Somehow, we managed to schedule Mary’s senior session on what was probably the coldest day of the year (if not EVER). The weather had been getting chillier, but by this day in early November, it was downright frigid. I love shooting by the water when I do Guntersville senior sessions, but the wind coming off of the lake can get pretty crazy at times! One redeeming thing about cold weather is that you can pile on layers, which help you to not only avoid hypothermia, but look stylish while doing it, and Mary definitely used this to her advantage, sporting a super chic black coat and a gorgeous cobalt blue scarf to top off a couple of her outfits. She brought along her mom, sister and boyfriend who took turns helping with the shoot and warming in the car. On more than one occasion, we took breaks simply to crank up the vehicles and thaw out for a bit!
Despite the weather, Mary was a total trooper and looked *amazing* even when she was shivering! She’s a gorgeous girl, and Ashley at Nevaeh Salon accentuated all her best features! The variety in Mary’s outfits (including her FFA officer’s jacket– how cool is that?!) was great for the variety of locations we were able to shoot at. We started by the water of Lake Guntersville, then worked our way downtown for some more urban shots. But I think my favorite images are the ones I captured of Mary in her mustard colored sweater, in the middle of tons of beautiful, freshly fallen leaves! The colors were so perfect I couldn’t have matched them better if I tried. Just looking at those shots makes me feel all warm and cozy, and takes away some of that winter chill 😉