Photo of Golden Retriever dog playing in the creek.

Let it SNOW!

by Kris Phillips

WOW! That was a LOT of snow we piled up last week! And today the sun is shining and the sky is blue…oh how I LOVE Colorado! All that fluffy white stuff makes me want to throw on my snow pants, bundle up, and grab my camera!

Snow day photo session are tricky to coordinate in our Snow today, Sun tomorrow state. But the results are oh so worth it!

I’m not sure if its the magic of the sparkling landscape, the fact that it is so fleeting, or just the excitement snow brings out in our four-legged friends but I’ve never been let down by a snow session.

From a technical perspective snow days have a couple things going for them. The cooler weather brings out the most excited side of a dog so we get some awesome action.

But the extra work it takes to get through the snow also helps to tire out our super pups so they’re ready to relax when the time is right. And not to get too photo geeky on you, but having the whole world become a giant white reflector makes a photographers dream lighting!

If you’re perusing this blog thinking about how much fun your dog would have in a snow day photo session, there are a couple important points to consider.

  • Do you also like the snow and want to be out in it for roughly an hour?
  • Can your dog enjoy the snow safely?
    • We’ll always bring blankets and take breaks to warm up paws & de-snowball bellies, but some dogs still can’t handle the cold.
  • Are you flexible in your scheduling or willing to drive?
    • Snow in the Denver is often fleeting, dumping a foot over night and then melting off the next day. So rescheduling may be necessary to get the perfect “nice day after a blizzard” timing.
    • Or we can drive to the mountains, where the snow is more predictable but the air temps are cooler.

They’re also the perfect time to capture those adorable snuggly moments that’ll melt your heart no matter how cold the weather is.

¬†Just for the record; Snow days aren’t just for huskies. Lot’s of dogs love the snow!
March is typically the snowiest month in Denver, so if you’re thinking of a snow session you don’t have much time to waste.
Let’s do it!


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