A beautiful winter day at the Yakima Arboretum
in late November. My phone rings just hours before this shoot and it’s Stephanie Davis asking “Are we still on for the shoot today, it’s pretty cold outside”? “Oh yes” I say! A lot of people wonder how on earth they will survive a 2 hour outdoor shoot on a cold winter day, Well here’s my secret……
We jump into pictures right away upon arrival at the location, I’ll shoot for about 10-15 min (depending on how cold it is) and then take a nice warm break in the car. Once everyone is warm again we venture out to do another 10-15 minutes. So there ya go, some advice on how to get those great winter photos without freezing your tail off:)
Here are some of my favorites from our shoot yesterday.
These two little girls are so precious! Everyone knows that two year olds can be un-predictable so it wasn’t surprising when they took turns being either joyful or cheerless. Thankfully though, with the help of a box of their favorite crackers, we were able to keep them both happy for a couple minutes and get some shots that really show off their delightfully happy side. You can’t throw out the priceless memories of the pictures with such contrasting emotion.
Here’s a sneak peek for my nephew and niece…. well I suppose it’s actually for their parents:) I had the pleasure to take their photographs tonight out on our family farm
. Liz is three and Ransom is almost one. They are both adorable and super lively.
I used a tip I learned from other photographers to help keep their attention….. Stickers! Every time I put Ransom somewhere I stuck a sticker somewhere near him or on his shoe and he was so excited to try and peel it off. For Liz, instead of sticking the sticker somewhere, I just promised to give her one if she smiled big. I also put the stickers on my forehead to keep their attention. So basically there were stickers everywhere 🙂
It was a lot of fun and I’m glad I had the opportunity to spend a little time playing with my cute niece and nephew.
Our whole family got together for Christmas, There was only one person missing, but I photoshopped him in:)