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Albany, Oregon Spring Family Session

Albany, Oregon Spring Family Session

This Albany, Oregon Spring Family Session was an absolute blast. I am so in love with this photo spot I found a couple years ago. The oak trees and the tall green grass in the spring are what Oregon photo dreams are made of! The real show stopper for this Albany, Oregon photo location is the purple wildflowers that show up in mid April and stay for a few weeks. These family photos were taken during my Spring Mini Session event that happens once a year- how perfect is it that we were able to time it perfectly to the flowers blooming!

How to Dress for this Spring Family Photo Session

This family dressed PERFECTLY! For a location this green, I HEAVILY recommend neutrals. The whites, blacks, grey and tan colors pop so beautifully in the grass and with the wildflowers.

Something to keep in mind, I know some people LOVE wearing color. That’s okay too! If it fits your personality to wear bright and bold colors, you can! The trick is to have 1-2 people (depending on your family size) in bolder colors and the rest in complimenting and simple neutrals. Using a color palette that has the bold but is balanced by the neutrals is the trick for this. When you book me, I send a guide full of do’s and dont’s for specific shades to help in this!

The big rule of thumb I would put out there is to avoid these colors when you are in very green grass for photos:

  • All Greens
  • Yellows/ Golds
  • All Oranges
  • Royal Blue

Remember that these are your photos- I am happy to make outfit suggestions based on my editing style and the location. At the end of the day though, you need to do what is most authentic and comfortable to you and your family!

My personal favorite colors to wear for green grass photos:

  • Whites (at least I’m predictable, but it does edit so good)
  • Pinks (on the color scale pink corrects the green that reflects on the skin)
  • Red (for a fun pop!)
  • Light Blue (it gives me fairytale vibes!)

What Makes Albany, Oregon Great for Photos!

People tend to overlook Albany, Oregon as a great spot for family photos! I’l tell you, it is! I really love this spot at Talking Water Gardens. These spots are really great too:

  • Waverly Pond
  • Takena Landing
  • the Waterfront in Downtown Albany
  • Eleanor Hackleman Park

I live here, so I also love recommending spots for my clients to stop by when they’re in town! These are my favorite recommendations:

These are fun things for your family to do while you’re in town for your session! Albany, Oregon also does really well at community events, so you can always ask me if there’s anything going on that’s fun in town the day of your session!

My Heart

I hope you choose to reach out for family photos! Now that I have my own daughter, I believe now more than ever that family photos are priceless. Time truly is a thief, but we can choose to freeze time by investing in family photos as often as we can.

Want to see a few more family sessions? Here are some good ones!

Dreamy Corvallis Family Photos

Lincoln City Extended Family Photos

Mary’s Peak Family Session

Salem Oregon Family Photos

And to contact me, inquire here! I would love to help you plan your session!



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