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Magic in the Snow: A Winter Wonderland Photoshoot

As a family photographer, there's something truly enchanting about capturing moments amidst the beauty of nature. When the snow finally graced us with its presence on a weekend devoid of prior commitments, I knew it was the perfect opportunity to create some stunning snowy portraits. With a quick mood board and a model call on Instagram, Francis reached out, eager to participate along with her daughter Zaylee, whom I had the pleasure of photographing during our fall mini sessions in 2021.

Excitement buzzed as we planned a mini session amidst the snowy wonderland of Loyd H. Roland Memorial Park in Akron, PA. The tall pine trees, adorned with fresh snow, created a picturesque backdrop for our shoot. As I arrived, the forest floor glistened with a blanket of snow, while English ivy peeked through, adding to the magical atmosphere.

Francis emerged from her car, effortlessly stylish in a laser-cut hat, a cream sweater dress adorned with feather details at the wrist, and a burnt orange throw with faux fur accents. With Zaylee in tow, we made our way up the big hill to a paved pathway winding through the trees, anticipation building with each step.

Zaylee's boundless energy added an extra layer of spontaneity to our session. Despite her occasional attempts to explore on her own, her playful demeanor provided the perfect opportunity for capturing candid moments between mother and daughter. We worked swiftly, balancing creativity with comfort in the chilly temperatures.

Then, amidst the serene beauty of the snow-covered forest, nature gifted us with a breathtaking moment. A gentle breeze whispered through the trees, causing snowflakes to dance around us like celestial confetti, a scene so magical it momentarily stole our breath away.

Through the lens of my camera, I immortalized the love and connection shared between Francis and Zaylee. Each click captured a precious memory, frozen in time against the backdrop of nature's splendor. As the session concluded, I felt immense gratitude for this family's willingness to brave the cold alongside me.

In the end, the frozen fingers and rosy cheeks were a small price to pay for the priceless images we created together. The magic of that snowy afternoon lives on in the photographs we captured—a testament to the beauty of embracing nature's wonders and the bonds that unite us as families.

As a family photographer, it's moments like these that remind me why I love what I do. Through photography, I have the privilege of preserving memories that will be cherished for years to come, capturing the essence of love, joy, and wonderment, even amidst the coldest of days.

Tasha Skye Creative, located in Lancaster County, PA, specializes in family and portrait photography as well as graphic design. With a unique approach, Tasha Skye captures the authenticity of individuals vibrantly and strikingly. If you're looking to book a session, kindly complete the contact form available on her website: Experience the art of storytelling through bright and bold imagery with Tasha Skye Creative.

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