PNW, Snow and Fur

Normally, there are two types of people when it comes to snow. People who love it and people who hate it. I personally don't love it, although I do enjoy two snow days a year. A day to play and a day to shoot. When you have three young boys, snow days can involve a lot of preparation. In Washington, snow days sometimes come out of no where. One day you wake up and there is snow everywhere which means there is a lot of yelling and screaming both in excitement and in frustration. Then I have to frantically search for the box with all the snow gear; making sure it all fits from last year and if it doesn't then making it work with adjustments, safety pins and Crisco (just kidding...obviously...) but alas I do love a good snow ball fight with my little men. 
Here's a favorite shot from our snow day last year. This was when we lived on JBLM.

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A day to shoot...

My favorite reason for snow is shooting, of course! I love the light, flaky snow and the fashion! There is no better excuse for a fur jacket then snow! 
We just moved into a new house and there is an old golf course right in my backyard. It won't be there long because they're building more houses on it (just what we need in Puyallup..) but in the mean time it provides a beautiful canvas of trees and on this day, snow. Untouched, glowing snow. I reached out to a member of my 2019 Senior Rep Team and asked if she would model. It was completely spur of the moment and thrown together but sometimes that creates the most magical moments. This session is my favorite session of 2018 so far. 
Hannah was completely willing even after I asked her to basically bring half her wardrobe along so I could style her. I had a few things here that I knew would work with the vision in my head. Together we collaborated and made magic. I did her hair and makeup and picked 3 stylin' outfits. We froze, we laughed and we explored. Have I mentioned recently that I'm obsessed with styling?? 

I hope you enjoyed this snowy senior session. I love creating special sessions for seniors, please don't hesitate to reach out if you're wanting to have your senior photos be unique and full of style. <3

xoxo,
Cortney