Pamela and Cory came from Fort Worth Texas, to get married in the snow at the Nita Lake Lodge in Whistler. A strong pacific frontal system and some just-cold-enough air made for a sudden blizzard. Tailor made for some great photos.
It was first time in the Glade Suite, a huge suite that the Nita Lake lodge has. It’s so big that I could stand on the second floor balcony to get this shot Pamela in her dress.
Pamela and her family just before the wedding ceremony.
One of my favourite spots to shoot at Whistler is the train station next door to the Nita Lake Lodge. It has a great sweeping line where the tracks go around the corner that is really strong graphic element. This is the first time I’ve been there in the snow.
Pamela and Cory, as well as the rest of the bridal party, were stoked to run out in the snow for the photos. Luckily, it wasn’t that cold, but it was snowing so hard that after about 10 minutes, we were all pretty much soaked.
One of the guests playing in the snow. The Texans seemed enchanted by the blizzard.
Pamela and Cory head off to the reception through the Nita Lake Lodge lobby.
The thing about shooting in heavy snow is that flash is next to useless. It just lights up the snow directly in front of the flash, and you can’t see anything. The positive side of it is that the light is really flat, and for most, really flattering. With this shoot, we out there about 4:30 in the afternoon, and at this time of the year, it’s a pretty dark time of the year, so I had to push the ISO of my cameras up to 1250.
Camera: Nikon D700
Lens: Nikon AF-S 17-35mm f/2.8, Nikon AF-S 28-70mm f/2.8, Nikon AF-S 70-200mm f/2.8
Lighting: Nikon SB-900 mounted in a small softbox.