Thank you to Portrait Innovations for sponsoring this content. Lots of people consider spring their favorite season of the year, and understandably so. The emerging flowers, the warmer temps, and the longer days tend to leave us feeling bright and energized—ready for new beginnings and open to new possibilities.
All that excitement makes spring the perfect time to get some updated family photos.
Last week I headed to my local Portrait Innovations studio for some spring-themed portraits of my two kids. Here’s how we made the most of our photo session—and how you can capture the joy of this season in your own family portraits.
Think spring in your color palette.
One of the most distinct aspects of the spring season is its lovely colors. When choosing your outfit, take a cue from those beautiful blooms popping up all around you. Spring is a great time to go a little brighter—either head-to-toe or with cheerful pops to accompany your neutrals. Think bright pinks, greens, and yellows—or even the orange/coral color we went with here.
My preschool-aged son wore a more muted checkered shirt that also had a hint of the coral color.
Of course, if bright isn’t your thing, spring is also a great time for soft pastels.
Play with springtime props.
I am in love with this photo of my toddler daughter with the flower prop. A perfect way to capture spring!
We also brought along her beloved bunny rabbit, which she held onto for most of the photo session. It worked out perfectly because not only was it a great spring-themed prop, but it also provided her some comfort in a new situation.
Our photographer also snapped this adorable photo of my son in a newsboy cap. So fun!
Take advantage of amazing deals.
Spring is a great time for portraits not only because of the lovely colors and the fun props—but also because of the awesome savings for your wallet!
Portrait Innovations is currently offering their best spring special ever. The Spring 24 Portrait Package is only $19.99 plus a FREE $100 16×20 Canvas with coupon (snag yours here!).
Included in the portrait package is 1-10×13 Wall Portrait, 2-8x10s, 4-5x7s, 4-3x5s, 8-2x3s, and 5-5×7 cards, plus a high resolution CD with your favorite pose. Plus, you can save 20% on all additional purchases in studio. Portrait Innovations never charges sitting fees, so feel free to bring the whole family! Appointments are limited; you can schedule yours here.
Social Media Contest
Portrait Innovations is also running a fun social media contest! After your photo session, you can go here to enter your spring portraits. Then you share your entry on social media, including a link for friends and family to vote. The top 20 people will be judged by Portrait Innovations, and 5 winners will each receive $1,000!
The contest ends on Sunday, April 30, with winners announced on May 8.
One last thing. If you’re worried your kiddo won’t smile perfectly during the photo session, don’t. Leave your inner perfectionist at the door, and let the professional photographers at Portrait Innovations do what they do best.
Based on this shot, would you believe that my toddler was running around the whole time, refusing to sit where we asked her to (in other words, being a toddler!)? It certainly didn’t stop us from getting a gorgeous photo of her! (This one is going on our wall!)
Meanwhile, this little guy was just hamming it up. 🙂
And in the end? Many of the “less than perfect” shots are some of my very favorites because their personalities really shine through. <3