Saturday was Valentine’s Day eve, and the (almost) perfect day for a wedding in Buffalo. As you know, we’ve had a pretty mild winter, I was actually nervous we weren’t going to have any snow for Teresa & Jay’s wedding pictures. The week of their wedding the temps dropped, it snowed, and then temps continued to drop. I said “almost” because it was -19 degree on Saturday and it made for extreme conditions, in which Teresa & Jay braved for about 10 minutes. I didn’t dare keep them out any longer, it was too cold!
It seems like every year I photograph a wedding on Valentine’s Day weekend there is some extreme weather conditions. The last time was a few years ago in the Pocono’s during a storm which landed them 3+ feet of snow, two days before the wedding. I personally love winter weddings and my heart sings for snowy portraits, but I’m starting to wonder if Valentine’s Day weekend is cursed weather-wise. But hey, this weather definitely beats mild temps and boring grey/muddy photos! =)
I’d be happy to work in -19 degree again if it means portraits like this!