I might be slightly obsessed with inclement weather. I love the different moods that the different weather adds to photos. But in particular, fog. It’s spooky, mysterious, magical, mystical. And one day recently was like a two-fer because the fog was also rising off the snow and created a whole other level of mood. I shot these someplace that is, in normal weather, not that interesting (and probably off limits anyway!) I knew I wanted some openness and some trees so the fog would have the right look and feel. The trees help break it up and add depth, since there is no depth in fog alone. But I wanted a contrast of the openness. I shot in a few spots near here and then spotted the trees. We were about to leave when I saw this perfect little mound with grass and knew if I could get Zoe to cooperate, I would get something great. She found the leaves and stick and I just let her hold them to give her something to do with her hands. If I had given it more thought, I might have grabbed a prop before leaving the house but the stick works because it’s organic and dark, which is a perfect contrast against all the whiteness.
I’ve taken Zoe out in the rain, snow and now. Its my trifecta of perfectly imperfect weather!
We started off with some smiles and jumping in puddles: