Fall Photography Style Guide

style inspiration for fall photos

Fall is the one of the best times to do some family photos! Whether you are doing a mini session, full session, or even a home session it’s important to be ready in what you’re wearing! That is why I created this Fall Photography Style Guide. This is a resource for my clients and for those of you who are not.

Fall Photography Style Guide: Texture

I love see beautiful textures in clothing, especially when I’m photographing someone wearing that piece. Try to choose outfits that have different textures to them. You don’t want everyone in the same fabric. There are so many options of beautiful textures as well. You can choose flannel, wool, cotton, denim, corduroy, velvet, lace, etc. Another way to add texture is with accessories. You can also bring along a blanket to sit on or wrap up in, a hat, scarf, jewelry, etc. Jackets, sweaters, and coats can also be beautiful layers to add texture and keep you warm if it’s a chilly day!

Fall Photography Style Guide: Color

Something I want to point out in the fall photography style guide is that you don’t want to be too matchy-matchy when it comes to color and clothing. You should keep in mind your location. What will the colors be like where your session is taking place? You don’t want to blend in with the background. I love it when a family has one or two people in patterns and others in solid color. Be sure to use neutral colors to balance colors out as well. You will see I have added many photos throughout this of fall photography sessions of mine where families did an incredible job with clothing. Notice how their outfits and colors work together without being too closely matched.

Fall Photography Style Guide: Comfort

One of the MOST IMPORTANT things when choosing clothing is to make sure everyone is COMFORTABLE! I have so many sensory issues myself, I know if I’m uncomfortable it’s all I’ll be able to think about. Kids and adults alike need to feel good in what they are wearing in order to relax and have fun in front of the camera. If you don’t get anything else out of this Fall Photography Session Guide, get this: BE COMFY!

Fall Photography Style Guide Quick Tips

Let’s quickly review what we’ve learned in this Fall Photography Style Guide. We don’t want to be too matchy-matchy. It’s extremely important that everyone is comfortable. Do your best to incorporate a variety of textures into everyones clothing. Here are a few more tips. Don’t wear clothing with words or logos on them. No neon colors! Keep it classic. Do you see the style of clothing still being worn thirty years from now? Another thing people often forget is the shoes! Be sure everyone has appropriate and attractive shoes that go with their outfit. The biggest tip of them all is to book with me so I can send you my complete Style Guide!!

See Clothing Ideas for Everyone!

You can also check out my Amazon List of clothing for everyone! As an Amazon Associate I can earn from qualifying purchases. I did make this though to benefit my clients more than myself. Use it for inspiration or ideas! The lists are not just for fall sessions, but all sessions so keep that in mind as well. Click the following link to check it out: ANP Style Guide Clothing Lists.

Fall Photography Sessions

What a joy it is to be a Charlotte fall photographer during such a beautiful season! I just love capturing all the joy and fun in everyone I meet. I am currently serving families in Charlotte and its surrounding areas such as: Lake Norman, Mooresville, Davidson, Cornelius, Huntersville, Troutman, Statesville, and more. If you would like to learn more about family sessions please click here: Family Sessions. To see more family lifestyle photography sessions on the blog click here: Family Lifestyle Photography Sessions. Lastly, if you are interested in my Family Session Guide that goes over all the info, please fill out my contact form on my website: Contact Form.

Thank You For Looking Through This Fall Photography Style Guide

Thank you for taking the time to read through and check out the images of this blog! I loved these fall lifestyle photography sessions! In case you are looking for something else, please know that I also offer newborn, branding/headshot, couples, and senior sessions year round as well. Check out these links to take you to the proper place in case you want to check out more: Charlotte Newborn PhotographerCharlotte Branding & Headshot PhotographerCharlotte Couples PhotographerCharlotte High School Senior Photographer. I would love to work with you!

Blog Circle

Before you go, please check out this awesome blog post sharing the cutest San Luis Obispo Family Photographer by my friend Rosa. Her blog is all about a location spotlight of the Madonna Inn. She shares high school senior sessions there as well as family!

Ali is a family, newborn, and branding / headshot lifestyle photographer based in the Cleveland area. She also works with couples and seniors. She photographs clients in their home as well as on location. Alison Nicole Photography is currently serving clients in Cleveland, Westlake, Bay Village, Rocky River, Avon, Avon Lake, Fairview Park, Lakewood, North Olmsted, North Ridgeville, Olmsted Falls and beyond. 

With nine years of experience since starting her business, Ali enjoys capturing the moments that mean the most. She is also a published photographer, a Click Pro Elite, and has won photography awards. 

To schedule a session or gather more information, fill out the contact form on this website here.

  1. Ruth Young says:

    Such awesome tips and all the photos are just gorgeous!!

  2. Robyn Scherer says:

    What a helpful blog post!!! Thanks for this!

  3. Fiona Saxton says:

    what a great post and such beautiful photos.

  4. This guide is perfect! It touched on all the what the wear points.

  5. Rosa Clark says:

    This is such a great guide!! The pictures are so beautiful.

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Alison Nicole


Ali is a lifestyle photographer in the Cleveland area who does family, newborn, branding, couples, senior, and individual photography. Her strengths include storytelling, use of creative light, movement, and creating emotional imagery.