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Family Photography in the Off-Season: What are your options for photography in wet and cold weather

Warren Vermont Photographer Specializing in Family, Maternity, Newborn and Couples Lifestyle Photography. Serving Warren, Waitsfield, Fayston, Moretown, Middlesex, Montpelier, Berlin, Barre, Waterbury, and Stowe.

When you think of getting family or couples photos done, you probably think of a warm sunny day in August, not a cloud in the sky, possibly a light breeze. Or maybe you picture the saturated backdrop of autumn leaves during our glorious foliage season. But what happens when you want to schedule your lifestyle session outside of these "ideal" times of the year? What happens when you want family photos (and a pic for your holiday card) in November, December, or April?

Here's just a few images from my sessions in the past year that have been taken at "not so ideal" times of the year, right here in Vermont. We had no bugs to deal with (which can be a major problem and discomfort!)

April: Vermont's Mud Season

It's amazing that this maternity session happened mid-April. We get a wonderfully warm day with an amazing sunset up at Knoll Farm in Waitsfield.

November: Stick Season

Here's another maternity session, this time in Vermont's dreaded stick season. This family did get bundled up as we met at about 8:30 am, but an afternoon session could lend toward some some layers with heavy sweaters and scarves. We were also able to find some patches of foliage, which is always a nice surprise in November! I love the dramatic moodiness of the tones in these images, and the scenery and November light really helped with that.

December and Beyond: Winter in Vermont!

If you live in Vermont, you've got to love winter. Heck, it lasts about 6 months out of the year. As a family photographer, I am prepared to work outside in just about any conditions, but if you have little ones, a winter wonderland lifestyle session might not be in the cards if its -5 degrees Fahrenheit. But if the temperatures and winds are "reasonable" I love to include outdoor snow fun into your session. Maybe the session takes place in your home, and then we head outside for a bit. Maybe we meet at the ski area for some fun family shots on the slopes, or you could just want to cozy up by the fire and do your whole session indoors. An indoor session has a documentary feel to it, which I really love. Your family could bake cookies or gingerbread houses, play games, or just cuddle up together.

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