It's that time of year again, time to schedule for your Spring session! There are always questions when preparing for your session so here are a few tips to make the most out of it.
1. booking your session, Of course you want your session outdoors to take advantage of the beauty of spring, but spring flowers also mean spring showers, so it's a good idea to have a backup date in mind just incase.....or bring your umbrellas and rain boots for something fun. ;)
2. Wear layers. Spring can be unpredictable in the sense that you can go from freezing to sweltering in a matter of minutes. Especially here in Arkansas. I suggest wearing layers~ Tank top, tee shirt, cardigan, scarves, etc. That way each family member can peel off, or add a layer as they see fit and remain comfortable throughout the session.
3. When choosing your families outfits, play into the colors of Spring. shades of Green, blue, pink & yellows are always a hit for Springtime. When choosing a color scheme for the family, pick out a few different colors or variations of, and add accessories to bring it all together. This makes for more a more eye appealing portrait than if everyone is too matchy matchy .
4. Speaking of accessories, WEAR THEM! Choose jewelry, scarves, or prints that play into your theme/color scheme.
5. Be conscious of your footwear. Springtime can often mean soggy ground, so flip flops or heels are not the best choice. Instead think about wearing something comfortable and spring appropriate, like loafers, flats or boots.
6. Having small children, it can sometimes be a challenge and just plain stressful to make them be still and smile. It's always a good idea to be prepared but to also to just go with the flow. Bringing small items that can be included in the photos such as a small bouquet of fresh flowers, bubbles, etc are helpful. Download their favorite songs on your phone for a dance party (those make for great candids), have a few snacks on hand, and just having a few play breaks will make the session be more fun than work for them.
7. The most important part of any session any time of the year is to just have fun. This shouldn't be a chore, you are wanting someone to capture a time in your life that you can treasure forever. So stay calm, have fun and let the magic happen!
I hope these tips were helpful and can't wait to see you this Spring!
What beautiful sunlight we had this day! I loved the sentiment that went behind our 1st location, it is a place that my Sr. went with her mom while growing up. It made me so sweet that they were able to bring some of those memories back together. I hope that you enjoy these highlights.
I Love Loved doing this Sr.'s session. She brought her own ideas & style to the session and rocked it! We even had a little rain during her vintage set and the timing couldn't have been more perfect. I hope that you enjoy these highlights as much as I do.
Photographing children and toddlers can be a tricky subject. On one hand you don't want them running mad, yet those forced smiles make you want to cringe, right? You have to find that happy balance. I often use my now 4 year old daughter as a guinea pig for new ideas. When we have our sessions, I have to be ready because they will only last about 5 minutes from start to finish. My style is very natural and I want my subjects to be engaged. Now that doesn't necessarily mean, engaged with the camera. This image of my daughter looks as though she is really having a profound moment, when in reality it's more like a profound split second. I'm sure she is trying to decide if she can make a run for it and get away with it. I don't often get direct eye contact from Abree but you can always see her sparkle.
The segment of images that I am showing you all happened in about 2 minutes. I was able to keep her in the same spot, however you can see that there were many things going on through her intensely imaginative mind.
I think as parents, we need to just learn to let go a little during a photo session and just let our kids just be kids. Most often they will be in a new place so explore/play breaks are a must. That is when the magic happens.
Three of my favorite things, engagement sessions, open fields and sunset. I just love the warm light in these images. This couple was so fun and obviously so much in love. I hope you enjoy, Congratulations you two!
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