When you think that we spend 5 months of the year in our “winter gear”, it’s amazing that more family portraits aren’t done in the winter. Some of our “coolest” clothes are our winter duds. They keep us warm but they make a statement too.
Is it easy to shoot in the winter? Heck no! But that’s part of the fun.
Coldest we ever did was about -25. Luckily there was no wind but my camera battery would give me about 5 exposures before I had to change it. I kept spares in my pocket inside my coat and swapped them out until the shoot was done.
If it’s a group photo we also have to get everybody to breathe in and out in unison so faces aren’t obscured by frozen breath in the air.
Last winter we photographed the Miller family from Miller’s Bay Farm. Shannon and Robert and the family are too busy in the summer working on the farm to take time to update the family portrait. We had planned to do something in the corn fields but time just slipped away. However there was lots of time during the winter.
One fine day we headed off into “the back forty” with the kids and Morty the dog, with me and my equipment hanging off the snowmobile (Robert has a “need for speed” LOL).
The Miller’s now have a “cool” winter portrait hanging in their living room that they can look at during the summer when it’s +30 in the shade.
Wanna watch Roger freeze his fingers off?
Try an outdoor winter portrait.
Time is limited because winter doesn’t last forever (be thankful for that) and we are waving our $40 location fee to come to your location for your portrait session until the end of March 2016. (Mileage charges will apply if your location is more than a 1/2 drive from the studio).