What is the Best Time of the Year for Family Photos

Stephanie Lynne Photography and Films

Family Portrait Photographer

Colorado Springs is a beautiful place to take family portraits, with its stunning mountain views and diverse landscapes. But what is the best time of year to schedule your family portrait session? Here are a few things to consider:

Best Time of The Year In Colorado For Family Photos

Colorado Springs is a beautiful place to take family portraits, with its stunning mountain views and diverse landscapes. But when is the best time of year to schedule your family portrait session? Here are a few things to consider:

The Weather in Colorado

Colorado Springs experiences all four seasons, with warm summers and cold winters. The best time for family portraits will depend on your personal preferences and what you envision for your photos. If you want to capture the colorful fall foliage or the snow-covered mountains, autumn or winter may be the best time for your session. If you prefer warmer weather and want to take advantage of the outdoors, spring or summer might be better options. My personal favorite is Colorado Springs summer family photos.

Family Portraits in Colorado Springs: Best Time of Year

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Best Time for Family Photos With Your schedule:

Consider your family’s schedule when planning your portrait session. If you have a lot of activities and events going on during certain times of the year, it might be best to schedule your session for a quieter time.

Best Lighting For Family Photos in Colorado Springs

The lighting during your portrait session can have a big impact on the final result. The direction and intensity of the light will change throughout the year, so consider the time of day in comparison to your family’s schedule. All of my outdoor family portrait sessions are held during “golden hour” which is about 1 hour prior to sunset, depending on the location. This time will vary throughout the year.

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Colorado Springs

Overall, the best time of year for family portraits in Colorado Springs will depend on your personal preferences and what you want to capture in your photos. Whether you want to capture the colorful fall foliage or the snow-covered mountains, there is always a beautiful time of year to schedule your family portrait session in Colorado Springs.

let’s work together

capture life as it is now

I love working with families who want to capture life as it is now. Because in the blink of an eye, “someday” becomes a year from now. Throughout the tiresome days, tiny but meaningful moments are happening within your family that you won’t want to miss out on capturing. Things you don’t know you’re missing are the things you’ll always want to remember. The kiddos grow so much year to year and it is important to capture them in this season of life, whatever season that might be.


“My husband and I are awkward, will you tell us what to do?” Of course! I don’t like to do unnatural or super posed shots, but I will give you some light direction on how to stand or position yourselves so there are no awkward photos. I’ll encourage kids to relax, play and snuggle up with mom and dad. Tickle fights, silly words, or big bear hugs happen on the regular to capture the most authentic and genuine smiles. Don’t worry I’ll let you know if you’re doing something funny with your hands, or have a goofy face. I’m here to capture joy while making sure you look good! 

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As a family photographer and a mom of 4 kids, I am drawn to those candid moments, but I understand that most clients want classic, look at the camera and smile shots, too. We will do a mixture of both styles, with various backgrounds so you have a variety of images to choose from in your final gallery. I know my favorites won’t always be your favorites. If you prefer more candid than posed, or vice versa, just let me know either at booking or at the start of your session and I’ll make sure I capture photos you will love and cherish. 

What To Expect with your 
Family photography session

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Pre COnsultation

We will start planning your perfect session. Everything from what to wear to which location best fits your family. Our pre consultation can happen via email or the phone. When booking a session a $50 deposit will be required to hold your session date.

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60 minute Session With Optional Wardrobe Change

We will spend a minimum of one hour together capturing the best memories of you and your family. You will have the option to change outfits midway through if you would like.

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60+ Hand-edited Images

After your session I spend time perfecting your images with hand edits. Typically final edits result in 60+ beautiful images for you to choose from. You can select 20 of your favorite photos (included in the price of your session) or purchase the full gallery for a small fee.

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sneak peeks

I know you’re excited to see your images! can’t wait to show you! I guarantee a sneak peek (or two) within the 48 hours of your session. Feel free to share these images with friends and family, I know they will love them!

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Final Gallery Review and photo selection with 1-2 weeks

After your session is complete and I have time to hand edit and perfect all of your images I will send you your gallery via an online gallery. After that you can choose your favorite 20 digital images (included in the session price). In addition to your session you can purchase the full gallery or short film for an additional fee. 

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A customized, stress free family session 

Most importantly, create lasting memories while I document them. My family sessions are different than what you might be used to. Above all, I just want you to have fun! I will help you pick out what to wear, find the perfect location, have the perfect quilt/blanket to sit on, and everything else. In short, all you have to worry about is making memories with your family and letting me capture your joy.

A photography session should not only produce beautiful images, but it should also be an enjoyable stress free experience. Online Booking, joyful sessions, optional short films, and digital downloads make everything simple and fun!

Let’s make some memories!

Hi, I’m Stephanie, your Colorado Springs family photographer

I’m so glad you’re here! I am a family photographer with over 10 years of experience specializing in family, maternity, birth, newborn photography and short films.

We probably have a lot in common. I am an Air Force wife and mother to 4 children(and 2 dogs). Most days feel long, but I know the years are short. I am just trying to slow down time and create joyful memories with my family. My mornings usually start with a kid or two waking me up. I start each morning with a cup of coffee. I think the outcome of my day solely depends on if I am able to finish my cup before it gets cold.

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