Shooting in winter creates all sorts of new opportunities in Minnesota – time for heavy wool coats and fur wraps, tall boots and brightly knit scarves. But it also brings many days when it is dangerously cold to be outside, landscapes that are barren trees and brown dirt alternating with perfectly iced branches and a delicate layer of blinding snow.
So, it is always unpredictable, like life.
But finding the perfect light – a gentle golden warmth on a winter day – finding that takes a combination of luck and persistence. And I am certainly a persistent person.
Bonus that the background contains the Guthrie theater, where Jill and Brant were married just a few hours after this image.