5 Cherry Blossom Shoot Ideas for April
Five approaches to shooting portraits at cherry blossom time.
Written and Shot by Location Photographer Angela Cappetta with Nikon DSLR for a Private Client.
Cherry blossom shoot ideas for April depend on where in the world you live. Some are happening right now. Others, not for a few weeks. However, no matter where in the world you call home, here are some sure fire ways for you to enjoy your cherry blossom sessions. We know there are a lot of them going on and we love it.
- Make it rain! Go for it. Stand your model or client under a low brand and jiggle. But not too hard. You only need a few falling flowers to create some mothin and creat a really lovely moment for your client. Let yourself have a once in a lifetime, pink, petal shower.
- Get abstract. Use some lens flare and/or a flash and really have fun with it. As shown in this top down angle photo, we asked our model to sit in a sprinkling of petals. Among the dapples of light, we employed a little bit of light flash to make it look surprising. So it isn’t just a conventional look at flowers. This black satin slip and hands on her head is a bit of a surprise for the viewer. .
- Wear coordinating wardrobe. Do a mood board with your team and get a real look nailed down. Keep the colors and theme in mind and really enjoy the pink. A healthy obsession with seasonal blooms is never a bad thing. Case in point: this shoot at Brooklyn Botanic Garden. If you haven’t seen the cherry blossoms yet, it is a can’t miss event. And they’re incredible. Everyone needs to visit them at least once to experience their glory.
- Run through the petals! This one is self explanatory.
Special thanks to our outstanding wardrobe department who orchestrated all the garment styling for this shoot.