The Raniest of Valentine’s Days

Is “Raniest” a word? WordPress says no. But that’s ok.

I heard we were having a “mini” El Nino this year, but so far it has proven to be anything BUT “mini”. This is full blown adult status El Nino. I love the rain, so I’m not complaining too much (especially after we had such a long and horrible drought) BUT… I am complaining a little when it messes with my clients and causes all kinds of rescheduling on top of rescheduling. Also… I really want to wash my new car but feel it’s pointless…. #firstworldproblems am I right?

I have always been a lover of the rain though… so I am enjoying it for the most part.

We got LUCKY with the weather for our weekend up in Arrowhead. It rained here, and dumped snow up there the weekend before. So traffic up and down the mountain, thanks to all the snow bunnies wanting to hit the slopes, I heard was a nightmare. By the next weekend, we headed up the mountain with no traffic at all… not much snow left on the ground in Arrowhead, and beautiful clear skies. Then that following week the rain and snow came back and dumped some more. So we snuck in our weekend of shoots in the absolute perfect timing… because there would be no way to reschedule all 5 sessions we had booked. I am super thankful for that!

Side note – happy Valentine’s Day my friends. I’d say that I’m posting this session in the spirit of Valentine’s Day and love and all that crap… but all I post are photos of people in love so… that would be dumb. Instead I’ll be honest… I’m posting simply because I haven’t posted in a couple of weeks and this session is freaking stunning. But I’m also wishing EVERYONE a Happy Valentine’s day. Taken, or single… you are loved! I used to DREAD this time of year… the second all the lovey dovey crap was littering the walls, floors and air of every store I walked into, reminding me that I was feeling heartache and loneliness, instead of the love and adoration that I longed for. I remember that feeling every year, even though I am happily married and very much loved and in love now…. and I think of others who are feeling that way and I wish I could hug them and tell them it’s temporary… and to call their mom or dad, or their best friend, and share the love of this day that way! Or you know… close up your windows, lock your door, and put on an action thriller and crawl into bed with a glass of wine and remind yourself that tomorrow all the decor goes away and you can pretend it never happened 😉 Whatever makes you feel best!

On that note… here is just another beautiful engagement session having absolutely nothing to do with Valentines Day!

Enjoy 🙂


Enjoy the rain, enjoy the day!



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