Of course, the red, yellow and orange leaves make an incredible background for photos, but that is just where it starts. There is also so much room for creativity when it comes to Autumn Engagement Sessions. A big yard filled with fallen leaves can serve as an interesting foreground or I can use the leaves as a prop of sorts by having my subjects throw them in the air or holding them up towards the camera. Capturing people being playful really suits the season well. It is great when I can photograph a couple having a piggyback ride or climbing a tree. I love taking photos of couples while going apple picking or to a pumpkin patch. The fun and excitement in their eyes is irresistible and the fresh produce really highlights the season. We can also spice up your photos by adding some seasonal food to the images. Almost everyone wants to smile when you see an image of someone you love eating a big piece of sweet apple pie.
There are even more options if we get creative with the perspective. I love climbing a tree to get a vantage point from above or placing my camera down in the midst of the leaves. Every now and then I choose to have the attention drawn to the colorful leaves or produce while leaving my subjects out of focus. Using black-and-white or sepia toned images can also draw attention to the textures of the surroundings and give a more vintage look. The best time of day to be out taking photos is the first or last hour of light, but do not feel limited to only these times. There is a plethora opportunity to get great autumn images when the leaves are just right, but sadly once they’re gone it will be another long year. So don’t miss your opportunity to get some stunning photos this Fall. Schedule an appointment with David soon and enjoy the season.