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Engagement Pictures in the Snow?!

Anne Ruthmann , Feb 22, 2006; 03:39 p.m.

I wanted to share some shots I took recently in a c-c-c-cold situation and get your feedback on how to make better use of a frozen landscape and/or people who are REALLY cold!! (Thank goodness it wasn't WET snow!) Anyone else have to shoot engagement pictures or wedding pictures in f-f-f-freezing weather?

Click Here to see the images in a flash slideshow.

Click Here to read about it in my blog.

Thanks for your feedback! (Today is MUCH warmer! Thank you, Sunshine!)


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Todd ~ , Feb 22, 2006; 03:55 p.m.

I love it! Good looking couple, excellent shots!

Kari Douma - Grand Rapids, Michigan , Feb 22, 2006; 03:58 p.m.

Ruth, these are fantastic! I love them. I did engagement pics outside in the snow in Dec, but they didn't turn out near as good as yours! My couple didn't wear coats, and they were cold. You can tell in most of the pictures. Congratulations on a great shoot!

My try at oudoor engagement pics

Stephen Lewis , Feb 22, 2006; 04:06 p.m.

Anne - I almost passed it up, and glad I didn't. I think your shots, presentation etc. was outstanding! Congratulations on a job exceedingly well done.

Michael Church - Knoxville TN , Feb 22, 2006; 04:20 p.m.

Anne - how'd you do that flash presentation? I love it....that's my favorite song at the moment too. Gotta get that blunt CD.

Ken Papai , Feb 22, 2006; 04:31 p.m.

As usual you did an excellent job and I love that B&W above. The kid looks way too young to be engaged (or to afford your top notch pro work ;).


Anne Ruthmann , Feb 22, 2006; 04:35 p.m.

I think there's actually a link at the bottom of the show that takes you to the webpage where you can order your own copy of the program. It's a quick and easy (if you know just a little html) way to get a flash slideshow on the web. The only thing I caution is that it is for web viewing only- so this will not help those looking for a DVD compatible slideshow. I love that it allows you to link to where the music can be purchased online... (my link requires iTunes).

Juliet Sequeira - San Jose, California , Feb 22, 2006; 04:38 p.m.

I like that song too, but if you listen to the lyrics its about a man sharing a glance with a woman that is with another man and him holding onto that moment, even though he'll never be with her.. not exactly engagement appropriate! but i still love it :)

The photos are great, i only wish for a little more contrast in the sky.

good job. :)

Anne Ruthmann , Feb 22, 2006; 04:39 p.m.

The one above is Kari's, not mine ;-) I agree, it's nice Kari! At least you GOT them to take their coats off! My couple would have thrown me in a snowbank if I had asked! They were barely willing to let me finish the roll of film. ;-)

(Why does everyone call me Ruth?? I get that ALL the time! LOL!)

Anne Ruthmann , Feb 22, 2006; 04:45 p.m.

Juliet- Yeah, I know what you mean about the lyrics of the song being a little... eh... well.... at least the chorus keeps repeating "You're Beautiful!" I debated about the music because of that, but in the end I liked the actual music too much to let the lyrics get in the way. ;-) I ended up rationalizing it in a way that was like... maybe this is how they met... maybe he saw her from across the way... which I think is pretty close to their actual story. I kept the show short too so that we don't get into the really heavy lyrics. ;-)

Thank you for the comments about the contrast in the sky. I'm afraid there wasn't much of any contrast that day! Everything was gray and white. I'm actually surprised there was even contrast in the footprints of the snow.. that certainly was a risk on my part.

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