It’s that time of year again; the temperatures are falling, leaves are changing colors and thoughts are turning to getting pictures taken to send out in holiday cards. Fall is the perfect opportunity to get photos taken since they’re recent enough to give an up-to-date look of the fam, yet it’s far enough removed from the hustle and bustle of the last six weeks of the year, enabling you to have plenty of time to get in a photo shoot and get the photo cards printed.
Fall Color Trends for 2013
Fall colors for 2013 include more natural colors such as steel, brown, gray as well as the ever-popular black and white. Don’t worry, your kids won’t look depressing when you build their outfits around a bright bold print or patterned garment in a bright shade of red (also a hot color this fall) such as coral, pink, fuchsia, orange or purple. And denim pieces, decked out in jewels and appliqués, are making a comeback this fall. Print and patterned pieces are equally hot this season.
To stretch your clothing budget, pick up a few key pieces that will work with the kids’ existing wardrobe. Be sure to pick up larger sizes of leg warmers, leggings and long-sleeve shirts in basic colors to go with virtually any outfit.
If you’ve already got some summer clothes that fit in with the fall color scheme, get a little extra mileage out of them by layering warm accessories like leg warmers, leggings, long-sleeve shirts and sweaters.
Must-Have Accessories for Fall
Keep your little ones toasty warm with fun and warm baby accessories like Kufi hats, leg warmers, shrugs and vests. Baby hats keep their heads warm, which is essential as you spend cool weekend days playing outdoors and soaking up a little sun, when they go out trick-or-treating and as they go to and from school each day. .
Best Places for Fall Photo Shoot
Want to forgo the traditional department store photo studio family picture this year, but not sure what to use for a background? Ask your photographer for ideas or head to one of these locations:
- An apple orchard
- A pumpkin patch
- A farm
- Along a river or lake with trees reflecting in the water
- A pile of leaves in the back yard
Now that you’ve got the 411 on this season’s colors and accessories, you’ve probably got a dozen or more ideas for how you’ll dress the family for this year’s holiday photos. Enjoy making memories with the family!