Ashley Newman Photography
March and April go head to head in Houston for being 2 of the most popular months to take springtime family photos. Everything is starting to bloom and turn green, and we are excited for winter to fully loose its grip. Last year, Houston saw a fair amount of rain and humidity by April, letting us know that summer was soon upon us. But since we are diving into the best and worst of each month for family photos, let’s start with the WHY.
Friend, it’s time to tell the story that only you can tell- with unique, timeless family portraits that capture the heart of who you are. We want to challenge you to be intentional and in the moment with your family. Drop expectations, embrace the chaos of life and enjoy an afternoon of snuggles and pictures. It really can be that simple.
Beat The Heat
Houston’s average high for April is 76. And while humidity starts to creep in, being able to enjoy playing outside with your children before we are drenched in sweat is always a huge bonus in my books.
Especially if you are considering maternity photos- the heat can be intense, so beat those higher temps while still getting the first blooms of the season!
April means flowers! Generally speaking, wildflowers are in full bloom! By this point, we have hopefully gotten enough rain and sunshine to coax those beauties up from the ground. We see a lot of bluebonnets, brown-eyed Susan’s, and so many more! I keep a close eye on weather and bloom predictions for my clients every year. If you have your heart set on flowers, make sure to ask your photographer about blooms and what to expect.
For more on the most common wildflowers found in Texas, check out Wildflowers of Texas.
Typically March is the least humid month on the year, with the percentage increasing each month until it peaks in September. April brings an average of about 74% humidity in general, with lower humidity as the day goes on. We still get cool evenings, which means it’s perfect for family photos.
Fewer Rain Days
It feels like it can’t be true since we are turning green and everything is blooming, but generally speaking April in Houston is a more dry month. That means more flexibility with dates, more possibilities for sunny days, and less worry over reschedules.
All in all, April in Houston is pretty dang good to us. It is all about making memories no matter what month, but if I had to pick, April is up there for one of my favorites.
Let me show you how easy it can be to simply spend time with your family while documenting real memories. Your family’s heartbeat is one-of-a-kind. Don’t hold back from sharing that in an honest, organic and real way. Your connections…your legacy…the unscripted every day moments deserve to be documented.