Thank you to Rachael Sidney and her boy Logan for some fun out in the snow during the latter parts of a beautiful sunrise this past weekend. Like I mentioned, we unfortunately had to cut the session short but it was still a wonderful time and a very beneficial experience for the both of us.
In this shoot, because the property was so nice and I specifically wanted to have this session at a specific time of the day, I wanted to use the environment to my advantage so believe it or not, I actually shot all of this with a 35mm lens, which is not your ideal portrait lens but if you use the environment than it shines. You most definitely cannot shoot horses close up with a 35mm.
It was Christmas themed and I wanted to tell a story between these two so I just let them do their thing. My main workhorse lens was never used in this shoot. A dark horse during the morning sun with soft white snow everywhere was a perfect combination. Snow works as a great tool for reflecting light but the light has to be soft. I tried some ultra wide but it just wasn't working for this setting.
Now just imagine this exact same setting in the summer for a seasonal comparison.
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