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Three reasons you want your FALL senior pictures taken BEFORE the colors change.

I used to LIVE for summer. It was hands-down my favorite season. Don't get me wrong, I still love getting to wear shorts, swim, sunbathe, and enjoy the extra sunshine. BUT melting in the intensely hot, humid Arkansas weather while simultaneously plucking ticks and swatting mosquitoes has me SO. OVER. IT. Over the past couple of years, I've really looked forward to fall. It calls for breaking out boots and sweaters, fall decor, pumpkin spice everything (not even sorry about being basic), and of course, the GORGEOUS scenery!

Plus, some of my favorite senior images to look back on are ones with pretty fall colors. There seems to be something magical about catching the trees in their most rare and beautiful state.

Can I let you in on a secret, though? You actually want to take your fall pictures when the trees are still GREEN. Here are 3 reason's why:


If you take your senior pictures when the leaves are green, and have a knowledgeable photographer, it's honestly SO EASY for the leaves to be changed during the editing process. In my 6 years of being a Northwest Arkansas Senior Photographer, I've found that nine times out of ten, images look much more vibrant and colorful when done this way.



At peak fall, there is typically ONE weekend, maybe two if you're lucky, where the majority of the trees are beautiful and leafy. A quick calculation will tell you that this leaves very few slots for your photographer during what is probably their busiest season. If you book last-minute, there may be no opening for you because, lets be honest, EVERYONE wants fall colors. BUT, if you book a month in advance, the trees may be brown and bare by the time your appointment comes around (which is okay, too, just probably not what you envisioned). Therefore, booking when the leaves are still green and asking your photographer to work their magic and summon fall is the way to go.



If you want summer and fall pictures but don't want to book two separate shoots, you can get the best of both worlds in ONE session! Communicate to your photographer ahead of time that this is what you want, and they can be better prepared to structure your shoot so that half will portray summery backdrops, and the other half will look like fall.



I can't speak for every photographer, so communication is KEY before you book. Some may not edit this way, and that's okay. Just don't assume that your tog will, then be disappointed because it isn't their style. 

If you'd like to discuss setting up your session like this, message me!