Nov 17, 2018 | By: Mountain Life Photography - Polly Rhodes
Many of the families I photograph are here on vacation. I haven't met them in person. Often we have chatted on the phone or emailed back and forth, but our first actual meeting happens the moment just before we begin to take photos. As I drive to meet families, I am always excited and yes a little nervous to meet everyone! On this perfect July day, as I pulled into the Apgar parking lot I saw 5 beautiful girls primping behind an SUV and a happy dad looking on, I knew this must be the family I was looking for! The moment I met the Aanestad family all my nerves vanishied and I knew this was going to be a magical photoshoot.
The day was perfect. We decided to meet early, 10 am at Lake McDonald in Glacier National Park. That way, they could go and explore the park after the photoshoot. In July, it stays light until nearly 11 pm. So they would have almost 12 hours of exploring time still left in the day after the shoot! The sky was as blue as one could imagine, the water was as clear as new glass, and the mountains were towering into the sky! I always love my job, but on days like today I LOOOOVE my job. Take a look for yourself. There isn't much I can say that these pictures don't say, they are worth a thousand words.