It doesn’t happen too often. You schedule an outdoor portrait session in winter and you know it’s probably going to be cold. But cold and snowy and beautiful!?! That hardly ever happens! I met Savanna and her hubs Phillip at the beautiful, wonderful Swallow Falls State Park in Garrett County, MD on Saturday morning. We had talked all week, watching the forecast and crossing fingers that the road conditions would be good if there was snow. Savanna assured me that they’d be fine making the trip even with a little snow on the ground so we kept our plans. And boy am I glad we did! Swallow Falls is beautiful on its own, but then blanket it with white fresh snow and it’s GORGEOUS! I’ve been lucky enough to photograph this place in snow two times before so I was prepped. Ski pants, hat, gloves, multiple layers of shirts, hand and foot warmers (I’m a wimp in the cold!). And while we all may have been a little more cold than comfortable at times, I think it was totally worth it! Thank you, Savanna and Phillip, for not only making the trip to Garrett County but for also braving the elements. It’s not everyday that you get maternity portraits in a beautiful forest with snow-covered trees and trails. These portraits are extra special in my eyes because of that…:)
I love the softness of Savanna’s face in the next few…
A favorite for me! That soft smile is just beautiful!
Snowflakes weren’t falling, as I had hoped, so I found a tree with lower branches and Phillip found a stick…and we made it snow! 🙂
Fun fact: The blanket Savanna is carrying is mine. It’s from Sucre, Bolivia where we sponsor a little boy named William. Savanna didn’t mind carrying it for extra warmth!
Some favorites in the next series…I just love the colors and the soft feel!
SO glad I spotted these snow-covered trees and the wonderful “frame” they created for the next series of pictures…
So snowy and wintery and wonderful!
Lastly, I showed Savanna and Phillip the falls. Brian and I actually got engaged at the top of these falls, so it’s a “magical” place. 😉 The falls were also frozen over, which was a beautiful site to see!
A final few portraits with a special belt handmade by Savanna’s friend. Pretty perfect for their expected baby girl!
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