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:
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!
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.
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!
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.
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.
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!
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