Capture precious family moments and discover our top tips and favorite locations for a beautiful family fall mini-session in Rhode Island

Every year, Rhode Island becomes an autumnal haven, perfect for selecting your fall family photo outfits and arranging a delightful fall mini-session with your loved ones. Fall photos in Rhode Island, adorned with the vibrant colors of nature's palette, create a breathtaking wonderland, offering an unparalleled picturesque backdrop. As the cool, crisp air envelopes you, capturing your fall family photos during a quick mini-session becomes an excellent opportunity to document your growing, ever-changing family without being tied to an all-day commitment.

Photographing around Rhode Island in the fall is one of my absolute favorite parts of my job, and I’ve discovered a lot of hidden gem locations along the way. Let’s dive into my recommendations for planning a fall mini-session, the best areas of Rhode Island in the fall, and tips and tricks for creating unforgettable moments that translate into beautiful photos.

Outdoor Fall Holiday Family Portraits

  • Planning your fall mini-session ideas

Planning and booking early for your fall family photo outfits is essential, especially in our gorgeous Ocean State, where fall family photos are highly sought. Many photographers start booking their fall sessions up to 6 months in advance, and spots fill up quickly. I start accepting client bookings at the start of July and open my calendar to the public by August.

Outdoor Fall Portraits of a couple

Once you’re officially in the books, consider who you want to include in your fall mini-session, like extended family members, friends, or pets. Think props, specific backdrops, wardrobe, and other mini-session ideas. Stay organized and manage your schedule by marking and syncing your calendars in advance for your photo booking. Don't forget to keep school events, sports activities, and work commitments in mind.

  • Where to capture Rhode Island in the fall

Venturing into the wonders of Rhode Island to capture timeless family memories is my passion. From apple orchards to Mount Hope Farm to a red vintage 1940s Ford pick-up truck, I am constantly looking for ways to infuse creativity and originality into my clients' photos, ensuring each moment is unforgettably unique.

Fall Family Portraits at Apple Orchard
Mt Hope Farm Family Portraits | Bristol, RI

Although I offer in-studio photo shoots with custom sets, many incredible locations showcase Rhode Island in the fall. One place I love is the expansive Roger Williams Park, which is breathtaking year-round but especially inspiring in the fall. This 427-acre city park in Providence is full of vibrant foliage, serene lakes, and historic architecture that make for stunning fall family photos.

Roger Williams Park Fall Family Portraits

If you're unfamiliar with Rhode Island or finding it challenging to pick a single location, don't worry! I'd love to collaborate with you and brainstorm fantastic fall mini-session ideas. Whether it's the studio, a state park, or your own backyard, rest assured that your mini-session will result in treasured memories and timeless photos.

  • Our tips for capturing beautiful fall family photos

Between juggling everyone’s schedule, planning your location and props, and wrangling your group on the day of your mini-session, trying to capture the perfect family photos can feel overwhelming. After years of photographing families of all kinds, here are my top tips for capturing those cherished moments.

  • Dress in comfortable and stylish fall family photo outfits

When it comes to photo day, it's common for some families to prefer their partners and kids dressed in their best attire. However, if your family is more comfortable and tends to be less fussy in casual clothes, dressing for comfort is the way to go! Embrace the autumnal color palette for your fall family photo outfits, opting for solid colors over patterns. Consider cozy sweaters, oversized scarves, cardigans, and Earth tones.

Fall Family Portraits at Goddard Park

  • Consider activities in addition to props

Incorporating fall-related activities into your fall mini-session can make your photos feel more natural and cohesive. Whether playing in piles of fallen leaves, setting up a hot cocoa stand, or cozying up to watch a movie at a makeshift drive-in, predetermined activities help everyone feel more comfortable in front of the camera.

Hot Cocoa Mini Holiday Sessions
  • Don’t be afraid of candid moments

Instead of going into your mini-session with concerns about picture-perfect smiles and poses, prioritize having a wonderful time together. Genuine and spontaneous moments arise when families laugh, play, run around, and simply enjoy each other's company.

Hot Chocolate Holiday Photos with Husband and Wife

Capture your best fall family photos with a professional photographer

Don’t let another season pass without preserving loving memories with a delightful fall photo mini-session in Rhode Island. Whether you envision a scenic outdoor adventure or a cozy studio experience, my best spots will fill quickly, so reach out soon to start planning your family’s fall mini-session.