Autumn Wardrobe – What to Wear to Your Photo Shoot

Autumn Wardrobe – What to Wear to Your Photo Shoot

In this “Autumn Wardrobe – What To Wear To Your Photo Shoot” blog, my aim is to help you understand how to choose what to wear that is comfortable, practical and still looks great. This question does arise all year round and I will be doing a separate blog post for different seasons.

As we start October, the nights are getting longer and the leaves are turning beautifully golden, this is my favourite time of the year. Especially now, with the kids, we love pumpkin picking, halloween, as well as all the outings and activities that come with it. 

I get even more excited about photographing families in autumn. There are just so many beautiful and colourful locations around. With the addition of a stunning autumnly light, you can achieve some gorgeous family photographs. Not to mention, all the fun the kids have, searching for conkers, finding crunchy leaves to jump in and take home for some fun craft activities. 

Below are some tips to help you out when searching for an autumn wardrobe with the family photo shoot in mind. 

 

WHY CHOOSING A COLOUR PALETTE IS IMPORTANT?

The first thing I always recommend is start off with a colour palette. You can choose from 2-4 different colours, they must compliment one another. 

The colours that always work well are cream, blue, mustard yellow, brown and burgandy. Sometimes teal or red could also work well if you want a little more colour pop. You could also use a more neutral colour palette. I have created a Pinterest board here with some great palette examples and autumn wardrobe ideas.

LAYERING UP

During all my shoots, being comfortable and dressed for the weather is essential. No one wants to be outside either freezing or sweating.

With the British weather being so unpredictable, planning what you are going to wear and layering up is an essential part of putting together an outfit. Plus it can be so much fun trying out what you already have with something new. As long as your colour palette works together across all the layers, you’re on the right track. You can then be sure if its too warm you could take your coat off and maybe just have a chunky sweater or a drench coat with a nice top/dress.

Don’t forget you can also layer up using scarfs and hats if its too warm for a winter coat but cold for just wearing a jumper or a drench coat. 

WHAT DO I NEED TO AVOID?

Your family is the main focus in all the photographs we create, therefore its important to ensure there is nothing there that would take the attention away from that.

There are two things you need to avoid when looking at what to wear to your photo shoot, in autumn and all year round.

Any clothing with big prints, texts and logos. They are hugely distracting.

Secondly, any miss matching colours or bright/neon type colours, particularly during autumn shoots.

I hope this blog has been helpful to you. Further down I have put together some clothing inspiration for children using three different retailers as an idea. 

For any more information or if you would like to book an autumn mini photo shoot just leave a comment or drop me a message I would be very happy to help. 

Family Portraits Barnsley

Family Portraits Barnsley

If you’ve come across this “Family Portraits Barnsley” blog,  you must be searching for a family photographer in the area. It can be pretty difficult to find the right photographer to capture memories of your family. Not to mention, who has the time to be searching for hours, when you are so busy attending to your family and work. Great news, you’re in the right place! 

There are a vast amount of photographers out there who offer different style of family portraits. Let me simplify it down for you. 

Studio

Studio photography is where a photoshoot takes place indoors. There may be a natural light source or flash used, both are great, some photographers just prefer one or the other. 

You’ll find that a big amount of studio photographers actually operate from home (this is what I have for my indoor sessions). It can be a much more relaxed environment and less scary for the little ones.

Studio photography is quite simplistic, where the focus is all on your family. Some photographers create a more natural style session, focusing on moments, emotions such as laughter and interaction. Others are more posed.  

Outdoor 

Outdoor photography is very well suited for families. There is plenty of space and you can always find somewhere stunning to capture some amazing photographs using the colours of the UK. Just like studio photography you can achieve a more posed look as well as a more natural style session.

If you have small children over the age of 2, outdoor photography is one I would absolutely recommend. You can truly capture their personalities and laughter, all while they are exploring the great outdoors. Of course you can always get some beautiful posed shots in too. It’s an absolute pleasure being able to capture them having fun and enjoying themselves.

The weather of course can be challenging here in the UK and your photographer will try their best to either work with the weather or re arrange if its just too rainy or too windy or you simply can’t get there due to snow.

Lifestyle

Lifestyle photography is all about capturing you and your family as you are. Documenting a glimpse of your life. 

Your chosen lifestyle photographer would arrive to your house and spend maybe a few hours capturing some real life moments, creating a story in the comfort of your home and maybe even the surrounding area.

This however is not suited for everyone. Light is the biggest factor of good quality photos and if some homes have poor natural light quality it may be better to choose a different option. However some lifestyle photographers do use a flash that may help out if the light is not perfect. You can always chat to your photographer and check if this would be an issue to them. 

So, these are the main photography styles. I hope this has helped you understand better what you might be looking for when searching for “Family Portraits Barnsley”.

Below I have added some photos of what you can expect from my recent family portraits. I would call my style of photography more relaxed and natural, capturing real smiles and connections. Most of my family portraits are captured outdoors but I also include family photographs with newborns and babies. If you would like to find out more information on my family photography click here or just drop me a message and I would be happy to help.