Real Weddings: Snowy Mountain Engagement Session

Cameron Scott Kiser & Lisa Marie Wojcik

Cam and Lisa were introduced by Lisa’s cousin Gerry in 2011.  At the time, he and Cam were roommates. Cam had just finished school and started working as a physician assistant at Hospital for Special Surgery in New York City. On one of his rare nights off, Gerry persuaded Cam to meet up with Lisa and her friends at a bar. Cam and Lisa immediately hit it off and found they had many common interests: one being Utah—his home state and her favorite place to ski.

They had a good first date, but life got in the way and they fell out of touch. Fast forward three years to Lisa’s 29th birthday where, again, Gerry persuaded Cam to come out, this time to Lisa’s karaoke party. Drawn to her “amazing” vocal skills, Cam fell for Lisa all over again. Lisa was impressed with Cam’s rendition of Taylor Swift’s “Shake It Off” and a text the next day led to a second first date. 

Cam proposed to Lisa on June 22, 2016 at one of their favorite spots in Manhattan, Carl Shurz Park. Afterward they went to the restaurant where they’d had their second (first) date where both of their families were waiting. Cam’s family had flown in from Utah to surprise everyone.

When it came to engagement photos, Cam and Lisa knew Utah was the natural choice. Having grown up in Olympus Cove and later Cottonwood Heights, Cam has a special connection with the area. Lisa, a New York native, learned to ski at Snowbird when she was six years old, and has been going to Park City Mountain resort every year since.

Lisa immediately fell in love with Whitney’s work at Grey Girrafe. Originally Whitney had suggested shooting at Jordan Pines, but with a big winter storm rolling in, changes had to be made—and fast.  They ended up driving a little way back down the canyon to another beautiful spot: Storm Mountain.

Cam and Lisa live on the Upper East Side in New York City. She is the director of marketing at her family business, Beacon Adhesives, and Cam is a physician assistant for Orthopedic Surgeon, Dr. Edwin Su at Hospital for Special Surgery. The wedding is on August 26, 2017 at Guastavino’s in Manhattan. They look forward to celebrating their new life together with their family, friends, and loved ones.

This engagement photoshoot took place over Thanksgiving weekend at Storm Mountain up Big Cottonwood Canyon. “We weren’t planning on shooting in the snow but, as it often happens in Utah, Mother Nature had a different idea,” photographer Whitney says. “The couple had flown in from New York City for this shoot, so rescheduling wasn’t really an option. “We decided to brave the snow and make the most of it. As cold and snowy as it was, we were the only ones out there shooting, which created a really intimate and peaceful atmosphere. Spending that time together and getting to know this fun and adventurous was so enjoyable, and is why I do what I do.  It was a very unique and memorable experience, and we got some equally memorable photos.”

Get to know the photographers

“We are Whitney and Alan Wilbur. Married. Three boys. No sleep.

We want to make creative and authentic images for you. We love to collaborate with unique, soulful folks who are as excited as us about making great photographs. Since we launched in 2010, we have been lucky to meet and work with hundreds of couples. Many have become dear friends.

We have a very laid-back, observational approach to photographing weddings. For us, it’s all about the personality of our clients, and the individual character of their day. Our method is just letting things unfold naturally and responding creatively.

We are based in Salt Lake City, and shoot weddings and events all over Utah, the West Coast, and throughout the world.”

Grey Giraffe Photography


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