Texas Heat and Family Photos


Do you have a session booked this summer? Are you worried about the heat? Take a peek at these tips to help you prepare and plan your session.

Texas Heat and Family Photos

Ashley Newman Photography

With everything the way it is in the world right now, I have so many clients setting up their family session this summer to avoid another potential shut down. But since we live in Texas, the heat can be a huge factor. If we are lucky enough to get an overcast day blow through and cool things off, that helps, but I honestly prefer a sunny day. So what do we do?!

Tips for Taking Pictures in the Texas Heat

  • Try to schedule a sunrise session. I know it can be early and hard to make it happen, but it’s one day you have to get up early. Plus, most children do better in the morning and now you look amazing to start off your day! Beat the heat and get up with the sun!

  • Layer your outfits. If you have a specific look you are aiming for, or you want to have a “fall” look, I suggest staring in layers. You can quickly take them off after you have taken a few initial photos, or leave them on if the heat isn’t so bad.

  • Pack snacks and water. Stay hydrated and take frequent breaks.

  • Pick a location that has a lot of shade, one that has water, or ask if there is a rest room so you can retreat to the AC between takes.

  • Accept and embrace the unpredictable. It can be hard to take family photos no matter what- add heat to the mixture and you may see more breakdowns for your kids. Embrace it and look for opportunities to just snuggle or play. Often the best moments are the unposed and unplanned ones.

Take a sneak at this family- they knocked it out of the park!! So many great colors and moments here.

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About the Artist

Ashley Newman Photography is a Woodlands Family Photographer and Storyteller specializing in outdoor family photography. In addition to lifestyle family portraits, Ashley and her award-winning team offer day-in-the-life legacy sessions, outdoor maternity sessions, fresh 48 hospital portraits and in-home newborn photography. Ashley Newman Photography serves Montgomery county, North-Houston areas: The Woodlands, Spring, Conroe, Houston and Magnolia.

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