Jackie and Drew, “Let’s do Matrimony!” – Cheyney Barrieau Photography

‘Tis the season for engagements! So, why not have an e-session shoot at the top of a ski mountain in a blizzard? Seems normal enough, right?

My sister-in-law, Jackie, and her boyfriend Drew got engaged in December and thats when the fun began! We thought it would be fitting to have their e-session in the place they love the most – Vermont.

¬†Drew graduated from Champlain College in Burlington and Jackie’s parents have had their house in Londonderry for what seems like forever, so the location had enormous sentimental value to both. The house, or “The Mont House” as I like to call it, became the destination of choice for weekends in the wintertime for skiing, roaring fires, great food, and cozy company! So, how cool would it be to incorporate all things Vermont into their shoot? VERY cool (literally)!

7am arrival at Stratton Mountain was cold – really cold – and snowing. The setting was full of character but not too crowded with vacationers yet. I can’t forget to give a special thanks to Melissa Richmond at Stratton’s wedding office who gave us free reign of the grounds and mountain to get all these amazing shots! We shot all over: near the shops, by the lifts, in the gondolas, at the top of the mountain and at the way bottom of the mountain. We heard shouts of encouragement from onlookers and one skier yelled out “Yay love” – totally appropriate and a great line to sum up the adventures of the day!

Yes, we confused a lot of people, and many stopped to watch my stellar paparazzo skills, but all in all, the snow made for a picture perfect setting! Isn’t it nice to have a photographer in the family?








3 Thoughts.

  1. Cheyney-
    Absolutely loved reading about and seeing the photos of Jackie and Drew! Beautiful pictures. Can’t wait to read and see more of your work on your blog!

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