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4 Things That Could Affect Your Spring Photography

Spring is a beautiful time of the year, when the world is waking back up after a cold winter, the snow begins to melt, and everywhere around you there are beautiful colors blooming and blossoming. It’s also a great time to get spring family photos taken by JayLynn Studios. However, even with all the beautiful weather and gorgeous surroundings, there are still a few things you should consider when planning professional photos in springtime.

Unpredictable Spring Weather
One of the most difficult things to plan for is the weather—some days the spring weather in Utah is beautiful with warm sunlight and mild temperatures, but other days we could see spring rain, cloudy days, wind, and even snowstorms. It’s a good idea to consult the weather reports leading up to your scheduled photo shoot with JayLynn Studios and if it looks like it is going to be particularly bad, talk to the photographer about a backup plan if you can’t do the photos outside.

Finding the Perfect Timing
In addition to the changes in weather, spring is also a time when the days are getting longer. Daylight Saving Time extends the daylight farther into the evening and means the sun rises a little bit later in the morning, so it’s important to make plans for your photos that take into account the changes in sunlight through the day. While it is good to take photos when the light isn’t as bright, the sun is often still farther down in the southern sky during the spring, which means it will cast different shadows than it does in the summer months. Talk to your Salt Lake City photographer about the best times of day for pictures in the spring so you can get amazing photos.

Planning for Allergies
Of course with all the beautiful things blooming in the spring, you may also find that you or your family members see allergies start to act up. If you know that you have particularly bad allergies in the springtime, check reports on pollen counts or try to get your photos taken earlier or later in the season so you won’t have to battle itchy, red eyes, sneezing, runny nose, and other allergy symptoms during your pictures. If you can’t avoid allergies at any time during the season, make sure you plan ahead and take medication that will keep the symptoms under control for a few hours.

Wardrobe Challenges
A final consideration for professional photos in springtime is the challenges it can present for your wardrobe. Since the weather can be a little unpredictable, it’s a good idea to plan outfits that include layers. If the weather is warmer, you can take off some of your top layers, and if it’s cooler you can leave those layers on for protection and warmth. If you do have to add or shed layers throughout the photo shoot with JayLynn Studios, consider it a bonus “outfit change” that makes it look like a totally new set of family pictures!

With the right planning spring can be a fantastic time to get your family photos taken. Use these tips to make sure your spring session at JayLynn Studios has the best possible outcome.