The winter months are really hard for photographers, especially in mid-Michigan. It's cold, snowy, icy, and we just had the great bomb cyclone of 2019!
With weather conditions like this, it's hard for clients to see the beauty in the drab, grey looking outdoors. It's even hard for photographers to see sometimes, and I'll be the first to admit that sometimes even photographers don't see the beauty as they should (and also don't always want to go outside in the cold either!)
Having been educated by some of the best portrait photographers in the creative industry, I know that the background isn't that essential to an image.
That's right, I'll say it again. The background is not very important to the beauty of the image. If you go out at the right time of day, you can get perfectly soft and glowy lighting, which draws the eyes in to the subject. This is why I strive shoot my sessions exclusively during golden hour in the evening. It makes for the dreamiest portraits, no matter the background. So, the lesson here is, don't be afraid to schedule winter time portraits! They can be so, so beautiful!
For those of you who are familiar with me, you'll know that the subject of these portraits is actually me and my love! A friend of mine who is a photography major needed models for her final portfolio. Being the photographers that we are, we each set our cameras to our preferred portrait settings, I posed us, and she snapped away. Macy, thank you for taking these pictures. I love them!