Fall is in the air! It is making me remember some of my beautiful family photo shoots from last years fall season. So I decided I am going to do a feature Friday; featuring some of my favorite sessions. First up….. this family session! Families come in all shapes and sizes. I did this picture perfect family of two last October. It was a beautiful day and we traveled to two locations close to one another. There are two things that made this session so great! First one: Heather had her hair and make up done. This does make a big difference! If you are going to pay to have a family session, I would also make the investment of getting your hair and make up done, so you look and feel your best. It makes a difference in the images, and these images will be with you forever. The second element that made it go so great was the outfit selection. Outfit choices are key in producing great family photos. Not sure how to plan the perfect outfits? No worries, I’ve got your covered. When you book your session with me, you receive a family prep guide filled with great information and a section on how to plan great outfits that photograph well.
5 Questions To Consider When Planning A Fall Wedding
Congratulations you are engaged!!!!
Now all the planning begins. One of the most important decisions to make when it comes to wedding planning is the date! When are you going to get married? Spring and Fall weddings are beautiful, but don't count out fall weddings. They can be absolutely gorgeous here on the north coast. If you are thinking about planning a fall wedding there are 5 things to consider.
What will you wedding color scheme be? In the fall think of colors that naturally appear in nature during the fall season. Plums, oranges, reds, yellows, mauves and earthy tones. A fall wedding is not the best season to have pastels or bright colors. These colors will clash with the season especially if you are having an outside wedding.
What flowers are in season?
Rose or Bi-color Rose
As you will notice all the colors of these follows are orange, purple, yellow and reds.
3. Give it a rustic feel. The fall is the perfect time to have rustic wedding theme. Here are some ways to add in the rustic feel
Mason jars for glasses or desserts
Have a barn wedding
Use barrels of hay for decor or seats
Use burlap for decor, small details, and table clothes
Use wine barrels for decor or tables.
4. What type of food will you serve? Great fall wedding food includes
Wine and cheese boards for cocktail hour.
Serve apple dishes like tarts, candy apples and apple cider.
For a wedding favor have a popcorn bar, where they can create they own popcorn treats to take home.
Have a smores bar. Fall wouldn’t be fall without smores.
Instead of a cake think about doing mini pies for everyone. This adds a rustic fall feel.
5. Are you going to have your wedding outside or inside? The fall is a great time to have an outside wedding. The temperature is beautiful during the day with a chill at night. The chance of rain is extremely low and the trees have changed colors. Here are some things to consider if you are going to have an outside fall wedding.
If your reception is at night make sure to have heaters or blankets for your guest. Nothing is worse than being in a strapless dress and it drops 20 degrees once the sun goes down.
Think about incorporating a bon fire if that is an option.
As the wedding moves closer to November it will start to get darker earlier so take that in consideration for your photos when planning your ceremony and reception time. You can google sunset times for your wedding date and discuss that with your wedding photographer.
Use the fall leaves as props in your wedding photo. Nothing is more beautiful than a bride and groom surrounded by the fall leaves.
I hope these five questions to consider when planning a fall wedding help you plan your perfect fall wedding. Remember picking your date is the most important step but picking your photographer is the second most important. These fall wedding photos will last a lifetime. I would love to hear from you, what are your favorite fall wedding planning tips?