the rain and the orchard

***just found this draft in our inbox from July.  Whoops! ***

In July, around the 4th, we always find ourselves in Utah, with the Nielsons, in the orchard.  We all love this place.  It has so much significance to the Nielsons- and always will.  

This year the shoot was interrupted 5 minutes in by a sudden downpour and lightning/thunderstorm. A magical place somehow became even more magical. The kids were running around dancing, Stephanie and Christian shrugged their shoulders and went on as usual. In 40 seconds flat everyone was soaked through. 

Tyler and I were really worried about our cameras and equipment... but kept on shooting because things like this don't happen too often. Too often a family will run for cover and kids will cry when rain hits- but not so on this day.  After the orchard pictures we ran out to the street where the sun was streaming beautiful orangey light onto the pavement- I hate to say it again, but it was magical. 

I love Utah and it's sudden dramatic thunderstorms. This July we were treated to at least one a day!

Salt Lake Utah Lifestyle Photographer
Salt Lake Utah Lifestyle Photographer
Salt Lake Utah Lifestyle Photographer
Salt Lake Utah Lifestyle Photographer
Salt Lake Utah Lifestyle Photographer
Salt Lake Utah Lifestyle Photographer
Salt Lake Utah Lifestyle Photographer
Salt Lake Utah Lifestyle Photographer
Salt Lake Utah Lifestyle Photographer
Salt Lake Utah Lifestyle Photographer

Just to be more ridiculously awesome and beautiful, a rainbow appeared as they drove off. Niiiice.

Salt Lake Utah Lifestyle Photographer

BLUE LILY | Lifestyle Photographer | Salt Lake City, Utah