You know how during the off-season, athletes do conditioning? Well, in the weather-induced photography “off-season”, one of the things photographers can do to stay “conditioned” is to do Concept Shoots. These shoots are sessions that are just a little more artsy than a normal shoot – just something the photographer wants to try out. I’ve been waiting FOREVER for snow so that I could try out a “snow ballerina” concept shoot, and was actually thrilled when that 14 inches of snow appeared in the forecast (but that was the only reason I was thrilled, lol!) With only about an hour’s notice, the amazing Ms Hannah agreed to meet me in the middle of the snow onslaught. We trudged through a huge field of knee deep snow into a clearing of trees I’ve had in mind for this shoot. I tromped down about a foot of snow for Hannah to work in, and as the snow fell, asked her to do some free-style poses for me. It was soooooo cold, and she was in ballet shoes and her tutu, so we had to work quickly, but I think we got some great images. Ever the professional, every pose that Hannah did was perfection; just look at her hands and arms in every pose.
Hannah, thank you SO much for modeling for this shoot; I’m looking forward to working with you again in more “normal” conditions!