Winter photo sessions are so much fun! I get asked a lot about whether there is a best time of year to have a photo session of if there is a bad time to have a photo session. The answer is no! Any time of year is a great time to have your photos done. Don’t wait for a “perfect” time of year or even a milestone in your life.
I think the best photo sessions are when you and your loved ones are showing up as yourselves. No matter the time of year. No matter if you’re celebrating a milestone or simply celebrating your life and where you’re at.
I have two tips for winter photo sessions. The first is dress for the weather. If you’re cold during your photo session it will most likely translate into the photos. That doesn’t mean you have to bundle in your biggest winter jacket. Staying warm and cute during a photo session is all about layers!
Choosing an activity you both love or a location that is special to you is a great way to make your couples’ photo session more fun and candid. It helps to take the edge off and get rid of some nerves you might be experiencing too.
Choosing to do an activity like cross country skiing for your winter photo session is such a unique idea! Check out the photos from this couple’s cross country skiing photo session below.
I have another really cute winter engagement session here.
Winter engagement sessions are so special! There’s never a bad time of year to have your photos done. If you get engaged in the winter season, don’t wait until summer to celebrate your engagement. Have a couples photo session in the winter!
Winter photo sessions are so beautiful! I’ll never get over the white on white tones, the way the snow sits on the trees, the gorgeous diffused light from the sun reflecting off of so many surfaces. It’s a really special time of year to have a photo session.
My biggest tip for a winter photo session is dress for the weather, but make it cute! If you’re feeling cold during a session that is going to translate into the photos. If you choose to wear your winter jacket, maybe wear it unzipped with a rad sweater underneath. I want to see you, details of your style, and what makes you unique.
There are so many options other than a winter jacket that you could wear to your winter session. I think this is all about how you layer and accessorize. Bundle up with some heavy sweaters, wrap a warm wooly scarf around you and stay so cozy during the session.
Summer vacation at Anupaya’s beachfront cabins is an invitation to settle into a slower pace. It made this couples session unlike any other. Anupaya has created a space to settle into and unwind. It’s a place to refresh and renew and connect with the nature around you. It has the most stunning waterway and my favourite beach in Ontario!!!
It was so special to capture these two savouring the slowness that Anupaya Cabin Co. encourages. The focus of the couples session was to rest, replenish and soak up the gorgeous landscape that was around us. I spent part of the day with this couple as they started with their morning coffee, had a picnic on the beach and soaked up the sun with wine and a good book. We ended the session with a bonfire to take the chill out of the air. It was a perfect way to spend a summer day at these beachfront cabins.
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Portrait sessions are so much more than just a photo session. There is so much more that is experienced than just having your photo taken. This couples session on their family property was made so special with their dogs. I loved walking the family property with Emily, Kevin and their pups. It helped to tell a part of their story and what was truly unique to them and their relationship.
I felt a sense of comfort from Emily and Kevin as they shared their space with me. I could see both of them relax and drop their barriers as we walked their property. They expressed their playfulness towards each other and their dogs. It was beautiful to see them interact in a way that was truly them.
Choosing to do your portrait session somewhere significant to you or with an activity that you love makes the entire photography experience a whole lot more special and fun. Dogs ALWAYS help with that too!
We did this couples session in late fall. This is one of my favourite times to shoot, but then again, I fall in love with every season. The tones brought out in nature just after the leaves fall are so gorgeous! If there hasn’t been a snowfall yet, the grass is still a beautiful green tone. It’s a time of year when we’re surrounded by deep, neutral tones. I am obsessed.
Choosing what to wear for your couples session is really important. As we were hiking Emily and Kevin’s property there were so many gorgeous areas where the tones really complimented their outfits. During couples portrait sessions I look for areas where the tones in nature compliment the tones that the couple has chosen to wear. I shoot this because it draws attention to the expression and interaction between the couple and what they’re feeling.
I get asked a lot about what to wear to your photo session. Photo session outfits can be approached in a lot of different ways. I always recommend dressing for yourself! Wear what makes you comfortable and confident. Because that will translate into amazing photos. I also always recommend dressing for the weather. I think that you should be able to tell what season it is just by looking at the outfits. That doesn’t necessarily mean wearing your warmest winter jacket that covers most of your face and body. Layer your outfit or accessorize with warm pieces that add to your look. Like Emily chose to wear a wool scarf and fedora for different parts of the session.
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I love doing winter photo sessions! Each season in Ontario is drastically different and perfect for photo sessions in their own way. When I was planning this winter maternity session we knew that we wanted to have the photo session in a field.
I think shooting in an open space during the winter is beautiful because of the way that a white snow covered ground looks against a muted sky. The field also had a gorgeous line of trees breaking up the horizon.
This location also worked well with the couples’ outfits for the photo session. We planned on layered outfits with hand knitted sweaters to compliment the landscape. Corbin’s sweater was actually knitted for his dad when Corbin was younger. Teagan’s layered outfit was the perfect balance to show off her pregnant belly in an understated way.
When thinking about what to wear for your photo session think about the location. It’s important that the colours you wear compliment your surroundings and that the patterns your wearing are not competing with the patterns of the details that will be around you. Always dress for the weather too! If it’s winter, plan a really cute layered outfit for you and your partner. Accessorize with pieces that will keep you warm like an oversized scarf and wool fedora. Or bring blankets to bundle up in like we did for this winter maternity session amongst a fresh snowfall.
Take a look at this beautiful winter maternity session! If you’re ready to book your next session you can do so here.
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Winter is such a special time to have a couples’ photo session. Especially having your photos done in an Ontario winter because you’ll have snow and hopefully milder temperatures. It creates the perfect setting to hold each other close and keep each other warm. These two rented an airbnb for a little getaway in Golden Lake, Ontario. We started the session inside by the fire next to an ongoing game of scrabble. We also wanted to do some photos outside to capture the gorgeous white on white Canadian landscape. So the outfit recommendations for this winter session were a lot of layers, a subtle pop of colour and a white accent. We finished the session warming up next to a bonfire, glass of wine in hand. Kinda perfect.
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