Fall is the perfect time for a family photoshoot. With a winning combination of comfortable weather and a cozy atmosphere, this time of year is perfect for bringing your family together. Make memories with fall family portraits that will live on as treasured mementos for generations to come.
1. Winning Weather
As summer comes to a close, so do the endless days of stale humidity that we’re so accustomed to in Georgia. Fall time brings crisp air and cool temperatures that make spending time outside a treat instead of a task. You can’t go wrong with a family photoshoot out in the brisk fall air where even the most petulant member of your brood can’t complain. Plus, fitting a portrait session in before the icy blast of winter means you can avoid filling your pockets with tissues in an attempt to keep your kids smiling and snot-free.
2. Coordinating Colors
Shades of rich amber, vivid yellow, warm brown, and deep crimson meld together every autumn in our full Georgia forests to create the most picturesque backdrop. With so many hues at your fingertips, wardrobe options for your fall portraits are practically endless. The abundance of both bright tones and warm neutrals also gives you the ability to custom design your family photos based on where you want to display them in your home. Whether you need portraits to accent your bold and cheery home office or your tranquil and serene guest bathroom, there is a background of fall foliage that will fit the bill.
3. Christmas Card Potential
Lazy summers are behind us and before you know it, you’ll be greeted by boughs of holly and the fresh scent of pine in every grocery store. Inevitably your holiday to-do list will keep getting longer, regardless of how many things you check off. But with a family photoshoot scheduled in October, you can cross ‘ Holiday Greeting Cards’ off the list a couple months early. Portraits in the fall are full of warm, nostalgic vibes that lend themselves to the cheery contentment you want to portray in your annual Season’s Greetings. And when you have plenty of autumnal charm adding visual interest to your photos, tacky Christmas sweaters are entirely unneeded.
4. A Cozy Quality
A refreshing fall breeze is a welcome change from the stifling summer heat, as it carries a sweet, earthy aroma through your open living room windows, past the crackling fire while you sit, curled up in an overstuffed armchair with a book and a soft flannel throw. Fall is practically synonymous with warm and cozy, and what better ambiance to capture in your family portraits, than one that evokes feelings of contentment and tranquility? Just imagine your whole family together, surrounded by the bold and homely colors of autumn, smiles splashed across your faces with the ease of contentment as you bask in the joy of each other’s company. We know that’s not the norm for every family all the time, but the ability to capture that pure moment of love between you, even just a snapshot, is priceless.
5. Lots of Locations
Despite the fact that autumn signals the end of lush foliage and new growth, the world seems to come alive with color and vibrancy this time of year. Regardless of the style of family portraits you’re dreaming of, autumn has the perfect location for you. Whether encircled by color on a mountaintop, nestled in fallen leaves creekside, or wrapped in the warmth of a golden sunset in the middle of a pumpkin patch, you can’t go wrong.
6. Family First
At the end of the day, what matters more than the weather, or the colors, or the feel of your family portrait is the timeliness. Make the most of this moment, right now. In our fast-paced world, it’s the little things that often get overlooked and before you know it, your four year old is seventeen and your last family portrait shows her sucking her thumb. Don’t let another day pass by without taking the time to celebrate the here and now. And the good news is, with Bryan White Photography + Art in charge of your family photos they’re going to be perfect, no matter the season.