Family Photos do not need to be relegated to the summer or fall. Family photos in the winter months offer a wonderful opportunity for unique and beautiful moments. Some benefits: golden hour is so much earlier in the winter than in the summer: 3:00 in the winter versus 8:00 in the summer! This is so much easier for families with little kiddos who have early bedtimes. The light is different and so beautiful in the winter as it shines through the snow. Kiddos can throw it into the light for a magical effect. Families can cuddle up in cozy blankets creating beautiful, intimate portraits. Throw in some hot chocolate and some pine trees and your winter photo session becomes a memory you will treasure for a lifetime. However, let’s be real. We live in Minnesota! The weather is unpredictable and often extreme. January can range from 40 degrees one day to below zero the next! You never know what you will get! So, scheduling can be tricky. Every family is different in what they will tolerate, so, these sessions are definitely unique to some families whereas others prefer to be running along the beach surrounded by a summer sunset! However, some things are for certain about a winter family photo session in Minnesota, the beauty of the sunlight during golden hour causes the snow to reflect its golden hue if you catch it at just the right time. Giggles will abound from kiddos playing in the snow. Families will definitely enjoy cuddling up producing some beautiful, intimate moments.
So, Minnesotans! Don’t wait until summer or fall for you photos! Be brave! Embrace winter and come on out to create some incredible memories with your loved ones.