Winter is in full force here in New York City. But that doesn’t mean my cameras are hibernating. In this week’s blog post, I have precious photos from a Forest Hills baby portrait session to share with you, plus a few tips on how to make the most of any winter photo shoot. Bottom line: when it’s cold outside, stay inside.
A Forest Hills Baby Portrait Session:
Allow me to reintroduce you to Nadira and Aaron. I had the pleasure of photographing their engagement photos in Central Park a few years ago. They have been busy since then, and Nadira recently gave birth to a little boy.
As such, it was time to get the band back together again, so to speak, and take a family photo in their Forest Hills neighborhood. And while the sun was out and the quaint, cobblestone streets looked great, it was 30 degrees outside. Needless to say, the little one lasted about 30 minutes in the cold before we had to bring this Forest Hills baby portrait session back indoors.
Luckily, Nadira and Aaron live right around the corner from downtown Forest Hills. Though they are in the midst of moving out of NYC, we made space in the living room and used the beautiful light streaming through the main window to capture these beautiful family portraits.
Quick Cold Weather Baby Portrait Tips
Plan for most of your family portrait to be indoors. Especially for little ones, I would plan for 30 minutes – tops – for any outdoor photos. With this in mind, have a warm indoor location at the ready. Your apartment doesn’t have to be spic and span for a photo shoot. You just need an empty couch and a window with light, as Nadira and Aaron’s portrait session can attest.
Dress that baby warmly. Layers are key, and hats, cute mittens, and warm socks also help. Plus these accessories make for adorable photo props.
Natural light is always going to trump any indoor light source so if you can, just reschedule your shoot for a bit warmer weather.
Enjoy the images, and I’ll have more photo adventures for you next week!
Interested in scheduling your own Forest Hills baby portrait session? Drop me a line and let’s chat about your photography needs.
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