5 Reasons Why Winter Sessions are Magical

Winter Family

1. Atmosphere

A family is a close-knit bunch, and winter photos emphasize that coziness! What better way to see the essence of a family than to have them huddled close and laughing. Festive scarves, furry coats, and fuzzy mittens all contribute to that warm-fuzzy feel in a wintery print.

Winter can also help make a photo shoot playful, dramatic, or simply magical.

KidsSnow-242. Pop of Color

Colors that would normally be lost in a fall or summer background suddenly present a unique vibrancy in the crispness of winter. Whether the woodsy outdoors is an array of grey and brown or is sprinkled in white, a red jacket and hat is sure to pop in every photograph…or maybe a burly blue button-down…or a happy pink pea coat. Against the freshness of winter, any color will do!

3. Create Stories

Build a snowman together! Throw snowballs at each other! Cozy up under a blanket! Bring a sled along as a prop! There are lots of ways to connect, create, and capture a story in the wintertime.

4. Hold on to MemoriesRichSam14 (1)

Did he propose under a snowy evergreen or while ice-skating under the stars? Do you want to remember the moment when you cut down your first Christmas tree together? Photographs captured during this special time of year can help you hold on to those memories for a lifetime.

5. Gorgeous Christmas Cards

Seriously. Christmas cards are at Christmastime, which is in the winter, which means winter photos would match to a T. Like a nice cup of Christmas T.

Plus, Christmas cards are traditionally full of fall foliage. Want to try something new? Book a winter session.

Contact Amber Green at amber@ambergreenphotography.com to be added to our  winter session list!

(Family session pricing can be found here on our website.)

We’re the Greens!

Hey there!

We’re the Greens…

Photo credit: MK Loeffler Photography

We’re a pretty cute, crazy, and colorful family of four (yep, it’s kind of like a circus).  We love big, hope big, and lay our outcomes in the hands of our good Father.  Individually we’re perfectionistic go-getters, and we like things our way (yes, even the 2-year-old), but together as a family each of our rough edges become a little smoother and grace flows more freely.

IQ4A5955My heart is for all things real, authentic, and meaningful, which is why capturing families (at all stages of life) within their feeling-filled stories makes so much sense to who I am.

So what else?  I turn to “Friends” reruns and coffee for comfort (black, in case you’re wondering),  I accessorize with scarves and sparkly copper lipstick, and although I’ve never lived near water, I think sailboats are pretty magical.  I dream of a day when all my friends live on the same block and gather regularly at the local coffee house or quaint Irish pub (I’ll settle for either).  Oh, and on my most stress-filled numbed-out days, usually a song with a strong beat and tight harmonies can bring me back to life.  I kinda love that God wired me that way.

Photo credit: Katie Santarelli

So how about you? What brings you to our corner of the blogosphere?  Please send your hellos our way, and don’t forget to join us on this new venture by clicking the ‘follow’ button!  We’ll be showing off some beautiful weddings, engagements, families, and little ones as well as sharing some photo tips, techniques, and personal thoughts.

Hope to see you at the coffee house  🙂


“We’re living beneath our privilege as God’s child, when we don’t pursue growth.” -Amie Patrick