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{Tuesday’s Tips} Snowy Sessions

My gang headed out for some snowy pictures today and I wanted to share a few tips for getting some sweet images of your kiddos in the snow!


  1. Choose neutral colors so their faces pop!

With snowy pictures the background is going to be mostly white, so I wanted to complement my kiddos faces and not have bright colors that will distract from their smiles.

2. Overcast is best!

If you can head outside while there are still clouds then do it! It makes the light on their faces so soft and pretty!

3. Check your exposure before you get them outside!

Nobody wants to wait for mama to get her settings right while they are shivering away! I set my camera to: 1/125 sec at f/6.3 iso 125. (If that gibberish doesn’t make sense to you give me a call and we can set up a lunch date to go over the basics!)

4. Have an assistant!

I had my babysitter come over and lend a hand. She took the girls inside for me after every 5-10  minutes because it was about 20 degrees when we did this shoot.  She doesn’t have any experience on photo shoots, and was just an extra set of hands, but super helpful!