Dana Gallagher captures a magical winter scene for the cover of Martha Stewart Living
. The December issue features ideas for holiday menus, treats, and decorating. Gallagher photographed a brightly lit tree in a nighttime snowscape for the newsstand cover. The iPad version of the cover features a time-lapse of the lighting of the tree.
Gallagher shot the cover near Cabot, Vermont last April. There was still four feet of snow on the ground and very low temperatures at night making for a difficult and often harsh shoot. However, Gallagher admits the beauty of the snow often made up for the cold weather. The shoots were time-specific so Gallagher was shooting both late at night and early in the morning. She says of the shoot, "It was beautiful seeing the clouds move in the frames at dusk as we shot."
The December issue of Martha Stewart Living
is on newsstands now.
See more of Dana Gallagher's photography here.