I’ve got this love/hate relationship with snow. On the one hand, it creates a mess, can be hard to travel in, is cold, and stinks to shovel. On the other hand, it can be really pretty and create some bonafide photographic magic. Snow in New Jersey can be particularly fickle. We go entire years with no or very little snow – and then some winters have a storm that drops 2′ of the white stuff weekly for a month. It’s incredibly hard to predict. Even days when snow is actually predicted – it can be difficult to time correctly to get the images with it actually falling.
Lindsey wanted a snowy session just like this one for several years. I was so happy that we were finally able to make it happen for her! Not only did we get a session with snow – we got what appeared to be a full on blizzard! This location is only around 35 minutes from me – believe it or not, when I left the house, there was absolutely no snow on the ground and it was raining. I had gotten into my car not really knowing if we were going to ‘find the snow’ (New Jersey, amirite).
Fortunately, the forecast was accurate (for once) and the snow had already been falling to the west. By the time I got to Collier’s Mills, there were easily around 3-4 inches on the ground. I ended up driving with the storm back to the coast, and Bayville also ended up with around 4 inches or so when all was said and done!