5 Tips for Shooting Pictures in the *Freezing* Cold

top: revolve | jacket: revolve || pants: revolve || boots: zara (similar)

This past weekend in Nashville it was a high of 20 degrees. Now I know it's not as bad as you guys have it north of Nashville but it's still super cold to me. I'm definitely not use to it since moving from Los Angeles to somewhere that actually has seasons. That being said, I wanted to give you guys my advice when it comes to shooting in the cold weather. Since social media is my "job," I don't like making excuses when it's too cold to shoot. Say goodbye to your excuses, I'm gonna let you guys in on a little secret!

1. Plan & Practice Beforehand

I always pose infront of the mirror when I am trying on outfits to shoot. I think it's good be familiar with your body and the angles you look best. You can then recreate these poses infront of the camera instead of the mirror. Maybe you'll get "the shot" on the first shot!

Also I feel like poses work differently with each outfit, so keep that in mind too when preparing for shooting in the cold winter.

2. Don't be discouraged by the cloudy weather

I always am guilty of this but I throw mini hissy fits when I think it's too dark or overcast to take an Instagram but Cody always tells me to chill out because we will be able to get the shot. 9 times out of 10, he's right. Overcast is typically the best weather to shoot in, just adjust your camera settings and you will be fine!

3. Bring a coat up until the pictures & in between

This is one I am working on because personally I like to be the big, tough guy who doesn't need a coat in the winter but then ends up freezing on my short walk to my location. Just bring a coat along and you can take it off when you're ready to take pictures. Think Americas Next Top Model. (Side note: did anyone watch that show religiously as a kid and think they would NEVER complain if they were on the show and shooting in freezing cold temperatures? Same.)

4. Double up socks

My feet are always so damn cold when it's outside and we are shooting. If you have the luxury of wearing boots or gym shoes, don't hesitate to double up on the socks. No one will be able to tell... unless of course you tell them. Maybe even slip in some hand warmers into your shoes... I don't know, I'm just throwing ideas out there.

5. Relax

Take a deep breath, stop focusing on how cold you are and start focusing on posing naturally, not up tight, so you can get your pictures done! Probably the most important thing to remember is to not be so tense focusing on shivering. I hate when you review the pictures and you always regret not sucking it up and relaxing. What would Tyra Banks do?

Thanks for reading! XOXO!


  1. This is honestly great advice and I will be using it for sure when I have to take some instas in super cold weather! Thanks!

  2. Great tips. The weather has been crazy, especially here in Texas. Too cold for me, haaha.
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