Aaaah snow. I love winter. Like really really love winter. There's just a calm that settles when it's cold and snowy, and everything seems to reset itself. The first weekend of December was a VERY lovely, snowy weekend. The day after teaching the Capturing Christmas workshop, I headed out to Starved Rock to hike, enjoy the snowfall, and take portraits of others out enjoying the winter.
Most of the people I approached happily agreed to have their portraits taken. One guy told me it was "weird, but cool" to approach people this way. Ha! I don't disagree with him, but it was a ton of fun, and I talked with so many people that I normally would have just passed on by with a nod and maybe a "hello". Instead, I got to know some people, and bring some smiles to their day!
And yes, I asked everyone to smooch. You know I love those smoochy pictures! But these two guys from Ottawa declined, since they're just friends! We got a good laugh out of it anyway!
And of course, while I loved photographing all the people (and pups!), I also love love love capturing that majestic snow.
I'd love to capture your portraits out at Starved Rock too! Let's plan a session!
Shanna Dugan | Photography by Shanna