October 2017

October 22, 2017

Planning a fall wedding comes with such a stunning aesthetic, bringing in bold colors and deep hues that you can’t use during any other season. The popularity of having a fall wedding continues to grow, and we definitely understand why. Whether it’s your love for the woods, the trees and all of the stunning colors that come with it, or you just want to say ‘I Do’ when the weather isn’t quite so blazing hot, we totally get it. Fall is a time to celebrate harvest, to incorporate a more unique palette and to embrace a season of change. And with all of the magic of autumn, a wedding in late September through November definitely makes for some of the best wedding photos possible. But there are a few things you’ll want to keep in mind to really get great shots on the big day.

The beauty and the curse of fall weddings is that you’ll never know what’s going to happen with the weather. You could have a sunny, stunning day, or you could end up with rain—but don’t let that ruin your day! “For many weddings, fall means rain. Don’t freak out if the weather changes. Try to embrace the rain,” says Meghan Bickel of Joy Photography. “The good news is that clouds and overcast weather can still make for great shots. And if it’s partly cloudy, it’s even better.” But if the weather is truly awful, keep in mind that you do have other options. 
With the stunning colors that come with fall, the reds and oranges and golds, even if they’re not part of your color palette, play with them a little bit in your photos! “Definitely take advantage of the fall colors, if you have them." says Bickel. "If you’re getting married at a venue that doesn’t have foliage, try to build in a quick trip to a natural setting for your portraits. But be sure to be mindful of parking, walking time, and driving time when you’re working it into your timeline for the day.”
The last thing you want is to look back on your wedding photos are realize you look like you’re freezing, rather than striking a natural pose. Be sure to plan around the potential for being cold. “Fall weather can be perfect, but it can also be weird, as it’s cold in the morning, roasting in the afternoon and freezing at night,” says Bickel. “If you don’t have a long-sleeved dress or a pretty shawl in a fall color, at the very least, put a jacket on between shots so you’re not freezing the entire time. 

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