Outdoor Fall Family Portraits :: North Reading MA
Fall is one of the busiest times of the year for family portraits. Which is why I started offering fall family mini sessions a few years ago, and they have been a hit! Each year they book up faster than I expect (not that I’m complaining-ha!). And I don’t blame people for jumping at the chance to grab one of these spots. I love fall, and I know I’m not alone. The changing leaves, the crisp autumn air, the clothes. Everything about fall is comfy and cozy. Which is just one reason why it’s a great time for family photos. I love being a North Reading area photographer year round, but fall in New England makes it extra fun.
The other reason fall is a great time for photos is a little more practical. If you’re someone who wants to send out a holiday card at the end of the year, fall is the best time to get family photos (or maybe just photos of your little ones) taken. You have plenty of time to get your cards printed and sent out. But also, the photo is recent. This might not seem like it could make a big difference, but when you have little ones that are growing ever day, there’s a big difference between a photo taken in the spring and one taken in the fall!
Styling for Fall Family Portraits
Fall is known for its colors. Burnt orange, mustard yellow, deep greens and plums. The colors are gorgeous. I love the styling choices made by the families in today’s post. Directly below, the family chose to use bright red. This can be a tricky color to work with, but they definitely succeeded. And mom’s scarf not only ties in dad’s navy shirt but also adds shades of green and yellow.
If bright colors aren’t your style, keep scrolling. Both of the other families down below use navy and neutrals as their main color choices. For more styling inspiration and ideas we have our Fall Styling Guide and our fall family Pinterest board for you to check out. Some of my favorite options for classic and timeless clothing are Boden and Gap!
This wasn’t my first time photographing some of these sweet families. Over my years as a North Reading area photographer, I’ve had the chance to photograph some families multiple times. I always love getting to see how much the littles have grown. See more of the princess and her big sister above on this fall family photo post published last year. And see how much these sweet brothers below grew over the course of year by checking out this fall mini session post.
Fall Mini Sessions
Styling isn’t the only aspect of a family portrait session that can be daunting. The idea of getting your little ones to sit still and smile for the camera can be a scary thought. But I’m here to tell you not to worry! For one thing, my assistant and I have perfected the art of acting absolutely ridiculous in order to get your little one to smile. Seriously, ask anyone who has come to Crabapple Photography and they will tell you we leave our pride behind. If we need to sing (off key), dance (no rhythm) or make nonstop farting noises, we will do it.
But another great thing about these fall mini sessions is that they’re mini! At only 15-20 minutes, they are just the right amount of time. Not too long, not too short. I have enough time to accomplish what I need to accomplish to capture some great portraits of your family. But there’s not enough time for your little ones (or big ones) to get antsy.
I offer two locations for my fall family portrait mini sessions. This park in North Reading is one of my favorites for family portraits in the fall. I’ve been a photographer in the North Reading area since 2009 so I’ve found some extra special places to photograph in.
Displaying Your Child’s Portraits At Home
My goal during any session, whether it is a mini session or a full session, is to make every step of the way as easy and stress free as possible for my clients. This means sending out questionnaires before the session to make sure we are on the same page when it comes to styling and priorities. This also means helping you choose the best print and product options for you. Whether this means creating a custom designed album, or helping you choose what prints to get as gifts for family members. And for those who want wall art, it also means creating wall art mock-ups for clients who aren’t sure what products and sizes work best in their homes. Whether you want one photo for your walls or a whole wall gallery, I can help. Email me today to get started!
Looking for North Reading fall family portraits? Crabapple Photography is located in Andover MA and serves clients from around the area including Reading, Wakefield, Lynnfield, North Andover and more. The studio specializes in natural, organic family photography. Kate McKenna is an Andover Photographer and has has over 10 years experience photographing children of all ages both in-studio and outdoors. Contact Kate today to book your session.