October 9, 2023
If you’re as excited as I am about the crisp air, the vibrant foliage, and the cozy sweaters, then you probably know that fall is the perfect season for a fall photo shoot in Utah. And where better to capture the essence of autumn’s beauty than in Utah, with its breathtaking landscapes and golden-hued mountains? In this blog post, I’m going to share the best ways to prepare your family for a fall photo shoot in this incredible state, including a heartwarming story of a family of four little girls running through a field with the stunning Utah mountains in the backdrop.
First things first, choosing the right location is paramount. Utah offers a treasure trove of beautiful spots for your fall family photos. Some popular options include the stunning Provo Canyon, the breathtaking Big Cottonwood Canyon, or the Alpine Loop. These locations showcase the iconic Utah mountains that we all love and offer the best backdrop for your family portraits. But you can also explore local parks or even your own backyard if you prefer a cozier, more intimate setting.
Timing is crucial when planning a fall photo shoot in Utah. The changing leaves and golden hues only last for a limited time, so you’ll want to schedule your session during peak fall foliage. Typically, the best time is from late September to mid-October, but keep an eye on local foliage reports for the most accurate updates. Make sure you book your photographer well in advance, because I promise you, we are in high demand during this season! I book up very quickly in the fall season.
Now, let’s talk about wardrobe choices. Embracing the colors of fall will make your family photos pop against the Utah backdrop. Think warm, earthy tones like deep reds, burnt oranges, mustard yellows, and rich browns. Coordinating outfits can give your photos a polished and cohesive look. But remember, comfort is key! Dressing in layers will keep you warm and give your photos depth. Don’t forget to accessorize with cozy scarves and stylish hats for that extra flair!
Now, let’s dive into an adorable family story to get you even more excited about your Utah fall photo shoot. Meet the Johnson family, the sweetest parents with four lovely little girls. With their vibrant personalities and boundless energy, this family made it so easy to capture the beauty and joy of autumn and family. We traveled to Squaw Peak in Provo to capture their fall family photos. I love the sprawling field with the majestic Utah mountains that this location offers providing a stunning backdrop.
The evening was filled with laughter, leaves bursting with vibrant color, and the warmth of a loving family. The Johnsons dressed in coordinating outfits, with the little girls wearing darling dresses in autumn colors, while the parents were cozy and stylish. The choice of wardrobe was not only photogenic but also incredibly practical for a chilly fall evening.
As we started the shoot, the girls couldn’t contain their excitement. They ran through the field, their giggles filling the crisp autumn air. The sunlight bathed them in a warm, golden glow, making their smiles even more radiant. The mountains behind them seemed to stretch forever, their peaks kissed by the setting sun, creating a magical scene straight out of a fairy tale.
We captured candid moments of the girls playing, running through the field, and hugging their parents. It was so much fun for all of us!
Their photos turned out absolutely stunning. The backdrop of the Utah mountains, bathed in the warm, golden light of the setting sun, added a touch of enchantment to the entire album. The vibrant fall foliage complemented their outfits beautifully, creating a vibrant and colorful tableau.
A family fall photo shoot in Utah is a magical experience you’ll cherish for years to come. From selecting the perfect location and timing to coordinating your outfits and embracing the colors of fall, there’s so much you can do to prepare. And if you’re lucky enough to capture the love and joy of your family amidst the breathtaking backdrop of the Utah mountains, as the Johnson family did, you’ll have a cherished memory to hold on to.
So, embrace the beauty of autumn in Utah, and get ready to create wonderful memories with your family this fall. Happy shooting! 🍁📸
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