If you are from New England, you know that the winters can be unpredictable. From 2 feet of snow one day, to 40 degrees and raining a couple days later. These unpredictable conditions can make it hard to prepare for your winter photo session. While I understand the frustration of the weather, I also love the beauty that the colder months have. From freshly fallen snow, to less crowds at popular tourist locations etc. You can still rock your winter photo session!
Because the weather can be so harsh and unpredictable, I like to prepare my clients to keep them safe and warm in these harsh conditions. One of the ways I do this in my business is I intentionally take on less sessions in the winter. This gives me flexibility on the dates I am shooting so I have plenty of open dates to reschedule shoots if need be.
Here are some tips for helping you prepare for your winter photo session, while staying warm and enjoying the entire process.
Although it may seem counter intuitive sometimes when you take a break from the cold it feels twice as bad when we get back out there for the second half of your shoot. I always check in with my couples throughout the shoot, and if you really need a break from the cold, we can certainly do that. I want the entire process to be fun and enjoyable for you both, so if you need a break from the cold, let me know. Depending on the length of your session, we can split it up by going to a second location too.
Another thing to consider, we can also shoot at an indoor location in the winter months. Some couples choose to split their shoot up that way by doing the first half outside and the second half indoors. If we do shoot indoors, I love to choose locations that have meaning to the two of you. Maybe your first date location, favorite coffee shop, brewery, etc. It could even be as simple as your apartment! Please note, if it is in a public business we will need to contact them before hand to ask permission. I’ve never had an issue with this, but I always find its better to ask permission for using a public space like this.
Finally, some of my favorite photo session are when you and your partner are doing your favorite actives together. Everything from ice skating, snow-showing, cross country skiing, hiking, or even just having a cozy winter picnic. Whatever your vision is, we can make it happen!
© Tessa Klingensmith Photography 2021