Tracy and Anthony’s snowy engagement shoot at the Philadelphia Museum of Art was absolutely perfect in every way. People underestimate how wonderful extreme weather is in photography. Being a total weather wimp, I detest any weather that isn’t a sunny 80 degrees. I hate wearing coats. Rain makes me want to cry. I would be perfectly happy not leaving my house at all October through April. But some of my all time favorite shoots have been in rain and snow, and this winter engagement shoot couldn’t have been a better example of why.
A few days before our shoot, I reached out to Tracy to make sure they were ok with shooting on a day we were supposed to get substantial snow fall. I couldn’t have been more excited when she said they were definitely up for it. Our only limitations when it comes to shooting outdoors, is what our clients are comfortable with. Other than that, we are all about it! Rain, snow and wind add a wonderful element to photographs, and is a perfect reminder of the day. So please, bring on all the snowy engagement shoots!
The Philadelphia Museum of Art, is always a great photo stop in Philadelphia. One of the few spots in Philly that doesn’t require a permit, there are tons of great spots around the museum. The architecture itself is beautiful, the view from the top of the stops is iconic, and it’s just fun to walk around. We’ve photographed Tracy as a bridesmaid in something like three weddings at this point, and I’m ridiculously excited about photographing her wedding day. Our luck at having a perfect snow day with a beautiful couple who are completely natural with each other and genuinely in love wasn’t lost on us. Having a beautiful bride willing to walk around in the snow for 90 minutes in heels? Absolutely priceless.