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Snow Session with Abbey!

Snow Session with Abbey!

This was my first snow session EVER! I was so excited!!!

So don’t judge these pictures too harshly, mkay?

We only get snow in Tennessee maybe once a year, so we make a big deal about it. The high today was 19 degrees and we had wind chills below zero early this morning! But I REALLY wanted to take the only chance I’m likely to get this year to take pretty pictures in the snow.

The beautiful Abbey very bravely volunteered to be my model, and she is tough as nails, ya’ll!

I learned a few things during this session:

1. Snow sessions are NOT for the faint of heart!

We nearly froze our tushies off! And Abbey was wearing formal gowns for most of the session! I don’t even know how she survived! I mean, I was wearing FOUR pairs, three pairs of socks, 3 shirts, a hoodie, a winter coat, 2 scarves, ear warmers, and a winter hat, and I was STILL cold!

Abbey is hard core!

And I hope her toes thawed out after she got home. At one point, she said she couldn’t move them! lol!

2. The snow makes everything SO BRIGHT!

I overexposed a lot of my pictures even though I tried to adjust my settings accordingly. Snow is hard on your eyes, and I have bad eyesight anyways. So I don’t know…I just don’t think I was seeing very well out there. lol! Between the brightness of the snow, and the cold numbing my mind, I was struggling. We still got lots of GREAT shots, though!

On the other hand, though, you can pose your subject just about anywhere and still get awesome catch lights in their eyes because of the snow’s brightness.

3. Have a plan.

Know your location ahead of time. Know exactly where you want to shoot and what poses you want before you get out there. This is not the time to stand around and browse pinterest or brainstorm ideas. Its too cold! You’ll freeze in the process! I tried to have a plan, but I didn’t know my location very well, so we had to fly by the seat of our pants and that complicated things a little. Although it still worked out just fine.

So, although it’d be great to have a plan, don’t panic and give up if you don’t have every last detail nailed down. Just get out there and TRY!

And have fun!

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