Jesse & Courtney
It was so much fun to get to photograph Jesse and Courtney and their sweet dogs! Although their little canine friends, Sophie and Maya, were much more interested in eating snow than in anything else, we were still able to get some great images before the cold sent them packing!
The weather was perfect for this session because Jesse and Courtney especially wanted to use these pictures for Christmas cards, but we almost didn’t have any snow that day! October had some furious snowfalls but was in the midst of melting when we snuck out for these pictures, and only two days later there was no snow on the ground anymore! In some ways, though, that was the perfect combination. Not only did we get to take advantage of snow that wasn’t very deep, but it was also quite warm that day, which we never take for granted in late October!
I love getting to photograph couples, and couple portraits in the winter is not an environment that I get to take advantage of as much as the other seasons! Although the cold is often something to be reckoned with, snow provides such a beautifully light backdrop (as well as a reflective surface that brightens up faces!) which photographs like a dream!
Despite having just finished up a winter session and it not being OVERLY warm outside, Jesse and Courtney and I hung out for a good long while after the session just chatting! They both are so kind and pleasant to engage with and it felt like we had known each other much longer than an hour! It was so special to have a connection like that after so short a time; it really made our time together fly by!
Jesse & Courtney, thank you so much for trusting me to capture these sweet moments for you! I hope the rest of your winter is just as magical as this day and that your Christmas cards turn out amazing. It was so lovely getting to meet you both and I hope one day I can get your beautiful faces in front of my camera again!
Enjoy a few of my favourites from our time together!