It’s never too cold for a photo shoot. I’ve learned that this year, if I’ve learned anything. Last week, I got up three days in a row for sunrise photo shoots, and each was not only successful, but absolutely beautiful! We can work with the cold, and honestly, I like having the winter wardrobes in my portraits for a bit of change! Scarves, gloves, fluffy coats, and boots are just CUTE.
Working with the cold?
Strategy 1: Get in. Get out. We’ve got to keep moving to stay warm! So, I try to keep us moving as much as we comfortably could, got the shots we needed, and moved on! That way, we had a good variety of shots and warmer muscles! (:
Strategy 2: Take a break. So, as I was on my shoot with Amy last week, I realized that I couldn’t feel my fingers, and she couldn’t feel her legs. So we went and took a little break in the car and kept shooting once we felt a little better. After that shoot, I realized that I need to be taking these breaks half-way through my shoots and make sure there is hot chocolate or coffee waiting for us back in the car. Works like a charm 😉
Strategy 3: Dress warm! Just because you’re in a coat instead of a dress doesn’t mean that you’re not cute! Winter clothing and accessories are just ADORABLE. Utilize them and you will get the best out of your images.
Next time you and a friend want to take pictures and it’s basically freezing outside, stick to these strategies, and your experience will be much more enjoyable! (:
This brings me to Emily. Wow. Our shoot had me squealing the entire time. We used to be such great friends in high school. She is one of the friends that I can honestly say that I couldn’t have done school without. We were there for each other and it was beautiful. I love whenever we get to catch up with one another now and relive our friendship even though our lives are so different now. She is currently working at CBS 6 and attending VCU in Richmond. I always knew she would do great things. I love her to death. She is so beautiful!!
Thanks for reading, friends! Have a great weekend!
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