Winter Family Portrait
We have a lot of experience doing winter sessions. We are able to get a lot of great images in relatively little time. Get those beautiful winter images without a ton of discomfort from the cold!
We schedule 3 family portrait sessions per day. We start at 11:00 to allow time to get as warm as possible. We finish well before the sun goes down to make sure we have plenty of light.
Realize that winter is cold and the young kids may have a hard time with cold. We usually suggest you have older children for that reason but we are happy to work with all. Just be prepared with warm things.
Snow family portraits can be beautiful. Usually the background is pretty monochromatic and so any colors you choose will really pop. Don't be afraid to play with color on your winter session.
I occasionally hear people say "I don't want to do Winter Family Portraits because I don't want to see winter all of the time." That can be a good reason why you may not want to do Winter Family Portraits, however, I think there are great reasons why you would want to do them. First of all, Winter in Utah is unique. We only have about 3 months where there is reliable snow, and so if you are looking for something different, snow is different. Winter family photo outfits and accessories that would look strange in other seasons can be worn for a fun new look. Winter is very versatile for colors and, if done well, can look beautiful.
Even though there are many great reasons, there are also a few reasons why you might want to avoid the snow. Really young children have a hard time with being uncomfortable. Until a child is about 5 or 6 they are not able to just deal with the cold. If it makes them uncomfortable, they are more likely to not cooperate. However, I think that is the biggest down side to family photos winter sessions.
So, bundle up, and lets make a beautiful winter family portrait of your family.