Every weekend as we drive to church, we see this small roadside park. This park has enough trees in it that we ALWAYS give each other that “look”. So yesterday was supposed to be just one of those days where we head off to a new location and start shooting. But, what started off as a typical photoventure quickly turned into one of the most blessed days we’ve ever had. Mother Nature in her ever so generous way started to drop powdery soft snowflakes upon us; WOW!, we took full advantage of this wonderful gift.
To say that we enjoy outdoor natural light photography is an understatement. Not only do we get to leave the cumbersome lighting gear at home, there just isn’t a light more flattering for portraits than natural light. But when you can combine natural light with the soft texture of falling snow, your photos come alive; that’s if you can brave the cold!
Below: is it ok to eat snow? As long as it isn’t yellow snow right?
For some reason, this photo below makes me think of a baby portrait detail shot. ;p
Once in a while, put your lighting gear away and step outside for a natural light photoventure. You will free yourself from the restrictions that come with using lighting gear; you will also start to see creative frames that weren’t readily apparent before. The biggest obstacle is being able to see the direction of natural light so that you make it work for you instead of against you. Once you are able to “see” the light, everything else will fall into place.
Below: Here’s a step back shot of what was happening all around us. Crazy beautiful isn’t it?
There was also this stalker who kept following us. Scary lookin fella huh? O.o
… and he looked like a SWAT team sniper!
If you enjoyed the photos above… make sure you check out the video below. The photos don’t give it full justice. Watch the video to see how truly breathtaking it was. At one point, it seemed as though the snowflakes were falling in slow motion.