Photographer Braves Weather for Perfect Pictures

Posted at 8:26 AM, Jan 08, 2014
and last updated 2014-01-08 08:27:07-05

SOUTH HAVEN, Mich. — He’s known for capturing some of the most breath-taking scenes around the state. And not even this latest winter storm could keep him away from the pier at South Haven.

FOX 17 caught up with professional photographer, Neil Weaver, as he stood fearlessly in the arctic temperatures and near white out conditions on the edge of Lake Michigan.

“I think the extreme elements make it more exciting,” explained Weaver. “To be out of your comfort zone a little bit. You get photos a lot of people wont get.”

From vibrant colors of Fall to the mysterious ice sculptures of Winter, no place is off-limits, including the frozen pier.

“I don’t recommend coming out here but I had to do it,” said Weaver. “As long as you don’t go near the edge of it or get off it you’re fine. I stay really clear of the edges bc anything can happen.”

This U.P. guy can’t imagine wanting to be anywhere else on an extreme Winter day.

“I’ve lived downstate for seven years and this is the best one so far,” Weaver explained. “This reminds me of the old days in the UP; feels like winter.”