Wintertime photoshoots have their challenges, for sure. Scary driving conditions, freezing temperatures, not enough snow, too much snow, not enough light, too much light. And if you’re a skier, you get it. It’s not easy to nail a dreamy winter engagement scene.
Leave it to photographer Austen Diamond to perfectly capture Eric and Justine’s ski-centric romance. The duo fell in love on the mountain, so naturally, the two set their sites on those ski hills as the backdrop to their engagement session. Justine describes the scene.
My fiancé Eric is an avid skier and moved to Utah from New Hampshire in 2011. He was working as a sushi chef at Sushi Blue when I moved to Park City from Louisiana in 2013. I was trying to tick some items off my bucket list and learning to snowboard was on that list. We met when I started working in Sushi Blue as a server where Eric was a sushi chef. I knew right away that Eric was special when he, a skier for over two decades, was the only person willing to stick by my side all day learning to ride blues at PCMR, yes, even on powder days :).
It was very meaningful to me to have our engagement photos in the mountains since I think of meeting and falling in love with my fiancé in the beautiful snowy mountains of the Wasatch during winter. We’ve had fun dates at Solitude riding and skiing and even ice skating in their outdoor skating rink so we jumped at the opportunity to take our photos at Solitude.
Our wedding ceremony will be August 18, 2018 at the top of Empire Pass in Park City and mountain biking away down the nearby mountain bike trails (TG, Corvair, and Payroll). We’ll be having our reception in Washington Park down Parley’s Canyon with a southern style pig roast.
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