The key to getting great winter photos (whether it's an engagement session, a family session or a maternity session) is all about the snow. You want lots of that white fluffy stuff preferably from a fresh snowfall. All the better to walk through and of course start a snowball fight! Dress appropriately for the weather. If you are freezing it will show in your photos. Layer yourselves in coats, sweaters, hat, and mitts! I will bring the thermos of hot chocolate, marshmallows and a blanket!!
Embrace the Winter Weather! If you have your heart set on winter engagement photos, know that it will be cold. I’m with you and will do my best to make sure we get some great shots as quickly and efficiently as possible and there’s always time to warm up in a car blasting the heat. Remember sometimes we have snow by December and some years we have to wait a little longer for a large snowfall. Pro tip: If you’re looking for a Christmas-y feel with the lights and decorations or are looking for photos in a Christmas tree farm the ideal time to shoot is in early December. If you’re looking for winter engagement photos but don’t want them to look like Christmas, waiting or avoiding Christmas lights and decorations is key.Embrace winter weather
Winter engagement photos can look amazing but be realistic when planning for your shoot. Prepare, layer yourself, be patient for the snowfall and plan on extra time for the session due to needing to warm up.
Cathy & Jenn of CatsMac Photography, Peterborough, Ontario.