When Shooting Outside Isn’t An Option

When shooting outside isn't an option

So the past few weeks in Michigan, the temperatures have been frigid. I mean with the wind chill in the negative teens. I’m all shooting for outside in the winter but when it’s that cold, that’s just dangerous and not an option. I had to get creative and come up with some places.

I didn’t have much luck, especially since my sister wasn’t home to take them. Finally, I found a photographer to take my pictures. I worked with Matt about 3 years on an Hour shoot, but he was actually the model! You can view the pictures here. Matt came up with some ideas but then suggested his house since he has a bunch of natural light.

I shot 8 outfits at his house. They turned out good but I’m more of an environmental girl and I feel like I look stiff. I like to move around! This outfit was actually shot in his garage but we kept the door shut so he had to bring in a light outside. It was still freezing out there but not as cold as it would’ve been outside.

These pictures don’t really fit my aesthetic but a girls gotta do what a girls gotta do! I do have to admit, the wall is cool! And if the garage door was open, it would be even better, but I am not going to submit myself to the arctic temperatures. Or the photographer!

Hopefully the next time I shoot with him, the temperatures will be warmer! Today is suppose to be 50 degrees so I might try to sneak some shoots in with my sister! Keep your fingers crossed for me!

Have any of your ever shot outside in freezing cold temperatures?


Photos taken by Matt LaVere

Sweatshirt | Jeans | Heels | Watch

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  • Yiotou_La

    I have the same problem, I have some outfits I want to take pictures of and even though the weather has been great this week, sunny and warm, my fiance works full time so no photoshoot!! But when we decide to take some photos outside at the weekend, it starts raining or it’s windy I cannot cope. I hate winter haha! xx


  • Ellese Launer

    First, I love the look! That sweater is amazing. Secondly, I totally feel ya about getting photos in the winter when you live in a cold climate area. The struggle is real! I too am getting really creative and brainstorming ways around the issue. I think indoor, cozy shots are the best bet. People are hibernating right now as it is. I hope the winter goes by quickly!! XO, Ellese


    • I hope so too. I’m trying to make other posts where I don’t need any outfit posts to help stretch the pictures a bit.

  • This happens often – especially in the UK but I absolutely love these photos which you’ve shared! You look beautiful and I love the outfit you’ve put together – effortless and lovely to take you from day to evening!

    Hope you’re having a great week and looking forward to the weekend!

    Layla xx


  • Totally understand! I think the photos look great! We’re having to get more creative too!

    Katherine | http://www.oneswainkycouple.com

  • I fully understand you Jennifer. However the weather, you are wonderful on this pictures.


  • Shelby Lynn Tucker

    The Pearl details are so cute girl!

  • Kristen Harrison

    LOVE this look! So fun and feminine!! <3


  • Here in the U.K., we’ve been hearing about the really cold conditions you’re having to endure. Some places have been getting it really bad!

    Toni | sheergloss

  • Ms Tantrum

    I love pearl details on your sweater. It’s been very cold here as well.


  • i love pearly sweaters! absolutely gorgeous !


  • I have been having the same problem. I wanted to shoot outside today but I just couldn’t do it! Maybe I’ll try my living room. There isn’t a lot of light but hopefully I can work with it! Love the sweater!!

  • Sydney C. Thompson

    Love this post! It was 9 degrees over the weekend in Chicago and I was not in the mood to shoot outside! so I was trying to get some inspiration for some indoor shots. And your sweater is the most darling with the pearl details.


    • Thanks so much Sydney! I’m hoping to try outside with my sister this week!

  • I knooow. It’s better outside, right? But your photos are still lovely and you are gorgeous!

    StyleSprinter Blog by Katya Bychkova

    • Thanks Katya! Cannot wait until spring!

  • Kim

    Cute sweater! And I think the photos still look great! All my recent blog posts have been outside hahah. I was freeezing but I mean, New England is so beautiful in the snow, might as well layer up and enjoy while I can! We usually just run back into the car or building and turn the heat on blast!

    Simply Lovebirds

    • It was in the negatives which is just plain dangerous. That’s usually what I do when it’s a normal cold temp!

      • Kim

        Ahh good decision then! Say no to frostbite! 😉

  • such a good wall to shoot at!! Also, love the details on that sweater xo