The Autumn Issue: Notes from a Photographer
I love Autumn weddings! The light is soft & flattering and rich, warm tones of Autumn leaves create a wonderful backdrop/setting to tell the story of the day. As with all seasons, Autumn brings it’s own challenges and considerations for you and your photographer so I’ve put together some ideas for all you lovely Autumn brides to think about.
Making the most of the gorgeous, soft light, most of my couple portraits are shot outdoors and this enables me to use the colourful trees & leaves all around as a backdrop – setting the scene and using the colours to tell the story. When shooting indoors, I look for interesting backdrops – i.e. colourful walls, wooden beams etc to give the images that warm, Autumnal feel. Just like this colour story we created for the Style Guide’s Autumn Issue ~
When shooting weddings in Autumn, the light is softer a lot earlier in the day, which means that the so-called ‘golden hour’ just before sunset comes around quicker than it would in Summer. Making the most of the golden tone of the light, the majority of my images would be backlit – using the setting sun to create a golden halo around my couple.
During this colourful time of year, you can be as creative as you like with the setting around you. Golden leaves & trees all around create a wonderfully colourful setting for couple portraits and using the leaves, branches and golden grass to tell their Autumnal love story, works really well. Make the most of the gorgeous setting by using Autumn inspired ‘props’ like a rustic blanket and other fun ideas to create a cosy setting.