Frozen? {Archbold Photographer}

It’s common knowledge that Northwest Ohio is a cold place to spend a winter.   Portrait Photographers dread the season.  Most days are dreary and we’re often limited to studio photography.   But, sometimes, we really need to stop and take a look around.  Do you realize how beautiful it is here?   Seriously!  I have family that lives in Florida.  I get so jealous when I see their pictures online.  You know, the ones of toes in the sand.  But it’s funny, because as much as we’d love to be there, chilling in the sun, they would love to be taking photos amongst Ohio’s snowy trees.  Bundled up in scarves and mittens isn’t so bad when you can come inside to a mug of hot chocolate.  This season will only last a little bit longer, and then we’ll be on to the next thing.  It’ll be our turn to take photos underneath the Spring Blossoms.   But, while it’s cold outside, I have one thing to ask you….. do you want to build a snowman?


Archbold Ohio Photographer, studio photographer in nw Ohio, toledo photographer, children

Archbold Ohio Photographer, studio photographer in nw Ohio, toledo photographer, children


When the snow started falling a few days ago, it was so soft.  The snowflakes were those big, beautiful flakes that you kinda can’t resist to look at and see if you can find two that are alike (even though you know it’s impossible.)   We knew it was the perfect time to take Izzabella out for her 5 year children portrait session.   By the way, I can’t believe the baby that made me a mother is turning FIVE!   Anyway, she was so excited for her photos that she posed so sweetly for a minute and then got a bit giddy and started running through the snow.  I was so afraid she’d freeze without her coat, but since she had layers on and we were quick about it, her excitement won and she did a lot of smiling!   Well, ok, and that ornery face that very clearly told me, “I’m going to run now, Mom!”

Archbold Ohio Photographer, studio photographer in nw Ohio, toledo photographer, children

Archbold Ohio Photographer, studio photographer in nw Ohio, toledo photographer, children

Archbold Ohio Photographer, studio photographer in nw Ohio, toledo photographer, children


This last photograph is my favorite.  My daughter may not be my baby anymore, but she’ll always be the one that made me a Momma.  Doesn’t this image just scream, “I’m five years old!”   Her birthday isn’t for another couple of weeks, so I’ll savor my sweet 4 year old and I’ll cherish these images, and the memories.   I can’t wait to get them printed and framed!


If you want to come for your own snowy portrait session, give me a call today!    Mini sessions are available for snow portraits!  Ashley Short Photography can be reached at 419-231-1174.   Our portrait studio is located located in Archbold, Ohio and we are happy to serve the Toledo area and beyond!

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  • Kara

    LOVE her!ReplyCancel

  • beverly

    i love your photos! Izzabella does look so grown up!!! maybe we can come up to archbold on our way to toledo!ReplyCancel

  • Such an adorable shoot with an adorable girl. The family will LOVE these.ReplyCancel

  • I love this frozen theme…your pictures are adorable…i need to take some pointers from you about how to do this cute frozen session for my daughter as wellReplyCancel

  • So precious! I am in Florida & I would love to do snow sessions!!!ReplyCancel

  • Beautiful – your daughter and the portraits in the snow! Love them!ReplyCancel

  • Wow! I’m loving how well you are able to work with the snow. The Frozen theme is perfect for an Archbold photographer like yourself. The Toledo Area is so lucky to have you as a family photographer!!ReplyCancel

  • Connie Mintz Photography

    Oh my gosh! You will treasure these 5 year old birthday snow portraits forever. the exposure on these are so good and I will forever see Archibold, Ohio differently!ReplyCancel

  • So much fun! Such a talented photographer, and what beautiful snow in Archbold!ReplyCancel

  • Love everything about these images. The colors are vivid and clear. The lighting is immaculate. You are a great child photographer.ReplyCancel

  • How sweet are these! She must have had so much fun playing in the snow for these photos, and Archbold looks like a beautiful place to have a “frozen” photo session.ReplyCancel

  • I live in Northeast Ohio, so I know EXACTLY what you are talking about! Florida can keep their beaches! Give me a beautiful snowy backdrop any day of the week 🙂 The Toledo area is lucky to have you in their midst!ReplyCancel

  • This FROZEN session is such fun and I love how much she is enjoying herself. I will say however I would love to see an In Summer session sooner than later as just like Ohio, I have had my fill of winter.ReplyCancel

  • What a cutie!! Love this snowy day session! Archbold and the toledo area looks like the perfect place for a Frozen themed photoshoot!!ReplyCancel

  • Beautiful snowy children’s photograph! The Archbold area looks like a great place to photograph!ReplyCancel

  • Archbold has one talented photographer on their hands! I would love to have a session done like this if I was closer!ReplyCancel

  • Ohio is so lucky to have snow! We have none! And look at what beautiful child portraits you got of this little girl in the snow! Sometimes frozen is beautiful!ReplyCancel

  • These are so beautiful and she looks so happy! What a treat for this family to have such beautiful images from a very talented Archbold photographer!ReplyCancel

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