Why Summer is the Best Time for Family Portraits!

It’s summer! The days are long, the nights are warm, the kids are relaxed and maybe even the parents are feeling a little more calm without the after-school rush to multiple activities.

It’s the perfect time to plan your holiday portraits!

Sounds crazy doesn’t it? But did you ever think about scheduling family portraits during the summer?

I can immediately name 4 good reasons to do so:

  1. Everyone is home!  Many families are contacting me right before Thanksgiving trying to schedule a session in that small block of time when the kids are home from college. Why not celebrate your time together (and think about grandparents and cousin visits too!) and send them back to school knowing that the Holiday picture box is checked.
  2. You all have that “just back from vacation” look and feeling. Whether it’s just the school break, or you have returned from a week at the beach, that summer break feeling usually results in a less stressful session and makes for relaxed, happy expressions.
  3. Options…Options! I can photograph in the studio throughout the day  – so no one needs to know it was summer when the pictures were taken if that matters to you – But why waste the beautiful greenery and flowers that abound  in one of our many beautiful parks and gardens,  or the modern look of an urban setting. And with the luxury of the late setting sun in the summertime, no one needs to leave work early to catch the “golden hour.”
  4. Check that off your List!  We all know how crazy it gets in those brief fall and winter months, so let me help you take one thing off your list. My schedule is more open in the summer too (except for my two weeks in Cape Cod – but I’m open to photograph there as well if anyone is longing for some beach shots) when I’m not photographing seniors, and the corporate sessions are on hold until all are back from vacation. I love that feeling of “done that task, let’s relax at the holidays” and I’m sure you do too!

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