A lot of people are rejuvenated in the summer, but I feel like my soul comes alive in the autumn. Of course I still long for that half hour drive to a small beach to relax like when I was a teenager, but when I moved from Florida with my parents to South Dakota and finally to - GASP - beautiful Virginia, I felt like a kid in a candy shop! SEASONS! Finally! All four of them!
There's no argument that having your portraits done outside during the fall time, especially in northern Virginia, trumps most seasons. The colors are vibrant, vivid, and provide a colorful background as well as so much for families (read: kids) to explore during their sessions.
Every photographer is different, so of course choosing who you want to work with is important. Are you looking for traditional poses? Or do you like the candid, lifestyle/documentary style portraits? Whichever style you like, be sure to hire the photographer that projects the same style you're looking for in your photos.
During my sessions it's my priority to get the clients to loosen up, laugh, and feel comfortable. This is not a "stand there, move your arm, okay look at me, and smile" type of session. I want to catch your husband kissing your cheek, your son skipping rocks, and your daughter sharing a new flower she found. These are the moments we remember in our mind, and these are the moments we want to cherish and share with family for years to come.
Northern Virginia has many beautiful locations for photo sessions! It all depends on what the client prefers for their background :)