Northern California is known for its rugged beauty; however, the summers here are exceedingly hot! I am from Southeastern North Carolina where the humidity is UNGODLY. Well, bless my little heart. This place is a whole different ballgame!
Last month, I did a couple’s session in Grass Valley, California. Most of my sessions take place in the evening but due to conflicting schedules, my couple: Naomi and Trevor and I decided to do a morning session.
Normally, I don't partake in morning photo sessions but this session helped open my mind up to new possibilities. I wanted to share a few reasons why you should do an early morning session with me in Northern California.
Better air quality and tolerable outdoor temperatures
Currently here in Northern California, the fires have been rampant. We have days where it looks like a thunderstorm but its ash instead. The temperature outside goes from 60 something to 90 in a matter of hours! Who wants the sweat from the blazing heat showing in their photos?!
From my experience, I have noticed that the smoke is worse in the middle of the day and closer to the evening. Smoke can cause respiratory issues and other health problems. Plus, its super unpleasant to breathe in smoke anyways so book your session in the morning! Your lungs will thank you later.
Less foot traffic and room for creativity during your session
I cannot stress this point enough! As much as I enjoy social interaction, when I am working with my clients, I do not want to deal with unnecessary distractions such as: pedestrians who interrupt by wanting to make conversation or people standing in the background.
When the streets are empty and there aren’t many people walking around, it gives me the ability to take my creative abilities and run with them. Less people reduces my anxiety which transfers into original, unique photos and positive interactions with you, my clients!
You are spending your hard earned money for me to take your photos. I will not let anything or anyone get in my way of doing that.
Plus, who loves being gawked at while having their photo taken? Oh wait! I’ll answer! NOBODY! Morning time it is!
Time to drink coffee & get to know my clients
Coffee is fuel for me and many other people. Also, drinking coffee is great for helping people socialize! When I asked Naomi and Trevor, “How would you feel about having some coffee in your photos?” They lit up, ya’ll! Look how cute they are with their coffee. I literally cannot!
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