Embracing The Cold

Hey friends!

Anyone else find themselves in a creative slump during the Winter? As is the case for most photographers, Winter is the slowest time of the year for me. Unfortunately, this often means that my camera sits on a shelf. This year, I'm determined to break that pattern. This season brings so much beauty. So, I want to challenge myself to get out and shoot more often.

I might need to invest in some fingerless gloves.

To kick start my off-season creative mission, I asked the gorgeous Erin and Missy to stroll around and take some photos with me in Rochester's East End. I have known these kind-hearted women since I was in elementary school. It was such a joy to catch up, weather the cold together, and snap these portraits!

As I sit and write this blog post, the holiday season is coming to a close. The new year is right around the corner, and I am so excited to see what it will bring. I'm actually little bit obsessed with new year's resolutions. But instead of picking large self-improvement goals, I usually choose two words to guide my year. I'll be sure to write a blog post on next year's words.

How are you preparing for the new year? I'm taking some time off to think, rest, work minimally, and enjoy time with my loved ones. While down time can difficult for self-employed creatives (anyone else feel guilty while taking a breather??), I know that it is totally worth it. I have some new projects up my sleeve, so I need to be completely refreshed for the start of 2019.

I hope you all enjoyed the holidays with your family! Sending love. <3

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Emma Rizzo // Rochester, NY Portrait Photographer