Most people think of getting Houston family photos updated during the fall. Perhaps it is because they enjoy sending out Christmas cards and that is an annual reminder to get updated family portraits. Or perhaps it is when the family starts coming to town and it is a convenient time to have that Houston family photo created.
Whatever the reason is, I am here to tell you to rethink taking family photos in the fall.
The fall in Houston is hot and sticky. Believe me, even though we generally schedule family photos in the evening and do photos in the shade, it can still be uncomfortable. And being sweaty is very hard to fix in photoshop. 😉
Also the fall is the busiest time for family photographers. That creates a few challenges:
- there is less flexibility with open times for sessions
- the beautiful locations we like to shoot are filled with other photographers and sometimes even with props like couches or trucks which makes it hard to have space for our session.
Instead, the 3 best months to take your Houston family photos are:
Yes, the Spring!
The spring is the perfect time to take your Houston family photos!
Why is the spring the best time to take your Houston family photos? Well here are four great reasons:
- it isn’t too hot (Climate and weather averages in Houston)
- the humidity is low
- flowers are blooming
- everything is super green
I remember a couple years ago I took some family photos at one of my favorite locations. Normally this location is green with mossy trees. But by the time the family scheduled family photos, it was November. This normally bright green location was brown and drab. The photos still turned out fabulous but I had wished the family had booked their family session in the spring.
Some of my favorite Houston family photos locations
I just love greenery and florals! Some of my favorite Houston family photos locations are in botanical gardens. And what better time to visit a botanical garden than in the spring!?
One of my favorite Houston family photos locations is Mercer Botanical Garden in Spring. There is a great variety of things for family photos there- greenery, flowers, dirt trails, brick trails, swings, benches, water features and more.
Even if you do not do family photos there, you should consider a visit. It is beautiful and free!
And if you are wanting to create beautiful Houston family photos, I would love to chat! 432-488-6092.