Autumn family portrait tips by Robbin Manuel

I wanted to share some of my best Autumn family portrait tips that will help make your family portrait session be a fabulous time, especially during the autumn season:

1.  Got kids?  Make them happy…..don’t schedule at the bewitching hour of 5:00- 6:00 pm.  That’s dinner time and a hungry kid is sad kid.

2. Avoid patterns in clothing. It’s okay if one family member has a simple stripe or a basic design, but too many intricate patterns detracts from faces.  If in doubt of what to wear, go with a simple, solid-colored shirt

3. Go casual. Especially if you have little ones.  I love photos that look like the family is relaxed, having fun with each other, and basically like they do most any other day of the year.  Sure, go ahead and brush their hair and have them in clean clothes – but you’re probably fighting an uphill battle asking preschoolers to sit still more than a minute at a time.


Family Portraits
Family Portraits