Spring and Summer are the busiest time of year for photographers with good reason- the temperature is ideal, the kids can wear cute dresses and shorts with minimal fuss, trees and flowers are in full bloom, and let's be honest- a family photo session can be challenging enough for parents to orchestrate without added layers and chilly weather!
So, why should you book a session in Autumn or Winter then? Firstly, have a look at all of the professional family photos you have had taken to date- my description in the paragraph above describes the majority of them, correct? Wouldn't it be great to have something just a little bit different on your walls, or in an album? Capture your family at a different time of year and see where those memories take you.
Being a Canadian myself, I embrace this season- I think there is nothing cuter than kids in jeans with a cozy sweater, dresses with stockings and boots, and matching beanies. Layers of clothing create an added point of interest to your photos and you would be amazed at what a few different pops of colour or the slightly different style to Summer will do for your photos.
The Autumn and Winter light is stunning. The change in temperature and position of the sun make for the most gorgeous golden hour and daylight savings also means the sun sets that much earlier so whilst an evening session needs to take place around 7 PM in Summer, it can take place as early as 4 PM in Autumn and Winter.
The colours are unique to the season. In the Camden area the greens of Autumn and Winter are a beautiful, rich tone and especially in Autumn, we are so fortunate to experience the vibrant colours of the leaves as they change colour. Unfortunately Autumn hit just as we were experiencing restrictions from covid-19 and I wasn't able to offer any sessions but I did capture my own children during our own fun little session and I just love the results, which you can see for yourself below.
Snuggles! The best time to have cuddly, snuggly photos with your children, or of your children. No worries about it being too hot, everyone being sweaty, and no bugs to deal with.
I have a few blankets I like to bring along and I make it a game with the kids and capture some super sweet moments of them cuddling or being silly together.
Have a peek at a few Autumn captures below and decide for yourself! I'm going to make this a yearly session with my own children and they don't know it yet but I plan to do another session with them in July complete with beanies and an extra snuggly blanket...hopefully a promise of hot chocolate afterwards will do the trick!