Taking Great Autumn Portraits

I love Autumn, for me it is arguably the most beautiful in terms of the rich colours against a bright blue sky. Add children to the mix and they get that natural glow that comes with spending time outdoors when there is a slight chill in the air. This is something that cannot be captured in a studio.

Due to it's close proximity to Christmas, it worth considering an Autumn portrait session so that you might have some gift prints to give to family members or perhaps it is just time to update the family pictures. You could even get some Christmas cards made up to send to friends and family.

As we can never guarantee the British weather, after a few frosts all of the beautiful leaves will drop and the opportunity to use those colours as a backdrop are gone for another year. Don't leave it too late to book your session or you could be disappointed. 

There are so many locations that you might choose for a shoot so be sure to talk to your photographer in advance to select the perfect locations with the most gorgeous colours.

If you are lucky enough to get a clear day, a shoot at Golden Hour (just before the sun sets) can add a gorgeous golden glow to the images such as the one below.


When taking Autumn portraits, I prefer to use a shallow depth of field in order to blur the beautiful colours, making my subject pop out of the image.