Time for the magical winter shoots! Hopefully the frost is on it’s way and I’ve decided to write a detailed blog post on how to prepare for a winter photo shoot.

During a booked photo session I take care of everything, while there still are some things my clients have to have in mind. Read the following tips – and you’ll be all armed!

So here’s to the Ice Queens who’ve I’m photographing this winter

How Keep Warm During a Winter Photo Shoot

Is it dangerous? Am I going to get sick?

No, and No.

The cold is not dangerous itself. Our body adapts perfectly to lower temperature by raising the temperature inside the body.

And we don’t get sick because of the cold, we get sick because of the virus and bacteria. As long as you eat healthy, wash your hands often and cover your face when people around you sneeze – you are not in any danger because of a photo session.

Public traffic is much more dangerous than an outside photo shoot 😀

Photo sessions like these are absolutely safe for the pregnant as well, actually the pregnant women are less likely to freeze since their body is a few degrees warmer than the body of a non pregnant woman.

A winter photo session is not an hour long freezing activity, I photograph in small intervalls, warming you up in between.

My clients are often surprised by how well they felt during the photo shoot, it’s just important to follow the rules:)

How Keep Warm During a Winter Photo Shoot
How Keep Warm During a Winter Photo Shoot
How Keep Warm During a Winter Photo Shoot

1. Eat, Sleep, Photoset!

Make sure you’re coming well rested and not hungry, our bodies need energy to warm up so give your body that energy. This is crucial to feel on top during and after the photo session

How Keep Warm During a Winter Photo Shoot
How Keep Warm During a Winter Photo Shoot

2. Take your warmest winter jacket

The jacket wouldn’t be visible on photos, so make sure you grab the puffiest and the warmest one. It will be so much easier to warm up during and after the photo session. The same goes for the shoes – those wouldn’t be visible since all of the dresses from Art of You Dress Bar are full length, so go for the cosiest boots.

Another must have is some kind of cardigan, the important thing is the possibility to take it off easily, without ruining the hair and makeup.

How Keep Warm During a Winter Photo Shoot
How Keep Warm During a Winter Photo Shoot

3. Leggins? Yes, please!

Since the legs wouldn’t be visible, I recommend putting on warm leggins, or even a couple of warm leggins. I always have a few to borrow, but you probably prefer using yours cause they’ll fit you best. It’ very important to keep the legs warm.

How Keep Warm During a Winter Photo Shoot
How Keep Warm During a Winter Photo Shoot
How Keep Warm During a Winter Photo Shoot

4. The Warming Bags

One of my best tricks is to use the warming bags, those are small bags that get very warm when contacting with air. You put them inside the dress on the back and they give a nice heat source. Those are always included in my photo session packages.

How Keep Warm During a Winter Photo Shoot
How Keep Warm During a Winter Photo Shoot
How Keep Warm During a Winter Photo Shoot

5. Warm Drink

I also carry a thermos with hot chocolate or tea, it feels great to drink something hot during the pauses

How Keep Warm During a Winter Photo Shoot
How Keep Warm During a Winter Photo Shoot

Black Dress: The Wow Closet, Makeup&Hair Dashl.se, Bouquet: Melody Flowers

Grey Tulle Gown: Art of You Dress Bar, Makeup&Hair: Art of You Photography

How Keep Warm During a Winter Photo Shoot

Looking forward to the winter photo shoots!

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Hugs,
Alina