Last week here in St. Louis, we had a few inches of snow dumped on us on it’s way to bury the east coast. I’ve always wanted to head out to do a portrait session and have some fun but usually as the fresh snow is falling, no one wants to get out – and by the time everyone wants to get out, the snow doesn’t look so good. This time I planned ahead a bit, and got ahold of our friend Emily to brave the weather and make some pretty images!
Above: This is literally at the beginning and our main concern is keeping Emily warm as I dial in my settings. We’re just chatting it up and I tell her don’t worry about working it just yet, but here’s the first image of our “test.”
Above: We came prepared to stand/sit/lay on the snow. In-between takes I’m like, “Emily, you sure you are ok???” It was COLD!
Above: Blanket back on to warm up but I wanted to get in close for those eyes. Macro 100mm lens does the trick!
Above: I love the snow on the hood of the jacket. Great framing for her face and those eyes!
Above: I’m like, “Ok, how about falling back into the snow?” This was at the end and we were both pretty wet and cold…but a hell of a shot!
Above: Even black and white, Emily’s eyes carry the shot. A great time shooting and hopefully we can get her again down the road for some more fun!