social media buttons StumbleUpon rss facebook twitter pinterest flickr bloglovin subscribe via email


Minted Wedding Stationery
Words on Paper Inspiration Photo Gallery

 
Picks on Paper - Winter Holiday Photo Inspiration Wednesday, November 30, 2011 ~ 9:30 a.m.

Dale and I have been thinking about doing a holiday card this year, but I'm still not sure that it's worth the time and money right now. We have a lot of big expenses coming up with the move, the holidays and our vacation to Hawaii in the next two months. The whole thing has, however, gotten me thinking about holiday photos. If we were to send out a holiday card, I think that we would end up using one of our wedding photos on the beach, since we got married this year, but a winter white photo would have been even more perfect, if we had one! Living here in California, I would have to go and find the snow, but if you have the chance to do a snowy winter themed engagement shoot, or even capture some of your wedding photos in the chilly weather, then please DO IT! For me! ;)

These kinds of winter photos are pretty much guaranteed to turn out beautifully with such a pretty backdrop. Just top off that white gown with a winter coat and some ear muffs, and you're good to go! Slip on some big boots and mittens, grab a thick blanket for cuddling, maybe some hot chocolate...the more you bundle up, the better, in my opinion!

If you're planning on a snow white wedding, or if you're thinking about doing a holiday or winter themed engagement or anniversary shoot, here are a list of ideas and photo examples for wardrobe, locations, props and poses. Or, if you're already married, these would all work for your annual holiday photo card with the family, too!

  • Red and plaid are both popular in winter and holiday photos, as they really pop against the white background and are very often associated with the winter and holiday seasons.
  • Bring on the treats! Sipping hot chocolate, roasting marshmallows over the fire, yummy cookies and milk and other sweets.
  • Winter activities like sledding, building snowmen, canoeing, cutting down and decorating Christmas trees, ice skating and making snow angels give holiday photos a fun, more exciting element.
  • Bundle (and cuddle) up! There's nothing cuter than a couple all bundled up in snow boots, scarves, mittens and knit caps, while cuddling up under a big 'ol blanket!
  • It shouldn't come as a surprise that I'm all for incorporating furry friends into photos, and this is an especially great photo opp for animals that are more tolerant of the cold weather like horses, huskies and yes, even little dogs dressed in their own little holiday sweaters!
  • Larger lndscape photos are a definite must when playing outside in the snow...overarching trees, mountain tops and falling snow all make for incredible backdrops.


Picks on Paper - Winter Holiday Photo Inspiration


Holiday and winter wedding photos Holiday and winter wedding photos
Jacque Lynn Photo | Laura Leslie Photography | Jacque Lynn Photography | Laura Leslie Photography | Jacque Lynn Photo | Rebekah Westover via Ruffled | Jacque Lynn Photo


Holiday and winter engagement photos
Open Air Photography via Green Wedding Shoes | Eryn Shea Photography | Shelley Paulson Photography | Jacque Lynn Photography



Holiday and winter engagement photos Holiday and winter engagement photos Holiday and winter engagement photos
Shelley Paulson Photography | Bryan and Mae via Selective Potential | Jenny Haas Photography via Green Wedding Shoes | Laura Ivanova Photography via Style Me Pretty | Laura Leslie Photography | Amy Majors Photography via Style Me Pretty | Pam Cooley Photography via Elegala | Laura Leslie Photography



Holiday and winter engagement photos Holiday and winter engagement photos Holiday and winter engagement photos
Team Rhodes Weddings via Rock 'n Roll Bride | Amy Majors Photography via Style Me Pretty | A Bryan Photo | frolic! | Leilani Rogers Photographer | Laura Leslie Photography | Rachel Marie Photography | Uploaded by user via Pinterest



Holiday and winter wedding photos Holiday and winter wedding photos
Jacque Lynn Photo | Open Air Photography via Green Wedding Shoes |ISPWP | Shelley Paulson Photography | Justin Hackworth Photography via Kat Braman Photography | Jenny Haas Photography via Green Wedding Shoes | Erin Jean Photography via SMP | Two Ring Studios




Insert Comment | View Comments (9)

    

 

9 Comments


Diana (Philadelphia)

Nov 30, 2011 3:48 PM

I want photos like these! How cozy and inviting. I love all of the different ideas, esp cuddling by the fire with a cup of coco, or out in the snow together picking out a tree!! xoxo

postcards & pretties (United States)

Nov 30, 2011 6:41 PM

I love the photos of the couples wrapped out in blankets. so romantic!

chandra ~ oh lovely day (LA)

Nov 30, 2011 7:57 PM

This is getting me into the holiday spirit, which is good b/c it is hard to get there when it is 80 degrees and Christmas lights are in palm trees. But pics of snowy snuggling get me ready :)

Kate@MagnoliaRouge (New Zealand)

Dec 1, 2011 12:01 AM

Even though I'm hanging out for summer these have been hankering for a play in the snow.... and then straight back to summer :-)

Layla Mayville {Simply Savannah Events} (Savannah, GA)

Dec 1, 2011 11:53 AM

Hmmm this made me miss snow just a tiny bit, but then I remember why I moved to the south, brrrr....Thanks for the fun pictures and love the one with the Christmas ornament family photo!

Elizabeth {Bridal Musings} (London)

Dec 2, 2011 4:26 PM

I adore this post, we hardly get snow in England (maybe 3 days if we're lucky!) so this has me craving snowy weather and snuggling with my husband and pup. Lovely photos!

Lauren - Southern Aisle (Arkansas)

Dec 3, 2011 10:38 PM

Fabulous roundup! You covered all the winter basics!

erin (South Carolina)

Dec 4, 2011 12:42 PM

love the plaid!

Claire Martine (Koyal Wholesale)

Jan 4, 2012 6:05 PM

These photos are so gorgeous! Winter is our favorite time for photoshoots.

{http://www.koyalwholesale.com/pages-main/index.html}