I’m excited to share this gorgeous SNOWFALL photoshoot with you!! I’ve been doing mini snow photoshoots starting mid-January, and this brave family wanted to do their winter photoshoot while significant snow flurries were coming down! We had a bit of snow to wade through to get to a pretty spot, but it was still pretty close to the parking lot (important for snow shoots)!
Snowfall Photoshoot in River Forest, IL
Kisses for the littlest sister!
And Dad. 🙂
Just look at the beautiful snow-covered trees! Photographing *while the snow is falling* has some challenges to overcome, but the results are stunning!! What a perfect backdrop for this gorgeous family!
Winter Family Photo Colors
For really bright backgrounds with snow, I prefer soft pastel colors like this soft pink this family chose. The reason why is that it’s lower contrast than darker color shades! If this family had chosen darker colors their skin tones could have become really washed out. Soft colors are more flattering with a bright, snowy background!
This sweet shot of mom and her girls is my favorite! Beyond being a stunning family, the snowy backdrop, snow falling and making beautiful bokeh, and that soft light just makes for radiant portraits!
Aww, perfect shots for Valentine’s Day two weeks later! I told these sisters they were A+ snow fairy models! “What’s a model?” One of them asked, “It’s somebody so awesome at getting their photo taken that their job is to get their photo taken!” They were champs!
In February 2022 Lensational Magazine, an international photography magazine based out of London, contacted me! They asked me to submit this image for publication! I’m pleased to say this photo was published in their Valentine’s Day edition. 🙂
Here’s what my clients had to say about their winter family photos!
Kristen is a rockstar. She somehow created beautiful images of my family in the worst snow storm Chicago had seen in 5 years! She also dealt with a crying baby, two crazy toddlers and over a foot of snow to capture some amazing images with grace and professionalism! I will cherish these pictures forever and will definitely use her again! Thank you Kristen!
Thanks so much for doing a snowfall photoshoot with me!! It was wonderful to meet you and I just love how your photos turned out!
Kristen Hazelton is an Oak Park, IL (west Chicagoland) and Livermore, CA (San Francisco East Bay Area) senior, and family photographer. She occasionally photographs in San Diego, CA, Tucson, AZ, and Seattle, WA. You can inquire about your own photoshoot here!