Is August A Good Month For Family Photos 


A deeper look at Houston's weather in August to examine whether it is a good month for family photos or not- join the discussion today!

Is August A Good Month For Family Photos

Houston Family Photographer

Ashley Newman Photography

Continuing my monthly series for Houston families, we are diving into August for family photos.
August is a tough one- it’s typically the very tail end of summer coupled with the biggest peak in summer heat.
Last year, we saw a horrible summer heat wave, with August bringing some surprising relief: below average temps and plenty of rain. To me, August is always a wild card. We have heat, school starting and increased risk for hurricanes. I schedule August sessions sparingly for these reasons, but is it still a good month for family photos?

Pros For August Family Photos

  • You get a jump start on fall family photos
  • More dates to choose from and better flexibility 
  • Beach and creek locations are available 
  • The light is just beginning to shift from a golden summer feel to vibrate fall- it’s beautiful 
  • Sunset is a little later still, so week days and after school photos are still possible 

Cons For August Family Photos

  • It’s still pretty hot outside
  • Unpredictable weather
  • Back to school and family activities ramp up

No matter what month you choose to do family photos, I will always have your back. I can constantly think of reasons to do family photos (it is my job, after all, and I believe photos to be highly important), but at the end of the day, August can be admittedly a little rough. 
Don’t wait until fall to book your fall session, get a jump start in August or book an indoor session to beat the heat. 

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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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