Winter is often associated with chilly weather, snow-covered landscapes, and cozy indoor activities. But have you ever considered scheduling your senior’s photo session during the winter months? We’re here to tell you that a winter senior session in the city can be an absolute blast! In fact, they come with their own set of unique advantages that make them a fantastic choice for creating beautiful memories for your senior. So, let’s dive into the wonderful world of what makes a winter senior session in the city a great choice for your graduate…
1. Rain and Mud? No Problem!
One of the biggest concerns when scheduling a photo session during any season is the unpredictability of weather. But when you choose a city location for your senior’s photos, you don’t have to worry about rain or mud ruining your plans. The concrete jungle of the city is a perfect backdrop that doesn’t mind a little wetness underfoot. So, let those raindrops fall because your cityscape photos will shine regardless!
2. Blooming Flowers: Are They Overrated?
While spring and summer bring an abundance of blooming flowers, a winter senior session offers its own unique charm. In the city, you’re not dependent on the changing seasons for your backdrop. Instead of focusing on floral arrangements and the green or colorful leaves on the trees, you get to feature the stunning architecture of city buildings and beautiful skies as your canvas. The sleek lines and urban textures will complement your senior’s style beautifully.
3. Skyline Views from Parking Garages
Who needs a flowery meadow when you can have a breathtaking city skyline as your backdrop? Parking garages in the city are often overlooked gems for photoshoot locations. Head on up to the top floor of the garage, and you’ll be rewarded with a stunning vista of the cityscape behind your senior. And in some cases, you will see miles of fields in the background depending on where you meet for pictures. Rain or shine, day or night, these elevated spots provide a dynamic and captivating backdrop that will make your senior’s photos truly unique.
4. Play with Winter Wardrobe
Winter photo sessions offer an opportunity to showcase a different style, as well. Think cozy sweaters, stylish coats, scarves, and boots. Your senior can rock their winter wardrobe while staying warm and comfortable throughout the shoot. These outfits can add depth and character to the photos, making them stand out even more against the city backdrop. And don’t underestimate the fun of a cute blanket. Not only can it be used to warm you up between pictures, but it’s also makes a great spot for some seated pictures.
5. Embrace the Holiday Spirit
If your photo session falls close to the holiday season, you can incorporate festive elements into the pictures. The city often lights up with holiday decorations, creating a magical atmosphere that adds an extra layer of warmth and joy to the photos. Whether it’s posing in front of a giant Christmas tree or strolling through a holiday market, your senior’s photos will capture the spirit of the season. In McKinney, for instance, they string some fun lights across the streets from building to building that look so cute in street pictures!
6. No Crowds, All Focus
Winter sessions in the city typically mean fewer crowds and distractions. You and your senior can enjoy a more relaxed and focused photoshoot experience. With fewer people around, your senior can strike poses and express themselves freely, resulting in more authentic and captivating photos. It also makes for a cleaner background. When it’s crowded out, you might have some people blurred out in the background, but the winter months seem to send people indoors more.
So what do you think? Scheduling your senior’s photo session during the winter months in the city is a brilliant idea, right? Rain and mud won’t dampen your spirits, and the lack of blooming flowers won’t hinder your creativity. Instead, you’ll have the opportunity to create stunning, one-of-a-kind photos against the backdrop of city buildings and skyline views. So, embrace the winter magic and capture unforgettable memories that will last a lifetime! I still have a few sessions open in the next few months, but not many. If you want to schedule a winter senior session, you can find me over at Paula Mason Photography!
Until next time…