Winter in New England is great for studio photographers. Shoot indoors and use the miracles of Photoshop to stick your lingerie-clad model in a snow bank. Everyone stays warm, and mascara only runs when you want it to. Alas, I have no studio to hide in.
But, there is something about on-location shooting that you can’t ever replicate with a computer. Something special happens when your model actually walks into a half frozen riverbed, or runs around the snowy woods in a corset. Sure, it may not be for everyone, but to actually capture those moments in real time is the whole reason I fell in love with photography in the first place.
Last Monday, with downpours of freezing rain alternating with a light drizzle of water that could not decide whether it wanted to be a solid or liquid, was no exception. The weather was perfect. The location- Broad Meadow Brook Wildlife Sanctuary in Worcester, Massachusetts- couldn’t have been more dreary.
My Model for the day was Taylor Rampe, who might actually be crazier than I am. She had no problem walking right into the rushing brook, wearing little more than an airy chiffon skirt and a vintage faux fur jacket I’d picked up for $40 at Crompton Collective. I could say that it was definitely worth it, but I think the photos we got that day speak for themselves.
Big shout out to Stephanie C. for playing photo assistant and keeping things behind the scenes dry.
Stay warm out there-
- Date: Monday, December 9, 2013
- Location: Broad Meadow Brook Wildlife Sanctuary: Worcester, MA
- Photographer/Edit: Kayt Silvers
- Model/Makeup/Hair: Taylor Rampe
- Assistant/Umbrella Manager: Stephanie C.