One of the most enjoyable photo shoots of the past few years for me has been an action and lifestyle shoot for a snowmobile apparel company named Arctiva that takes place in December. A little early for reliable snow reports, but necessary due to scheduling requirements for the catalog. Last year we moved our location from Colorado to Wyoming, both exciting and challenging. With a limited budget, we didn't have time to pre-scout, making it was more of a run and gun photoshoot. Adding to the complexity was uncooperative weather. It was cold, snowy and the light was mostly flat. There's no controlling mother nature, so we just had to make the best of it. Amongst frozen fingers, wind, and sunburns, falling off the back of the sled (more than once), getting my foot ran over by a sled-ski, carrying 30 plus pounds of photo gear on my back, post-holing, lost models, broken equipment, stuck snowmobiles, and getting skunked by sunsets, was the challenge of trying to make beautiful images and keeping the client happy. The demands of the project are probably part of why it is so much fun. It makes getting rad photos that much more satisfying. And it doesn't hurt that we get to ride sleds in amazing locations for a few days as well.