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  • Writer's pictureJulie Stoecker

7 Tips for Preparing for Your Spring Photo Session

Engagement Photography Sessions, Springfield, MO

I wanted to give you some tips to ensure your day is stress free and flawless for your spring photo session with me. I love spring. In fact, I was born on the first day of spring. I get so excited when I start to see all the sweet buds coming out for the first time of the year. Here are my tips for a great spring photo session.

1. Wear layers. Spring can be finicky in the sense that you can go from frigid to over heated in a matter of minutes. I 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.

Engagement Photography Sessions, Springfield, MO

2. 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 me know. I do have a nice list on hand.

3. 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. I recommend choosing a color theme for the whole gang, then slightly deviating from that with accessories to keep things interesting.

4. 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.

Engagement Photography Sessions, Springfield, MO

5. Time it 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.

6. 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.

7. Really think about your footwear. Spring can often mean a soggy ground, so flip-flops or heels are not the best choice. Instead, wear something that's comfortable and spring appropriate, like loafers, flats or boots.

It's finally warm enough to get out there so book your next spring photo session here. I am a Springfield, MO based photographer specializing in families, children, newborns, seniors and weddings.

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