Sara Sniderman 

Photography

Why I love Morning Photo Sessions.

I have recently done a few morning photo sessions and am in LOVE with them.  I wanted to share with you a few reasons why I think these early morning photo sessions are such a great option for families:

man nuzzeling woman who is smiling for photo Sherborn MA with morning light

1.  Light for your photo session

The first and greatest reason is light!  Early morning light has such a beautiful, soft glow.  You will have beautiful glowy morning family photos!

Father and daughter rub noses for family photo with morning light in Sherborn MA

2.  Less crowded photo session

Some spots for family photo sessions tend to get pretty crowded in the afternoon and sunset time.  For early morning sessions, there are less people so we have a lot more freedom to pick our location and move around.  This is especially important right now during the Covid-19 Pandemic.

man and woman walk holding hands laughing for photo in Natick MA

3. Kids behavior during photo session

I don’t know about your kids, but mine tend to get more cranky by the end of the day.  In the morning, they haven’t had the whole day to tire them out.  Give them some breakfast before you leave the house or on the way and you are good to go!

Natick MA family walks holding hands and laughing in picture

4.  Rest of the day is for fun

You are all up and dressed and ready to go.  You can plan a fun family outing for after your photo session. This is also a great way to naturally build in reinforcement for participating in the session. As soon as the photo session is over you can go off and have a great rest of your day.

Natick MA family stands by fence smiling in the morning at each other for photo

5.  Cooler temps for your session

During the summer, mornings are cooler and everyone is happier when it isn’t too hot or humid.  You wont mind cuddling close for morning family photos.

man and woman kiss by fence and dad kisses daughter by fence for photo in Sherborn MA

These are some of the reasons why I love morning sessions.  If beautiful morning light pictures with your family are the trade off for an early wake up, I think it is totally worth it!  

girl smiles at camera with morning light for photo Natick MA

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dad and daughter photo for family photos Sherborn MA

July 4, 2020

  1. Theresa says:

    Really nice work!

  2. Sunny says:

    So beautiful!!! I love morning sessions too!!

  3. Ashley Mckee says:

    So beautiful! Love your lighting!

  4. Courtney says:

    Gorgeous photos and also great advice! Maybe I’ll start shooting in the mornings…. if only I could get myself out of bed!

  5. I always advise my clients to rise and shine for their session! The light is just so so good. Love all your points on this- your clients will thank you for your advise!

  6. Josefin says:

    Love, love, love this! The picture are gorgeous!!!

  7. Monica says:

    Gorgeous images! This makes me want a morning session.

  8. Amy Huang says:

    LOVE 🙂 How early in the morning did you have to get up? I remember shooting at around 7:00 am and it was pretty brutal.. or maybe my location wasn’t the best!

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