As we drove up the mountain the rain changed to snow, the grey sky became white, and the next thing you know we were living in a real-life snow globe. I was freaking out! The weather had successfully ruined my engagement pictures. There was no sun, everything was white and wet, and I felt defeated. As I trekked through the snow (imagine the cartoon 101 Dalmatians when they are walking in the snow storm), I fought back the tears. What I thought was supposed to be one of the best experiences of my life was straight misery. I was wet, freezing, my hair was going curly and frizzy, my lashes were popping off from the moisture, and midway through the shoot, my hair ended up on top of my head.
- So why share my engagement picture horror story with you? Because with every negative there is a hidden positive. So many lessons came from this experience.
- Who knew a blizzard made for a beautiful backdrop. As Dolly Parton puts it, “If you want the rainbow you have to put up with the rain” or snow in my case.
- Social media pictures don’t always depict reality. Had I not shared the background story, you would’ve never guessed I was holding back tears throughout the shoot.
- Pinterest sets high expectations that result in a devastating blow when they don't manifest in reality.
- The people you surround yourself with can make or break a situation. Had it not been for my photographers sense of adventure and amazing personality, I would’ve been a snowball on the ground turning into ice from all my tears.
- Find a partner that supports your crazy ideas, and loves you through all of them, even when it means they become a figurine in a snow globe.
- Radical acceptance comes in handy at times like these.