Who's Ready For Spring?
Spring in Washington D.C. and the surrounding area provides the most beautiful backdrop for family pictures – why because of the amazing Cherry Blossoms. We are blessed to live in an area where there is such a wonderful array of colors. When the National Park Service (NPS) announces the full bloom dates, there are many visitors that pounce on the area. Fall in Northern Virginia is another great opportunity for family pictures, however, I love spring because of the colors, but also the pleasing smell.
Spring time is on the horizon and that means many parents are looking and hoping to have their child(ren) photographed with the animals that are synonymous with spring…baby chicks and bunnies. Or the number one question asked in many Northern Virginia Mom groups is “will you have real live bunnies at your spring mini sessions?” When the answer is “no” many are upset and then there’s a big exasperation. I just saw one a few hours ago and the post was quickly deleted.
After conducting several portrait sessions over a few decades with live bunnies and rabbits, a photographer in Georgia experienced a barrage of complaints and even death threats because of the way the children handled baby chicks and bunnies during their sessions. This is what brings me to this blog post. I would like to detail the top 8 reasons why I don’t offer portrait sessions with bunnies, chicks, and other fury “spring” animals.
Preparing for Spring Portraits
Spring is one of the most wonderful seasons for many of us, especially if you live in Northern Virginia and Washington D.C.. The air is fresh, the flowers are blooming, people are happy…
It's a New Year and if you're in the Washington D.C. area you know what that means. The Cherry Blossoms will be blooming before we know it. It won't be long before the Washington DC, Northern Virginia, and Maryland will be surrounded with the beautiful sights and smells of the Cherry Blossoms. Now is the perfect time to begin looking into hiring your family's photographer. As spring gets closer, many photographers we become sold out and the frenzy and hysteria will begin.
Spring is a gorgeous sight to see yearly and beautiful season in the DMV area. It's a wonderful time to photograph your family in stunning spring colors. For military families, this is a great symbol of Washington D.C. and one of those must have family pictures.
What to Wear for Spring Portrait Session | Northern Virginia Photographer | Woodbridge Family Photographer
Spring has arrived in The Northern Virginia area. If you've taken a ride or walk around your neighborhood, you will notice a lot of white and red blooms on trees (and tulips in my neighborhood). Just yesterday, The National Park Service in Washington D.C. released the Peak Bloom dates for the Cherry Blossoms. Do you know what that means? It's time for warmer weather and we get to begin adding lots of fun and vibrant colors to our wardrobes again.
As a family photographer I'm often asked for clothing recommendations, so I've decided to blog and suggest a few recommendations for upcoming spring portrait sessions in the Northern Virginia area. I'm always happy to assist and provide guidance on clothing recommendations. We can schedule a consultation to discuss your wardrobe ideas or you are welcome to call my studio.
National Park Service Has Released Cherry Blossom Dates | Northern Virginia Photographer | Woodbridge Family Photographer
The National Park Service has just announced the peak bloom prediction for the Washington D.C. Cherry Blossoms. They are predicting March 14 - March 17! For the full schedule of National Cherry Blossom Festival events, visit here.
Purple, white, pink, yellow, and green! There are signs of the arrival of spring everywhere. After experiencing over 20 inches of snow just a few weeks ago, going outside now is an extremely beautiful sight. The air is enormously fragrant with trees and flowering blooming.
Towards the end of last week, the Cherry Blossoms reached peak bloom. It was the perfect weekend to go out and capture portraits. While the masses tend to make there way to the Tidal Basin in the Nation's Capital, my family decided to travel to Loudoun County. WOW...the beauty! The roadsides are lined with wild flowers and the trees blooming with exquisite trees with green and white pedals.
Since the weather is much milder and the grass and trees are greener, I had to get outside and capture my growing sons in the beautiful warm weather. Of course, they were happy to get outside and run freely. We spent the day capturing our family fun, enjoying one another's company, and most importantly, making memories.
Have you scheduled your spring portraits yet? Well why not...the temperatures are warming up and the flowers are starting to bloom.
This is the perfect opportunity to capture your family's glow with the earth's new beautiful colors. Capture your son in his suit and your gorgeous daughter in her spring dress. Our studio is even able to prepare your home with framed portrait work to adore your home's walls.
Spring portraits are a gift that makes everyone smile.
Spring must be around the corner. The National Park Service, based in Washington D.C., has revealed dates for the full peak of the blossoms
March 31 - April 3. That's in about 4 weeks!
It's a great opportunity to capture the family with beautiful spring colors and the blossoms as a nice backdrop. The Tidal Basin is a beautiful location to capture those wonderful spring family portraits.
To schedule your family spring portrait, visit our appointment page and schedule your session on one of those dates (March 31 - April 3). If you don't see a time on the calendar , contact the studio at 571-250-5073 there may have been a cancellation.
To purchase a Cherry Blossom Portrait Session, please visit the store.
Would you like more information about the nation's Cherry Blossom Festival or to watch the cam of the Tidal Basin, click here.
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Hello, I'm Tamieka, the owner of and photographer behind Tamieka Smith Photography a family photographer in Torrance, CA and Northern Virginia/National Archives Promotion Ceremony photographer in Torrance, CA. I am happy you came to visit the blog! I hope you find inspiration and helpful tips. In addition, to a peek into my life as a family photographer.
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