Self Portraits and Snow Day Style

It is officially cold in DC. Like 20 degrees! And duh, its winter so it should be cold but we got really spoiled over the holidays with 50-60 degree temps so yeah, I’m freezing my tookus off! Well clearly not freezing enough because on Saturday we got about 3 inches of the white stuff and I immediately put on my best snow day style in dc outfit, grabbed my tripod and took some self portraits.



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I had not one intention on placing them on the blog as these were more practice for me. Shooting snow is not the easiest thing so I definitely wanted to get some test rounds in before I do a real snow day style shoot. Even if the focus is a teeny bit off in some of these, I am pretty happy with how they came out. Self portraits can be tricky. Remote triggers can be used or in my case, I set the timer to shoot off 8 shots a round.

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I had my remote in my pocket but was having difficulty with the settings. So instead I set the camera on manual focus and manual and I used the tree as my focal point and just stood as close to it as possible. I also used my kit lens (18-55mm) because I could not find my 50mm 1.4. I do think the wider zoom lens made for an easier time because I was able to capture more of the scene and just crop to my liking in post processing.


snow day style


I threw on a shearling jacket I purchased  from Zaful, my favorite tassel sweater from French Connection, trusty H&M high waist skinny jeans and topped it all off with me Arsenal pom beanie! Oh and the sunnies are from eBay! They are under 5 bucks so YEAH… I may get a couple more!

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snow day style self portrait







  1. Teena
    January 9, 2017 / 8:52 pm

    Absolutely love these!

    • Jen
      January 9, 2017 / 8:56 pm

      thank you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  2. Yvette
    January 10, 2017 / 5:29 pm

    Impressive! Great pics Jen!

  3. January 10, 2017 / 10:52 pm

    Great photos! Love those glasses too.

  4. January 27, 2017 / 7:39 am

    The outfit fits the playful mood in the winter snow! Nice colors!