In case you missed it, I’m working through a four part series that goes over the pros and cons of each season for family photos. My hope is to help you decide when is the best time for your family to have their photos taken, or maybe help you decide to switch up the seasons each year like some of the families I photograph do! The first in this series was Why You Should Have Family Photos Taken in Winter. Now, let’s look at all there is to love about family photos in the spring.
Spring means beautiful blossoms.
After a long winter, the sight of blossoms all around is enough to excite anyone. Those blossoms can also serve as a beautiful backdrop for family photos, not to mention a fun activity of picking flowers for mom.
Your family will be ready for an adventure come spring time.
If your kids are like mine, winter brings cabin fever with my kids itching to get outside (or me itching to get them outside!). With the warmer and drier days of spring, your family will be more than ready for a fun adventure. I have numerous locations that not only photograph beautifully in the springtime, but offer plenty of opportunities for your family to have fun together while having your family photos taken.
The light on spring sunny evenings makes a beautiful addition to your family photos.
I am a lover of backlight, as I’m sure you’ve noticed if you’ve peeked around my website a little bit. Although the days are getting longer in spring, sunset is still early enough that you do not have to keep the kids up super late to take advantage of an evening family photo session. (Family sessions in spring typically start around 4:30-6pm, while in summer, by comparison they start more towards 7-8pm).
Rain boots, light layers, and spring florals are a few of my favorite things.
When the weather has been rainy, pull on those rain boots and let’s splash in some puddles. Kids will love that mom is actually telling them to hop into puddles! You can also feel lighter with t-shirts, or cardigans and tank tops all in those beautiful, soft, spring colors and florals. Fall and winter may call for heavy sweaters and mittens, but spring weather can allow for lighter clothing.
There are things to consider about spring family photo sessions.
Each season has so many great reasons why to have family photos done. However, they also have things to consider that might make another season better for your family. Although there are many beautiful, warm spring days, there are also plenty of grey and/or rainy days, too. Of course, we can create beautiful portraits on grey days (here’s where those spring colors and florals really shine!), and I have some great locations that work well in the rain (Cedar River Water Shed is beautiful, fun, and covered!). However, if you’re hoping for more of a guarantee for sunshine, summer might be the best option for your family. Or you can fly me to Maui with you, I’m always up for that! (wink, wink).
It’s good to consider the seasons with all their positives and negatives - but if you want photos now, don’t wait. Your family right now can make any season the best season.