Tips for Beautiful Fall or Winter Photos

So, who says you can only take photos before the holidays? There is a special kind of magic that comes with outdoor,
winter photo sessions.  Here are some tips to
make your winter or fall 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 days may seem more pleasant but melting snow can change the
entire look of your backdrop. If you are looking for light snow flurries, try
and keep an eye on the weather forecast to make sure that you don’t end up with
melting or heavy snow.
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
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.

 

Take some hot tea or coffee along to make your photo session
even more enjoyable and get ready for some beautiful results.
Check out these gorgeous snaps all captured during the Fall or Winter!
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