2017/18 Winter Season Highlights

As an ex-seasonaire, I still see my year as being divided up into a winter and a summer season. And since the winter season has pretty much finished now, I thought now would be a great time to do a little winter season round-up post of my winter season highlights.

2018 Winter Season Highlights

This winter has had so many unforgettable memories in it, both personally and with some incredible weddings.

The season started off early, with large amounts of snowfall in November already. This provided an amazing base that meant that if the snow kept falling (which it did) we’d be in for a good, long winter. This winter was my first full season ski touring. I’d given it a go in last winter, but wasn’t completely taken with it. Mostly, it just seemed like a lot of hard work. But with some new lightweight gear from Black Crows, Dynafit and Scarpa, I started to enjoy it much more, especially since it meant we would reach more areas outside the pistes and ski some great lines.

This winter Menno and I managed to visit a few new places, the highlights of which have to be the Faroe Islands and the Dolomites. Whilst it wasn’t our first time visiting the Dolomites, we finally had the chance to ski and ski tour there, and I can honestly say it was the most beautiful place I have ever skied. I was also lucky enough to be able to take my mum to Lapland for a weekend, where we went husky sledding, fed some baby reindeers and visited the Game of Thrones-themed Snow Village.

One of my best winter wedding seasons yet, I had the pleasure of photographing 2 beautiful, intimate elopements and 3 mountain weddings in some incredible locations, including Mayrhofen, Obergurgl, Hopfgarten and the famous ski resort of Kitzbühel. Having travelled to Kitzbühel in January to watch the Streif downhill race, to say I was excited to ski the run myself after Emily & Johan’s after-wedding shoot was an understatement. And oh boy, that run is steep!

Winter in the Faroe Islands by Wild Connections PhotographyWinter elopement in Mayrhofen Austria by Wild Connections Photography An intimate winter elopement in the mountains in Mayrhofen Austria by Wild Connections Photography The 2018 Hahnenkammrennen by Wild Connections Photography A Kitzbühel winter wedding on the Steif by Wild Connections PhotographyA Hahnenkamm Inspired wedding in Kitzbühel by Wild Connections PhotographySkiing the Hahnenkamm race slope the day after their Kitzbühel wedding by Wild Connections PhotographySkiing and touring around Innsbruck Austria by Wild Connections PhotographyA mountain elopement in Obergurgl at the Hohe Mut Alm by Wild Connections PhotographySkiing in Cortina in the Dolomites by Wild Connections Photography A winter wedding at the Toni Alm near Jochberg in Austria by Wild Connections PhotographyLevi Lapland dog sledding in winter by Wild Connections PhotographyHopfgarten wedding by Wild Connections PhotographyHohe Salve wedding by Wild Connections Photography

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