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5 Reasons Why Fall Is a Lovely Time of Year for Family Portraits

The crisp air, the crunch of fallen leaves underfoot, and of course the pumpkin spice latte! It’s fall! The wonderful time of year for bonfires, wearing your favorite sweaters, and getting your family together for a family portrait.

Here are a five great reasons from your Leesburg, Virginia photographer, Anne Lord, on why fall is the perfect time for a family portrait session.

1) Cooler weather and autumn color

Goodbye summer heat and humidity! Standing in front of a camera is instantly more enjoyable when you are not sweaty. It also means not worrying about your makeup, if your eyes are squinting, or if the older members of the family have been out in the heat for too long.

With the cooler weather comes the changing of the leaves. This instantly brings beautiful color and texture to any photo. There are also natural fun props for the whole family. Whether capturing an image of young children, the family pet, or the whole family playing in the leaves, the natural beauty of the outdoors contributes to beautiful images of the family having fun together.

2) Colder weather clothing options can make your portrait pop

You may have heard the line “eyes go where the skin shows.” The option to wear long sleeves and darker pants in the fall can go a long way in making sure your family’s faces are the center of attention in your family portraits. Wearing colors that all go together can help your family look unified and reduce the distraction.

Also, when deciding on what you and your family will wear, imagine where in your home you are planning to display your family portrait. Wherever you envision your portraits being, think about what colors would go well in that space. Generally speaking, the use of neutral clothing colors works great in a wide variety of places and throughout a range of different decor styles.

3) Perfect weather to add your family pet to the photo shoot

As an avid pet lover, family and pet photographer Anne Lord enjoys photographing pets and capturing their unique personalities and special relationships with their family. Most four-legged family members love the fall as much as we do, if not more. It is a wonderful time of year to participate in action photos with your pet, whether chasing a frisbee, jumping in a pile of leaves, or playing fetch!

4) Fall lighting

One of the most important things for a great family photo is the lighting. In the summer, the sun is extremely high in the sky and can be harsh for daytime photos. During the fall, the sun starts getting lower in the sky, making for better lighting in the afternoons. In the fall, there is more of a warm glow that shows even brighter when you have your loved ones around you.

5) Just in time for the holidays

Family vacations, swim lessons, kids’ games, and summer camp are activities that keep people busy throughout the summer months. With school in session again, there is more opportunity to keep everyone in town and schedule a family photo session. With more room in your schedule, and less stress planning around all your family’s activities, a more relaxed and fun environment will bring out those special smiles and moments with your family. You may want to schedule an appointment to have an updated family portrait taken for greeting cards and holiday gift-giving.

Anne Lord: Your Family and Pet Photographer in Leesburg, Virginia

If you would like high quality family portraits, you can get a feel for what Anne has to offer by browsing through her Family and Pet photography portfolio. For any questions or to schedule an appointment contact Anne via email, or by calling (703) 435-5292.

Has your pet ever been professionally photographed?

If you are a pet owner, then you most likely are an animal lover. Our pets enrich our lives with their wagging tails and fun personalities. Just like we want to have professional pictures of the loved ones in our lives, whether a family portrait or a wedding, having professional portraits done of your beloved pets will be a memory you can keep forever. Experienced Leesburg, Virginia wedding photographer, Anne Lord, loves to capture images of pets and their special personalities.

A professional touch

Most people take photos, but don’t think or have the skills to print images from phones, or even digital cameras. The results are sometimes iffy, too. A professional pet photographer on the other hand will ensure that you get amazing photographs of your favorite furry friend that showcases their personality and has them looking their best.  With the technique and creativity that Anne Lord brings to engagement and wedding events, you will be sure to get the very best images of your pet that you can hang with pride among the rest of your family portraits.

Get creative

As with a family portrait, you can get creative and have fun with your animal’s photography session. Decide what kind of images you want: Do you want casual outdoor photos? Would you like studio photos that will sit nicely with the kids’ school photos? Do you need show photos of your pet for their portfolio? Or how about some fun action shots of your pet playing games or interacting with your family? Anne Lord, a local Leesburg, Virginia photographer, is an avid pet lover and has years of experience producing the best images of her furry clients. If you are not sure you’d like your pet to look in the photos, don’t worry, Anne’s artistic vision will produce images and memories of your pet that will last a lifetime.

Don’t wait until it is too late

The sad fact of life is that we usually outlive our pets. When your pet is no longer with you, having professional photographs of your loved one brings comfort during the grieving process. No matter the age of your pet right now, if you have not tried professional pet photography, now is the perfect time to start. You may also want to consider a portrait of you and/or the rest of your family in the pet portrait. Having a professional picture that captures your special bond and relationship with your pet is a keepsake you will never regret having captured with a camera.

Anne Lord Photography, fun pet portrait sessions

Anne Lord enjoys photographing pets and capturing their unique personalities. Outdoor sessions in the Leesburg, Virginia area are ideal right now. Consider a pet portrait for holiday greeting cards and gift giving. To learn more about pet photography with Anne, please contact me at anne@annelordphotography.com or 703-435-5292.