The cool weather and beautiful scenery make fall a great time to take family photos. The kids are going back to school and it feels like a fresh start, so it’s a great time to document your family as you grow older. There are so many great options for a fall photoshoot – here’s where we recommend having yours.
If you live near a large city, why not take advantage of the beautiful urban backdrop and photograph your family in front of the skyline? There’s something so dramatic about city scenery, and it’s a great way to incorporate hometown pride into your photos as well. Look for places in your city that will really show off the skyline – for example, many local parks have excellent skyline views.
If you live near a wooded area, this could be an excellent place to take fall photos. The leaves will be changing color, making for a cozy fall backdrop full of deep autumn hues. Take a scenic stroll through the woods for a dynamic photo with plenty of movement. Make sure your family is dressed for the weather, with cute fall boots and scarves.
While the beach might not necessarily scream ‘fall’, it’s still a gorgeous place to take family photos. The benefit of taking photos at the beach during the fall is that it won’t be as crowded as it is in the summer, so you won’t struggle to get enough space for your photos. Any beach will work well for your family photos, whether it’s a lakeside beach or a larger beach along the ocean. Rocky coastlines look particularly dramatic for fall photos.
If your city or town has any bright, colorful murals, these can serve as a great backdrop for your family photo. Murals work well because they are full of vibrant colors and make for very dynamic photos. For the most flattering shots in this situation, make sure your family wears colors that compliment the murals. If you wear clashing colors, the photos may look too busy or overwhelming.
With plenty of flowers and other foliage, botanic gardens are an excellent place to take fall photos with your family. Look for a park with several different gardens, so you’ll have a few choices when it comes to your backdrops. Water fountains and other garden features also make great places to take photos.
There’s something so special about your home, as it’s where you relax and bond with your family. Consider taking your fall photos on your doorstep or in your backyard. The result is a photoshoot that is charming and captures a place that’s completely unique to your family. If you have very small children, they also may feel more comfortable taking photos at home.
Whether it’s a DIY or professional photoshoot, fall is the perfect time to take your family photos. If you need assistance coordinating the perfect fall photoshoot, contact our team today.