How was your summer 2020? Seems like an Autumn breeze is starting these days in Portland, isn’t it? I am sure we still have a few more summer days until the rainy season comes, and I would like to remind you that holiday season would come shortly. Here are some ideas for a fun fall family session in Portland.
Book your family session early enough!
Fall family session is always fun for me to capture. Especially, if we can hit a day with no rain with colorful leaves, it is so gorgeous in Portland. I have been having my photography business a long time and there are only a few perfect days in fall every year in Portland. If you are hoping to have a session on a weekend, there are even less perfect days. Someone might say there are a lot of beautiful days in fall in Portland. Fall weather in Portland is always so unpredictable. It changes so quickly! Trust me, I deal with weather every year for fall photo sessions 🙂 We prefer not to have muddy ground and wet leaves, right? Even if the session day is sunny and dry, if a day before the session was rain, it may affect to your session. Book your fall photo session sooner than later. Usually, we as professional photographers take only a certain amount of clients per month. This way you can plan and be flexible if you can book early enough. It is one of the tips to have a fun fall family session without being anxious about the weather and the timing of fall’s colorful season!
Considering the starting time for your session
It is important to choose the best time for your kids. Some photographers love taking pictures only 2 hours before the sunset. It is because that is the best time for photographers to capture with natural soft light. If the timing works out, that is great! The problem is kids cannot adjust their timing for a photo session. Do you think this little boy will smile at me right before he takes a nap? NO! So I usually ask parents to book a session right after nap or anytime their kids are in a good mood. Lighting is what photographer should be able to handle in any situation. Bringing the smile and good vibe is very important for fall family photo session.
Choose a photographer who follows the regulations
Because of the pandemic this year, Kimi Photography is following the guidance of OHA to open our business. It is also a good idea to have 6 feet distance while you are having a fun fall family session. Before booking a photographer for your fall session, you may want to ask if the photographer has a 70-200mm lens. The lens has a long focal length, and the photographer can keep some distance from you while capturing the action. Also, it can take a beautiful portrait too. Depending on the lens the photographer has, it can assist in the safety for your photo session this year. It is something you might want to consider for your fun fall family photo session in Portland.
Coordinating your outfit!
Sometimes moms get frustrated with coordinating a perfect outfit. We recommend to start coordinating with neutral colors first then add some accent colors unless your session has a particular theme. I would love to help with coordinating outfits, so let’s have a fun coordinating instead of being stressed out!
Bring your joy and be playful!
It seems like the easiest thing, but it can also be the hardest thing sometimes. I often ask parents to not to get nervous or frustrated about photo session especially on the session day. The stress you feel, kids can also feel very much. We will try to help organize the photo session, so please come to the location just like you would go to a picnic on the day! Also, be prepared to be playful with your kids. Some parents just send their kids to be in front of the camera, but they love you to be in the pictures as well. Kids can smile much easier if you play with them like usual! Also, kids can make parents smile too. It goes both ways!
If you are looking for a professional photographer to capture your family’s beautiful moments and portrait, please contact us! We would love to work with you!