How To Prepare For Texas Winters
Ashley Newman Photography
Plan To Be Flexible
Make sure to pad your session time before and after your scheduled time. It’s Texas, and the weather changes so quickly. Those winter clouds could blow in and threaten to darken your session before the sun is supposed to set. Generally if clouds roll in, I try to push my sessions up by about 30 minutes or so to make the best use of the light.
Wear The Right Clothing
This one seems obvious but winter clothing can be hard to come by in Texas. We really aren’t prepared for super cold weather! It may also not be a part of your vision. If you were hoping for a little warmer weather, try adding layers. It’s easy to slip a sweater or jacket off, or toss a scarf on to keep you warm. Wear long sleeves and bring a blanket everyone can snuggle with.
Know Your Family
If you have littles that just won’t be able to tolerate the cooler temps, let’s talk. The weather changes weekly, so aim for a sunny day, warmer temps and sunset to make the most of the warmth. Down here it rarely gets too cold to tolerate but for children it can be harder. Chat with your photographer to see if the timing is right for you.
All About Movement
Make sure you stay busy and move! I always ask my clients to move around anyway, but keeping yourself moving and snuggling with your family helps.
Embrace The Moment
Above all else, embrace whatever happens! Stay connected with your family, prepare well and let yourself be vulnerable throughout the session.
This beautiful family rocked it, kids and all! Take a look at how they casual style and snuggly personalities pulled it all together!