When winter hits, I tend to only shoot indoors at studios or make a drive into the snowy mountains. Everything else looks cold and lifeless, especially if it has been raining for weeks at a time and the outside mood feels chilly, uninviting and stale. My friends and colleagues who are creatives can certainly agree, it’s tough being a family and maternity photographer in Tacoma, or anywhere else in this state during winter. When I mentioned a possible snow session, Brian and Uri were so excited. It’s always such a pleasure when clients get as excited and passionate as I do about the ideas I have. Even if the drive time is super long or the location idea is sometimes a wacky one! Gatta have fun, right?! We chose a weekend that worked for everyone and drove out to the beautiful mountains!
We visited the stunning Gold Creek trail for their maternity photo session, which is a must see during both winter and summer. The lake at the end of the trail looks like it’s from a painting! The gorgeous snow on the green trees made for a beautiful scenic backdrop that matched the dress Uri wore perfectly. Doesn’t she look stunning? She was a total natural and had fun and posed so effortlessly. Brian originally wasn’t supposed to be in any of the shots, you know how men are. Most of them hate being photographed. Lucky for them and me, I have all the right things to say. With a little bit of begging and telling him he looked great, he agreed to get in on the action! They ended up loving their photos and some of their favorites were of the shots of both of them. Moral of the story, always trust your wonderful photographer. Below are a few of my favorites from this mini maternity session so I hope you enjoy.
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Oksana Mink is a Family and Maternity Photographer in Tacoma, also offering family, newborn and milestone sessions outdoors and in studio.