Easily Distracted – Throwing together an impromptu Winter Session

As I walked outside this foggy morning to gather wood for our furnace… I was distracted by the beautiful heavy fog saturating our orchard trees. I quickly ran back in the house and asked the kids who wanted to run outside and take some pictures with Mama… the youngest raised her hand and jumped up and down. I ran to her closet… and had a hard time finding something “Winter-ish” that would work with the look I wanted to go for. So, I ran over to my fabric shelf and found something better. I used a 1/2 yard piece of white fur and told her to wrap it around her like a blanket (total cost: 6 dollars) and then grabbed a sprig of pip berries (.99 on clearance at Michaels craft store) and wrapped and bent them into a little halo.  She looked like a perfect little Winter fairy. I grabbed my 7D and threw her on my back to walk through our back fields.  Set her down in the damp grass under our crab apple tree for backdrop with a splash of red, and this is what I got from that beautiful morning:) 

Jim Hallgarth - 10/24/2012 - 7:28 am

You never cease to amaze me

Sally Prissert - 10/24/2012 - 8:27 am


Sally Prissert - 10/24/2012 - 9:13 am

What’s ur favorite lens to shoot with?

sleepingwillow - 10/24/2012 - 12:53 pm

Thank you Sally! My trusty 50mm 1.4 (since Erin tole gave it to me, I am positive she must have rubbed some magic onto it) 😉

sleepingwillow - 10/24/2012 - 12:54 pm

Awe :) thank you Jim!!

Cindy Balkwill - 10/30/2012 - 11:29 pm

So beautiful, so magical, done by a most amazingly creative mom with love