Top Tips for planning your Winter Photo Session

There is a special kind of magic that comes with winter photo sessions. You get the chance to snuggle with the one you love and enjoy the beautiful winter colours of the leaves and trees.

Here are some tips to make your winter photo sessions go smoothly:

1.     Dress warmly.

You will be surprised at how often this is overlooked. Since you’ll be standing outside for a long period of time, short sleeves, thin fabrics, and open toe shoes will not be comfortable for very long. Shivering makes it hard to look happy and pose properly.

2.     Wear sunscreen.

Protecting your skin should be a priority throughout the year, not just in summer. Use a good moisturizer to protect your skin from chilly winds.

3.     Watch the weather.

Warmer and sunny days may seem more pleasant but snuggling under an umbrella could be special too. 

4.     Be flexible.

If the weather isn't exactly what you had hoped for, see if you can still make the photo session work. If you are however scheduling this session in advance, you may just have to work with the weather on that particular day.

5.     Incorporate color.

Even though fall and winter have some amazing colors to work with, why not wear a splash of color to really stand out in your photos? For example, vibrant shades of blues and greens look amazing amongst crunchy brown leaves.

6.     Plan your time of day.

Taking your photos just after the sun rises or just before it sets will provide you with amazing lighting so try and plan your session around those times. Nothing beats the glow of 'golden hour'. 

7.     Bring a hot beverage.

And almost the most important of all... take some hot tea, coffee or hot chocolate along to make your photo session even more enjoyable. 

Now enjoy and get ready for some beautiful results!

Happy planning :)