FIVE Fall Family Photo Shoot Ideas
|September 18, 2015||Posted by Holly Marie under Holidays||
Fall is coming! Check out our FIVE Fall Family Photo Shoot Ideas that helped us grab a picture to send out as our holiday card! Easy, DIY on props, outfits, and locations!
1. Shoot Location
The last few years of taking our family’s photos I’ve learned A LOT about what works for us. For shooting I like to take our pictures outside as the sun is setting or on a fairly overcast day. Direct sunlight is never a good look unless you are at the beach.
One of our favorite places for Fall shoots is at our local farm. I love capturing pure moments in time and running through leaves and splashing in puddles are memories I will forever want to keep. For those that don’t want to get dirty(understandable) you could head to your local park! Some of my favorite shots are of my two munchkins holding hands and walking in the grass at the park. Plus-our backyard may be tiny… but that doesn’t prevent us from making the most of our backyard space.
Our Local Farm
2. Family Outfit Coordination
When thinking about Fall Family Photos and ALL of us being in the photo I wanted something that worked with what we currently owned AND melted together kindly in a color pallet. I chose a soft blue(reminiscent of our Summer Family Photo Shoot) and started mixing away. I grabbed all of the sweaters and jeans out of everyone’s closets-plopped them on our bed-and started figuring out what worked for us.
I tend to be MUCH more daring when I photograph the kids together in their outfit choices. Thankfully at the age of two and three they do not care what they wear, as long as it is comfy.
Goodness do I LOVE a good prop. The prop usually helps keep little ones preoccupied which ensures less chances for meltdowns. Plus, both of my babies did much better when they were holding something. A rock, a truck– you name it and we used it. Fortunately, with some planning you can figure out what will work best for your Fall Photo Shoot. I love making sure that there are lots of leaves to throw, stomp on, and crush. Perfect for little movers and shakers-PLUS it works for the season. Two years ago I used a bunch of pumpkins and there were some pretty good picture outtakes from that shoot. The toddler wanted to know what would happen to a pumpkin if you dropped it from a ladder. Picture Perfect.