I know, I know. It’s a well-known fact that Fall is the busiest time for sessions! Christmas cards are calling your name, the air is cool, and the foliage is just right. For those of you who have never strayed from Fall sessions - I get it. I’m the first to admit that I love Fall and everything it has to offer. However, i’m here to make a case for summer sessions! Somehow, in the midst of all the Fall buzz, summer is forgotten. Stunning sunsets, fields of wildflowers, and that balmy evening breeze are just a few reasons why summer can be a great time to schedule a session. My hope is that after you read this post, you’ll be itching to book a session this summer - and if you stick around ‘til the end, there just might be a special offer for those who do ;)
1. Time is on your side
Can I get a “hallelujah!”?! After those long New England winters, there’s nothing better than the sun setting at 8pm. Longer days mean not having to rush to your session! With Fall being my busiest season, weekend dates are limited and a lot of sessions end up falling on weekday evenings. Earlier sunsets means there’s a good chance you’ll need to leave work early or rush around to make it to a session. Booking in the summer allows you to be a little more relaxed and take your time.
2. It’s warm!
Okay, I’m stating the obvious. But this is SUCH a bonus! Of course there’s a sweet spot in the Fall where you might get that perfect 60 degree day, but a lot of times I’m scheduling sessions well into November and even December due to the high demand. This can result in unhappy kiddos and sessions being cut short due to cold weather. With summer sessions, you can leave the jacket at home and enjoy the warm evening.
3. Diverse Locations
Summer offers a variety of locations to work with. Water, greenery, sand, and wildflowers are at our fingertips, and each give a totally different vibe. You don’t need to worry about a chilly coastal breeze, lack of color, or bare trees. Flowers are in full bloom, the grass is green and trees are full of leaves — all of which make for a beautiful backdrop for your session.
4. It’s summertime, and the livin’ is easy
For real, though! Warm sun, fresh air, and beach days can work wonders for our moods. During the summer, everyone is feeling a little more relaxed and children are playful and carefree. Sessions at this time of year tend to be more laid-back without the hectic schedules, school activities and added stress. What could be better than spending a summer evening with your loved ones, and maybe stopping for some ice cream on the ride home? Not saying that kids ever need bribes, but…..😉
5. Summer glow
Can we talk about those summer sunsets (and sunrises)?! You may need to get up early or stay up late to catch them, but I promise it’s so worth it. It’s a good excuse to let the little ones stay up a little past their bedtime for a special treat. (Bonus: No school the next morning!)
There you have it. I’ve made my case for summer sessions and now I want summer more than ever. Actually, I’d settle for Spring right now. 🙃
One more thing — I’m offering 15% off my session price to the first 5 people who book a summer session with me! Session must take place before September 2019. What are you waiting for?!