Spring makes its official debut Monday but as grass has begun to green and spring flowers have already popped through the ground, I’ve been eager for the warmth and color this season brings. Here are five locations that are lovely for spring-time photos!
Missouri Botanical Gardens
There is never a disappointment when I visit the gardens to capture moments. Whether it’s my own family or a client, there is always an array of blooms that make breathtaking backdrops for photos. During March and April the Japanese Garden is especially brilliant with their cherry blossom trees in bloom. The giant magnolia tree near the maze is breathtaking to capture photos in front of as well.
Laumeier Sculpture Park
This is one of my favorite spring-time locations as things begin to awaken. The Aronson Fine Arts Center and Kranzberg Education Lab bring structural elements to backdrops as their beds are beautifully planted with spring blooms. I’ll be returning here for spring sessions and there are still spots available.
Bee Tree Park
While the Nims Mansion and the 10-acre lake are picture perfect year round, I love to capture moments in the woods near the mansion where daffodils create a golden covering that’s stunning.
While I have been familiar with the Weidman Road entrance to this park, it wasn’t until recently that I was wowed by what was waiting at the Mason Road entrance. The Queen Barn and Jarville Greenhouse are stunning spots that create beautiful backdrops for photos. I’m excited to premier spring sessions here this year on May 20. Join my waitlist here.
Your Front Porch
You might be thinking, “Nicole, what are you talking about?” but honestly most of us have cute spring decor on our porches and spring blooms nearby in plant beds or in containers. Utilize the space you’ve created and show it off in a family photo. Better yet, get those Easter outfits out early and grab a shot before Easter morning when it’s chaotic.