An Engagement Shoot In The Italian Alps

Rena & Thomas travelled to the Italian Alps from Hong Kong in search of epic scenery and adventures for their engagement shoot in the Italian Alps. What they didn’t expect for June however, was meters of snow on the mountains. The month of May had been so cold, and had brought a lot of late snowfall to the Alps, which meant that so many of the locations that they wanted to visit were off-limits for at least another few weeks.

The original plan for their engagement shoot was a hike up to a pristine mountain lake. But after checking on the condition of trails, they decided that hiking through knee-deep snow for 4 hours wasn’t quite what they had in mind. Working with me, a local photographer with knowledge of the area, I was able to give them a number of suggestions that didn’t involve getting their feet wet or cold. I planned a little magical mystery tour for them down one of my favourite valleys. Our adventure took us to two mountain lakes, both wildly different from one another, and a stunning alpine meadow with views across to the famous Tre Cime peaks.

One of the reasons I’m sharing this story with you is to show that even when you have to change plans at the last minute and switch to a plan B, the results can still be amazing. Whether it’s your wedding day or any other day, if plans have to change, just go with it.

Images by Wild Connections Photography

An engagement shoot at Lake Misurina in the Italian Alps by Wild Connections PhotographyAn engagement shoot from a couple from Hong Kong in the Italian Alps by Wild Connections PhotographyA Chinese couple walk hand in hand around a lake in the Italian Alps by Wild Connections PhotographyViews of lake Misurina during an engagement shoot in the Dolomites by Wild Connections PhotographyAn engaged couple explore the forest around Lago Misurina by Wild Connections PhotographyAn engagement shoot exploring the Dolomites by Wild Connections PhotographyChinese couple take selfie at a lake in the Dolomites. Photo by Wild Connections PhotographyEngagement shoot with a Chinese couple on a bride in the Dolomites. Photo by Wild Connections PhotographyAn engagement shoot at a mountain lake in the Italian Alps. Photo by Dolomites photographer Wild Connections PhotographyChinese couple hike to the shore of a mountain lake for their engagement shoot in the Italian Alps. Photo by Dolomites photographer Wild Connections PhotographyBlack & white silhouettes of an engaged couple at the Tre Cime in the Dolomites. Photo by Wild Connections PhotographyEngagement shoot of a Chinese couple in a mountain meadow in the Dolomites. Photo by Wild Connections PhotographyAn adventure elopement in the Italian Alps. Photo by Europe elopement photographer Wild Connections Photography

 

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One of the reasons I created We Are The Wanderers was to help couples looking to get married in Europe connect with amazing local vendors. I 100% recommend working with local vendors for your elopement, wedding or engagement. Keeping it local means you are working with local experts and supporting the local economy.

If you want to find local vendors in Europe, check out the Adventure Wedding Collective directory.

Author: Cat Ekkelboom-White

Cat is the editor of We Are The Wanderers as well as a photographer for Wild Connections Photography and mentor at the Adventure Wedding Academy.

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