Winter Family Portraits in the Snow

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Winter family portraits can be tricky.  It is all about timing and a little bit of luck.  The perfect recipe for family portraits in the snow is a fresh snow (at least 3 inches), no wind so it sticks to the trees, temps between 20-32 degrees, and a flexible schedule.  These family snow portraits were originally scheduled a week later than when we actually shot them.  I was monitoring the weather and noticed temps were going to be increasing mid week leaving us with dirty wet snow… or no snow at all!  I contacted the family and asked if they would be available to shoot before the temps increased and they made it work. 

Another important detail to mention is the session duration.  Most family portrait sessions last 1 hour.  However, in below freezing temps, fingers, toes, and noses start to hurt and/or get red quickly.  For this reason, winter family snow sessions are 30 minutes.    Below are some of my favorite portraits from this session, but be sure to check out all of the Pursley’s Winter Family Portraits.    

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Family Portraits with “Old Ed”

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Old Ed has been in my husbands family since it’s original purchase.  Old Ed is a 34 Dodge Brothers.  Over the years my husbands dad, uncle, and grandpa worked on the truck between farming, full time jobs, and life.  Last year Greg’s dad and uncle sent the truck down the road to receive its finishing touches. We were all really excited and impressed to see how well Old Ed turned out.  Since its return we have been talking about getting a family picture with the truck.  We were lucky enough to get a beautiful snow and mild enough temps to stand outside for a couple of shots.  Here is one of my favorites.  Check out the rest of the old truck winter family portraits here.   

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Hadley Arrived Just in Time for Christmas

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While newborn photography takes a lot of patience, it my favorite type of photography.  Ms. Hadley arrived just in time for Christmas!  What a wonderful gift.  I photograph the Shriner family often and each time I finish feeling like I have some of my favorites.  These Christmas inspired newborn portraits turned out absolutely stunning.  Hadley was a champ during the session and I can’t forget to give her older siblings a mention too.  They did great fulfilling their roles as big brother and big sister during this newborn portrait session.  You have to check out all of Hadley’s Newborn Portraits here.

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Christmas One Year Old Portraits

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I don’t do a lot of holiday themed photo sessions, but this could be changing!  My long time friend, Amanda, came up for dinner and a photo session.  I had a blast getting this set together for little LJ’s one year old portraits.  Amanda and I worked together to combine props she planned to use for LJ’s birthday party with items I had around the house/studio to create the perfect setting for a holiday, woodsy backdrop.  These portraits are some of my favorite.  Maybe it’s LJ’s cute little face, his bald head, perfect rustic holiday props, or a combination of all that make me smile, either way I love them.  Here are some of my favorites.  Check out all of LJ’s One Year Old Portraits Here.   

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Bryce’s Senior Portraits

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I had the honor of photographing Bryce two times this fall.  His family had extended family portraits taken in early fall.  I was able to get him to smile, so his mom decided to schedule a short senior portrait session.  Bryce was thrilled! 

Like many other senior guys, Bryce wasn’t super pumped to get his senior portraits taken, but he knew how much it meant to his mom so he agreed to get in front of my camera…again.  Bryce was a good sport and not to mention pretty darn handsome.  Here are some of my favorite pictures from Bryce’s senior portrait session.  View all of Bryce’s Proofs here.

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