Top 3 Ideas for Professional Photos in Winter Rochester NY
Like waterparks and lemonade, location based photography is seasonal. January and July are the quietest months when people are hibernating after the holidays or away on vacations. Periodically people call asking about studio photography (there are several great places in Rochester you can go) but if you’re looking for non-studio options the world is still your playground. Here are 3 ways to photograph through the winter.
1. Brave the cold.
Especially after a snowfall, outdoor portraits in the winter are magical. The strategy is to layer your clothing, wear your coat in between shots, and to move very quickly. If you time it just right, you might even get a snowy day that’s not also frigid.
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2. Relax at home.
This is both the most and least popular option out there. I would say a huge percentage of photo sessions take place in people’s homes, but many people are also concerned their home won’t be “good enough”. Interestingly, sometimes you just end up using a wall anyway. Jenna has impeccable taste, but during her most recent photo session we just used the wall.
The nice thing about this option is that if you have kids they’re already comfortable, and you also can go outside for a portion of the session even if it’s cold. So you can have your cake and eat it too.
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3. Ask a favor.
Photo sessions generally taken an hour or less and businesses are often happy to accommodate. Think about a business you frequent or a business owner you know to see if they might be okay with your photo session happening there. This session happened at the Aurora Inn because one of the family members was a friend of the manager.
Similarly, this family was able to request a session at Artisan Works because they’d been members there for many years.
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