Dylan and Tyler are seniors at Muhlenberg High School who happen to love winter as much as I do. When their dad reached out to me a few months ago and asked me if I'd be up for photographing his twin sons' high school senior session at Bear Creek sometime this winter, I immediately accepted! I obviously love photography, and if you know me then you know how much I love snowboarding as well. When I'm able to combine both of these passions, I really am in my element!
Little did I know that Mother Nature would attempt to foil our plans multiple times over the next few months. On the weekends that the weather actually cooperated this winter, I was out of town cheering for my daughters at their own snowboard races. Thankfully, the temperatures cooled off recently and the local resorts were able to stay open a bit longer - and all of the puzzle pieces finally came together this past weekend.
We met up at Bear Creek Mountain Resort on Sunday morning, just in time to catch the first lifts up the mountain and beat the crowds. Being that it was a Sunday morning, and the morning after St. Patty's Day, I think a number of snow lovers decided to sleep in a bit. We practically had the mountain to ourselves for the first few runs! I was stunned at how much snow coverage was left this late in the season. It turned out to be the perfect morning for this photoshoot.
Thanks for hanging out with me on Sunday, Tyler and Dylan! And, thanks to your dad, Shawn, for making some turns with us and keeping us laughing! I hope the rest of your senior year goes well and that you make a few more great memories before you start the next chapter of your lives. Congratulations to you and the rest of the members of the Class of 2018!
Here are a few photos from our time on the hill together! (The groundhog also made an appearance that day, and I thanked him for extending winter by a few weeks for us...)