Lately I have had a few families enquire about a family session, but ask if they can book in when the weather warms up again. Of course that is absolutely no problem, but it got me thinking. I'd love to explain why winter is an amazing time to have your family session. Read till the end and there may just be a little bonus for you.
1. The Light
The light in Winter is nothing short of magical! It is beautiful and never fails to disappoint. I am a light chaser at heart, I follow it, I seek it out, I use it to create art. This is the best time of year to capture beautiful light.
2. The Timing
The craziness of the end of year is still a couple of months away. For those with little people in school, term four is all sorts of crazy and even crazier on top of all the regular family activities going on. Parties, events, concerts, grand finals, the build up to Christmas. The last quarter of the year disappears in the blink of eye. This time of year is calmer and more more relaxed, making it the perfect time to update your family photos.
3. The Locations
We are incredibly lucky here in Brisbane and the Sunshine Coast, we have so many amazing locations to choose from. I have access to some absolutely beautiful spots, but at this time of year it can be quieter in the normally more busy spots. Families and tourists tend to pack up earlier in the afternoon, meaning that you have more space on your own to have your family photo adventure.
3. The Clothing
Lets face it, summer is hot, sticky, sweaty. It can be uncomfortable and unpleasant. Sandflies an mosquitoes are out in force and conditions are not always ideal. Winter offers the perfect time of year to dress up in snuggly layers, colours and textures, to play around with clothing and add interesting elements to your photos.
4. Happier Little People
I tend to photograph most of my sessions during, 'golden hour.' That magical time of day in the hour before the sunsets on the horizon. This is when the light s at its prettiest and puts on the best show. In the middle of summer, sessions don't start until 5.30pm, in winter your session starts at 3.30pm. This is perfect if you have little ones! The session is done and dusted before witching hour kicks in and makes for happier little people.
5. Bonus Gift
I only have very limited places left in August. If you want to take advantage of a gorgeous winter session, mention this blog post and you will receive one absolutely gorgeous 10 x 12 wooden block print of your favourite image from the session. This is valued at over $180 and you will receive it as a complimentary gift from me.