Blogs     Family Fun     Local Parents    

10 Fun Pictures You Can Take Of Your Kids This Spring



Rain, bunny hats, and more ...

How to take better photos, photo tips, kids photos, how to

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. 

Other posts by this this blogger


Life Lessons with Little People IV

Jun 15, 2018

kids in the hudson valley share wise words with adults

HOW TO HELP YOUR TWEENS AND TEENS CARE FOR THEIR SKIN

May 3, 2018

An esthetician at Savor Beauty Salon in Saugerties shares some tips on how to help your teen/tween take better care of their skin.

Two Simple Changes to Dramatically Improve Your Photos

Apr 17, 2018

With just a few adjustments, you can take better photos of your children. Here are two easy changes that will dramatically improve the quality of the photos you take of your kids.

Life Lessons with Little People III

Mar 1, 2018

kids in the hudson valley share wise words with adults

Dear Mom Who Never Gets In the Photos ...

Feb 20, 2018

Your kids love you just the way you are right now. So, please, please, please ... push past any insecurities you may have and get in the photos with your little ones!

3 Things NOT to Do When Photographing Your Kids

Feb 7, 2018

With just a few adjustments, you can take better photos of your children. Here are 3 things NOT to do to improve the quality of your photos.

8 Pancake Recipes to Try This Weekend

Jan 5, 2018

Staying in this weekend? Here's a variety of pancake recipes to try with the kids, including gluten-free, paleo, and vegan.

A Fun Way to Take Better Family Photos This Holiday

Dec 18, 2017

A family photo scavenger hunt is a creative and fun way to take better candid photos.

Need holiday cards? Here are my three favorite online labs

Nov 23, 2017

three labs that offer a wonderful selection of high-quality holiday cards

Amazing Gluten-Free Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe

Oct 30, 2017

The perfect gluten-free cookies to bake with your kids

How to Get Better Photos on Your Fall Family Photo Shoot

Sep 20, 2017

Fall is everyone's favorite time of year for family photos. Here are 10 tips to help you make the most of your professional photo session.

LIFE LESSONS WITH LITTLE PEOPLE II

Aug 18, 2017

kids in the hudson valley share wise words with adults

9 EASY INSTAGRAM STORIES HACKS!

Aug 16, 2017

A list of 9 tips to customize your instagram stories

FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL PHOTO IDEAS

Aug 2, 2017

A list of easy and fun pictures you can take of your child on his or her first day of school.

HOW CAN I HELP MY TEEN OR TWEEN GET INTO MODELING?

Jul 31, 2017

A professional photographer shares some tips on how teen/tween modeling

QUICK PHOTO TIP: CLOSE YOUR EYES

Jul 28, 2017

A professional photographer shares a tip for how to look more relaxed in photos

WHAT'S THE BEST AGE FOR PROFESSIONAL BABY PHOTOS?

Jul 24, 2017

A professional photographer considers the most popular stages for photos during a baby's first year of life.

THINKING ABOUT GETTING YOUR CHILD INTO MODELING?

Jul 5, 2017

A professional photographer shares some tips on submitting photos to child modeling agencies

LIFE LESSONS WITH LITTLE PEOPLE I

Jun 22, 2017

kids in the hudson valley share wise words with adults

WHICH DSLR SHOULD I CHOOSE?

Jun 15, 2017

How to choose a DSLR for the first time? Consider these 13 tips from a professional photographer

QUICK PHOTO TIP: LOOK FOR THE LIGHT

Jun 11, 2017

how to use natural reflectors to brighten photos of your kids

THE DIY BACKYARD FUN SHOOT

Jun 6, 2017

A professional photographer shares some tips for a DIY backyard photo shoot with your kids this summer.

TAKE BETTER BEACH PHOTOS

May 29, 2017

It can be a challenge to take beautiful photos of your kids at the beach. Here are a few tips to make it easier.

HOW TO TAKE BETTER PICTURES OF YOUR KIDS

May 22, 2017

With just a few adjustments, you can take better photos of your children. Here are 9 tips that will greatly improve your skills as a photographer.

HOW TO TAKE PHOTOS OF YOUR NEWBORN BY YOURSELF — WITHOUT A PHOTOGRAPHER (PART TWO)

Apr 20, 2017

A professional newborn photo shoot is a wonderful experience for families. But if it's not in the budget, or if you just want to attempt the photos yourself for other reasons, here are a few easy setups you can try yourself.

HOW TO TAKE PHOTOS OF YOUR NEWBORN BY YOURSELF — WITHOUT A PHOTOGRAPHER (PART ONE)

Apr 11, 2017

A professional newborn photo shoot is a wonderful experience for families. But if it's not in the budget, or if you just want to attempt the photos yourself for other reasons, here are a few general tips.