Happy Snow Day! (Also, it's almost April?!)

This snow came out of NOWHERE. Seriously... no mention of 6-8 inches of snow anywhere! (In my interactions, anyway.) But, I'm not complaining. :) I love snow and we have had hardly any snow days this year! At least none that really lasted more than a day or so. I am glad old man winter showed his face one last time before spring really kicks in! Love! I snuck outside during Sunday's nap time yesterday and grabbed a few quick shots of the snow while standing in our front yard. And let me tell you... I've never missed my 100mm macro lens as much as I have these past few weeks! Snow, spring blossoms (and in the same week... only in Virginia!), and newborn sessions galore! How beautiful these images would have been with such fine detail. It's okay, though. I am excited to have one in my bag as wedding season kicks in in a few weeks. For now, I'm making do with what I've got. :)

Here are a few of my favorite pictures from yesterday:


Equipment used for this session:  canon 5d mark ii // canon 70-200mm f/2.8l lens

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snow! | west manor photographer

So old man winter finally pulled through and we got a beautiful dusting of snow earlier this week! I was excited to have a reason to get out and shoot in the snow and had a great time capturing the property of West Manor Estate with its beautiful white blanket of snow. Below are a few of my favorite shots. It was such a beautiful morning!!

Thanks to Stephanie for capturing that last shot of us on the beautiful snow day! :)

Because I miss the snow | Lynchburg Maternity Photographer

This winter was a doozy, no? And I loved every bit of it (have I mentioned that?). I wish EVERY winter was like it! Sometimes our winters are SO mild that all those super cute winter layers that call out to me while I walk the aisles of Khol's with blinders on (headed straight to the home decor section, no doubt) seem like such a waste of my dollars. But this year all this snow made every one of those layers necessary and totally worth my money. :) Because I wish the snow could last forever, I'm reminiscing back to a session I did after the big snow storm hit in February (I know, which one?!). You know this is a snowy session in Virginia because the clients are not bundled up as they sit in the snow. Leave it to Virginia weather to have such big moods swings. One day it snows 12" the next day the sun is shining and the sky is blue and it's about 20 degrees warmer outside. Love it!

Snow day! | Lynchburg Landscape Photographer

Snow! The truth is, I love it. The last big snow I remember disrupting our lives so much was the "Blizzard of '96." And that was a long, long time ago. I always say I absolutely love living in Virginia because we get it all: snowy winters, green springs, too-hot summers, beautiful fall colors, the beach, the mountains, the valleys, the country and the city. It's all here in our wonderful commonwealth. Except... lately we've been missing out on some snow. Lately, as in, a lot of years have passed since there was enough snow for me to build a snowman with and enjoy it for more than one day.

Well I am not sure if you got the memo - but we aren't missing snow anymore!! :) I don't know if I attribute my love for the snow to snowy traditions and excitement that I grew up with - or the cozyness of a snow day in the middle of adult life. Probably both. Gosh... it makes me giddy. So, this is what, the third snow of the year? The first snow I got caught in and was no where near a camera to capture it. The second snow, I was in FL far, far away from it. But this one? Oh I got it this time.

I've spent most of my time yesterday and today cozied up in my home, hot drink in hand, with snow falling outside of my window onto the white landscape. Romantic, isn't it?  Today I finally went out and played with my camera. I pulled out my new film and dusted off my film camera and only had the guts to take about 5 frames. Hah. Ah there's something about film that seems so permanent... and scary! And delayed - now I have to wait until I finish the roll (at this rate it could be a year before that happens) and have it developed to see those shots! Of course, I also had my DSLR with me that kept me plenty entertained while I was out there. Here are some of my favorite captures from today.