My Most Embarrassing Moment | Amber Prusse Photography

I'm scared of snakes. I hate snakes. They are the worst creatures on the entire planet. They suck and I hate them. Like, I kind of wish Noah would have just left them behind during the flood. They are nasty. 

When I was a little girl, I ran into three rattlesnakes in one summer. And my dad said if I ran into one more that summer, I would have to kill it myself. Luckily, I didn't have to! So yeah. I have a huge fear of snakes. So here goes my most embarrassing moment as a photographer.

So! I get an inquiry for a session. It's a family from my husband's mission! I was super excited to meet them! We met at Big Springs Park up Provo Canyon. We are walking down into the field, and low and behold, a Gardner snake slithers across the path. Of course, I freak out and make everyone aware that there are little snakes. This was an older family with no little kids, so they handled themselves just fine! Too fine in fact. Because the son started looking for them and trying to capture them!!! I can't quite remember, but I don't think he actually caught one. Or maybe my memory is just blocking that out. 

So I get them all situated and posed for that first picture, and I take a step back and the dad goes, "CAREFUL SNAKE!" I jumped so high and yelled, "OH SH**!!!"  They luckily thought it was hilarious and quickly forgave me. I recovered and continued the session. And it turned out awesome. I love Big Springs Park in the fall. It is gorgeous and perfect for any kind of session. 

So let's review some of the information here. I'm terrified of snakes and I sometimes swear. In fact, sometimes a swear a lot. Especially when snakes are involved.