Autumn in the Hudson Valley! This time of year I realize how lucky we are to live in such a gorgeous location. And as a photographer, there is no better time or place for a family portrait session!
It was peak foliage here in the Hudson Valley the week that I photographed the Reilly family. To fit with the fall colors, Mom styled her family perfectly, making my job even easier. Luckily, for this fall session, we got some lovely, diffused, golden hour sunlight. Golden hour is the one or two hours before sunset, when the sun is low in the sky. It’s a perfect time for outdoor portraits, since there are no harsh shadows on the family. You also get that beautiful warm glow that you see in many of the pictures from their session.
Whenever I shoot a custom portrait session, I scout out potential locations for each session. I’m really happy with the location we choose for this session. I love how the path is littered with fall foliage, and the fence is a perfect place for posing the family.
The end result were some fantastic fall portraits. I just love the way this session turned out!