Truth – – I usually hate the winter. As soon as daylight saving time ends and the hours of daylight begin to diminish, I find myself wanting to regress into a catatonic state of hibernation. With temperatures too frosty to run outside for very long and central heating making the indoors stuffy and dry, I waste hours running on the treadmill, pinning on Pinterest, and counting down the days until spring.
This year, though, I made things different to the point where I have found myself actually enjoying the winter season. First, I am dressing for the weather. Crazy, right? I have become obsessed with boots and layering flannel with sweaters. I have discarded my previously-worn-year-round Chuck Taylors for some weather-appropriate boots – – it has helped tremendously!
Another thing that has really helped me to tough-out the winter months, though, has been the success of Studio 29 and the bravery of my clients. Usually winter is reserved for indoor coffee meetings with potential brides. An email requesting an outdoor winter photo shoot is usually an oddity.
But NOT this year!
Plenty of my clients are (and have been) willing to brave the outdoors during these chilly Midwest Winter months. This week alone I’ve gotten several emails REQUESTING photo shoots in the snow. I am seriously stoked about the next few weeks of upcoming sessions – – post wedding dress fun, engagement, and some family sessions all in the snow!
These winter photo sessions have reminded me how beautiful winter can be. The anticipation of these photo sessions has encouraged me to surround myself with soft blankets, vanilla scented candles, new slippers, and sweet spiced tea.
Now, I actually want it to be cold out, so in the evenings I can curl up on the couch with the boys (Jared, Leo, Willie, & Zudy), sip a warm drink, and watch Breaking Bad on beloved Netflix.