Cold Weather Dressing Tips

With the weather turning colder there are some things you can do to keep a little warmer during the shoots. Here are some tips to have a more pleasant portrait photographing experience out in the cold.

Dress warm – Certain coats can look bulky and not make cute photographs, but others can look very nice for photographs – especially pea coats or coats that don’t have brand naming written all over them or the sleeves. If anything, we can try a few without and then when its too cold we can take some with coats/beanies on. You may be surprised with how cute they turn out.

Layer – Long johns, or long sleeved onsies for the kids, work great! They are thermals that are meant to help keep your body heat close to your body and they have the added bonus of being compact so you don’t have added bulkiness to pictures. Make sure to layer underneath sweaters. Throw on a cute scarf or jacket. The more layers the warmer you’ll be.

Bring a blanket – Wrap your little ones up in a blanket in between shots to keep them warm. We shoot at multiple backdrops, so we can use a blanket while we are walking or moving around. I would suggest a blanket you wouldn’t mind putting on a ground, so not a favorite.

Warm up in the car – If the kids are getting grumpy (or yourselves) because of the weather, don’t hesitate to stop the shoot to warm up in the car for a minute or two.

If you are done, let us know – We are happy to keep shooting as long as you are. When you think you’ve had enough of the cold, don’t be afraid to tell us. We are very flexible with our session allotment, especially during the winter months. The odds are we were still able to get some amazing pictures in, or we can re-schedule another quick session to try again for another (hopefully warmer) day.

Hope those tips help! We’re excited to be working with you!

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