Based in Howard County, Maryland, Christina Tundo Photography serves all the definitions of family within the DMV area, preserving the authentic moments, both big and small, that you want to hold onto forever.
Springtime is one of my favorite times of year for family photos. The colors and flowers are back in bloom everywhere you look and the weather is often the perfect temperature for tie outside. It’s definitely beautiful outside so I love capturing photos at some of my favorite locations, but what I love even more is capturing genuine moments between your family members. Lifestyle family photos are probably the best part of my job, so I’m sharing some of my favorite springtime experiences that will help you with capturing authentic spring moments during your Maryland family photos!
Picking your own flowers is always a really fun photo op! Maryland has some beautiful options for picking your own flower experiences, including Old Line Flower Co. in Carroll County and Butler’s Orchard. Old Line Flower Co. is known for their tulips, ranunculus, peonies, and lavenders. Butler’s Orchard is the perfect place to pick peonies! Spending time together and picking flowers is a great way to celebrate the spring – plus you get a fun souvenir to take home, too!
Similar to picking flowers, picking fresh fruit is another great experience to complete as a family. There’s always genuine moments that emerge through time at one of the local farms, choosing what to bring home. Plus, kids always have a fun time trying out the fruit on the way out! Again, Butler’s Orchard is another option for picking your own fruit. I also love Larriland Farm!
If you’re an active outdoorsy family, consider finding one of the local farms or beaches to play. I recently photographed a family who played in the river while we had our session and it was such a wonderful time together – for all of us. There was no pressure to pose perfectly or be statues, instead – the boys were able to run around and enjoy the nice weather. If there’s somewhere you love to visit on the weekends, let’s make photos there happen!
Many families start working on their gardens in the spring! Let’s document this special time in nature – and in your own backyard, as you plant seeds, prepare dirt, and so much more. You’ll have beautiful photos to look back on of your family bringing nature to life right at home. Another option is to capture your family as you choose your flowers from a local nursery, like Frank’s Greenhouse!
If you’re looking for an excuse to enjoy a spring day outside, let’s plan a picnic! You get to cuddle up in the grass in your favorite park, or one of the local observatories, to enjoy the nice weather. I’ll capture your family playing, eating your favorite meal, and just relaxing together.
A spring lifestyle photo session doesn’t have to be on a perfectly sunday day outside. Another option is a rainy day – at home, or even out playing in the rain. Sometimes those rainy days are just as special! Cuddle up and read, do a puzzle, bake or have a dance party. We’ll document it all – and then everyone can pull on their rain boots and head outside for the grand finale!
Spring is the season of rebirth! If you’re looking for a really unique experience, consider taking your family to see a butterfly release. It’s truly magical! Not only is it a great educational experience, but the photos can be truly incredible.
Playing outside is only limited by your imagination! Consider providing an art project for your family to do together while I take photos. You could paint photos, rocks, or other fun nature based projects in the spring. Find a project you can do together outside and we can capture it!
As the weather warms up, some of the local farms with petting zoos open back up. Look for one close to your home and let’s go on a field trip! It’s the perfect season to cuddle with adorable animals – and it’s always a fun time for kids of all ages!
In the spring, one of the things my family likes to do is watch airplanes take off from the airport at Thomas A. Dixon, Jr. Aircraft Observation Area. There’s something really special about getting together and watching the planes take flight. It’s a really fun thing to do as a family.
No matter what you do this spring, I’m happy to tag along and capture the real moments that happen together as a family. My style of photography is focused on authentic and genuine interactions – and real life experiences are the best way to build those moments. Want more tips for capturing authentic spring moments during your family portraits? Find them here!