14 Best Fall Family Picture Ideas

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Are you looking for fall family picture ideas? Autumn is an amazing time for those fall photo shoots and family portrait ideas. Fall photography is just around the corner and with the change in season and it’s coming fall colors, there will be stunning family photography opportunities just ahead. It’s the time when we gather together for that annual family photo shoot for Christmas cards and gifts. Here are 14 best fall family picture ideas to get you started.


Having a great photographer who knows what they are doing and is able to make you and your family feel comfortable is very important, so be sure to ask/shop around and be sure to book well enough in advance for a family portrait. Contact your photographer and get on their schedule early! (BTW, my daughter is a GREAT photographer so check her out on Instagram or her website Jess Vince Photography if you’re looking for someone in Alberta, Canada).


Choose a beautiful location with fall colors or a place that has special meaning to you. Some ideas could be to take a walk down a forest path that can lead you to vibrant fall foliage of reds, yellows and oranges.

To make the most of the beautiful autumn season and the fall aesthetic you could visit an apple orchard, corn maze, pumpkin patch, park, lake or a nearby barn or cabin.

You could also ask your photographer for some location ideas; they are guaranteed to have some favorite spots in mind for a beautiful fall family picture.

Fall family picture ideas- small girl with arms outreached amongst red fall leaves.


Bringing along a few items to help set the stage or assist in posing can be a good idea. For example, bringing along a plaid blanket to keep everyone clean and dry for an outdoor session, or bringing a crate, chair or a hay bale to build a base for posing can be a great help. Fall props could be pumpkins, apples, apple crate, corn stalks etc. You might want to include items that reflect the interests of your family such as books, or a bicycle. Family photos are a time to capture who your family is at that time.

Fall family picture ideas-props; children with pumpkins, straw bales and potted mums.
Fall family picture ideas-small girl with wagon, pumpkins and fall leaves for props.

Best Fall Family Picture Ideas

Fall family picture ideas-two young women with straw bale and pumpkins on shelves.
Fall family picture ideas-family with horses and fall leaves.

What to Wear

Family photo outfits should compliment the background of the photo. Keep your color choices neutral, warm earth tones, or muted, or if you know the location, complimentary to that. Choose clothes for the family that coordinate with each other. Boots, scarves, sweaters and layering are popular for fall family picture ideas.

Also, walk around your home and think about where you will display these photos. If they are going in the living room look at the colors in there. Do you have bright decorative accents or more of a neutral palette?

Fall family picture ideas-what to wear; family with jeans and casual attire.
Fall family picture ideas-family walking amongst fall leaves swinging child in the air.

Go for Candid

Go for candid photos. Emotions can be a great asset to a photo regardless of purpose. Besides, it’s a lot easier to capture candid shots of your children rather than convincing them to put on a pose. While pose photos are great, candid shots will most likely show everyone’s individual personalities that make an emotional connection to the photo.

Fall family picture ideas-candid non posing photo ideas with fall leaves.

Best Fall Family Picture Ideas


Some easy go-to posing ideas could be walking, a tickle fight, playing in the leaves. If you are a pet owner, including your pet to the family photo is a great idea. If you do include your pet maybe have another person to help get the pet’s attention and then handle the pet for the photos that do not include them.

Fall family picture ideas-mother and son nose to nose with leaves around them.
Fall family picture ideas-family throwing leaves in the air.
Fall family picture ideas-family with pet dog, child on toy tractor and fall leaves.

Best Fall Family Picture Ideas

Fall family picture ideas-small girl sitting with orange pumpkins.

The most important thing of all is to just enjoy yourself and make memories along the way.

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