Bridal Session | Sand Mountain Nevada

I published these photos on facebook awhile back, but since my blog was still on hiatus at that time, I decided to revisit this session on the blog because I really do love it.¬† ūüôā¬† I try to do creative sessions once a month, but that doesn’t always happen because I get so busy and they take a lot of time and effort to put together.¬† For this particular photo shoot, the amazingly talented ¬†Holly Fleur designed the bouquet and Corey Rowe of The Decorated Bride did the hair and make-up.¬† HUGE thanks to both of them-Reno is lucky to have such talented wedding specialists!

For the concept of this shoot, I knew I wanted to take pictures¬†in a rustic, rural location to really contrast Krisstin in her wedding dress.¬† I immediately thought of Sand Mountain because I don’t know that anyone has ever gone out there for pictures and¬†I wanted to do something a little different.¬† ¬†I ended up getting different props that I thought might be fun like a top hat and sunglasses to play around with as well.¬† Everything looked like it was going to work out perfectly, even the weather looked like it was going to cooperate with us.¬† Well, that didn’t happen!¬† The day of the session the winds picked up and we really didn’t have an option to reschedule since my model had taken the day off for pictures, I had an assistant that was involved in the shoot as well, plus Corey and Holly were playing a part in the shoot.¬† I didn’t freak out, it was just a little breezy when we left Reno and headed east.

We get out near Fallon and the winds picked up to 70 MPH!¬† It was so windy that I literally had to brace myself so I would not fall over while taking pictures.¬† Poor Krisstin did such a great job out in the wind and was such a good sport for taking pictures.¬† By the time we got out to Sand Mountain, I had Krisstin mostly wear the sunglasses that I had purchased just to protect her from getting sand in her eyes.¬† It was that bad.¬† After the shoot was over and I got home, I cleaned sand out of my camera bag, camera, and lenses for over an hour just to give you an idea of how horrible it was!¬† I was SO disappointed on¬†how things had turned out.¬† Here we had spent so much time and effort into this session all to be ruined by the wind.¬† However, when I looked at the images on my computer, I actually loved many of them.¬† So here you go, the session I like to call ‘The Windy Session.”


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