North Bay

Winter Portraits

Many people discount winter as a time to do portraits outside but as a northerner I like to embrace our winter season rather than shy away from working outside. A family walk on a snow covered trail or even a snowball fight can be a great way to have a good time and capture some great family photos. There can be many challenges in working in the snow and getting a boot full of cold wet snow is just one way that it can get interesting. With such a simple background (mostly white snow) focus on using vibrant colors in clothing and props.  When shooting with lush foliage you don’t want your clothing to overwhelm the scenery or the portrait can be too busy.  Think just the opposite when photographing outside in the snow.  The white canvas can be a great backdrop for some beautiful winter coats, hats and boots.  Hats are a great way to frame faces and showcase eyes as well, especially of your children. Photographing snowmen, snow ball fights, children playing or sledding are great ways to capture memories during this time of year. But be prepared!  There’s nothing that will prematurely end a winter session faster than a cold child.  Parents please understand that when it’s -5 degrees outside, it’s unlikely that we can shoot a session without jackets.  Mittens and hats are always a plus! Give me a call if you would like to have an adventure outside, I promise your photos will be cherished memories.


Welcome to the new Polar Studio page

WeddingPolar Studio takes pride on capturing you and your image, it doesn’t matter if it is simply a single portrait or your complete wedding day.  I believe that your image is important to you and I want to make sure to show you in the best possible light. If you are getting married then this is so much more important as this day will only happen once. Your wedding will be like no other and I feel that nor should your wedding photos. I commit to more than simply documenting the events of your wedding and will work with you to create a fabulous photography experience that captures the essence of your wedding in a fun and non-contrived way. The images you receive will be a beautiful record and reflect your personalities at their best. I pride myself on paying outstanding attention to the details of lighting and posing while keeping your personality in each photo. Our long record for reliability, sensitivity and a sense of humor are among the reasons so many of our satisfied clients have chosen to use Polar Studio for their Wedding day and have so for over 50 years! Call me to talk over your ideas. Brian