I can’t believe Christmas is in just SEVEN DAYS! This past weekend I had the special privilege to do family photos for a wonderful family I know. It was a bit cold and it had snowed the night before, but the sunshine that morning was stunning.
Living in the Treasure Valley, we tend to get inversion, which is really quite dark and gloomy. So to have this whole Saturday of sunshine was a blessed reprieve. However, it posed a bit of a problem for our shoot. Bright sunlight causes intense shadows on faces and clothing, which can be distracting and unattractive.
Luckily the location we were at had plenty of places to allow us to get out of the bright light. With the snow bouncing light up into faces as well as a gold reflector disc (thanks to my lovely assistant), the photos were perfectly balanced on light.
Although winter shoots may not be as enjoyable due to the cold, they certainly can be beautiful.
I wish you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year as I will not be posting again until after the holidays.