I find it hard to shoot in winter. Not because the snow is bright, or it’s cold out (though that doesn’t help!), but because winter time makes me incredibly lazy! I like sitting around in the winter, watching re-runs of television shows and playing videogames. I try to do photography projects, but many of them wind up on the cutting table.
But all it takes is a walk in the woods and a fun shoot to bring it back! Amanda and Josh seemed perfectly comfy in the snow, even when we had to make a hike up hill at the beginning to reach our destination.
It was great feeding off their energy, and without having to even direct them! Amanda and Josh seem like the spontaneous type, and showed it in true fashion as they had a snowball fight in the middle of the woods! The snow was also pretty deep, as I had wildly miscalculated how much there would be at this time of the year, but it almost helped with the theme we were going for so I guess things happen for a reason!
Even though I was late for the session, and we had to hike to our destination, and their was a lot more snow that I thought there would be, I really had a fantastic time with these two! Their personalities are very relaxing and easy going, which helped me relax and focus on the best angles to shoot and how to place them.
All in all, the day was a fantastic one, and I’m very happy that I was asked to shoot their engagement! 2015 is just starting, but it’s already off to a great start, and I’m excited to see what this year (and February!) will bring!