What do you do on the rare snow day in East Tennessee? You decide on a whim you want to take photos of the young lady that you love like a daughter, throw a dress at her, give her two minutes to change and get outside because you’re losing light! So a little back story: we homeschool. We have some friends that homeschool also and come to our house three days per week to get some social time. The mom helps my three boys with school so I can edit and do my work. Her daughter Skye, and my oldest son Declan, are best friends.
So last week we had a couple of inches of snow fall in East Tennessee. When I was a kid, many, many years ago, it honestly seemed to snow more frequently here, and snow more accumulation. These days, it seems to snow less frequently and we get less accumulation of snow per occurrence. I had been out running some errands and came home not long before dusk. Skye and her mom were still here for school, so I ran downstairs to the storage closet, found a cream colored dress, ran back up, threw the dress to her and asked if I could take some photos of her in the snow. Skye said,”Sure.” followed by,”wait, are you serious?” Skye was sitting at the table in a sweatshirt, had her hair in a bun, and had no makeup on. (She’s still beautiful just like that!) She agreed and changed clothes while I grabbed my camera and a couple of lenses. We ran across the street to the neighbor’s yard with woods in the back and shot for about ten minutes. It was only about 25 degrees outside and it was really breezy, so Skye was freezing. I’m saying,”Skye, you look like a model!” Skye’s reply,”But I don’t want to be a model!!” In a couple of the photos she was so cold she put on my extra jacket and Declan was trying to hug her warm. Declan even got the camera from me and took a couple of shots of Skye and I together. One of those is in here as well. Declan may turn out to be a photographer.
Hopefully the next time it snows I can throw a different dress on Skye and get some more photos to share. She is a beautiful girl, and I love her to pieces. I also appreciate her indulging my snow shoot longing in the cold!