Winter Engagement Photo Shoot

One thing I could never figure out in photography is photographing snow. I’ve always been fascinated by photos taken in the winter with fresh snow falling almost giving a snow globe-like effect.

Recently, I had a young lady inquire about taking engagement photos of her and her fiancé. But I was thinking that she was talking about doing photos soon but, she wanted to do them in July. We had a brief conversation via email and bounced some ideas with each other. To my surprise and excitement, she thought that she wanted to try doing a winter-themed shoot.

Man sitting on bench with his fiancee leaning over him with her arms wrapped around him
Once you Found Love, Hold Onto It

I’ve never done a winter shoot before of people. It’s something I’ve always wanted to try but for one reason or another, it’s never happened. Another exciting thing for me was, there was snow in the forecast on the day of the scheduled shoot. When I woke up in the morning the snow was falling. Big, fluffy flakes falling ever so gently. It looked perfect for the afternoon. However as the day went on, the snow started to ease up and by the time of our shoot, there was no more snow falling. I also forgot my light modifier for my Godox ADB2 which was unfortunate but the show must go on. I did get some unintended lens flares that came out pretty neat in some of the photos.

Being that it was below zero degrees outside, we agreed to keep the shoot short. We were done in about 30 minutes which was a pretty decent time limit. My nose was starting to run and despite having gloves on, my hands were starting to feel cold. But I like to thank the lovely couple for their time and braving it out in the cold weather.

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