Winter family portraits at Lakeside park – Whistler family photographer
It was one of those days when you wake up in the morning and you can’t believe how lucky you are. The snow has fallen all the way to the valley for the first time of the season. It’s been a lazy start for winter this year and instead of snow storms we received tons of mm of rain so far. I have never had to cancel a family shoot because of bad weather. Even on those rainy days we can get some beautiful shots as long as everybody is willing to commit and have a good time. For the first time in more than 10 years of photographing families I was watching the forecast every few hours thinking we might have to cancel. But it was the day before the shoot that the temperatures finally dropped and instead of rain storm we’ve got snow instead. And then it cleared out. We decided for a quick family reunion shoot for early morning so most of them could still go up the mountain to enjoy the fresh powder. I don’t think people realized how fortunate we were to have those perfect conditions to shoot in. Despite the fact that Whistler is famous ski resort we still don’t get too many sunny days. I can count the number of perfect sunny days with fresh snow in the valley on one hand. Maybe we didn’t get the sun but with all that white beauty around us we were pretty damn close.