Spearfish Canyon Engagement Photos
I was packing my bags to head out to the Hills for Aggie and Matt’s engagement session. We both had a clear vision of what their session would look like. We would start the evening in Deadwood. Then, drive over to Spearfish Canyon for some epic scenery shots with all the changing trees. I couldn’t wait. I was starting my journey out west to meet them that evening. The entire car ride out there, there was a slight amount of rain. Light enough to not leave my windshield wipers on, but enough that I needed them to clear my windshield off every now and then. This was constant from one side of the state to the other. When I arrived in Rapid City… the rain started getting heavier little by little. Then the fog set in. The Black Hills were no longer visible and my panic started to set in. Aggie and Matt were flexible and the kindest people! They were calm and collected about it all. We decided to at least try their engagement session on Thursday evening.
We shot in historic Deadwood, SD, visited a few of their favorite places there. Including the Saloon No. 10. This spot is best known for being the location that American Old West legend Wild Bill Hickok was assassinated. He was playing a game of poker by Jack McCall. We definitely tried to make the best of the weather. There was no way that we would have been able to see Spearfish Canyon with the fog! Thank goodness for Aggie and Matt being flexible! They rearranged their work schedule and we planned their Spearfish Canyon pictures for sunrise the next morning. They got up before the sun, and we set out for Spearfish Canyon at 6:00 AM – bright and early! And keeping in tradition with crazy South Dakota weather, we found that it had snowed! That’s right – snow in September! It is a bit crazy to think about, but it made their engagement pictures so diverse and unique. I’d say their engagement session was my most diverse engagement session ever!! Enjoy a preview from their very unique and amazing engagement session!