So, it’s winter, the first week of December, and it’s a bit chilly in Claremore, Oklahoma. Not only that, but the forecast is calling for steady rain on the day the portrait is scheduled! But, hey, this is the last chance before Christmas for the Randall family to have their traditional Christmas portraits taken. So, I brainstorm a bit, and I come up with Centennial Hall on the campus of Rogers State University. Yes! That would be perfect. It has an amazing east-facing portico with large columns and a soaring roof. We’ll have shelter from any rain. We’ll have access to the building for the family to slip back into to warm up if they’re getting chilly. And the location is beautiful! So, that is exactly what we do. The day does turn out to be rainy, but somewhat mild (55 degrees) and everyone is feeling good and looking great. The portraits turned out wonderfully well and the family was well pleased. Now they have a new family portrait to hang over their fireplace mantle, as well as prints to share with friends. I was even able to get them their Christmas cards in plenty of time to send out. No matter the weather or the time of year, I love coming up with creative ways to take great outdoor portraits!
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