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June 23, 2021

Five Reasons to Book a Summer Photo Session | Cooperstown Family Photographer

Many times when you think of scheduling your yearly photo session, you think Fall- September-November. Although the changing leaves are a beautiful backdrop here in Upstate NY, it is not the only time for photos! Summer is such a wonderful option, and I’m here to tell you my top five reasons why!

family photo session with Cooperstown family photographer

reason 1# Life is a slower pace!

Fall is such a busy time with school starting up again, the return of sports and after school activities, and all the Holidays. It can be stressful to try and fit in a photos session. However, for many of us in the summer, there’s a slower pace with longer, lazier days. Sure, you have a few trips here and there, but I bet there are more free weekends and days on that calendar. Plus, with the longer summer evenings, there’s more time to fit in your session.

Oneonta Ny family photographer, family loving on one another

reason #2 Outfits are easier to plan for summer photos

Fall sessions can mean lots of layers because of the cooler temperatures, which means having to coordinate more clothing items. Even if shopping is one of your favorite things to do, it can feel burdensome planning outfits for the entire family. Summer time is warm, meaning less clothing, so it will be easier to pick out outfits! I think of flowy dresses, baby rompers, and bare feet! I think this makes for much easier planning.

Cooperstown Family Photographer, family spending time together during their photo session
Upstate NY family photographer, mom and dad with kids

Summer also means those littles can get wet and even take off those shirts!! ;)

reason #3 That Golden Hour-Need I say more!

You may have heard of golden hour (the time right before and right after sunset) before, it’s highly talked about in the photography world! Although golden hour happens year round, there’s just nothing quite like those summer sunsets! The sky is literally on fire and magically lit up. Golden hour in the Fall can be beautiful too, but way more unpredictable as clouds roll in more often.

Family photography in Cooperstown NY, family photos in their backyard

reason #4 change it up to summer photos

If you’ve always had family photos done in the Fall, consider changing it up! I have Fall images of my family on the walls and I’m even wanting something different. The muted Fall colors are beautiful, but they last for such a short season in NY. The beautiful, lush green of summer lasts from May-September, so a longer time to get that photo shoot in;)

family photographer in Oneonta NY, mom snuggling kids

reason #5 Flexibility in location in the summer

When you book a summer session, there is an abundance of options to hold your session at. With lakes and creeks being options since it’s warmer, it opens up areas you might not want to shoot at in the Fall. Also, your own property in the summer (like this family’s session!) adds such a magical and personal touch to your photos. If you’re not worrying about getting the perfect colorful leaves in your background, why not capture you where you spend the most time, your backyard! Your photos will be more meaningful and you will be less stressed, leaving the travel to me :)

Lifestyle family photographer in Upstate NY, family exploring thier backyard during photo session

After all of that, I hope I have convinced you to at least consider booking your summer family photo session! I still have some availability in late July and August left. If you are interested in a summer family session, I’d love to hear from you!

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