Dead of Winter

Winter is a notoriously slow time for photography. Everything is either brown & dead or covered in ice or snow. And in Wisconsin, winter is COLD! Every once in a while though, winter can be absolutely gorgeous, as evidenced by my recent photo hike through Glen Park in River Falls.

Overall snowy views

There was so much "black and white" that the little splashes of color had a real impact.

Frozen waterfall and building

It was so much easier to get to the waterfall than it is in the spring and summer - just walk across the ice!

More of the waterfall

The ducks wanted to be as far away from me as possible! (too bad I wanted to get pictures, so I kept sneaking closer)

Details & duck

The plants and trees were covered in beautiful frost!

Frosty trees and plants

With all of this gorgeous scenery as a backdrop, what reason could anyone have not to want to schedule a portrait session in the winter in Wisconsin??

Wet and snowy pants

Two reasons:
1) It's COLD!
2) You may end up like me - wet & covered in snow! (if you don't, I will :c) )

Year in Review: 2009

Wow! I can't believe it's already 2010. (by the way, I will continue saying "two thousand ten" for as long as possible... I'm already disliking "twenty ten," even though I know it's how we said all of the years in the 1900's.)

I looked back through all of my photos from this year and realized how unbelievably lucky I've been. Not only did I have the opportunity to photograph many engagement and family portraits as well as weddings (including my brother's!), I also got to document my friends' and family's babies and lives! PLUS I went on a cruise to the southern Caribbean, two Packer games, two monster truck shows... and countless other fun things!

I've put together an, ahem, short - okay LONG - slideshow of some of my favorites from the year. Sit back, relax, and enjoy. And make sure you have some time if you want to watch the whole thing!