Christmas in the Alps
A very Happy Christmas from the Alps
One of the things I love about living in Switzerland is the really clearly defined seasons. My favourites are spring and autumn, the change in the landscape and the trees every day fills me with joy. As November draws to a close and the snow starts to arrive I feel an excitement about the winter. There are those little things that make my heart sing: the crunch of stepping on fresh snow; watching the drifts gather slowly on tree branches as the flakes fall silently; dashing through the forest as the sun comes out and mini avalanches throw down glitter.
The mountains are incredible in the winter and there is so much more to the Alps than skiing. A special way to enjoy the best of the mountains is to opt for something slower and more reflective, like snowshoeing or cross-country skiing. Both are very simple to learn the basics and cross-country has the benefit of a little adrenaline boost.
Some of the most beautiful memories I have of the winter are from unexpected moments. After a, slightly harrowing tree-filled, section of off-piste we hit a path through fresh snow where the flakes were falling in a soft breeze and the whole scene sparkled and danced. It’s not something that can be captured on camera, but I loved the slow push out because I got to revel in something from a dream. This winter I’m going to try to make the most of free bluebird days to get out in nature and find some perfect moments.
I’m not really one for ‘organised fun’ – apparently I don’t like to be told what to do! – but there is something about the end of the year that seems right for reflection. So what are the ways you are going to make the most of your home environment this winter? Or perhaps you’re planning a trip to the mountains, why not try to see it from somewhere other than the ski slope.
Wishing everyone a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
Expecting a bundle of joy? Check out my maternity shoot checklist for mums. When to book? What to wear? It's everything you need to know.
Capture that precious time at home with your newborn in photographs. Newborn photographer Emma Godfrey shares an at-home lifestyle photoshoot with an 11 day-old baby girl and her smitten parents.
Don’t wait to book your winter family photos with Switzerland photographer Emma Godfrey. Based in the beautiful alpine village of Gryon, use her insider tips for getting the best snow pics for your holiday shoot.
Discover the story behind this charming family maternity photo. Taken in the Swiss village of Cully by Switzerland maternity photographer Emma Godfrey, learn about how to get your family involved in a maternity photo shoot.
Do you have a wedding to plan? Check out these insider's tips on what to look for in a wedding photographer from Switzerland photographer Emma Godfrey. With advice for all budgets and styles.
Click to read more about these perfect family photos in the snow. Switzerland family photographer Emma Godfrey shows you the spectacular images you can get in Gryon with this local family photo shoot.
Looking for the perfect gift? Photographer in Switzerland, Emma Godfrey, shares her tips for gifting professional photography. Find out how you and your loved ones can make the most of this special gift.
Plan the perfect snowy photo shoot with Switzerland wedding & family photographer Emma Godfrey. Check out these tips for how to get ready for your winter photo shoot.
Unwrap the story of this botanical maternity photography shoot by Switzerland photographer Emma Godfrey. Finding the exotic in the centre of Geneva and hiding from the cold for a unique take on pregnancy pics.
Click to read more about this gorgeous autumn family photo shoot in Vufflens-le-Château by Switzerland photographer Emma Godfrey. A combination of indoor and outdoor sessions with a 6-month-old baby for this early winter photography session.