(Inside: Spring family photography is so fun to take. The earth is just starting to get warm, and everyone’s usually up for outside family photography. Here are some picture ideas.)
Spring is one of the best times of the year for family photography.
At least if you live in Minnesota.
The snow has finally melted, the earth is yawning awake, and the sun starts hitting us all just right. It’s fun to get out and get some pictures.
But, I try and get my spring family photos in a no-stress kind of way. As a mom of big kids, I love getting lots of photos of my fast-growing children, but I don’t like drama leading up to or during them.
So, I’ve lowered my expectations.
We try and do this when it’s convenient when we’re already dressed up and going somewhere. I plan on spending about 15 minutes tops. I snap a lot of shots and trust I’ll get some photos I’ll like. Then I run them through some fun filters.
Because I try and spend less time on the photography sessions, but have more of them (maybe once a season), and I can’t always afford a professional, I trade time with my friend.
She’ll take pictures of my family and me of hers.
These are some of the photos I snapped of her lovely people. Spring family photography – I love how her photos turned out.
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Cheryl is a mom of 3 boys, wife, speaker, high school teacher, and author of Empowered Moms & Kids. She has a Master’s degree in Educational Leadership and is passionate about learning and teaching. On www.empoweredmomsandkids.com you’ll find inspiration and encouragement for moms raising tweens and/or teens. Read more in the “about” section of this page.