Des Moines Children’s Photographer – Outdoor Fall Portraits

Is it just me or has this been a great fall? It seems like the leaves have kept their pretty colors for a long time.

Des Moines Kids Photographer - Fall Birch Tree Smiles

We decided to do an impromptu “mini session” with our son in the fall leaves – just in front of our house and in the neighbor’s leaves.

Des Moines Iowa Child Photographers - Birch Tree Peek-a-Boo

Playing Peek-a-Boo behind the birch trees

Your portrait session doesn’t have to be in a “beautiful” location – we love making your portraits personal to you, so sometimes the best location is right where you are.

Des Moines On-Location Portrait Photography - Waving in the Leaves

Waving in the leaves

Don’t be afraid to use your front or back yard as a location – you don’t have to go far, you and your family will be comfortable in the photos, and it incorporates important memories into your photos.

Fall Photography Ideas - "Playing in the Leaves"

Watching the wind blow through the trees

Although we were really hoping to show off how well he can crawl, he was more interested in watching the wind blow through the trees – and that’s just fine!

Fall Black and White Children's Portraits

To our amazement, he didn’t stick even a single leaf in his mouth!

Toddler fall portrait with yellow maple leaves

Pushing up off Daddy

Daddy makes a fun prop!

Mommy and Me

One last photo before melting down