caught up business stuff, like adding pretty little social media icons to my blog (I’m kinda in love with them!).
Many of you know that my husband is a journalist. He writes about beer, the bicycling community and health/fitness for a local daily newspaper. This year, his editors asked him if he would also like to be the ski reporter and write reviews of various ski resorts and backcountry trails in Colorado. I’m not sure even half a second went by before he happily accepted the offer.
At first I was jealous. But then I started scheming up ways to join him on his many free ski days around Colorado. “Well surely if they ask you to write these reviews, they are also going to need pictures to go along with your stories…right babe?!” And thus I wiggled my way into a wonderful winter full of free skiing. Because we are spoiled and we hate crowds, we were able to go up on weekdays and have the snow all to ourselves. It was absolutely heavenly.
On several occasions, we were met with 12+ inches of powder, which is incredible considering the resorts didn’t get all that much in the way of snow this year. But even on the non-powder days, basked in sunshine, blue ski, snow capped peaks and quality time together doing one of our favorite things. I’m not sure we’ll ever have an opportunity like this again, so we soaked in every minute we could.
While I can’t share my professional photos, because the newspaper has them, I can share a few of my iPhone/Instagram photos of our wonderful winter. What a lucky girl I am to call this my life!
I love the aspen trees at Vail!