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8 Oct

7 Tips for Preparing for your Fall Session

Fall is one of the most popular months of the year for portrait sessions. After all, nature is doing its thing with all those vibrant colors, plus you get a chance to really play up your wardrobe with accessories in the crisp weather.

  1. Make use of accessories and clothing that play up the “fall” feeling. For example, opt for leather boots, cable knit scarves and comfy cardigans look amazing on the whole family and can really bring a picture to life. Tip: neutrals do really well in the fall against all that foliage.

    High School Senior at Avondale Park

    High School Senior at Avondale Park

 

  1. Timing is everything. Start paying attention to that shift in weather as summer melts into fall. Once the leaves start changing, call up your photog and book a session. I know that I like to plan fall sessions, so chances are I’ve got a session ready for you.

    Couple at Bluff Park

    Couple at Bluff Park

 

  1. Location is everything. If it’s fall, you better believe we’re playing outside in the gorgeous weather. I have a lot of locations to choose from that have particularly pretty backdrops. I’m also open to your suggestions.

    Brothers in Park in Helena

    Brothers in Park in Helena

 

  1. Plan for a mid-afternoon to early-evening session, when the light is just gorgeous. The days are shorter in the fall, so we need to plan accordingly to get that golden hour light.

    Fall leaves in background

    Fall leaves in background

 

  1. Play in the environment. Chances are there are leaves on the ground or a few buds lingering around. I may have you throw leaves up into the air or something similar. Remember, this shoot is all about capturing your family bond and having fun, so let loose and get into the season!

    Family in Montevallo

    Family in Montevallo

 

  1. Pack the necessities. It can get chilly in fall, so you may want to bring some necessities on hand. I recommend a lip balm, moisturizer, warm packs for your hands, tissues, and, of course, warm apparel.

    Family in Helena Park

    Family in Helena Park

 

  1. Wear comfortable shoes and accessories. Since we’re going to be outside, we’ll probably do lots of walking. If those boots look amazing, but kill your feet, scratch them. If the scarf looks adorable on Timmy, but it’s scratches his face and makes him unhappy, it’s better left at all.

    Senior at Avondale Park

    Senior at Avondale Park

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