This session alone may have changed my mind about shooting in the snow. Most people, who know me, know that I'm not a "snow person". If it were sunny and 70 degrees and snowing...I may change my mind. But that's not how it works. However, I absolutely loved getting to shoot this session, even if it was cold and snowy.
Chelsea and I met in Radford to traipse through the snow and dodge ice on the pavement. I loved her outfit choices...fun scarfs, headbands and pops of color. She was such a champ for braving the cold and the wind to come out and shoot with me.
Luckily, it was a snow day for Christiansburg High School, where Chelsea is a junior, otherwise we may not have been able to meet for her shoot. I am one lucky photographer. I’m so thankful for clients who will stand out in cold, brave the wind of winter and let me photograph them.
So who’s next? I’m only hoping for snow again this winter so that I have the chance to shoot more snow portraits.
Getting the bride into her gown can sometimes be a hectic part to the day. It can seem rushed and everyone wants to help get her dressed as quickly as possible. But there are a few tips that I've found to help the bride (and the bridesmaids) with "getting ready" portraits. If you missed last weeks "Wedding Walkthrough Wednesday" post, you can find out all about bridal details here.
Being behind the scenes on weddings day has given me a new perspective. I haven't been married, I'm not engaged...so this is something that I've learned over my time shooting as a wedding photographer and a second shooter.
There are a few tips that I have to ease that stress on the morning of.
But my biggest tip is to HAVE ALL OF YOUR DETAILS TOGETHER. When I first arrive to start shooting, the first thing on my to-do list for the day is to shoot bridal details, only after saying hello to the bride and introducing myself to the bridesmaid and mother-of-the-bride. So what things should you have together?