Fall Family Session in the North Hills

One of my favorite things about fall portraits is the color combinations that my families choose.  The deep greens and dark blues with the brilliant orange leaves and bright goldenrod make for incredibly rich images that look wonderful up on the walls of any home.

But will I get enough variety of images with a short session?

The short answer is yes!  For family sessions (even short sessions) I like to make sure that my clients get a variety of individual portraits of each child.  This gives them their moment to shine and show their personalities.  I also do this so that families can create galleries that go together around their homes.  School pictures can provide that but only if all of your children are in the same school.  Then you will end up having similar pictures for the kids but not the parents.  By planning a session this way, my families end up with a collection of images that all go together- that together, tell a story.

Time to smile

I met this family a couple of years ago, shortly after their youngest little guy was born.  He wasn’t as mobile then but was just as adorable.  And even then, this family was picture perfect.  I’m considering hiring mom as a consultant for styling my family’s next portraits.  As someone who feels challenged when it comes to fashion, I really admire people who always manage to look great!

It’s so great to get to photograph families as they grow.  Last time we met on the grounds of Hartwood Acres but this time we met at one of the parks near my house.  It’s one of my favorite spots to photograph and I think you see why once you see their images.

Autumn family portrait at park near Pittsburghbrothers and sister sitting together on blanket at Sewickley park

For family sessions, I like to make sure that my clients get a variety of individual portraits of each child.  This gives them their moment to shine and show their personalities.  I also do this so that families can create galleries that go together around their homes.  School pictures can provide that but only if all of your children are in the same school.  Then you will end up having similar pictures for the kids but not the parents.  By planning a session this way, my families end up with a collection of images that all go together- that together, tell a story.

boy standing in autumn grasses in a Sewickley park near Pittsburghboy wearing navy blue sweater standing in tall grassy park near Pittsburghlittle girl wearing Matilda Jane dress in autumn park near Wexford, PAbaby boy wearing sweater vest in Pittsburgh parkfamily of five in wooded park location for autumn portraits near Pittsburgh

So whether you’re looking for a short session or a full session, it’s important to schedule fall portraits for your family.  Keep documenting them and displaying those portraits around your home.  And if you need help planning your next session, just send me an email or give me a call and we can chat.

 

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