Southlake Fall Photographer – We had a wonderful evening at a park near Lake Grapevine. The sun glowed golden hues creating a magical setting. The family wore the perfect color tones that complimented the evening light. We had such a fun time braving the tall grass and grasshoppers popping out to surprise us! It kept the girls alert and on their toes!
I loved that the mother planned a fun outfit for her sporty basketball player! She is a tough opponent on the court! Don’t mess with her! You can see it in her fierce expression!
Wondering how the family managed so many outfits? They booked a full session. This allows for wardrobe changes and we were able to utilize several areas at the location. It created a large variety of images, from clean and crisp to capturing sun flares as the sun began to set. It is a priority for me to photograph the family in their true element and feature genuine emotions and interactions. Allowing enough time to do this is key to acquiring those images.
Planning a photo session? Need wardrobe ideas? Read the wardrobe guide! It meets the needs of many styles and preferences. Attention and detail to what the family wears is essential for cohesive portraits. I am always happy to provide wardrobe recommendations.
Grapevine Colleyville Fall Family Photographer – Fall has been so vibrant and beautiful this year! The colors keep amazing me! Foliage was so beautiful at this park in the Grapevine Colleyville area! Not to mention my clients hit it out of the ballpark with wardrobe and color selections! My recent blog post may have helped guide their clothing choices! They all really did such a wonderful job!
The abundance of colorful oranges, reds, and browns is a rare and short lived treat in Dallas fall weather usually! A weather article explains that all the rain in September and October helped create these beautiful colors! “Dallas-Fort Worth has recorded its wettest September and October, with more than 27.21 inches combined.” While the rain was a struggle in October, I am so very thankful for the wonderful colors and fairly mild temperatures that have occurred in November!
How do sessions look for future months? I will still book full sessions throughout the year. During colder months with less foliage, I gravitate toward modern city settings as well as indoor natural light studios!
Bluebonnets are the next popular photo season in spring. Please be on the watch for posts or emails in March about bluebonnets! It is a very short window of time to capture beautiful images with our state flower.
Historic Lewisville Family Photography | Family Photos at Wayne Ferguson Plaza
Planning Around Weather
The word that comes to mind with this session is PATIENCE. We had a streak of rain for several weekends, which caused this family to reschedule their session more than one time! The day of this shoot, rain threatened our plans again, but we moved the session to an earlier time. It worked out perfectly. The overcast sky created complimentary even lighting.
The Flow of our Session
Wayne Ferguson Plaza in Historic Lewisville has a great urban park area as well as the historic section with old buildings on main street. We enjoyed spending time exploring each section. We started at the tree lined sidewalk, then moved to the boardwalk, followed by the open lawn. Then we headed onto Main Street and wrapped up the session on the steps of the Lewisville City Hall building. As I snapped the last series of photos, it started to drizzle! We planned appropriately!
Our sweet little subject in the photos was an energetic and curious toddler! When I have children between 12 months and three years old, I often incorporate play into the session. I encourage parents to allow their child to explore, run, and jump. These candid moments usually create a genuine happy face! Between play, we squeeze in some posed portraits as well.
The Editing Process
When I take photographs, I aim to capture the image with well balanced exposure, color temperature, and composition. Obtaining visually strong images also involves capturing emotion as well as using an interesting environment. Pulling all of these elements together post processing helps the image come alive. Once the image is on my computer, I spend time sorting through every single image and deciding if they “make the cut.” There are many factors that come into play with this.
After I have chosen the optimal images, I then balance them with color temperature as well as enhance the contrast, shadows, and adjust individual colors. After applying this “balance” to the chosen images, they are placed in a proof gallery for clients to select their favorite images. The selected images are then sent to Photoshop where I further enhance the image. I focus on details like vibrance, skin blemishes, brightening the subjects, enhancing eyes, as well as smoothing skin, and finishing off with a sharpening tool that prepares the image for print. The process is extensive, as I hand edit each image that is selected.
The photo below shows that I was able to capture a desired image out of camera, and with editing software enhanced a visually strong image. While I perfect each image, I feel like an artist creating a new masterpiece with each image.
Flower Mound Family Fall Photos at Lake Grapevine | Dallas Family Photographer
Several weeks ago the Dallas area had several rainy weekends in a row. Even with rain in the forecast and a bit of sprinkling between sessions, these families pulled through and we made their fall family photos beautiful. I am so thankful for them trusting my judgement and being flexible! The outcome resulted in wonderful photos for each family.
With all the rain, this location is no longer available, so I am so thankful we were able to capture these moments! I will be utilizing other lovely greenery and parks in the Flower Mound area for future sessions.
The neutral color tones the families selected for wardrobe complimented the scenery quite well! These families coordinated, rather than match. For fall I always recommend neutrals like greens, grays, blues, and navy OR jewel tone colors like cranberry, mustard, navy, or teal. Start with one outfit and build around that outfit. Also, don’t be afraid to add a pop of color!