It's official. Back to School is nearly upon us and already, I have seen tell tale signs of fall all around me. Pumpkin Spice is in the air (even though it's nearly 30 degrees out and we spent the morning at the splash park, and eating ice cream and then the rest of the day hiding out inside the house to escape the heat!). Regardless, autumn is coming and the changing season always bring with it newness and excitement.
For me, as a professional Sidney BC based family photographer, Fall also brings with it BUSY SEASON. Everyone loves a family photo in the fall foliage and everyone is gearing up for the holidays. Fall means Family Mini Sessions and Christmas Mini Sessions and designing holiday cards and prop making, and lots of family time.
So, without further delay, here are my FOUR TOP TIPS FOR BEAUTIFUL FALL PHOTOS WITH FAWN LILY PHOTOGRAPHY:
1. Book Early - As I mentioned, Fall is a family photographer's busy season, and I'm no exception at Fawn Lily Photography. Fall Mini Sessions will be open for booking Mid September. They fill up very quickly. For first choice of time slots, make sure you are a member of Fawn Lily Photography's VIP Clients' Group. Full Family Sessions are of course welcome during the fall too - these provide more time, more leeway with regards to booking, and more images. With the days getting shorter (and darker) scheduling hours are reduced in conjunction with lots of bookings so again, I reiterate that it is never too early to book to ensure you don't miss out.
2. Dress - I think one of the reasons why Fall is such an opportune time to take family photos is because fall clothes are just so gorgeous! Fall brings out the jewel tones - deep, rich purples, blues, burgundies, mustard yellows which, when paired with my standard neutrals, create delicious colour pallettes to work with. Additionally, fall is about being warm and cozy so layers and textures are terrific. And, all the moms out there I'm sure realize the benefits of layers when taking photos (the vertical lines of cardigans or jackets can be very slimming). So, my tip for dressing for fall family photos is to embrace the season and wear those lovely rich fall tones, and to layer up with textures and light jackets or sweaters. Oh, and boots! Please pay attention to your footwear when planning for your fall family portraits.
3. Location - Victoria BC offers some truly spectacular locations and I have scoured much of Greater Victoria and have a long list of favourite places that showcase fall foliage. Some of my select locations even generally have piles of leaves to toss for some extra fun. So my recommendation with regards to location is to head somewhere with trees with changing leaves like Esquimalt Gorge Park.
4. Have Fun - Of course you may want a static, posed shot of everyone smiling at the camera for your wall (and of course, we will do that.... probably a few times) - but the truly beautiful family photographs occur when mom and dad can relax, and the kids can be kids. Throughout your Fall Family Session with Fawn Lily Photography, I will gently guide you through some easy posing but will also encourage real and genuine moments with jokes, silly instructions, and capturing your candid moments. I will have you play together, interact together, be slightly intimate and you will be amazed by the outcome <3
Fawn Lily Photography is a full service studio and on-location photographer based out of Sidney BC and serving all of Greater Victoria, including Langford, Victoria, Colwood, Esquimalt, Gordon Head, Saanich, Cordova Bay, Brentwood, and Deep Cove.. Fawn Lily Photography specializes in Maternity, Newborn, and Family Photography and Portraiture.
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