Its midnight on December 26th, and I'm just sitting here wondering how I'm going to muster the energy to take all these Christmas decorations down.. maybe I'll just stick hearts on the tree and roll with it through Valentines Day? Just the thought of walking boxes up those icy attic stairs is enough to start cutting up red construction paper.. speaking of icy conditions... can you believe your eyes?! Just look at this beautiful family! #swoon
After this family session, I realized that winter photoshoots in Chicago are totally doable. Consider this: 25 degree day, snow, baby and kids...shoot, even a doggy?! All that's needed was this beautiful family who was out to get amazing photos as much as I was and BAM! Nailed it...if I do say so myself. So humble, I know ;)
Some elements ARE important though, to be able to have a successful outdoor winter shoot with small children. Especially if you're looking to book a full family session not just a mini.
- An awesome (fast) photographer *wink
- A convenient location
- Appropriate clothing
We did this shoot right at the Yeager's front porch, and back alley, and who doesn't love snow & brick walls, right?! This full shoot took me just 25min from start to finish. A full 15+ image session! My style approach is to shoot with purpose and not just go click-crazy, and that comes in handy in this kind of weather. Kids were cozy in their sweaters and snow boots, and when we weren't needing one of the little munchkins, they waited in their warm car. Best part for The Yeagers was once we were done, they simply walked a few steps right back into their house! Which worked out perfectly for this very busy power couple, who are one of the best leading real estate teams in all Chicago. You can follow their family blog, Raising Kids in Chicago at : https://raisingkidsinchicago.com, where they share tips on schools & family fun in the city. Very useful info from native Chicagoans!
Ugh, I die. Just look at these two. You know, I don't know if its the desert baby in me, but I think its super fun to have these winter shoots. Its so fun to be out there bonding over the fact that we're all cold... although, the truth is during a shoot I'm so focused on your family I don't even feel the elements. Its not till we're done when I start feeling the hyperthermia creeping up on my cold stiff fingers. lol
Thank you, Yeagers. Let's do it again soon!xo