Fall sessions have begun booking! We are so very excited for the fall foliage to arrive again in Pennsylvania, as it is truly the most magical time of the year for photography!
This blog has all of the info you're probably searching for, but don't hesitate to email me with any further questions! Thanks and can't wait to photograph you! -Autumn
FALL PHOTOGRAPHY Q&A ...
DO YOU HAVE A FALL COUCH OR PUMPKIN/PROP SET THIS YEAR?
This year I've decided to go back to basics for fall photography. "Fall sets" and couches in the woods have all been done before, and to be honest I found that the images were beautiful but were lacking personality and connection in my subjects because there are only so many poses to be done on a couch setup with props or pumpkins, before they all seem to be redundant. Without props I am able to concentrate more on connecting my subjects together via beautiful poses and moments with wonderful PA fall foliage color and sunlight as my "prop"! This makes the photos truly timeless. It helps personalities and love really shine through the photo.
I enjoy taking a walk through the woods and fields with my clients to find pockets of colorful foliage and light beaming through. Each session then has its own look and uniqueness as well. It is now much less about the vintage couch or props and pumpkins in the woods and more about the connection of you and your relationships with your spouse/children, as well as beautiful portraits of the kids individually of course! I have found this to be more preferable to not only myself but my clients as well.
ARE YOU DOING MINI SESSIONS?
I also do not not have mini sessions anymore, because I truly believe it takes about full hour to get all of the family combinations captured and children's personalities to truly shine through. As well as get to all of the great locations (both woods and fields) so that you have amazing images in all of those spots, with combinations of both posed and candid photos. Although if you have children who are a bit older or feel that a half hour is enough for you, I do have a shorter session option on sale (see below).
WHAT TIME SLOTS DO YOU HAVE OPEN?
I have various dates between Oct 21 and Nov 4. The color always peaks in Westmoreland County closer to Halloween, with an exception in 2021 of being about 5 days early. We are predicting normal foliage dates this year. So I usually just plan to start around oct 20. if the color changes significantly early, I will contact you. It is never later than that final week of October however. The magical light are the sessions that take place at golden hour, so book early for the best lighting slot! Midday sessions are great for lighting too, because the early sunset time in fall allows for nice daylight starting around 3pm each day (golden hour will be closer to 4-5pm timeframe)
WHAT ARE YOUR LOCATIONS?
Sandhill Berries apple picking - date TBD (one day only)
Bushy Run Battlefield - fields + forest - dates various availability Oct 21-Nov 4
Mellon Park or Frick Park in Pittsburgh - date TBD (one day only)
OPTION A IS OUR SALE PACKAGE!
*** 30-40 MIN SESSION SALE ***
(Payment split: $50 nonrefundable booking deposit, $500 due at session *plus tax)
Included: 30-40 min session, editing/post processing, online album, flash drive, all digital files with copyright release to do your own printing.
Option B) 60 m Session + all digitals with copyright release
(Payment split: $100 nonrefundable booking deposit, $500 due at session, $150 due two weeks after session before proofs delivered *plus tax)
Included: One hour session, editing/post processing, online album, flash drive, all digital files with copyright release to do your own printing.
Option C) 90 m Session + all digitals with copyright release *families over 6 suggested for this session length.
(Payment split: $100 nonrefundable booking deposit, $600 due at session, $200 due two weeks after session before proofs delivered *plus tax)
Included: 90 min session in studio, editing/post processing, online album, flash drive, all digital files with copyright release to do your own printing.