This session was SO much fun! Carrie contacted me in late 2011 about doing a snow session, but Michigan (for once) didn’t cooperate on the snow part – we must have rescheduled this session 3 or 4 times. There just wasn’t any snow on the ground. Finally, we got snow and headed out quickly to take advantage! Here’s the thing about this session – it was COLD. If I remember correctly, low 20′s with the windchill in the low teens. Normally, this would make kids a little antsy, but I have to seriously give it to the Hill kids – they were troopers like I couldn’t believe! (It probably helped that their mom was super-prepared and even had the warming packs in their mittens!)
We started off in downtown Rockford by the Rogue River, and I was thrilled to see that the snow was gently falling – it was beyond beautiful. And can you believe the wardrobe on this family??
We got to our second location and the snow started to really fall! Here is a family photo with their dog, Gertie
They even brought their toboggan! How fun is that!
And I like to always try to get a shot or two of just mom and dad, so I loved that they were wanting pictures with just each other
A huge thank you and debt of appreciation to the entire Hill family for being so cooperative, flexible and enthusiastic throughout the session, despite the freezing temperatures and snow falling in your eyes What a difference it makes when everyone comes to the session excited to be photographed with their family! It was truly a pleasure to shoot you guys. Thank you so much for choosing me to be your photographer!
Anyone interested in a coat like the beautiful pink one Carrie is wearing, check out Courtney’s etsy store Tandem Northwest (I have to say that it was gorgeous in person). You can also check out Courtney’s blog which features more shots from our session (and thanks for the kind words, Courtney!!)