How to Prepare for Fall Family Photos
Fall is in the air, and it’s the perfect time to take family photos in Sacramento and the Bay Area. When I photograph your family, my goal is to capture you having fun and enjoying each other’s company.
How do you make sure you show up as your best? Preparation is key. Pick out your outfits in advance, and make sure they will match with your surroundings. We want you to look as beautiful as the trees and fall colors around you.
Dress for Fall Together
I love it when families coordinate their outfits. Here are some of my favorite fall looks:
Boys in plaid shirts featuring fall colors and girls in solid dresses and with matching plaid headbands
Matching scarves or hats for the whole family
Pets with collars to match the family’s accessories
Fall sweaters in earthy tones
Matching boots for mom and daughters or father and sons
Earthy toned floral dresses for mom and matching headbands for daughters
Be careful not to overmatch. If we can't see any contrast in your clothes, it's hard to see where one family member ends, and the next one begins.
Bring Props to Finish Off the Look
Personal touches always make your photos extra special. Feel free to bring along rustic family heirlooms or stop by Michael’s for cute props, and I will incorporate them into your photos.
Here are some examples:
A red wagon for the kids
An old wooden toy truck or tractor
An antique chair
A picnic blanket and basket
Pumpkins or a basket of apples
A sign with your names or the words harvest, gather, autumn, or fall
An old rustic suitcase
Mugs of hot cocoa
A wooden ladder or footstool
Old milk jugs, a washboard, or other pieces of farmhouse décor
If you have a location in mind for your fall photos, I am happy to come to you. If you need help deciding where to have your photos taken, I have lots of suggestions I can provide. Regardless of w