{Autumn} Winter Lake Shoot

Autumn and I headed out for an afternoon of shooting, and despite all of the rain we get in Washington- we were not prepared for this biting cold. On a warm day, the breeze would have been welcomed and lovely. This day, however, it filled our clothes with ice and turned our skin pink. All of the hand-warmers in the world couldn't curb the chill. 

We set to getting as many shots as possible before moving on. Living in the PNW we are blessed with the miracle that is: coffee stands. Even on a remote area at the base of a mountain, a coffee truck parked nearby beckoned to us. After braving this first spot, we hit up the caffeinated truck for a couple of lattes and drove to the second location about 10 minutes down the road.

The shoot didn't last long, but I absolutely love the shots that we got. Autumn is a natural in front of the camera and is so good at moving- which adds to the ease that comes across in the photos. Don't let her fantastic modeling fool you. She was frozen and I didn't think I'd have use of my fingers again. I'm so grateful that Autumn was such an amazing sport about braving the cold for me. She has been a wonderful friend and I adore her shared desire to encourage women to feel confident, beautiful and loved. While she played model for me, Autumn is a stunningly talented boudoir photographer. 

Check out more of Autumn's work here and scroll for more of her beautiful face. 

Winter shoots are often forgotten, but the stunning even lighting from thick clouds or the crisp golden sun is captivating. Don't rule out a winter session, contact me to book your session today. 

-Andrea Brittingham