So often people will plan their portrait sessions, and not infuse their own personalities, and preferences into the mix. They simply copy what they see others doing on Pinterest, or Instagram. While it’s great to gather inspiration from those sources, don’t copy exactly what you see.
This blog post, will be one of two in a mini-series about planning your own unique session that feels like you. The first step is very simple, you just have to answer one question: “What season is your favorite?” , or “What season holds the best memories for you?”
My answer is fall all the way! Some of my best memories with friends, family, and business happen in the fall.
Below, I have images from every season that I have shot in, and each one is unique, and beautiful.
Spring: If you love fluffy flowers already in bloom, or are blooming(Cherry Blossom Trees are life, and Dogwoods), if you love pastel colors, spring dresses, warm days that still turn into cool nights, then this is perfect for you.
Summer: The summer days are hot, but those summer evenings last, and last. The summer flowers are out in their full on bright colors(Red Hot Pokers are my favorite, and my second are Sunflowers!!). The sunsets later in the day, making an evening session so enjoyable.
Fall: You have cool mornings, & evenings, then your day turns warm. The colors are so beautiful, such as olive greens, burnt orange, bright yellow, burnt red, etc. The smells of fall, such as cinnamon, apple, etc. (My favorite fall candle is Flannel from Bath & Body Works) Let’s not forget the fall wardrobe, light sweaters, a light denim or faux leather jacket, leggings, and combat boots (Insert all the heart eyes here for fall clothing).
Winter: This season provides plenty of cuddly images, and hot coco on sessions. If you love bundling up in those stylish winter outfits, wearing your best boots, or wearing your favorite beanie then a winter session is your style.
I had an absolute blast doing this winter session for Joseph. There was still snow on the ground, but he killed it!
I hope this post has helped you in some way friends, and next week part two will be coming out on Wednesday. What is your biggest struggle when trying to plan your own portrait, or engagement session? Let me know in the comments below, and we’ll discuss it.