We are deep into snow here in NYC... well, not exactly deep, after last week's snow blizzard failed to deliver on the promised 2 to 3 feet of snow, but even so, we have had several snowfalls since and it is a slushy mess out there with more to come!

In fact, I'm even considering biting the bullet and buying poor Liam some proper snow boots as he has been making do with the fireman rain boots I bought him for Halloween two years ago! Granted, they were extremely big for him then but really, no wonder the poor kid has not been keen to go out and play in the snow.

On our snow day last Tuesday I did manage to get the kids into the backyard to play. Actually, Keith enticed them out by building them an igloo, which they crawled into to eat their oatmeal cookies.

Then we turned the igloo into a hill - Sledding for People Who Are Too Lazy to go to an Actual Hill!

I have to say, the light in the backyard was absolutely gorgeous.

Here is my soon-to-be 6 year old:

And here is my newly turned 3 year old:

It is hard to tell but it was actually still snowing lightly when I took these photos. If you can get out with your camera when it is snowing, the results can be magical. Here are a few of my favorites from last year when I was able to get out during a heavier snow fall.

For capturing the moment this winter, keep in mind some of my favorite snow day photo tips and inspiration:

The 3 survival techniques you need for taking photos in the snow.

If the snow has you stuck inside, try these simple indoor photo tips, starting with get the best from the light you have for the photos you want.

And my bonus tip for today: take snow photos in your backyard or in front of your home so when everyone is cold and cranky you can just pop back inside!

Stay warm and safe and have a great day.