A Guide to Preparing for Your Spring Family Session | Boston Family Photographer

Spring Family Sessions 2021 | Helena Goessens Photography

As we shake off the cold of winter and the flowers make their way out of the ground again, we can all start thinking happy thoughts… like how spring and summer family sessions are back for 2024! For available dates this spring and more information about my Spring family sessions click here.

I love how everyone just feels happier and lighter this time of year. We’re so lucky to live somewhere that gives us a stunning place to be in the spring and summer. There’s no ends to the parks, beaches, or city corners that just come alive with the fresh spring air. Don’t miss a chance to capture this beautiful time of year – and your family – this spring! Here are a few tips on how to prepare for your Spring family session – so keep reading!

6 Tips for Preparing for Your Spring Session

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1. Wear layers

Spring can be finicky in the sense that you can go from frigid to overheated 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.

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, please let me know. I have a nice list on hand!

Boston Newborn and Family Photographer Helena Goessens Photography
Spring Family Session by Boston Newborn and Family Photographer Helena Goessens Photography

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

4. Speaking of accessories: wear them!

Choose jewelry, hats, headbands, scarves, or prints that play into the spring theme. They can make for some super adorable family pictures.

Spring Session by Boston Newborn and Family Photographer Helena Goessens Photography
Spring Family Session by Helena Goessens Photography

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. Certailny It is hard to tell here in New England, but the last 2 weeks of April are usually great for a Spring session.

6. Really think about your footwear

Spring can often mean a soggy ground, therefor flip-flops or heels are not the best choice. For example, wear something that’s comfortable and spring appropriate, like loafers, flats, or boots.

Spring Family Session by Boston Newborn and Family Photographer -Helena Goessens Photography

about helena goessens photography

Helena Goessens is a maternity, newborn, and family photographer based in Dedham, MA. She loves to work with families and little ones in a fun and relaxed atmosphere. She lives for creativity and she loves to capture genuine connections between family members and for her kid-friendly photography style. Helena Goessens offers sessions in the comfort of clients’ homes, outdoors, and on location for those special occasions.  If you are looking for a family portrait photographer for your next family session, be sure to browse through her family portfolio and inquire about availability. Contact her at  info@helenagoessens.com    or call her at    617-584-9891.  For more of her work, visit her website at  helenagoessens.com.

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Helena Goessens is a Dedham, MA. photographer specializing in baby, children and family photography. Serving Norfolk County, Newton, Needham, Dover, Wellesley, Canton, Boston and surrounding communities.

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