A Guide to Taking Fall Engagement Photos
When autumn rolls around, the leaves change color and the air becomes crisp. Warm days full of gorgeous color fade into nights snacking on popcorn, apples, and donuts. This is the perfect time to take fall engagement photos! The scenery is beautiful and there’s a lot of different options for locations. Here are some tips for taking fall engagement photos:
Choose Beautiful Autumn Locations
First, you’ll want to set the scene. Pick a location with lots of fall colors. This could be a park, a forest, or even your backyard. In Erie County we are lucky to have so many amazing outdoor fall photo options.
One of the more popular locations in Erie County to take fall engagement photos at is Frontier Park. It offers sprawling fields of grass and lots of trees with coloful leaves. Another fun option is Presque Isle State Park. Not only are their changing leaves, but there’s also sandy beaches and gorgeous sunsets.
We have our own secret Fall Engagement Photos shoot location with access to a tree lined path, a creek, lakefront photos and beautful sunset views. We won’t tell you hear. It’s our little secret spot. Reach out to plan your session with us and we’ll meet you there! You can check out our blog on Where to Take Engagement Photos for more ideas.
Participate in Fall Activities and Use Props
I don’t know about you, but fall is my favorite time of the year. And, I’m guessing it might be yours too since you’re considering taking fall engagement photos. That means you also love autumn actvities. Pumpkin farms, pumpkin carving, spiced donuts and breads, apple picking, and making piles of leaves to jump in are all fun autumn activites. My favorite fall engagement photo session we did took photos throwing leaves at each other. I’m going to share some of my favorites from their session on this blog!
Consider Weather, Light, and Time of Day
While engagement photos during any time of year will be magical, there’s something about fall engagement photos that is unique. The combination of crisp weather, golden light, warm colors, and the seasonal smells just make it romantic and inviting.
The crisp weather during the fall months allow you to bundle up in layers of warm, fuzzy sweaters and gorgeous scarves. The suns rays seem more golden when reflecting off the brilliant orange, yellows, and reds of the changing leaves. In addition, taking your photos during the ‘Golden Hour’ right before sunset can leave you with breath-taking images for your engagement photos.
Prepare Fall Outfits for Your Photoshoot
Putting a little bit of thought into your outfits will give you a big payoff. We at Erie Photography offer an outfit change to our brides and grooms-to-be. So, it’s good to prepare two outfits.
You and your partner’s outfits should complement each other, but you do not want to match. Leave the matching flannels at home. Those are best for a weekend BBQ while watching the game.
Warm fuzzy sweaters in solid colors, long sleeve solid colored tailored shirts, khakis and jeans are all great options for the ladies. Consider a maxi-skirt with knee high boots if you want to go dressier. Cute pulled back updo’s are great for fall because of the wind. You don’t want a mouthful of hair during your session.
And for the fellas, a solid colored tailored shirt or sweater in a complimentary color with khakis or jeans will look amazing. Depending on your personality consider casual slip on shoes or dressier boots for the guys. Something he can wipe clean easily in case the ground is a little wet.
Whatever you decide, keep your outfits relaxed and casual. Your wedding photographs will likely be more formal so it is nice to have engagement photos that offer something different. For more help check out our blog on What to Wear.
Opt for Natural Makeup and Hair Styles
As with your outfits, your hair and makeup on your engagement photos should be timeless and in keeping with your usual style. Now is not the time to try a new fancy up-do for the very first time. Unless you want to practice your wedding looks in your engagement photographs, of course.
Highlight your natural beauty by sticking to mascara, foundation, brows, and a light lipstick.
For fall engagement photos, lean into your hair’s natural texture. You might consider an updo to keep your hair out of your face as autumn tends to be windier.
And remember to treat yourself to a manicure before your photoshoot. Your engagement photographers will want to get some pictures of that gorgeous ring.
Fall Engagement Photos
In conclusion, fall engagement photos are a great way to capture the beauty of the season while celebrating your upcoming marriage. They can be used for save-the-dates, invitations, or simply as an album to commemorate the time spent with your fiancee. If you’re looking for some inspiration, be sure to check out the following examples!
Book Your Engagement Photos Today
Now you know how to prepare for your fall engagement photos, you are ready to book a session with professional wedding photographers.
Are you wondering “who are the best wedding photographers near me?” Or “who are the best wedding photographers in Erie, PA?” Then look no further!
We at Erie Photography are experts in our field. We know how to create a romantic yet relaxed setting so you can both become comfortable in front of the camera in preparation for the big day.
Find out more about our Engagement Photography and be sure to reach out with any questions.
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