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Snow white family portraits

Feb 25, 2020

portrait of a girl in winter fury hat

Bad weather? That’s ‘snow’ problem.  With snow likely on the horizon, are your family portraits more ‘slush’ than lush?

It’s true that snow is not often associated with happy family photos here in Ireland. Every time there is a little flurry of snowflakes, it usually only means one thing – DISASTER!

This doesn’t have to be the case.

A few years back while on holiday in Moldova, I got the chance to photograph this beautiful family.

It was an unusually snowy winter in Moldova, so we headed out to the local park to make the most of this winter wonderland setting.

Snow photography can be a little bit tricky, and to make things even more challenging for myself I decided to use my film camera as opposed to my DSLR (digital). 

Without having proper portrait film with me, I decided to use Kodak Ektar, a film most associated with landscape rather than family portraits. It tends to create very saturated colours and I thought adding a little extra colour to the monotone setting of the snowy park would be nice. 

The end result can be seen here. Happy kids having a wonderful time throwing snowballs and flying down the hills on their sleigh.

The portraits came out very bright and lively! Just as I hoped!

Snow is fun!

Happy family enjoying photography in snow.playing in snow, using sleigh

Interested to find out more about Kodak Ektar film?

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