“This pond is frozen, right?” As I said it, I instantly regretted it. It had been sub zero degrees for awhile now and the entire state of RI had been under a couple feet of snow for weeks. Everywhere I looked was covered with snow. I asked because the frozen dock and wintery backdrop was calling to me but safety first, always. Being a RI Wedding photographer has it’s advantageous and disadvantageous. The cold is not my favorite, but it does make for a beautiful backdrop. So after Dave, Brittany, and his mom Darcy looked at me like I was a total tool for even asking, they said “yeah it’s been frozen for awhile.” I walked out and set up my lights and went back and laid down on the frozen, snow packed pond taking test shots. Once everything was setup, I got up and walked off the pond. Just as I was about to step foot on what I knew was the grass…whoosh, my left leg plummeted through the snow and the ice into the very, very cold pond water!! Everyone looked at me and gasped. I scrambled out and we were able to finish the session without me loosing my toes! Dave and Brittany were troopers through temps in the teens, a fire that just wouldn’t light and whipping winds. It’s no surprise though, Dave owns Post Road CrossFit in North Kingstown RI. They are one tough couple and I am so looking forward to their wedding later this year.