Glacier National Park in the fall is a pretty magical place. It’s incredible all year round but being a seasonal park it’s not fully accessible for actually most of the year. It has a short season. Shelby + Erik planned a fun session with me in the park the day before their intimate wedding was to take place (that I wasn’t photographing) unfortunately the evening before my family was struck with an unexpected tragedy. The morning of the shoot with just a couple hours of sleep I messaged them to just give them an update of my mental status for the day and their response back was so sweet and they said nah we’ll do it another day after the wedding, take some time. They were about to get married but were doing long distance as Erik worked and Shelby was a couple states away finishing school so it took us a little time to figure out a time we could all meet up in Glacier. Fall was it and we just hoped it would be pretty and not all dead haha. We got the best surprise!
They brought their classic Mercedes that I swooned hard over. We drove the rows of camping sites stopping for photos with all the leaves and no one around. It was empty. The place to ourselves. The leaves changing colors, some still on the trees. Right on the edge of fall. Cruised up the road to a few spots and side roads just for them. Empty docks at the end of the lake. It was perfect as they snuggled in, got weird, laughed their asses off. Things work out just as they’re supposed to. I dream of shooting Glacier like this all the time now! But as they say, timing is everything 😉
Adore you S+E! Xx, J.