Embrace where you live!
If you have spent more then a minute in Denver Colorado, you know that our weather is all over the place. One day it is 80 and sunny, and then 35 and snowing the next. Winter maternity pictures in Denver can be AMAZING! It allows for a completely different feel than a session any other time of the year. The light is different, the landscape is often blanketed in snow and the overall feel to the images can be absolutely stunning.
I had gone back and forth with this Mama as to if we should do their session or postpone it. The wind was whipping and the temps were REALLY cold. We ultimately decided that since it was a Maternity mini session that we would go for it. I remember in her questionnaire she had said that she was a “Mountain Mama” so this landscape really did lend itself well to that vibe.
Dressing for the elements is key.
As a woman I know and I totally get that we are willing to loose an arm to frostbite in order to look amazing in a photograph. BUT trust me when I say that if you are going to do winter maternity pictures in Denver, PLEASE dress for the weather. I always suggest layers. Not only does it add some amazing texture to the images, it also keeps you warm! It’s kind of a no brainer. This expecting mother had thermal leggings and boots under her dress. Her husband had a winter hat, sweater and jacket all of which looked amazing in the pictures but also kept him warm.
I do also offer indoor maternity pictures if you are just not into braving the elements. But there is just something about shooting outside that I love.
In case you did not know- I offer a full maternity session for those clients that want multiple outfits, their choice of locations, a longer session and more images. I also have a maternity mini session that is available as a session add on to all of my clients who book a full newborn session. This maternity mini session is a shorter session, limited to locations closer to my area and you get a smaller gallery. However, it is my most popular maternity session and they do book out quite far in advance. If you are expecting and on the fence about winter maternity pictures in Denver or just maternity pictures in general reach out to me, lets chat! You can also view more of my pregnancy photography sessions here.