Why is it that nothing says holidays more than a snow covered forest? I suppose we can all blame Irving Berlin for that. Thankfully, Tahoe is a veritable winter wonderland compared to the past few years and when this adorable family contacted me hoping for some Tahoe family photos in the snow, I was able to promise that it would be absolutely no problem! We sat out to one of my favorite Tahoe portrait locations, Valhalla Historic Estate, for an early morning portrait session.
Brenna has a friend who runs a rental business for weddings and has a warehouse chock full of rustic, vintage and otherwise perfect props for a winter portrait session and they were able to snag an adorable sled for their 16 month old son to play on while we photographed them. He was often more interested in eating the snow than playing in it, as toddlers are apt to do.
Despite missing a nap, some cold early morning temps, and wet snow-filled fingers, we were able to get some smiling faces and some awesome photos for this family’s holiday card. Mom and Dad told me that they were pretty serious and that their son was pretty wacky so they had an idea for a photo and they were wondering if I could make it happen. I find the end result to be absolutely endearing and hysterical. I’m sure you know which one I’m talking about!