We were floored when we saw these gorgeous shots of one of our favorite couples, Caitlin & Brian shot by Jesse Leake! Caitlin & Brian have known each other since they were toddlers when they got set up on a play date…flash forward all these years later and we are lucky enough to planning their nuptials this spring at Meadowood in Mountain View, California.
Here is a little bit from the couple about this engagement shoot in Squaw Valley, California.
“Brian and I both grew up with a love of skiing and a particular love of Squaw Valley (Brian spent winters skiing there and my Dad was on the National Ski Patrol and I was on the Squaw Valley Ski Team through high school). When we saw an engagement photo shoot that Jesse did at Squaw we were blown away and wanted to honor our love of the sport but also thought the shoot would provide a nice juxtaposition to our summer wedding in Napa. Little did we know what a contrast it would be! While we were expecting a nice sunny photo shoot, Squaw Valley and the surrounding area was hit with 6.5 feet of snow within six days. What is normally a 3 hour car ride took us about five hours but we arrived to a winter wonderland on December 22nd (exactly 6 months from our June wedding date). Although gusting conditions on the mountain prohibited us from having an on-the-hill shoot, Jesse was patient and creative about options. We started by taking pictures in and around the Squaw Creek Resort and meadow, then ventured out of Squaw and around Lake Tahoe for some additional photo spots. Despite the freezing conditions and gusting winds, Jesse kept us smiling and laughing and we think the pictures represent that.”