Connecting with Nature in your Family Photographs

Using Nature to Enhance Your Gallery

Celebrating our love for the natural world



Connecting with nature in your family photographs is a wonderful way to capture your love and connection. I love using nature, as it provides a stunning backdrop to galleries. Whether we are in a lush forest, by a tranquil lake, or surrounded by colorful flowers, the beauty around us can take your photos to a whole new level.

Being in nature often encourages more relaxed and candid moments. Children can explore and run, allowing their true selves to come through.

Depending on the time of year, there are different natural settings to reflect the changing seasons. Based on the season we are shooting in, I can guide us to the best locations to highlight the landscape. It’s also best to consider your family’s preferences. Beaches, parks, forests, and gardens all offer unique settings and vibes. Pick a location that resonates with your family’s personality.

I always shoot outdoors during golden hour. This occurs shortly after sunrise and before sunset, and offers the best natural lighting for photos. So I will also consider the lighting to each location I choose.

I also recommend to dress comfortably and select clothing that suits the chosen location and the season. Neutral colors often work well in natural settings, but don’t be afraid to incorporate a pop of color that complements the environment. I offer all of my families access to Style and Select, which helps take the stress out of outfit planning!

I love to encourage your family to interact with the natural elements around them. Children can pick wildflowers, play with leaves, or explore the shoreline. This adds a sense of adventure and wonder to your photos. While posed shots are important, candid moments of laughter, exploration, and connection often result in the best family photos. Let your family interact naturally. We will have a great time! 

Incorporating nature into family photography not only results in stunning and timeless images but also allows your family to connect with the outdoors. Nature provides endless inspiration and also a beautiful backdrop for capturing the love within your family. So let’s get outdoors and explore!



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.