Family Photographer | Keeping it Cool with Carmen & Family | Winter photo session at Burlington Waterfront

You don’t need a lot of snow to give your photos a Winter Wonderland feel. Some puffy coats and cute hats are all you need!

Siblings Portrait in Winter by the pier - Family Photography by Dragi Andovski at Burlington Waterfront, www.daphotostudio.com

Winter Wonderland

Taking photos at the end of the fall season or in the winter means one thing, cold temperatures. Sure, you may not be able to wear your cute summer dress or even your fall sweater, but a cute hat will make winter photos just as cute. You can pair it with a matching scarf to accentuate your eyes or bring out the hues in your coat. That’s exactly what Carmen and her family did during their winter photo shoot. Her girls look adorable in their fluffy hats and coats! 

Family in Winter by the pier- Family Photography by Dragi Andovski at Burlington Waterfront, www.daphotostudio.com

Family Portrait by the outdoor gazebo- Family Photography by Dragi Andovski at Burlington Waterfront, www.daphotostudio.com

Outdoor Portrait in Winter - Family Photography by Dragi Andovski at Burlington Waterfront, www.daphotostudio.com

Winter Sunset

Sunset photos are popular. Whether it’s the middle of June or the end of November, the sun still sets and paints the sky beautiful hues of pinks, oranges and purples. During Carmen’s photo session, we were able to capture a gorgeous sunset with the whole family. This is a difficult task since sunsets generally last no more than 5 minutes. Getting everyone set and ready for taking a photo within that time frame takes dedication, especially with young kids. 

Outdoor sunset family portrait in winter- Family Photography by Dragi Andovski at Burlington Waterfront, www.daphotostudio.com

Family Portrait at Sunset- Family Photography by Dragi Andovski at Burlington Waterfront, www.daphotostudio.com

The Pier in Burlington Waterfront

The Brant Street Pier in Burlington is a great place to take family photos. For the holidays, the city sets up a winter wonderland display of lights and decorations. The girls loved running in and out of the lights and poking their heads through them! There were many places for us to photograph – on the pier itself, on rocks by the lake and among the holiday lights. The photos have a holiday feel to them and Carmen’s family makes us feel warm despite the cold!

Siblings with holiday lights and decorations - Family Photography by Dragi Andovski at Burlington Waterfront, www.daphotostudio.com

Happy child posing in winter by Santa's sled light display - Family Photography by Dragi Andovski at Burlington Waterfront, www.daphotostudio.com

Camera Shy or Camera Friendly?

Carmen’s girls are very active, running and playing. On this particular day they may have been a little more active than normal, staying warm and checking out all the lights. One of Carmen’s girls is particularly camera shy while her sister is most definitely not! In these situations it always helps for me to take photos of the child that’s open to the process. I started taking photos of Carmen’s camera friendly daughter and her sister watched me from a distance. Once she decided that I was an okay guy, she opened up to the photo process and smiled for me! I love to see the transformation in kids as they venture into unknown territory. It’s healthy for kids to be hesitant of strangers and I don’t mind waiting for them to be okay with me! 

Winter Child Portrait - Family Photography by Dragi Andovski at Burlington Waterfront, www.daphotostudio.com

Siblings playing time in winter - Family Photography by Dragi Andovski at Burlington Waterfront, www.daphotostudio.com

Outdoor children winter portrait by the pier - Family Photography by Dragi Andovski at Burlington Waterfront, www.daphotostudio.com

Photos taken by Dragi Andovski, published ©2015 DA Photography
Location(s): Waterfront at downtown in Burlington, ON
Past sessions on Carmens Family you can see it here.
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