When scouting out the location for the Duchess and Lion winter collection, Liz and I wanted to find something that felt wintery (it was the end of Sept). We traveled high up Big Cottonwood Canyon, a canyon just near Salt Lake City, Utah. There are several ski resorts, cabin developments, etc and we hoped to find the "perfect" place. As fate would have it, we found it! An old ski lodge (still operating, during the ski season) with all of the vintage interior and exterior details we were hoping for (just didn't know it at the time!). When we stumbled across this lodge we just KNEW. It was perfect. Fast forward a few weeks, a chilly and foggy October morning set the perfect tone for our shoot.