It’s Fall photo shoot time, everyone!!! This is one of my favorite times of the year to get pictures taken, because the weather is nice and cool. That means you can layer your family up with lots of cute colors, pull out your favorite pair of boots and pick a fab Fall spot for photos.
We’ve gotten asked more than once about how we pick out our own family’s photo backdrop locations, and quite honestly, we tend to always go bold, but simple. This usually means a fun colored wall, or a backdrop with awesome texture.
That being said, we have also done lots of different kinds of photo shoots with our family, that don’t necessarily fall into this category, ones that are more laid back and somewhat casual.
Either way, I’m just obsessed with photos of me and my family doing things together and then having a photo to remember that special moment. Call it vain, call it silly or self absorbed, but since my memory is how it is… I just NEED all the pictures that I can get!
So… since we HAVE had lots of questions on backdrops and locations, I thought it would be awesome for photographer, Kristen Duke to give us her best tips and tricks, when it comes to picking out a setting for family photos this year.
Take it away Kristen!
Tis the season to take Family Photos! Fall is the most popular time to have Family Pictures taken, because a lot of people like to send out fresh images in their Holiday cards. I’m going to share a few suggestions today on the best backdrops and settings to take Family Photos. It’s fun to change up the location each year, to display a unique new setting, along with how much your cute family has grown in the past year.
My name is Kristen Duke, and I blog at Capturing Joy, and I’m excited to offer a few suggestions on photo shoot locations. I’m sharing posts on Taking Family Pictures on a few different sites today, scroll down to the
My name is Kristen Duke and I blog at Capturing Joy, and I’m excited to offer a few suggestions on photo shoot locations. I’m sharing posts on Taking Family Pictures on a few different sites today, so scroll down to the bottom to see where I’ll be.
Besides being a professional photographer, I’m also a Mama to 4 kids, with my hands dabbling in all sorts of creative goodness from DIY projects to parties and delicious recipes.
When taking family pictures, there is so much to think about, and LOCATION is a big decision. I enjoy the creative process that comes with photographing in each new location, and I love each spot that I’ll mention for different reasons. Whether you hire a photographer or take the pictures yourself, I like to categorize family pictures into 4 types of locations.
I generally have our family pictures taken each year, so I like to mix it up, and have done it all! Don’t think you have to hire a professional each time, either. See my post below on how to take your own! Where has been your favorite spot to have family pictures taken? Are you nervous to try something new?
I love all of this helpful information and great ideas, THANKS KRISTEN! Don’t forget to check out all of Kristen’s other great tips and tricks in the links above!