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10 Fun Pictures You Can Take Of Your Kids This Spring

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I’m starting to see flowers pop up ... and you know what that means: 

Spring Photos!

Here are 10 fun ways you can snap some beautiful photos of your kids this spring season.

1. Head to an orchard.

Orchards have rows and rows of trees that will bloom beautiful colors in the very near future. Keep an eye out for when your local orchards turn into a sea of pink flowers! Before hopping out and enjoying the blooms, it’s important to check with the owners for two reasons: 1.) It’s their property. 2.) Trees are often chemically treated in the Spring and should be avoided immediately after pesticide applications.

2. Enjoy the green grass and blue sky.

We’ve got lots of beautiful fields here in the Hudson Valley area, many of which are at public parks. The crisp green against the bright blue sky makes a perfect backdrop.

3. Play in the rain!

April showers bring May flowers! But that doesn’t mean you have to wait for May for photos. Have the kids suit up and head out for some fun snaps in the rain.

4. Have fun with balloons.

If you’re in a more urban area without lots of blooms, bring in your own bright colors with balloons. I shot the photo above against a plain wall in the Historic District of Poughkeepsie. 

5. Find that ONE bush!

This forsythia bush is on the grounds of the Franklin D. Roosevelt mansion and it is just ONE big bush. But with some strategic angling (and a gold reflector), I was able to create a photo where my subject looks like she’s literally surrounded by a field of flowers.

6. Or, find that ONE tree!

All you really need is one branch of color to give a striking feeling of spring time!

7. Stay in and channel your inner spring.

If you prefer to stay indoors for photos for one reason or another, you can still create something that screams out “spring is here!” A simple bunny hat and a white blanket is all that’s needed.

8. Play in the croci! 

One of the very first flowers to arrive in Spring is the beautiful crocus. Locust Grove in Poughkeepsie typically boasts a beautiful field of croci just perfect for photos with little ones. 

9. Enjoy the tiny wildflowers.

I photographed this little one at the field next to the parking lot at Vanderbilt Mansion. It was riiiight before the next mow (and I mean, he was on his way to us while we were shooting!) so we had lots of little wildflowers. 

For this image, I lay down on my stomach and shot through the flowers, giving the appearance that the flowers are actually taller than they are. Angles can change everything!

10. Have a sports shoot.

Are you big sports fans? Through on some gear, and head out to the park for a “professional” ball shoot. These photos could make a great gift for Dad!

Most importantly ... have fun! And happy shooting!!!


Kate Callahan is an on-location photographer who LOVES to capture authentic memories for families. She’s available for weddings, senior photos, child photo sessions, and family photography. Kate works with clients throughout the Hudson Valley, NYC,  Delaware (and the tri-state area), and beyond. 

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