Baby portraits are wonderful memories that you can keep of your baby’s first years. As the seasons change you realize how quickly your baby grows. Fall time is a wonderful setting for having formal portraits done of your baby with the family.
Portraits can be done cheaply at a studio at places like Wal Mart or Sears. You can also have a local photography studio help you pick out a setting and props to use. You can even bring your own props with you to the studio to enhance the experience. Here are some suggestions and themes for a fall portrait setting with your baby.
Fall time is all about the changing of the season from warm weather transitioning into winter. One of the most colorful displays of this is the color change that happens on deciduous trees. Having your baby surrounded by leaves is one way to have a fall-themed portrait.
The most obvious way to do this is to go outside if it is warm enough. Otherwise you must bring leaves indoors. It doesn’t have to be a lot of leaves and you can even get a picture of your baby holding a leaf or two. A backdrop should most definitely be a visage of multicolored trees and even pile of leaves. Try envisioning a hilly splendor of color behind your baby with a reflection in a lake that has red, yellow, and brown hues all over it.
Autumn is the time of the harvest. All kinds of crops get picked in the fall including corn, pumpkins and squash. Surround your baby with the bounties of the fall and the color in the photography will look fantastic. Have your baby surrounded by small pumpkins or a large one. Throw in some yellow corn and green squash and you’ve got a lot going on in your portrait.
You can even have a farm setting with some bales of hay thrown in for good measure. Having so many props around will make a great opportunity to catch some action shots of your baby playing around with vegetables and hay when your baby explores the setting.
School starts in the fall and even though your baby isn’t ready to go to school yet you can still inspire your child and yourself to be ready to learn. Books and blocks with letters on them are great for props you can use in a photo for fall time.
Reading to your baby while the photographer gets a close up picture is a great way to keep your baby focused on one thing. Stacking up letter blocks to spell your baby’s name is another prop idea that is both cute and colorful.
If you’ve ever gone to an apple orchard in the fall you know how much fun it is to pick fresh apples. If you like the color red and you want a great idea for a fall portrait then have everything be about apples. You could even dress your baby in red for the occasion.
An apple basket such as this peck sized one is the perfect size for your baby’s prop. You could even be so bold as to put your child into the basket if he or she will fit for a cute portrait. Apples, apple pie, apple cider and apple sauce could all be used as props surrounding your baby with a background that has a tree on it.
Whatever theme you go with make sure to consult with the photographer as what would look best. The outfit your baby wears doesn’t necessarily have to match the background as you do want your baby to stand out a bit from the surroundings.