A Fairytale Springtime in the Hudson Valley

Turning Springtime in New York Into a Fairytale

The Magical Landscape of Changing Seasons


Springtime in the Hudson Valley is a magical time of year. I feel so lucky to live where I do, because there is no shortage of beautiful locations that show off in every season. A good friend of mine in Red Hook has a family orchard that has been around for generations. She always reminisced about the beauty of the blossoms. This year I was able to witness first hand the absolute jaw dropping beauty and scale of just how impressive they are.

It is a full sensory experience. The sights, smells, and colors are nothing like I have ever seen. Between plums, peaches, and apple blossoms, springtime sure showed off for us this year. So what better thing to do then turn it into a fairy tale photo session?

It was a magical evening under these pink blossoms! Do you have dreams of creating your own magical fairytale session with your kids? I am sharing my favorite tips for doing just that!

  • It’s all in the styling! Ethereal, flowy, and clothing that captures movement. It is what I love and am drawn to. The clothing sets the tone. For fairytale images, I think soft colors/ neutrals and lots of flowy fabric.
  • While I don’t use props often, when trying to create a vibe, a small prop can really help create the mood! For this session, I chose timeless children’s fairy tale books for them to read. I love how it looks against the orchard. Quintessential childhood!
  • Movement is key! Running, twirling, or being silly. These things capture childhood spirit, and a moment in time.
  • Choose locations that have nice framing – whether it is found in the trees, or orchard lines. It helps make for a stronger composition.
  • Create something that speaks to you! Every vision is different, so don’t be afraid to think outside the box, and watch your vision come to life.

I love capturing seasonal elements in all of my work. Spring blossoms definitely have a fairytale, dreamy vibe for me, and so it felt like the perfect aesthetic for this Hudson Valley springtime session!


I wholeheartedly believe in the power of authentic documentation. Our stories and truths are not only a gift for ourselves, but also through the generations, becoming treasured keepsakes as proof of our place and time. My passion lies in storytelling that focuses on your present moments. Whether our adventures take us deep into the Hudson Valley, high in the Catskill Mountains, or within the comfort of your home, it is always about where you are meant to be and where you feel the most alive.