There's no better time to capture the warmth and beauty of the season than through the lens of a professional photographer. If you're looking to book your fall family photoshoot, look no further than Daydream Photography by Katherine Weeks. In this post, we'll explore the magic of fall photography, how to prepare for your session, and the unique charm of choosing a local park or your own backyard as the backdrop.

Before we dive into the details of preparing for your fall family photos, let me introduce myself. I am Katherine Weeks, the wacky lady behind the camera. I began preserving memories when I received my first camera at the age of 10, but I've been professionally capturing family moments since 2011.

I love working with families and working to capture candid moments filled with warmth, laughter, and genuine emotion. I work to connect with families and make them feel comfortable in front of the camera in an effort to ensure that your family's unique personalities shine through in every photograph.

Choosing the Perfect Location: Park or Backyard?

One of the first decisions you'll make when booking your fall family photoshoot is the location. Whether you opt for a local park or the comfort of your own backyard, both settings have their unique appeal.

1. **Local Park:** Local parks are transformed into autumn wonderlands during this season. The vibrant foliage, the play of light filtering through colorful leaves, and the serene ambiance make for breathtaking backdrops. I can help you choose best park close to home for you to capture the essence of fall, I will work to bring out the best in your family against this natural canvas.

2. **Backyard Bliss:** On the other hand, your own backyard offers a personal touch. It's where your family gathers and shares special moments, making it a meaningful choice for a photoshoot. Plus, it's incredibly convenient for little ones who might feel more at ease in their familiar surroundings.

Preparing for the Photoshoot

Once you've chosen your location and booked with Daydream Photography, it's time to prepare for your session. Here are some key tips to ensure you look and feel your best:

1. **Wardrobe Choices:** Coordinate your family's outfits but avoid being too matchy-matchy. Earthy tones, cozy sweaters, scarves, and layers work wonders during the fall season.

2. **Accessories:** We can consider adding seasonal props like pumpkins, blankets, or even a basket of apples to add character and charm to your photos.

3. **Timing is Everything:** To make the most of the beautiful fall light, we'll try to schedule your session during the "golden hour" – the hour leading up to sunset. This soft, warm light will enhance the autumn colors and create a magical atmosphere. While this isn't a must, I do highly reccommend it.

4. **Comfort is Key:** Ensure that everyone is well-rested and well-fed before the shoot, especially if you have young children. A comfortable and relaxed family makes for the best photos. Just be sure to feed everyone before they get dressed to avoid any accidents. Also be sure to NOT give little ones things like colored punch, candy or cheetos prior to your session.

5. **Embrace the Moment:** Remember, it's not just about getting the perfect shot; it's about capturing the genuine love and happiness of your family. So, relax, have fun, and let me work my magic. My "magic" being silly prompts like "have a tickle fight" or "everyone look at the person in your family the snore the loudest" and other silly little games to help you all relax and have fun together while I capture the genuine giggles and smiles.

Booking your fall family photoshoot with Daydream Photography by Katherine Weeks is a choice you won't regret. I will work with you to turn your family's special moments into timeless works of art. Whether you choose the picturesque setting of a local park or the coziness of your own backyard, the magic of fall will be beautifully captured in every photograph. So, get ready to make memories and celebrate the joy of the season. Fall has arrived, and it's the perfect time to capture its essence with Daydream Photography.