Blooming from late March to early April, and a bit further out in mid-April. Secure your spot early, whether you prefer a Mini or Full session. 

Perfect for creating beautiful memories with Family, Maternity, and Couple photoshoots!


What to wear for Cherry Blossom Photoshoot near Portland

Spring is a wonderful time for family photos. You can opt for a cherry blossom setting or a natural outdoor one. Spring is an uplifting time after the gloom of winter. The golden hour before sunset is later than in winter, making it easier to schedule after work, but not as late as in summer, so the little ones as not as tired. The grass, leaves and blooms are vibrant and fresh. 


Colors and Patterns for Spring Family Photo Sessions

Soft, light colors work well around the lush tones of spring. Muted shades of pink, light blue, cream or off-white are the most favorable palette. Small floral patterns or gingham are fine, so long as some of you are wearing block colors. 

What to Avoid

Greens create a camouflage effect. We want you to stand out in the pictures. Dark colors are best saved for a fall photo shoot. Bright colors, logos and large patterns are loud and distracting. 

Styling Assist for Portland Family Photo Sessions

Layers are useful for colder days and unexpected drops in temperature. Keep the layers light to avoid looking bulky. Kids can wear cardigans and tights. Moms can use shawls or light knits and dads can add a long-sleeved shirt, denim jacket or lightweight sweater.

More insights and guidance for your family photoshoot

Сheck out these posts on my blog: 

What to Wear for Family Photos

TIPS for a Stress-free Family Photoshoot.


Ready to book your Cherry Blossom family, Maternity or Couple session?

Feel free to reach out to me and secure your family, maternity, newborn, or couples session. We can chat about the perfect location and find a suitable date for you. I’m thrilled to be your photographer  — let’s capture some wonderful moments together! 

Preparation is Key

Reach out to me before the session, and we can discuss everything thoroughly to create a plan. Being prepared makes the day more relaxed, allowing you to truly enjoy the moment.

About Irina Smagina Photography

I provide photography services in Portland, OR, Vancouver, WA, and the surrounding areas, including Beaverton, Hillsboro, Oregon City, Sherwood, Gresham, Camas, Tigard, Lake Oswego, Wilsonville, and more. Specializing in lifestyle and natural photography, my goal is to capture timeless moments that will hold significance for years to come.

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