Kaleigh & Richard contacted us at the end of November, hoping to have a winter themed photo session in December. As luck would have it, the first major snowfall came just a few days before our scheduled date, and we were all inspired by all the lovely snow photos being shared. Then the cold came. We both watched the forecast leading up to our meeting, hoping the frigid temperatures would break.
When we woke up that morning, the temperature high was -23C, without the wind-chill. While we love photographing outdoors in the winter time, we can pile on the layers and still hold our cameras. We know that it can be very cold for our couples, and do everything we can to take photos in short bursts!
After some humming and hawing, we decided to go ahead with the photos and brave the cold! We are so happy we did! What an incredible winter wonderland! We met up at the Assiniboine Forest on a beautiful sunny, Winnipeg winter’s day.
Their little dog Zoey even braved the snow and ice for a few photos. We think her favourite ones were when she was snuggled between Kaleigh and Richard.
Once we went into the forest the magic really started to happen. The white of the snow against the birch tree forest was absolutely beautiful. Perfect for the two lovebirds. We’re sure they both were very happy when we asked them to snuggle for a few photos. It was also rather funny when we asked them to hold their breath for a few seconds as it instantly turned to fog as soon as the exhaled.
The light was perfect and as we made our way back around to the entrance and our warming cars, we found one more spot to snuggle. Wrapped in their Hudson’s Bay blanket, the sun started to make its way to the horizon. A perfect end to a chilly winter couples’ session.
We just had to share an image of the beautiful Christmas floral arrangement Kaleigh and Richard gave us! It is absolutely stunning – Kaleigh works at Oak & Lily and were are blown away by her creativity! Thank you both for an incredible afternoon, and for making our house smell like Christmas!
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