Wednesday, December 24, 2008


So Melissa contacted me months ago and said she wanted her senior photos shot in the snow. Move forward to yesterday and with her out of school, her mom willing to watch my daughter and a good amount of snow in the metro Detroit area we decided to head out to Maybury State Park. With 8 inches of snow on the ground and more light snow falling conditions were pretty good. The problem is the wind started to pick up and the snow got heavier. Snow always makes shooting more challenging. Keeping gear dry, you move slower making sure not to drop anything and try to keep everything covered up. Your subjects hair get wet and then freezes, snow get in the eyes and they squint and fingers get real cold making adjustments when the gloves have to come off. I shot some with strobes and until the contacts started to get to wet. Can you tell which shots have strobe? Anyway the results were pretty good despite the challenging conditions. Melissa was very relaxed and a good sport despite getting pretty cold at the end. But I know she will like the results. Oh and the roads were terrible on the drive home.


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