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Athens, GA Outdoor Family Photographer

What a beautiful evening for outdoor family portraits with these seven! We did a simplicity session on their farm, which turned out beautiful with all the variety of backdrops. Even some of their animals got into their portraits, which is something I always love and encourage.

Portraits on a farm by Athens, GA outdoor family photographer

Mom did a great job styling her family for their portraits. Very fitting for their lifestyle and their personalities. The color combos were perfect for the landscape and the early Fall season.

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This family’s farm is available for portrait sessions, so if you would like images in this stunning location, just let me know and we can make it happen. Lots of open pastures, a tree swing and sun that glows from behind the trees. It changes with the seasons and the family is constantly working on making it a beautiful natural backdrop for your outdoor family portraits. Located just outside of Athens, GA in Winterville. Inquire for details and to be added to the calendar. Currently booking through the month of December.  |  706.713.0676


Teen Athens, GA Photography

Had such a good time photographing this sweet teen girl in downtown Athens, GA. We did her session a couple of hours prior to sunset during Athfest, which gave us a lot of variety in just a few blocks. We actually started on campus to get some dancing images and then we headed to some city scenes after a quick outfit change.

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A short walk took us to another area that gave us a lot of different looks! We did a couple outfit changes in this area too utilizing some hidden steps and her mom on guard for privacy. Taking off the jean jacket gave us a completely different look that complimented the fresh green trees and bushes. Love the sparkle of lights from cars and street lights. Clean urban is the best!

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Around the corner was a beautiful fountain in her school colors.  Go Oconee Warriors!

Teen Athens GA photography by fountain

Another outfit change. So pretty in pink! Really pops out against the greenery and hydrangeas.

Pretty in Pink Teen Athens GA photography

Across thee street, we utilized some Southern architecture for this teen’s portraits. I thought the hot pink dress was very fitting with the white pillars.

Teen Athens GA photography with Southern architecture

As we were walking back to our cars we stopped for a few last images with the carnival rides in the background. Perfect way to end this teen’s session!!!!

Teen Athens GA photography at fair

I love all of her outfit changes and how we could use such different type of backdrops for her in a small radius of town. Everything was within walking distance and we were done before the sun set. If you would like images in a clean urban area, consider downtown Athens as your location. If you don’t mind some crowds, consider holding your session while there is an event going on. I know pockets of places that are more private and not congested and then towards the end when you are more comfortable, you can get images where there are more activity surrounding you. Kind of the best of both worlds. Location scouting is one of the many conveniences I offer for each of my clients. So, if you aren’t sure where you want your session to take place, leave it up to me! I will find the perfect backdrop for you!

Fall sessions are booking fast, so if you would like to be added to the calendar, contact me as soon as possible. | 706.713.0676

What To Wear Spring And Summer Family Photos

More than any other question, I am always asked by clients what they should wear to their family session. What you wear sets the tone for your pictures, so choosing your outfits can be a daunting task, but it doesn’t have to be! The most important thing to remember is that your clothing should reflect your own personal style, you should feel comfortable and wear what makes you feel good.


The most important thing to rememeber is that your clothing should reflect your own personal style, you should feel comfortable and wear something that makes you genuinely confident and happy. If you feel good, you will look good!  Choose clothing that gives you freedom of movement and won’t require a lot of maintenance throughout your session.


When you are picking a color scheme please bear in mind that these colors will be the colors displaying on your wall so you would like your images match with the interior of your house.


Always keep your session location in mind when choosing your outfit. You don’t want to blend with your background. If you want natural looking, relaxed images, dress in a way that’s appropriate for your location.


I recommend that you start by selecting a base of 2-3 colors and carry those through the outfits so that everything “goes” together but doesn’t match. Keep in mind that the colors you choose for each family member do not have to match, but they should look nice together. Mix neutrals with some accent colors. Neutral colors create a soft and elegant style, and will give your images a timeless feel.

Spring and Summer color palettes for photo sessions


My advice is to start with mum’s outfit first. This will set the pace for the rest of the family’s wardrobe. When you are choosing your outfit, try mixing it up with textures : tulle skirt, lace dress, denim jacket, etc…


Professional hair and makeup is a splurge but it is decision you will never regret. What better excuse to pamper yourself than a photo session? The more confident you feel with the way you look, the more relaxed you will be in your photos.

Check your finger nails, you do not want chipped nail polish because it can be seen. If you are wearing sandals, make sure you have a pedicure too.

Remember to iron the outfits. You are investing time and money into a custom portrait session, take the time to ensure everything has been reviewed.

Shoes are a very important part of wardrobe and they make the whole look cohesive Choose colors and styles that coordinate with the choice of your outfits. Steer clear of flip-flops, runners/sneakers, or shoes that are too worn out.


Below is a mood board for inspiration when shopping for your portrait session’s wardrobe this Spring. Click on the links to shop for exact pieces.

Spring Style board for family portrait session

Mama dress: Worth Collective (currently on sale for $68)
Girl dress: Zara (sizes 9 months – 6 years) – $35.90
Knit sweater: Zara (sizes 9 months – 5 years) – $25.90
Shorts: Zara (sizes 9 months – 6 years) – $22.90


Ready to book your portrait session? Both Signature and Simplicity Sessions are available. Wardrobe assistance is included for all clients who book a session with Yvonne Niemann Photography. Just one less thing you have to worry about! Inquire for details.  |  706.713.0676 Session availability is updated on Instastories regularly. Check it out HERE.

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