I can’t believe it is winter again! After a freezing cold late November portrait shoot on the High Line a few weeks ago, I was reminded that just because it is cold outside, it doesn’t mean you have to go indoors for portraits and loose the beautiful natural daylight. Just plan ahead with a few layers of clothes, and you are good to go.
One of my favorite winter portrait sessions of 2013 was back in February on a cold Sunday afternoon. I went with Alissa Schwartz to Red Hook, Brooklyn to take some portraits for her to use on her business website, and it was a great success! She had done her own location scouting and had found a variety of buildings to fit with the feel of her business – Solid Fire Consulting. She wanted to convey a dynamic, enterprising feel, full of energy and fun, and she had picked some perfect colors as backgrounds to brighten up a gray winter day. And she kept on laughing, despite the snow flurries and cold fingers and toes. I think that is one of the key factors that makes great portraits – you can tell when someone is having fun.
Below are some of the photos from our afternoon ~ and then check out how the photos were used on her website.