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The Magic of Fall | Tips for your Fall Family Photos from an Edmonton Family Photographer

At the end of August Edmonton's warm summer days start to give way to crisp air, vibrant colours, and the most incredible golden evening light you know it is fall. With golden hues as the backdrop, as an Edmonton family photographer, I have the honour of bringing families together to create memories that will be treasured for a lifetime. I've got my top suggestions for you to make help you make the most of your fall family photos this year!

And Dads....I promise you WILL have fun, you WILL not hate your experience, and you WILL love me by the end ;)

Timing is Everything

Fall happens early in Edmonton. It tends to sneak up on us with the busyness of back-to-school September versus October for your family photos is always the big question. In general, by the third week of September Edmonton's fall colours start to peak! The plus is normally it is still nice and warm which can make your experience a lot more fun! By October the yellow leaves have faded and the most beautiful monochromatic brown pallet can be found. Both are beautiful! Both are magic! You just need to determine what is right for you and your family!

It's All About Lighting

The soft, warm light that characterizes fall. The one that lights up the sky, gives that warm glow, and adds magic to your photos. It's all about scheduling your Edmonton family photos during golden hour! That means about and hour before sunset. As we get later into the fall, and the days get shorter, this means it happens earlier.

Coordinating Outfits

Choose clothing that complements the fall colour palette without blending in too much. Earthy tones such as burnt orange, deep red, mustard yellow, and rich browns work beautifully. Layers of cozy sweaters, scarves, and hats to add texture, warmth, and dimension to your photos. Plus if it's chilly outside it keeps your little ones warm and cozy!

Make it Fun

Let's have fun! Activities that capture the joy and playfulness of your family and fall come highly recommended by this Edmonton Family Photographer! This is especially why Dad's love me and doing family photos with me, because yes there is a time and place for poses photos but no one wants to do that for an entire session! Instead we will play games, I 100% guarantee that but let's have a leaf-fighting session, blow bubbles, play at the playground, enjoy a cozy hot chocolate or snack break. When everyone is relaxed and having fun their genuine smiles and expressions shine through.

Are you ready? As an Edmonton family photographer focusing on a luxury relationship-driven experience, I capture your moments, that speak to the heart and tell your authentic story, from my unique perspective. With over 14 years experience you can trust me with your memories and if you have questions please don't hesitate to reach out.I cannot wait to tell your story, book your fall photo session today!

Christy xoxo


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