Sometimes you get lucky, if you’re willing to be brave

Earlier this week I saw storm clouds and had a family session scheduled.

I called and consulted with the family and due to black cloud concern, we postponed until later in the week.

It never did rain on Monday evening, but sure looked threatening.

I sometimes forget that moments that seem less than ideal, sometimes challenging, maybe even threatening, are the very elements that can combine into something totally extraordinary. Getting out of our comfort zones can seem frightening (I love my comfort zone), but if we always walk a safe path we’ll always get predictable results.

When storm clouds hit a couple weeks ago during a fabulous mentoring session, I was hesitant of continuing plans for our shoot together. But given the completely un-reschedule-able-ness of the moment, we went through with it.

So glad we did.

And we did indeed get lucky.

Can’t wait to share more from this fun weekend.



Brooke Snow is a Lifestyle photographer in Cache Valley, Utah. She grew up on a dirt road on the outskirts of town where her neighbors consisted of wild life…which of course made walking to the bus stop an adventure. She has been chased to school by a herd of 114 Elk, a skunk, charged by a Moose, and they once had a wild mink sneak into the living room. Sometimes life for her can be too exciting. She currently enjoys living in her suburb hundred year old house in a quiet neighborhood where so far the only “wild life” is the neighbors pigme goats that keep escaping.

Brooke teaches private photography lessons as well as monthly photography classes in Logan, Utah.


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17 Responses

  1. Wow, love the rainbow and the sun breaking through the clouds. I’ve found that I love shooting in Portland for just this reason, the changing weather makes for amazing backdrops. Good job on the “starburst” effect in the last two photos. I’ve tried to use that effect in the past (inspired by you) and it can be tricky to line up artistically.

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