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Category Archives: Babies

Cherry Tree Blossom Session Tips

Cherry tree blossom sessions are just around the corner. I have a few tips to help you prepare for your upcoming session among all the pretty blooms!

cherry tree blossom baby photos in Athens, GA.

When to book your cherry tree blossom session.

While you cannot know the exact dates when cherry trees will be in bloom, they usually are displaying their full color around Valentine’s Day here in the Athens, GA area. There are a few different locations that I keep my eyes peeled and do frequent location scouts once February hits. Each location blooms at different times, so if you miss the first round, you could book one of the later dates if needed. I suggest booking your session anytime between mid February to the first week of March.

Be prepared for us to have to move your session date depending on when the blossoms are in bloom. Flexibility is key. As I mentioned I am checking things out almost daily once February hits and I keep in touch with everyone who is booked with cherry tree blossom sessions, so you will have plenty of notice and options on dates and even locations if we need to move your session.

Certain locations work best in the morning and others work better at sunset. I will pick the location depending on what your schedule needs are. It is important to think of when your little ones are their happiest. If they hit a brick wall by 3pm, then a morning session will be best for you. Do you have school aged kids? A sunset session may be better suited for your crew!

Fatherhood cherry tree blossom baby photos in Athens, GA.

cherry tree blossom baby family photos in Athens, GA.

What to wear for your cherry tree blossom session.

I suggest wearing pastels, white and/or cream for cherry tree blossom sessions. These colors complement the soft pink and green colors that nature provides us in these locations. Soft neutrals with a pop of pastels is always a good combination.

Consider the weather when choosing your outfits too. It is many times still a bit chilly when the cherry trees are in bloom, especially if you choose a morning session time. You may want some long sleeve options for comfort. I always bring blankets for warmth, so if you really have your heart set on an outfit without long sleeves and the weather is cool on the day of your session, we can always bundle up between shots.

Add some interest with texture and layering in your wardrobe too. Think lace, ribbons, ruffles, embroidery, suede, tweed, seersucker and detailed collars… When choosing patterns, look for simple patterns in soft or neutral colors. Accessories are a great way to add interest too. Simple jewelry vs bold jewelry work best.

For footwear, I suggest classics for the littles or even bare feet to show off those little toes. Steer clear of flip-flops, runners/sneakers or shoes that are worn out.

Think of the room/s you will be displaying your portraits in when choosing your wardrobe too. You want everything to work together without clashing.

Motherhood cherry tree blossom baby photos in Athens, GA.

Meaningful items are always welcome!

If your little one has a favorite book, stuffed animal, doll or other toy, feel free to bring it! These items can be very comforting to your child, but also meaningful in the final portraits. A Moses basket or bassinet, like shown here, are a great way to not only show the growth of your baby, but can be helpful if your baby is not able to sit steadily on their own yet. Also, as always, family pets are always a welcome addition to all portrait sessions with Yvonne Niemann Photography. They are a big part of the family and deserve to be documented too! Just let me know if you would like your pet photographed so I can choose a location that is pet friendly.

cherry tree blossom session of a baby in Moses basket in Athens, GA

I hope these tips help you plan your upcoming cherry tree blossom session. Ready to get on the calendar? This is the time! Sessions are booking fast. Inquire for details and to secure your spot. Happy to answer any questions you may have. I look forward to working with your this Spring! |  706.713.0676

Heirloom Portrait Event

Heirloom portrait of a two year old little girl taken in studio in Athens, GA.

I am so happy to announce the first ever heirloom portrait event at Yvonne Niemann Photography. Sessions will take place at my home studio in Oconee County, GA on February 11, 2023.

Children’s heirloom portraits are a classic type of photography that can be passed down through the generations. These portraits will be taken from waist up, on a white backdrop, and beautifully lit with studio lighting.

The heirloom portrait event is for both boys and girls. Ideal ages are 1-7, but I can easily accommodate younger and older children. Younger children must be able to sit steadily without support.

These 15 minute sessions include digital images as shown in the online gallery (minimum of 5) in color and b&w. You also have the option to purchase photographic artwork. Mounted and matted prints, framed portraits and canvases are available.

If booking for more than one child, please book sessions back to back. If back to back session times are not available, please contact me directly for help in scheduling.


Fall Motherhood Natural Family Portraits | Cumming, GA

What a dream session this was! This mama contacted me because she wanted some natural family portraits of her with her kiddos (including the furry four legged child). We selected a location near their home in Cumming for ease and convenience. We originally were going to do their session in their yard, but since I got into town earlier than expected, I drove around and did some location scouting. I found this beautiful location just a mere couple of blocks from their home and sent mom some pictures to see if she would like to do their session there. She fell in love with it as much as I did! Great natural place for the children to explore and even went with the family’s style. Love how the pale greens and golden glow worked well with their outfits and even their puppy’s coloring.

Fall natural family portraits of mom with her children in Cumming, GA

Mom also wanted images of just the two littles, so we made sure to get plenty of images of them. The baby of the family preferred to be cuddled, which actually was great for those sibling portraits and with mom.

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What a perfect surprise and gift for their dad! I bet he was super happy and surprised to receive the gift of portraiture of his favorite people. Wonderful to have for when he is away at work.

If you are wondering what to give as a gift this holiday season, consider gifting images like this or even a gift card for a future portrait session as an entire family. It is truly the gift that just keeps on giving. Contact Yvonne Niemann Photography today to get on the schedule and/or to purchase a gift certificate. | 706.713.0676

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