Outdoor Family Photography Session FAQs

Preparing for your Family Photography Session can be stressful.  Julia will try to answer some of your questions ahead of time so you are more at ease.

What time of year is best for outdoor photos? 

Julia photographs outdoors between the months of May and October.  In her experience, these months allow for the most beautiful backdrops/scenery that align with her work.  Depending on the look you are going for in terms of wardrobe, it’s important to keep in mind the heat in the months of July and August.  These months can be extremely hot but also offer gorgeous sunlight.  Late September and October will give you some pretty fall foliage with outfit choices that have more long sleeves, layers, and warm tones.  It’s all a matter of personal preference!

What time of day would our session be?

Julia likes to photograph outdoors during what’s called the “Golden Hour”.  Sessions begin about 90 minutes before sunset to give the most beautiful and flattering lighting situations.  If you have young children with early bedtimes, it’s best to have your session in the fall when the sun sets earlier.

What if it rains?

We will reschedule for the next possible available date.

I really want portraits of my children but I’m afraid they won’t cooperate.

Don’t worry!!!  As long as they are well rested and bellies are full, let me handle the rest!  I provide a calm environment for your children and will let them get comfortable on their own.  If they take a little longer to loosen up, I’m happy to wait.

Where do we go for outdoor photos?

Julia has a few “sweet spots” that she likes to go to that are within the Greater Philadelphia area.  Places that she has found to have great light and a nice variety of backdrops.  She is also open to location ideas if you know of a place that you love.

What happens after the session?

Once your session is over, I will begin editing your photos.  Within 2 weeks, you will receive an online gallery of about 30 images to choose from.  The gallery will be password protected and remains active for 5 days while you choose your favorite images.  I am always available to help you choose sizes and types of prints to suit your style and space.