Tips for Outdoor Family Portraits | Fall and Winter Portrait Sessions

November 07, 2017  •  Leave a Comment

- Preparing for Outdoor Portraits -


Hello Friend!

Did you know that outdoor portraits are actually fun and can still be done even though the weather is getting cold?  Think blankets, cute gloves, scarves and shawls and even a delicious cup of hot cocoa.  All these things photograph very well and add so much character to your photos.  

As a primarily natural light photographer, I tend to gravitate towards outdoor portraits (although lifestyle ones can be done indoors), simply because I love the look of beautiful skin in natural light.  

This is a gorgeous fall day at Sharon Woods Park.

You can instantly dress up a little boy's outfit with a cardigan sweater and a bow tie! (Click the link to shop this look at Gap Kids.)

(NOTE: None of the links are affiliate links, so I don't make any money for you clicking them or purchasing from the businesses I've linked to.)

Did you know that Gap Kids also has the cutest holiday shop for girls?  If your daughter is in any way like mine, she loves glitz and glam!

Ladies, looking for elegant and beautiful dresses that flow?  By the way, flowing maxi dresses are so classic and timeless (which is how we want your pictures to look years from now, right?).  Take a look at Peony Street Boutique, fashionable and elegant for less.  This style would work well for both Engagement and Senior Portraits. 

I haven't left you out, men.  Dapper is the word of the day for that classic magazine style look that's sure to look great when your wife or fiance hangs that huge canvas above the mantle.  (Click here to shop JCPenney Men.)

Even a lifestyle session at home with your newborn would be perfect!

If you prefer handmade items, Etsy is a great place to find beautiful knit hats for kids of all ages and adults too!

So you thought you couldn't take photos outdoors when the temperature gets a little brrrrr?  Think again.  One last idea, pick a place like Starbucks (especially if you need a professional headshot in a great setting!) to get photographed indoors.

There you have it, a list of ideas for your beautiful outdoor fall or winter portrait sessions.  Oh, by the way, I forgot to mention that the Christmas tree farm portrait is also a classic.  I've never done one myself but would love to if you'd like to book a custom session.

I sure hope this was helpful!

Until next time, share with your family how grateful you are for them!

From my heart to yours,

Angenise Rawls  

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