Waking up in the morning to the smell of autumn. Watching all the colorful leaves dancing in the cool breeze. Hearing the leaves crunch under your feet. Staying cozy in your hoodies and sweaters. Sitting all cuddled up by the blazing fireplace. Drinking your favorite warm drink like apple cider or pumpkin spice. And finally getting those boots and scarves out. So it comes with no surprise that this is one of the most popular seasons to have your photo shoot. To help you, we have put together a list of tips for your Autumn photo session.
Make use of accessories and clothing that play up the "autumn" 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.
Book your Autumn session in advance. This season is the busiest for photographers. Make sure you schedule your session in advance, so you don’t get disappointed if there are no spots open.
Location is everything. If it's autumn, you better believe we're playing outside in the gorgeous weather. I have a lot of areas to choose from at our Cottage Garden Studio that have beautiful scenery. I'm also open to your suggestions if you have a location you prefer.
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.
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!
Pack the necessities. It can get chilly in autumn, 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.
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 scratches his face and makes him unhappy, it's better left at home.
Fall is my favorite time of year at Misty Westebbe Photography! We have such fun throughout the next few months with all the families we get to share our studio property with. Our 2.5 acres are filled with areas we have created for all ages.
These are not mini sessions but full sessions with start to finish service ending with your framed portraits hanging on your walls!
Or call to book your session before the Fall calendar fills up. Call or Text 615.281.0612
At Misty Westebbe Photography, we specialize in all your family photography needs! This includes maternity, newborn, baby, children, family, and high school senior portraits. Our Cottage Garden studio is nestled in downtown Franklin Tn on 2.5 acres, and services clients in Nashville, Franklin, Leipers Fork, Brentwood, Belle Meade, Green Hills, Thompson Station, Murfreesboro and more!