I’ve gone ahead and given you some tips to ensure your day is stress-free and flawless for your spring session. Listen up!

1. Wear layers

Spring can be finicky in the sense that you can go from frigid to overheated in a matter of minutes. Therefore, we 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, let us know. We have a nice list on hand, ourselves.

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

4. speaking of accessories: wear them!

Choose jewelry, scarves, or prints that play into the spring theme. Butterflies, flowers, insects, etc., can make for some super adorable family pictures.

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. Keep an eye on the weather and give your photographer a call when the time is right.

6. Incorporate props

Spring offers some beautiful backdrops where props blend in perfectly. For example, old wooden chairs look stunning in a sea of blooming rose bushes, and a quilted blanket is lovely on the fresh, green grass.

7. Really think about your footwear

Spring can often mean a soggy ground, so flip-flops or heels are not the best choices. Instead, wear something comfortable and spring-appropriate, like loafers, flats, or boots.