Thursday, October 13, 2022 / by Ana Baldner
Fall is a fantastic time to take family photos outdoors. The weather is cooler, the holidays are approaching and Autumn-colored neutrals are easy to coordinate!
If you want to take advantage of the fall colors but don’t want to travel far, look for parks or other scenic locations near your home. Take a drive to somewhere new and explore! You may be surprised at how close by a hidden gem can be.
Once you’ve found the perfect spot, it’s time to start planning what to wear. As we mentioned before, autumn-colored neutrals go great together. You can also add in a pop of color with accessories. If you’re not sure what will work well together, consider using a color palette as a guide to make sure the whole family looks cohesive.
Here are a few tips to make sure everyone is happy and cooperating for the perfect photo-op:
1. Let your kids pick out their own outfits. This way they feel like they have some control and are more likely to cooperate. You can always give them a few options to choose from but try to let them have the final say.
2. Bribe them with something to do afterwards that they enjoy like a favorite activity or place. This will motivate them to focus since they know they will get something fun to do after!
3. Get them involved in the process. If they feel like they’re helping to take the photo, they’ll be more likely to cooperate and be patient.
4. Try to take the photo in their natural environment. If they’re used to being in front of the camera, they’ll be more likely to perform for you.
5. Make it fun! The more fun they have, the better the photo will turn out.
6. Be patient. Sometimes it takes a while to get the perfect shot.
7. Get down on their level. This will make them feel more comfortable and less likely to run away.
8. Use props. If you have something that they can use or play with, they’ll be more likely to stay in one place.
9. Make funny faces. This will usually make them laugh and smile, which is exactly what you want!
10. Be prepared to take lots of photos. The more you take, the better your chances are of getting a great one.
11. And last but not least, have fun! If you’re enjoying yourself, they will too.
Getting the family together for a Fall photoshoot is not an easy task, especially when dealing with fussy children or pets! Just remember to enjoy the moment and create a fun family memory to look back on.