7 Tips for Preparing for Your Spring Family Session

February 28, 2022

The birds are chirping, the buds are blooming, and the snow has officially melted. That means it’s time for your spring family session.

Lifestyle family photography session at McDaniel Farm Park in Duluth by A Focused Life Photography in Monroe, GA.

Wear layers.

Spring can be finicky in the sense that you can go from frigid to overheated in a matter of minutes. We suggest wearing layers — tank top, tee-shirt, cardigan, scarf, etc. That way each family member can peel off, or add, a layer as they see fit and remain comfortable throughout the session. 

Location is a big deal.

You better believe we’re going to take advantage of the fresh, warm air and all those buds popping up from the ground and in the trees. If you have any favorite locations, let us know. We have a nice list on hand, ourselves. 

Play into the colors of the season when choosing your family’s outfits.

Fresh pops of green, blue, pink, and yellow are always a hit in the springtime. We recommend choosing a color theme for the whole gang, then slightly deviating from that with accessories to keep things interesting. 

Speaking of accessories: wear them!

Choose jewelry, scarves, or prints that play into the spring theme. Butterflies, flowers, insects, etc, can make for some super adorable family pictures. 

The time is right.

Book a session too early and you may miss out on those spring buds. Book too late and you’ve already wandered into summer territory. Keep an eye on the weather and give your photographer a call when the time is right. 

Incorporate props.

Spring offers some beautiful backdrops where props blend in perfectly. For example, old wooden chairs look stunning in a sea of blooming rose bushes, and a quilted blanket is lovely on the fresh, green grass. 

Really think about your footwear.

Spring can often mean soggy ground, so flip-flops or heels are not the best choices. Instead, wear something that’s comfortable and spring-appropriate, like loafers, flats, or boots.

Mini Session with Atlanta family and children photographer A Focused Life Photography from Monroe with Rosie, a 1967 Shasta Compact vintage camper owned by Atlanta Photo Camper in Social Circle

If you are considering a family session or are prepping for an upcoming family photo session, we would love to discuss and help plan the perfect session for you!  

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