As the leaves begin to change and the air turns crisp, fall offers a picturesque backdrop for your love story to unfold. Planning your fall engagement pictures is an exciting journey that allows you to capture the essence of this enchanting season. Here are a few tips to help you make the most of your autumn-themed photoshoot.
Engaging with your photographer before the session can help you both envision the shots you want. Share your ideas, inspirations, and preferences. Your photographer’s expertise will guide you in capturing the magic of fall and your relationship.
Your outfit choices should harmonize with the autumn palette. Earthy tones like deep reds, burnt oranges, and warm browns work wonderfully against the fall backdrop. Cozy layers, like scarves and jackets, add dimension and style while keeping you comfortable during the cooler weather.
The soft, golden light of fall enhances the warmth of your photos. Plan your engagement session during the “golden hour,” which is the hour or so before sunset. This natural lighting creates a romantic, ethereal glow that beautifully complements the season. Also remember the sun sets earlier in the fall, so this means in the Midwest, fall sessions can start as early as 3:30 pm depending on how late into fall we schedule your session.
Adding touches of fall can infuse charm into your photos. Think about bringing along props like plaid blankets, pumpkins, or baskets of apples for a playful touch. These elements can add depth and a touch of personality to your images.
Autumn’s beauty speaks for itself, so allow the surroundings to guide your poses and interactions. Walk through fallen leaves, cozy up beneath a tree, and share genuine moments of laughter and connection. These candid shots capture the heart of the season and your love.
Bonus Tip: Don’t forget to clean your engagement ring & paint your nails (or at least try not to have chipped nail polish). Your hands & ring will be in most of your pictures, so you want to show off your sparkle!
As you plan your fall engagement pictures, remember that this season offers a unique opportunity to showcase your love against a backdrop of nature’s splendor. Let the colors, textures, and atmosphere of autumn tell your story, creating images that are not only stunning but also deeply meaningful.
Until next time friends-
St. Louis wedding Photographer & Lifestyle photography. Lover of iced coffee, big hugs, and all things pink.