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Flowers are blooming, birds are chirping and spring is in the air! With everything coming back to life after a long winter, this makes it the perfect time for your Spring Family Portrait Session. We are often asked  how families should dress for their session and understand that coordinating outfits for everyone can be a bit challenging. To help you, we created our Spring Style Guide to provide you with some tips and inspiration for a stylish family portrait session! We hope you have fun putting together outfits for your little ones … and the big ones too!

We’re booking up quick for the spring, so contact us today to book Aaron Watson Photography for your spring Family Portrait Session!




Tip #1 Coordinating vs. Matching

Move away from being overly “matchy” when choosing outfits for your family. Instead, choose a color palette that you enjoy and build outfits that compliment each other based around those colors. This allows your family to showcase their individuality while still coordinating to ensure the best family photo!

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The Cox Family photographed at Lake Anna

Tip #2 Functional and Fashionable

Choose clothes that are fashionable and functional. Kids need to be free to move around during the portrait session so clothing that is too formal can end up being frustrating. Kids will be kids and we want to allow for lots of fun, giggles and big smiles!

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Mia and Corin photographed in the mountains of Virginia

Tip #3 Props 

Bring along some favorite toys or props like kites, wagons, or a teddy bear to incorporate into your session. These will mark this special time in your child’s life and can help put your kids at ease while they are being photographed. Plus, it allows you as parents to be creative and can add to the fun of planning your session!

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Aria photographed at Keswick Vineyards

Tip #4 Pop of Color

Add a pop of color to your outfit and your pictures are sure to stand out in the best way! A bright colored jacket, headband or pair of shoes are a great and easy way to do this!

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 The Barnard Family photographed in Cape Town, South Africa

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Spring is just around the corner and as the sun comes out and flowers bloom, engaged couples everywhere are quickly planning their engagement sessions. This means it is time to shed those winter coats  and bring out the spring clothes you’ve been wanting to wear for so long!  Having trouble deciding on what to wear and on the best location for your spring engagement session? You are not alone! Many couples face this challenge so we created a Spring Style Guide to help you choose flattering looks and the perfect outdoor locations for your engagement portraits.

As a special spring incentive, we are currently offering a FREE portrait session when you book Aaron Watson Photography for your wedding by the end of March. There is limited availability left in our 2013 season so please do not hesitate to email us at [email protected] or call 434.202.8031 soon!

Happy Spring!



Now that we have your looking exceptionally stylish, here are some of our favorite locations for you to consider for your spring engagement session!

1. A Vineyard – Nothing is more romantic than spending the afternoon at a vineyard with the one you love. The lush green vines will provide a beautiful backdrop for your portrait session and the relaxing glass of wine you are sure to enjoy will guarantee a perfect day!

Photographed at Trump Winery.

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2. An Urban Environment – Looking for a location with an urban flair? Choose a downtown location and get ready to explore! You never know what you might find down a side-street, at a park or in a local cafe that will make for the perfect place for pictures. We have a feeling the flowers and budding trees you are also sure to find with have you dancing (safely) in the streets!

Photographed in Georgetown, VA (top) and Downtown Charlottesville, VA (bottom)

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3. An Orchard – Orchards are not just for the fall! They provide a playful and casual environment for an engagement session all year round. One of our favorite places to bring couples in the spring is Chiles Peach Orchard where beginning in May,  you can pick strawberries! Just think, an engagement session and fresh strawberries all in one day! We highly suggest you come hungry.

Photographed at Carter Mountain Apple Orchard (top) and Chiles Peach Orchard (bottom)

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