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5 Tips for Fall Family Photos from Your Philadelphia Family Photographer

It's here! That Magical time of the year when the leaves change color, the weather is cooler and everyone is looking for their Fall Family Photos. Here are some tips to help guide you to have a successful photoshoot this fall.

Philadelphia fall family photographer
Philadelphia Fall Family Photographer

1. What is the best time in Philadelphia to capture fall family photos?

In the Philadelphia area it can depend where you are for the exact best time to capture those fall colors. In Northeastern Pennsylvania the trees begin to change colors in mid-September reaching peak color by early to mid October. In southern Pa, the peak of fall foliage is usually mid- late October. I love to capture the change in color while the weather is not too cold outside. With all of this said, keep in mind weather is unpredictable, and changes from year to year. I always suggest having a chat with your photographer before to discuss the current years foliage prediction.

2. Where is the best place in Philadelphia to capture Fall Family Photos?

Locations are endless!! I suggest having a chat with your photographer to discuss what look you are looking for. Some of my favorite locations include: an open field, the woods, a local park with lots of trees, I even love the urban look in the fall. The most important thing is that you love your photos and style you selected; these are your family photos pick some place that you love being in.

Philadelphia fall family photos at sunset
Philadelphia fall family photos in Maple Acres Farm

3. What is the best time of day for family photos in the fall?

With all family sessions, no matter what the season is, the best time for photos are either sunrise or sunset. I really love sunset especially in the fall - I always call it the fall fire in the sky. The sky turns golden and adds a warm glow to your skin and your photos. The best part of sunset light - there are no harsh shadows, or blown out light.I love that even soft light.

4. What Philadelphia Family Photographer is best for my Fall photos?

If you do not have a regular family photographer, do your research and make sure to check out the style of the photographer before booking them. It is important that their style matches yours. It is so important to do your research and know and understand what you get with each photographer.

5. What do we wear for our Fall Family Photos?

This is the biggest challenge for so many families. I suggest calling your family photographer and discussing what to wear with them. They can provide guidance for you and help you choose. My clients always have access to our private on line styling website where they can shop directly from the site. My clients love this feature and makes it so easy for them.

Think of colors that are warm and neutral for your fall family photos. You can visit my post What to Wear for your Fall Family Photos.

What ever you do, do not wait too long to book your fall family photos. The best photographers are usually booked during the July and August months. I hope these tips help you plan and discuss your Fall Family photos with your family photographer. If you're in the Philadelphia Area and need a fall family photographer, lets connect and discuss what your vision is for your family photos.

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