The Cherry Blossoms in Washington D.C. have all fallen off and it’s spring, and we all know what spring brings…unpredictable weather. It can be cold and rainy one day and dry and warm the next day. It can be difficult to schedule and plan family pictures with unpredictable weather? These are some tips that will help you plan a unique indoor session you’ll love.
Living in Northern Virginia we can experience unpredictable weather at a moments notice; what if you can’t take family pictures outside? Or what if it’s pouring down rain? What is the next recourse? It’s time for an alternative strategy that will be fun, practicable, and allows you to create family portraits you will love and adore to have on the walls of your family home.
When the weather of NOVA is unpredictable having an alternative plan is essential. Selecting a few indoor locations can be the key to saving your family portrait session from being canceled or rescheduled. Selecting a location that wouldn’t be weather dependent. There are several ideas for an indoor plan that may have been overlooked.
When selecting a location for your family session, you want a location that’s unique to your family and provides a variety of different setups and backdrops. If you’re family likes gaming, consider a location that allows your family to enjoy their favorite pastime, yet have family portraits taken to remember this special time in your family’s history.
Prioritize Locations with Variety
This will probably be the most difficult part. Determining the best location for your family. When you’re considering locations for your portraits, here are a few things to consider:
When considering places to have your family photographed, think about things your family enjoy doing. What brings you together closer as a family? With all the different challenges (Target, Michaels, etc.), many stores encourage retail photography as it is a free marketing tool, however, getting permission is still suggested. When considering a retail location, ponder the time of day. Many stores are more apt to allowing photography as soon as they open or close to the doors closing. Here are some possible locations that may be considered.
Focus on What Matters The Most
Bad and unpredictable weather can be frustrating especially when you were looking forward to creating lovely family memories and documenting your legacy. You want to stay focus on what matters most and that’s your family. Regardless of which location you select, your spouse and children will have a great time taking family pictures because they’re with you.
Hello, I'm Tamieka, owner of Tamieka Smith Photography. I would love to help you plan your family's sunset portraits in Northern Virginia (or surrounding area) or photograph your military ceremony — possibly both. Working with families and military members is my specialty. I hope you'll look at my recent work and all that’s available for you. I hope we're able to work together and I’m able to document your family’s history.