Mountain Family Session

Hey there, mountain lovers!

Feeling the mountain vibes and daydreaming about capturing your family amidst those towering peaks and serene valleys? Let us share a few tried-and-true tips that can transform your mountain family photo session from “sounds great” to “OMG, these photos are everything!”

How to Plan Your Mountain Family Session

Choosing the Ideal Spot:

While the mountains are brimming with breathtaking vistas, consider the following when picking your spot:

  • Accessibility: Ensure the location is easily accessible for all family members.
  • Time of Day: Golden hours – shortly after sunrise and just before sunset – offer the best lighting, casting a gentle glow on the mountains and your family. If you are there at the right time, you might even be able to capture the alpine glow just after sunset.
  • Background Variety: Look for spots that offer a mix – a serene lakeside or river, tree trails, and panoramic views.

Props to Elevate Your Session:

Introducing props not only adds a whimsical touch but also helps in making the session more interactive and fun.

  • Neutral Blanket: A plush, neutral-toned blanket can act as a cozy spot for family cuddles or picnic setups.
  • Picnic Basket: Elevate the mood with a picnic theme. Fill your basket with fruits, cheeses, bread, and perhaps a non-alcoholic bubbly for a celebratory pop!
  • Bubbles & Games: These are fantastic to keep the little ones engaged. Plus, the candid joy of a child chasing bubbles or the family engrossed in a game translates beautifully on camera.
  • Personal Touch: Anything that resonates with your family’s story – be it a book, musical instrument, or a family heirloom.

Wardrobe Planning for Alpine Altitudes:

Dressing for a mountain session is about harmonizing style, comfort, and the environment.

  • Layers are Key: Mountain weather can be unpredictable. Layer up to stay warm and stylish.
  • Neutral Tones with Pops of Color: Earthy tones such as beiges, browns, and greens complement the natural surroundings. However, a dash of burgundy, navy, or mustard can make the photos pop.
  • Footwear: Comfortable, sturdy shoes are a must. If heels are preferred for some shots, bring along hiking shoes for walking between spots.

Looking for the perfect place for your family photo session? Check out my family session guide!

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