Why you should schedule your Fall family photos

Fall is a magical season, offering a picturesque backdrop that can make your family photos truly special. With vibrant foliage, crisp air (if you are lucky in GA), and soft, golden light, Fall provides the perfect setting for capturing beautiful moments with your loved ones. Here’s why you should schedule your fall family photos and how to make the most of this enchanting season.

Stunning Locations

Fall transforms landscapes into a rich tapestry of colors, providing stunning settings for your family photos. The locations I use in and around Marietta, GA are so beautiful in the Fall. The grass is tall and the sun is the perfect golden hue this time of year.

Local Parks: Parks are ideal for fall photos, with trees showcasing a spectrum of reds, oranges, and yellows. Marietta offers numerous beautiful parks, such as Marietta Square and Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park, which provide perfect fall backdrops.

Perfect Wardrobe Choices

The right wardrobe can enhance the overall feel of your fall family photos. Here are some tips for selecting outfits that complement the season and each other:

Coordinate, Don’t Match: Choose a color palette that reflects the fall season—think warm tones like burgundy, mustard, burnt orange, and deep greens. Aim for a cohesive look without everyone wearing the same color.

Layer Up: Fall weather can be unpredictable, so layers are a practical and stylish choice. Think scarves, cardigans, vests, and jackets that can add depth and texture to your photos.

Comfort is Key: Make sure everyone is comfortable in their outfits. Choose clothing that allows for movement and play, especially for young children who might need to run around during the session.

If you choose me as your photographer you will have access to my client closet and custom wardrobe styling assistance. 

The Magic of Golden Light

Golden hour, the period shortly after sunrise or before sunset, offers the best lighting for photography. During the fall, the golden light is especially enchanting, casting a soft, warm glow that enhances the natural beauty of the season and your family.

Why Golden Light is Ideal:

  • Soft and Flattering: The light is diffused, creating soft shadows that are flattering and reduce harsh contrasts.
  • Warm Tones: The golden hues complement the fall colors, adding a cohesive and inviting feel to your photos.
  • Dramatic Effect: The low angle of the sun during golden hour creates long shadows and a dramatic effect that adds depth and dimension to your images.

Timing Your Session: Plan your photo session to coincide with the golden hour for the best results. In the fall, this means scheduling early in the morning or late in the afternoon. Your photographer can help determine the perfect time based on the specific date and location.


Moms outfit is from Joyfolie

If this sounds amazing to you and you are ready to book a full Marietta family photography experience- I would love to connect with you about planning your dream family session! You can inquire about a session by clicking here. In the meantime, feel free to check out some behind the scenes, sneak peeks and more on my Instagram.

June 11, 2024

Families, Marietta

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