It was a beautiful, mild winter in Colorado Springs this year, and with spring rolling around we can’t wait for springtime photoshoots! With the flowers blooming, snow melting, and warm air coming our way, it’s a good time to schedule your yearly family portraits, senior and prom photos, or portrait art shoot. However, we know oftentimes finding inspiration is the hardest part of planning your portrait. Here are some of the most popular springtime portrait ideas for 2018:
Colorado Springs has several lakes that are perfect for individual and family portraits. Lakeside portraits give you many different options. You can use the lake as background, hop in your kayak or bring a fishing pole and take action shots, or incorporate the natural surroundings into interactive portraits. Lake views give you plenty of options, and create classic photos that you’ll love. Some of the most popular sites include Quail Lake Park, Manitou Lake, and Cottonwood Creek Park.
In the springtime, the mountainous regions of Colorado burst with greenery and various foliage that serve as the perfect contrast to the Rockies’ grey, towering presence. In the wintertime, the mountains create a stark, quiet backdrop, but in the spring the mountains flood with color and light. Use this in your portrait settings to create contrast and add to the beauty of your photos.
Springtime Outdoor Activities
Many Colorado residents enjoy hiking, fishing, camping, bike riding, and more. Why not incorporate these activities into your portraits? Make your photos come to life as you plan a bike ride or fishing trip and incorporate the real joy into your shoot.
Flowers are a staple of springtime mood and art. Colorado Springs parks and wildlife areas this time of year are covered with wildflowers that make much prettier backgrounds than poised gardens or fake flowers. Wildflowers add a bohemian mood to your photographs - the perfect mood for a springtime photoshoot.
If you want to schedule springtime family photos or a portrait art shoot, contact Tendo Photography here.