It may be March and spring vibes are in the air, but let’s get real for a second. We live in the North Country and more then likely we will have more of the fluffy stuff. If you are interested in getting Winter Family photos check out these helpful tips!
Choose Your Location
Location matters for any shoot. You may want a winter session at your own home , at the Carthage Bridge like in the photo above, or Downtown Watertown. Last week, I wrote a blog all about my fav locations for sessions! One cool thing about New York is our four seasons. I’ve had families that book sessions Winter, Spring, Fall, Summer to document the seasons. For my military families, they love documenting the changing seasons and their time in New York. If you choose to do this, please try to pick a location that has warm shelter nearby or has quick access to your vehicle. This will prevent kids, pets and adults from getting uncomfortable during the session. We don’t want sad faces in the photos!
This is an important step, especially for outdoor shoots! No one wants to catch cold taking pictures. Indoor shoots protect against the elements but if you still want to capture those winter time vibes, consider wearing your favorite hat, fuzzy sweater, or snow shoes to get that special seasonal feeling.
Select Your Theme
Photo shoots always go better with a theme! You can go for something fantastic and magical with a winter wonderland theme! You can get hilarious action shots with a family snowball fight or a jump for joy! In this shot, the family decided on pinks, reds, and black to have some coordination in their wardrobe.
How about a family flannel shot with everyone posed in their favorite flannel? The options are endless!
We all know how difficult and dangerous traveling during the winter can be up here in the North Country, so it is very important to drive safe on your way to and from the shoot. Try to schedule your appointment with a little bit of time to spare so you aren’t rushing to make it to the shoot. The roads are full of surprises and we want you all to be safe this season!
Enjoy some hot chocolate
If you decide to have your photo session Downtown Watertown, you can park at my studio and on your way home, you can stop inside for shelter and Hot Cocoa. If we are on location. I will often bring a thermos of Hot cocoa or I recommend to my clients to bring a warm beverage they love.
My thermos will be filled with some sort of tea. My fav is Chai!
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