A Snowy Lakeside Campfire + GIVEAWAY
There was so much snow blocking the entrance to the lake, that we had to park on the edge of the main road and walk the rest of the way in. When we finally got to the lake, we stood there in shock as the entire thing was still covered in ice!
Needless to say, this kind of threw a wrench in our beachside campfire idea.
As we stood there pondering our next move, I realized that this was a really good reminder that things don’t always go the way you originally planned. Sometimes it’s out of your control and you either work with what you have or you let it get the better of you. So instead of canceling our campfire and heading back home, we gathered up some fallen branches in the woods and built a fire right smack dab in the middle of the snow!
It was also a good reminder of how, as a photographer, you have to be willing to quickly alter your shots if need be. As I surveyed the snow-covered scene, I began silently brainstorming some new ideas for this unexpected landscape. After taking a few photos, I realized that the wintry backdrop was even better than what the sandy backdrop would’ve been! I couldn’t have been more excited about how it all turned out.
Since Wisconsin is so brown and bland right now, I knew I wanted a pop of color in my photos. This red vest from Old Navy turned out to be the perfect accent! It’s also super warm and puffy. Unfortunately, it looks like it’s no longer being sold but here’s a similar style from North Face as well as this one from Columbia. I’ve also linked some others right below!
Also, if you’re struggling with trying to make the brown, spring landscape look somewhat pretty, make sure to check out my Spring Photography Tips for the Midwest!
I’ve also linked a few other long sleeve options below.
Now onto the exciting part! I’ve teamed up with North Mallow to host a giveaway where one lucky person will win two bags of marshmallows (each bag has 16 mallows). Head over to this Instagram post to see how to enter.
This giveaway will run until Thursday, May 3rd, 2018.