I'm an American expat, writer. photographer. and old-fashioned romantic in love with celebrating the simple joys of daily life. I appreciate timelessness, the natural world, and a slow life lived with simplicity and intention. When I'm not photographing families or  slowly traveling the world and writing about it in a little notebook, I'm happily grounding myself in nature and cozying up with my sweet husband.

joy

client tips

expat life

TRAVEL

it's personal

sessions

photography tips

read more

categories

simplicity

the Archives

More Categories

hello!

I'm Helena

Resources

Check out all my favorite photography gear, travel must-haves, resources, books I love, business hacks and so much more!

let's see 'em!

Enter:

Be Notified When I Post a New Blog Post

layflat albums

photo cards

family albums

view here

view here

view here

my favorites

20% off code

HELENAW

 

girl feeds baby doll with lifestyle family photographer Helena Woods Photography

Looking to book a winter family photo session and need some help picking a location? Here are a few of my favorite spaces!

Tips for a Winter Family Photo Session

As an on-location photographer that specializes in natural light family photography, winter is often the slowest month of the year for my business. And while there is nothing quite as magical as the bright Autumn foilage or cherry blossom season, lifestyle family photo sessions are gaining popularity – even in the winter season! The winter trees are bare, allowing ample natural light to pour through the house, and as long as there are plenty of windows, there is no place I can’t photograph in.

There are so many creative ways to have a family portrait session during those cold winter months. Here are just some of my top favorites. Hopefully, they may inspire you for your next family or engagement photo session!

At-Home Lifestyle Session

My favorite types of photo sessions in the winter season,  lifestyle family photos at home are beyond special. Not only does this make each session especially unique and personalized to each family, but there is nothing quite as comforting as having a photo session in the comforts of your own home. Kids already feel at ease, safe and relaxed in their own space, so this is a particularly great option for families with young children. Baby milestone sessions and newborn sessions are also ideally photographed at home.

mom and child bake with Helena Woods Photography describes tips for a winter photo session

Museums

Museums provide plenty of wide-open space and natural light, which makes an indoor winter photo session a beautiful spot for an winter indoor photo session. Art museums typically have grand spaces with simple and classic decor making it a timeless place to document some memories. My favorite museums’ to photograph portraits are in Washington D.C., New York City, Boston and Paris.

Indoor Botanical Gardens

Indoor botanical gardens and greenhouses are an excellent place for romantic engagement photos during the winter! If you enjoy plants, nature and plenty of clean natural light, it makes for a creative place for a new environment. Plus, if you’re looking to book a family photo session, the kids will just love exploring the gardens! 

Rent an Airbnb 

Traveling? Rent an Airbnb!

If you don’t want to have your photo session at home and would rather make a staycation out of your portrait experience, renting an Airbnb with several rooms is a fun idea for your annual family photo session! Just make sure that the Airbnb space provides plenty of windows and natural light before booking!

Book a Winter Family Photo Session with Helena!

Are you looking for a family or at home lifestyle newborn photographer? Please inquire for session details and more information on booking. I look forward to documenting the love between you and your family!

Be the first to know about any upcoming session openings!

I always give email list subscribers first pick of any session openings, so it’s the place to be if you’re looking to book a session or mini-session! If you’d like to join the Helena Woods Photography newsletter and be the first to get on our family, baby and lifestyle newborn session calendar, click here. We only share these coveted dates to those on the email list and will share on social media only if there are last-minute available slots.

Pin and save this post for later!

where to have a winter family photo session with family photographer France Helena Woods

Where to Have a Winter Family Photo Session

March 15, 2020

Reply...

Comments Off on Where to Have a Winter Family Photo Session

Enter:

Receive my latest blog posts via email

Get access to the latest Simple Joys blog posts as soon as they're posted!

I'm Helena! As a creative storyteller, I document magical, emotionally honest family and children's portraiture. A lover of childhood, fairytales and natural light, I photograph families across the world. I'm the ultimate Disney nerd, and I'm obsessed with cats and expressing my love for the simple joys of slow, daily life.

hello friends

meet the blogger

follow the daily

adventures

Featured on:

Living France Magazine

Airy Fairy Feminist Podcast

Betrothed Magazine

Daily Dog Tag

Amor Latino Unveiled

resources

Check out all my favorite photography gear, travel must-haves, resources, books I love, business hacks and so much more!

let's read 'em!

Studio Updates

from helena

Sign up for Helena's newsletter to get instant early access to upcoming session dates as soon as they come out and the annual Fall "minis" - only available for those on the client list

let me at that newsletter!

Helena Woods is a destination newborn and family photographer based in France and New England and travels worldwide. She is known for her natural light, modern classic, and emotive photography style.

Explore

ABOUT

PORTFOLIO

MEET HELENA

PRICING

TRAVEL

CONTACT

BLOG

FAVORITES

back to top


© 2016-2020, Helena Woods Photography, All rights reserved | France, New England, New York City, Massachusetts, Connecticut