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Looking for Fall Family Photo Ideas? Here are 7 simple places to take fall pictures that are perfect for family pictures!Hello Fall! Is anyone else a little too excited about fall outfits, pumpkin spice lattes, falling leaves and pumpkin patch visits? Fall seems to be one of the busiest times of year. Between back to school, Halloween and Thanksgiving….I feel like I always blink and it's Christmas Eve. So this year? We decided to take some of our holiday family photos EARLY……we're taking fall family pictures. I wanted to share seven fun fall family photo ideas, and a few tips for taking great fall pictures!
Fall Family Photo Ideas
Pumpkin Patch: A pumpkin patch is a PERFECT place to shoot adorable fall pictures. The orange pumpkins look great with dark denim (like the chambray dress Lydia is wearing in these pictures or my dark denim jeans)!
Fall Leaves: Colored leaves just scream fall, right? They're great to add color to your photos….and are a ton of fun for little kids (let them throw the leaves and jump in leaf piles)!
Wooden Fences: Rustic wooden fences are my favorite for classic fall family photo ideas. When we planned this shoot, I knew that the light wooden fence would love great with our fall colored outfits (plus isn't mustard just the perfect color for fall?).
Apple Picking: Apple picking is a GREAT way to take authentic, non-posed family photos. Bring along some adorable metal buckets and let your kids go to town. Those pictures of you holding them up to reach apples? Fall family photo GOLD.
Halloween Decorating: Instead of taking posed pictures in Halloween costumes, take pictures carving pumpkins as a family or setting up decor in your yard. If your decor has pops of color….stick with denim and a standout color for your outfits.
Cafe for Warm Drinks: Apple cider (lattes for the parents) and donuts? Pick a cute colored cafe near your home and meet your photographer for a warm drink date. Nothing like an adorable cafe table and some sweet treats to bring out the smiles in your kiddos.
Hayride Pictures: Going on a hayride? Buy an extra ticket for your family photographer. Bring a classic quilt, and let them snap photos of your family enjoying the ride!
A few tips for selecting outfits for fall family photos:
think fall colors – I love mustard and navy…..the yellow looks great against fall backgrounds and will never go out of style
comfort is KEY…..jeans and flats are always a winning combo
let your children have SOME say in their outfits…..Lydia is OBSESSED with these “golden shoes” and was so excited to wear them in our pictures
For these fall family photos, we decided to wear classic fall pieces that won't break the bank. I love that mustard and navy is a great color combo that won't go out of style (bonus, our photographer said mustard is one of her favorite colors for clients to wear in photoshoots…..it always pops on film). Plus, these pieces are comfortable and super wearable. I've been wearing my driving moccasins almost every day, they're SO comfortable and a great fall staple. Plus, anything denim or striped? Will be wearable for years to come.