Helllllllo, Friends! In case you haven’t noticed, it’s fall! The weather finally has started to turn and I can already smell a nice, steaming hot latte (but not pumpkin spice but i’m not about that life) that’s in my future.
I love almost everything about the greatest of the four seasons we have here in the Midwest. We’ll start with the obvious: I love the changing temperatures. Leaves are in various shades of green, red, yellow and brown, which make the perfect backdrop for photos. I love the textures of the crisp leaves, round acorns and heavier fabrics for layering looks throughout the season.
Unlike spring, fall doesn’t have me sneezing and my eyes itching like crazy — a huge plus that I’m sure allergy sufferers can identify with. Another thing that has me singing fall’s praises: I can get away with wearing long sleeves all the time without people asking if I’m too warm (this happens more than I’d like to admit). And in general, people seem to be happier when the weather goes from humid and hot to cooler and breezy.
Fall allows you to enjoy it.
In terms of weddings, fall is a really busy season, particularly this year. Since I shoot a lot of ballroom weddings, I’m not outside a lot more. But when I am outdoors taking wedding photos, the light is softer and I can shoot earlier in the day than during the harsh light of mid-summer. People also feel comfortable using the beauty of the season as their wedding theme. Autumn is a vivid, brilliant season and my favorite in which to shoot weddings.
On the flip side, there’s not a lot I don’t love about fall, but there is one thing I can think of: pumpkin everything! I’m not a fan of their shape, their color — none of it. I do love a good jack o’lantern, though. . . so maybe pumpkins can have a pass? 😉
Stay fierce, my friends!