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Three Reasons to Create Family Portraits During Winter

Greenery and warmth.

 

These are two highly desired factors for outdoor portraits, which is why many people schedule portrait sessions during spring, summer, and autumn.

 

However, after visiting my family up in Vanderhoof (near Prince George) last week, I found that amazing portraits can be created outside during winter!

 

I’m definitely not advocating dragging small children out when it’s minus 30 and an Arctic wind is blowing! Besides, I’m fairly certain that my camera batteries do not work well when it’s that cold.

 

When the weather is hovering just a little below zero though?

 

With visual evidence, here is why I think it’s a great idea to take portraits outdoors during the winter:

 

 

1.  Images look so vibrant!  Even if you do not own a royal blue coat like my stylish sister-in-law Kelsey, portraits stand out so well against the muted winter landscape.  My brother Chris and nephew Aaron are wearing neutral colours, and the portraits still pop out beautifully!

Family in the snowy woods of Vanderhoof BC. Photography by Teresa Rehmann

 

2.  Snow is fun!  My nephew Aaron thinks so!  He is probably happier than usual in the snow, because nobody made him put on his Robert Munsch-esque big red snowsuit.

Little boy in the snowy woods of Vanderhoof BC. Vanderhoof Child Photography by Teresa Rehmann.

Singing Jingle Bells is pretty fun too!  After “One horse open sleigh”, someone knows how to lift his arm and shout, “Hey!”

Little boy in the snowy woods of Vanderhoof BC. Vanderhoof Child Photography by Teresa Rehmann.

 

3.  Winter portraits are just a little unique and different.  As you can see, Chris and Kelsey are expecting a new little Rehmann at the beginning of January.  I love these maternity portraits of Kelsey – beautiful, classy, and I’m glad we could do something different than indoor studio shots at this time of year.

Pregnant mother in the snowy woods of Vanderhoof BC. Vanderhoof Maternity Photography by Teresa Rehmann.

 

Love you all and looking forward to visiting you again soon!

Family in the snowy woods of Vanderhoof BC. Photography by Teresa Rehmann.

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Kelsey Rehmann - November 22, 2012 - 6:08 pm

The photos looks great! Thanks Auntie T! Can’t wait to show Christopher Rehmann.

Sonya Scheer - November 22, 2012 - 7:09 pm

They are beautiful photos!

Marijka Neal - November 22, 2012 - 7:58 pm

Really nice shots!

Margret Brown - November 22, 2012 - 9:25 pm

Great pictures. Thanks for sharing.

Teresa Rehmann - November 23, 2012 - 12:42 am

I’m glad you are all enjoying – the photos make me pretty happy too!

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