A unique time of year to capture family photos.
Winter is a magical time for photography, especially when it snows. The snow creates a beautiful and serene backdrop for any photoshoot. Recently, I had the pleasure of photographing a lovely family of five in the midst of a snowy wonderland.
The family consisted of a mom, dad, and three energetic boys. They were all bundled up in warm jackets, hats, and gloves, ready to brave the cold weather for their photo session.
After some rambunctious play, the family removed their coats and were ready for some posed photos.
Prior to the photo session, I advised mom to dress everyone in layers, so outwear can be removed for different looks during their photography session.
We chose a local park that was covered in a blanket of fresh snow. The snow-covered trees and benches created the perfect setting for our photoshoot. The family arrived, and we began capturing their precious moments.
We started with action shots as the family warmed up. As the session progressed, I encouraged the family to interact with each other naturally. We captured moments of the boys playing together, building snowmen, and having snowball fights. The parents joined in the fun, and we captured some beautiful candid shots.
Then we moved on to some posed shots, making sure to highlight each family member's unique personalities. The boys were full of energy, running around and playing in the snow.
As a photographer, I was excited to capture their love and energy in the snow.
Despite the cold weather, the family was full of energy and enthusiasm throughout the entire session. They embraced the snowy weather, and we captured some stunning photos that truly captured their love and joy
And, remember, it's very important to get some photos of mom and dad by themselves as it's somethings that families overlook. And I know they will appreciate all the photos in years to come.
Victoria Hall is a stunning venue for a wedding
Sometimes either Jenn or I get calls for City Hall weddings. And recently it's been busy with ceremonies at Victoria Hall in Cobourg. It's a great alternative for couples who want to marry without all the planning and involvement of a large scale wedding with lots of people. However, Victoria Hall can accommodate quite a few guests as there is plenty of seating on the benches
Getting Ready photos at Victoria Hall Cobourg
The bride, Phuong, gets ready before going for the "first look". I snapped a few photos of her preparation.
The First Look
While everyone waited inside the courtroom for the ceremony, we grabbed a few quiet moments so this couple could do a first look.
The 15 - 20 minute ceremony followed by signing of the registry. Just look at the gorgeous location which has recently been renovated. The vastness and old wood trim of Victoria Hall Courtroom is stunning
Some Formals Upstairs at Victoria Hall in the Northumberland Art Gallery
We did the formals of the bride and groom upstairs in the Northumberland Art Gallery. The beautiful natural light from the window made for some amazing photos. And we finished up with some more formals and family / friend photos downstairs.
A Beautiful Wedding at Cobourg's Victoria Town Hall
Cobourg's City Hall also known as Victoria Hall is a beautiful place to get married. It's 19th century architecture boasts high ceilings and thick wood trim throughout and named after Queen Victoria. It's a designated heritage building with lots of beautiful natural light from the windows which makes photography stunning.
In the three story high building sits the courtroom, a deep-well courtroom modeled after the Old Bailey in London, is a stunningly beautiful room, 26 metres long by 14 metres wide, with trompe I'oeil architectural details--pilasters and moldings--painted in fresco on the walls and elaborate floral friezes painted on the ceiling.
Many couples enjoy having their wedding ceremony held here and these two were no exception. It was a pleasure to photograph their wedding amid the beautiful architecture of Victoria Hall.
Cathy & Jenn of CatsMac Photography, Cobourg, Ontario.