Fall is on it’s way!!!
“Fall colors are funny. They’re so bright and intense and beautiful. It’s like nature is trying to fill you up with color, to saturate you so you can stockpile it before winter turns everything muted and dreary.”
― Siobhan Vivian,
Ah, the imagery of Autumn!
So many folks seem to forget about what a beautiful backdrop the colourful fall leaves can make for their family portraits! The rich colours of the trees can be quite dramatic against the deep grey or crisp blue of the sky.
There’s so much opportunity for outdoor fun! Big kids and little kids love jumping in big, crunchy leaf piles…how’s that for a great photo!?!
My cousin Melissa could choose any season she wanted for photos and I was super excited to do a photo session with my family, so she gathered everyone on a splendid afternoon in late autumn and we had a blast!
There are lots of great props that fit in with an autumn theme too. For this shoot my cousin Melissa and her husband Nick incorporated a toy tractor, which would have been lost in the green grass of summer, but stood out in the dried leaves on the ground at this time of year. Animal print clothing is a great and trendy choice for a fall shoot…colourful scarves look great too!
I’ve done pumpkin patch family shoots as well, and they’re an interesting and remarkable setting that wouldn’t work in the other seasons. Or consider a corn maze with 8 foot stalks of corn, hay bales and scarecrows.
And what else happens in the autumn? Halloween!!!
Machado Photography will be setting up a spooky haunted house for some eerie Halloween portraits for Saturday October the 12th! If you’re interested in capturing your favourite ghost, ghoul, goblin or witch on film, contact us to set up a booking!
Hand in hand with the changing leaves is the beginning of the school year, which is another great excuse to book an autumn session with Machado Photography; mark the kids’ returning to class with an annual photo shoot.
Start thinking outside the box! Book your Fall Family Photo Shoot before the snow starts to fly!