How to Prepare For Your Fall Session

Tips and Advice

Outdoor fall family pictures in North Dakota. Taken by Kellie Rochelle Photography, a North Dakota Family Photographer.

5 Tips to Help You Prepare For An Outdoor Fall Photoshoot

Fall is one of the most popular seasons of the year for sessions! The weather is beautiful, the colors of the season are so rich, and fall allows for some of the most flattering outfits. It is also one of the busiest seasons of the year for photographers. If you are wondering how to prepare for your fall session, my number one piece of advice is to plan early. Here are some tips to help you prepare for your fall session:


The number one tip for prepping for your fall session is to book your session as early as possible. Fall is an extremely popular time of year for pictures. Spots for sessions fill up very quickly! If you would like to book a session in the fall, I recommend reaching out to your photographer in early to mid summer to check their availability and book your session.

Have Fun WIth your Wardrobe

Fall is one of the best times of year for fashion! The cool weather allows you to cover up and style a cozy look. The texture in fall fabrics like sweaters, leather and flannel photography beautifully. Fall colors are bold and beautiful. You can opt for a rich color palette to coordinate with the season or shoot for timeless neutrals!

Have FUN with your wardrobe and head over to my Pinterest profile for tons of outfit inspiration for your fall family session! You are also always welcome to browse my client closet for gorgeous and flattering dresses to wear to your session with me or use my style & select app to order your own.

Lighting and Location Matter

There’s nothing like a golden hour session in the fall! The warm sunset complements the rich colors perfectly. Prepare for an evening session between one to two hours before sunset. In the fall, this is usually midafternoon or early evening as the days start getting shorter. Choose an outdoor location that will really show off the beauty of the season!

Fall family photos taken by Kellie Rochelle Photography, a North Dakota Family photographer based in Williston, ND.

Keep the weather in mind

Fall is a cooler time of the year. You’ll be outdoors for at least one or more hours so you want to be prepared to be as comfortable as possible during your session. Wear layers to say warm. Pack your favorite lip balm and moisturizer to avoid dryness or cracking. Plan to treat yourself to a pumpkin spice latte or apple cider after your session to treat yourself and warm up!

soak in the memories and enjoy your session

Fall is a wonderful time of year to book a session! Soak in the beauty of the season as well as the season of life you’re in. There is no need to be stressed, your session will be a blast! Sessions with me are all about authentic moments. They are relaxed and fun!

If you’ve been wondering how to prepare for your fall session, I hope these tips were helpful! Remember to book early and to enjoy your session. Fall is one of the absolute best times of year and a gorgeous season for making memories. Want to book your fall session with me? Contact me here to get started!

Fall Senior Pictures by Kellie Rochelle Photography, a senior photographer based in Williston, North Dakota.

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