I’ve wanted to do a shoot in the rain for quite a while, but one thing always stopped me from actually doing it.
Because as much as I loved the idea of a rain soaked session, my slippers, coffee mug, and blanket kept convincing me to stay inside.
Then a few months ago I began writing a workshop for ClickinMoms that really pushed me to step out of my creative comfort zone and embrace the elements. I cannot tell you how much I have enjoyed stretching myself. Photographing in conditions that you’re not used to–whether it be in a torrential downpour or in the full midday sun–is such a great way to keep yourself on top of your photography game, so to speak.
It’s easy for me to photograph babies is my toasty studio. And I love every minute of it. Do I love every minute of standing in the cold, the wind and rain on my face and in my camera? No, not as much. But though the processes might be different in comfort, the end result is the same. I simply adore these images. And when I look at them, I still get the warm, fuzzy feeling that I have from all the other sessions I do–even if the actual shoot wasn’t quite as warm as I’m accustomed to.