Prepare for Your Session When It Is Cold

October 24, 2018

7 Tips Prepare for Your Session When It Is Cold

Some people shy away from cold or winter sessions because, well, it’s cold. But late fall and winter sessions make for some prime photo ops, so don’t write off the brr months. Let me help you prepare for your session when it is cold outside…

  1. Keep tracking the weather. Those cooler and white winter days after a lot of snowfall can result in some seriously gorgeous photographs. Booking two months out probably won’t work, and you’ll instead want to book on a shorter notice. Mid to late day is the time to book these sessions too! So be mindful when booking your time, I want everyone to have fun and stay as warm as possible while having fun!

  1. Really play up the winter accessories when planning outfits. Think cozy knit scarves, colorful coats, adorable boots, hats, mittens and more. Who doesn’t love snuggling up and being comfy! The young folk collective has some awesome selections for the kids!

  1. Plan the day out so that nobody gets fussy or too cold. A bribe of hot chocolate after the session goes a long way, even bring it along to the session! Also make sure that everyone’s dressed warmly, there are so many cute options when it comes to winter wear and blankets.

  1. Don’t be afraid to have fun in that snow. Snowball fights? Snowman building? Angels? The possibilities are endless and this should be all about having fun. Bring some of the kids favorite cold weather and snow items we can use. Some of the best images are the kids just having FUN!

  1. Choose colors and prints that pop. An all white background is absolutely beautiful, but having that pop of red or that flash of gingham can really make for a gorgeous photograph. I have my what to wear email I send to all my clients but you can refer back to this read HERE for some help.

  1. Pack the necessities. Noses tend to run in the cold, and glasses can fog up. Bring tissues, hand-warming packs, clean dry clothes and hot beverages to keep everyone perky throughout the shoot. Blankets and thermos’ are easily things we can incorporate into the session. Think of hanging out after sledding or building your snowman in your yard.

  1. Because it can be really cold, note that a shorter session may be in order. Make the most of your photos by using every single second to the max, especially at the beginning of the session when everyone’s still warm and spirits are particularly high. I will be sure to move as fast as possible and interact with everyone to get the best expressions possible!

Still have questions or thinking you want to be adventurous and give a late fall or winter session a try? Contact me here and we can talk all about it!

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