I know most of us love to book our photo shoots in warmer months, to celebrate spring blossoms, to capture summer blooms in the sun, or to preserve the beauty of our family against the colorful fall foliage.
But I want to let you know that there is an overlooked sister season out there that deserves more love: The Winter!
Here are the top 3 reasons I recommend booking your photo shoot in winter:
1. IF YOU LIKE THE STUDIO LOOK, THE ALTERNATIVES ARE ENDLESS FOR THE LOOK YOU WANT.
Because you are not limited to weather outdoors, your photographer can create ANY look you want in a studio. You want to be lying in a bed of flowers? Done. You want a vintage romantic theme with lace and tulle? Done. Baby in a basket? 4 generations in ball gowns? You want something timeless, classy, modern, cute or sexy? Done, done, and done.
Family, head shots, boudoir, couples, generations, fine art ... Bring it on!
In the studio, your photographer can create any look you want, regardless of the season.
2. IF YOU ARE NOT AFRAID OF THE OUTDOORS, YOU CAN GET RARE AND GORGEOUS PORTRAITS IN WINTER.
How many beautiful fall photos have you seen in your life? Probably quite a few.
Summer and spring? Likewise, probably many.
But if I ask you how many amazing winter portraits you've seen, it's probably not that many. The reason is that winter is underrated, and the mucky bluish tint of the snow or the bare trees is not easy to manage for amateur photographers.
But for a professional who knows what she's doing, a snowy day is a precious gem waiting to be captured. And you can be in it!
3. IT'S EASIER TO GET A BOOKING WITH A GREAT PHOTOGRAPHER IN WINTER.
Because many people like to schedule their photo shoots for the other seasons, professional photographers tend to have more flexible schedules in winter months.
There you have it! There are probably other reasons, but I hope that I've given you enough motivation to emerge out of your hibernation for a couple of hours to go and have a photo shoot. And of course, if you're in or around Essex County, I'd love to hear from you and talk about how I can make gorgeous winter portraits for you.
Enjoy that beautiful Winter!
The image at the top of this post has been captured outdoors, in real snow. Nobody got cold, upset or wet. We made about gorgeous images in a short amount of time, and everyone involved had an amazing time! (and the apple got eaten in the end)