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TIPS FOR A WINTER WEDDING

TIP #1

BOOTS

Feet always get cold during a winter wedding photo session so make sure to bring along warm boots to keep you comfortable.

TIP #2 MITTENS

Keeping your hands warm during your winter wedding photo session is very important. Pick up mittens for you and your wedding party and stuff them with hand warmers to keep everyone comfortable during photos.

TIP #3

WINTER COAT

Make sure you both have winter coats that will look great in photographs if it is simply too cold to take your coats off for photographs. Colour looks fantastic against the snow in photographs.

TIP #4 If you want to be able to take photos in your dress without a coat but need a warm up in between photographs I suggest bringing a down comforter or other non-shedding blanket to cozy up in.

TIP #5 COLOUR People often think of white for a winter wedding but white tends to get lost against the snow. I suggest using pops of colour for vivid photographs.

TIP #6 WINTER LIGHT

We lose natural light in the mountains as early as 2pm some months. Therefore it's critical that you schedule your portrait time so that you can capture the best light and be able to see the mountains.

If you are having a ceremony at dusk make sure you include lighting that will show your faces. Candles lining the aisle are beautiful but won't show your expressions.

TIP #7 FLOWERS

Flowers tend to wilt or get hugged to a pancake at weddings so bring along a second boutonnière if you are using fresh flowers or use fabric flowers that don't wilt in the cold.

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