raleigh portrait photography – sonia’s sense of snow
February 4, 2014

raleigh portrait photography – sonia’s sense of snow

Portraiture

Getting the opportunity to do a Raleigh portrait photography session in the snow is not something that comes along every day. As such, when I got the chance to head out into the wintry twilight with Sonia last week, I jumped at the chance.

Everything came together very quickly, but the basic remit we set ourselves was to go outside, take some photos, try and experiment a little and push ourselves to do something a bit different whilst having some fun.

I’m really pleased with how the images came out and have to say a special thanks to Ashley of Radiant Beauty by Ashley for her gorgeous make-up work and to April of The Oaks at Salem for her warm hospitality in opening her doors and giving us the run of her property.

Finally, a very special thank-you to Sonia for being such a great sport and keeping her poise in the freezing conditions. She really suffered for her art, but, hopefully, the images were worth it. Here are a few of my favourites from the session.

raleigh portrait photographer head shot

raleigh portrait photographer lens baby with trees and snow

raleigh portrait photographer reclined model close up

raleigh portrait photographer moody

raleigh portrait photographer vintage B&w

raleigh portrait photographer lensbaby close up

raleigh portrait photographer classic pose

raleigh portrait photographer movement

raleigh portrait photographer window light

raleigh portrait photographer square model

raleigh portrait photographer girl with ice skates

raleigh portrait photographer warm portrait

raleigh portrait photographer thirds

raleigh portrait photographer creative close up

raleigh portrait photographer lensbaby

raleigh portrait photographer full length in snow and bushes

raleigh portrait photographer natural light head shot

raleigh portrait photographer white on white

raleigh portrait photographer shot through pines

Sonia Blog-20

raleigh portrait photographer full length in snow

raleigh portrait photographer creative angle

raleigh portrait photographer sonia

raleigh portrait photographer tilt lens

raleigh portrait photographer creative B&W

raleigh portrait photographer girl in snow

raleigh portrait photographer head shot and snow

raleigh portrait photographer vintage canon rangefinder

Julian 12:39 February 4, 2014
That's great stuff Joe!
Joe Payne Photography 17:06 February 4, 2014
Thanks, Julian. Sonia did all the hard work. I just hit the shutter!

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