5 Fall Photography DIY Ideas For Scenery, Props & Background Set Ups For Family, Kids, Couples & Pets + Professional Family Photo Mini Session Tips For Autumn Instagram Worthy Pics

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Fall Photography Ideas In Nature


Fall Photography Ideas For Kids


Tip 1: DIY ideas how to create a fall photography prop pumpkin stand out of repurposed pallets HERE.

I think it’s fair to say that I take a lot of pictures! In just a year, my photos have advanced from my own personal edits, to brand invitations to promote for them.
The quality of my work is now more important than ever. The responsibility has become mine to relay the value of a particular brand’s product via imagery.
While I personally take a good amount of my still shots, I rely heavily on photographers when it comes to my brand work and my personal portraits. Here’s why?

In my new line of work with social media, discoverability means everything!

I spend countless hours curating the best outfits and home decor, and add on even more time for linking products and choosing the right hash tags to permanently catalog these images.
This strict and time consuming formula would all be in vain without the photography. In less than a year, I’ve had multiple posts featured by national brands like Target and Jack Rogers (personal accomplishment, Target even follows ‘lil ole me!).
I’ve even received a request from Williams-Sonoma to reuse a picture I’d posted! I would not have received these acknowledgements in such a short amount of time if my images were not great from the start.

Fall Family Photography Ideas & Nature Autumn Props


Tip 2: Check out these fall photography challenge & checklists HERE.

I always strive for excellence, so I don’t just use any picture for the sake of posting. I try to create visuals that tell a story. Photographers get this. They are trained to see the whole story and suspend in time moments from that story.
Photographers are often well versed in styling, too. I worked with  The Studio Hampton Roads on one of my most important home decor shoots, and I was happy I did.
We were challenged with a bright sunny day, coupled with dark cloud cover. These photographers managed everything for me including location, lighting and even proper product placement and portrait poses.
I came with a vivid idea, and they successfully transformed the painting in my mind into real life imagery! Having photographers there to handle all of this for me made my job so much easier. I was able to place my full concentration on my poses for the products I was representing.


Tip 3: DIY how to create a fall photography hay bale couch seating area HERE.

Autumn photo shoot styled by The Studio Hampton Roads.

Autumn Photography Set Up & Props


5 things you can count on photographers to take care of


1. The best arrangement of people and products for the most flattering photos.
2. Etiquette and posing. Photographers know angles and placement.
3. Photographers understand shadows and lighting to achieve the perfect pose.
4. Saving you countless hours, photographers can manage your picture editing.
5. Photographers also have really expensive cameras with all the bells and whistles to make any scene look amazing!

Fall photography aesthetic

I’ve partnered with my friends at The Studio Hampton Roads. They have the most versatile and modern studio setting for professional photography.
Their studio space is so beautiful that it can also be reserved as an event venue!
It was the first time my puppy, Prince George, visited their location. (Add to the above list that photographers work well with pets, too!)
They did an awesome job capturing our adventures during one of their on-site mini sessions. Notice all of the details in the background scenery. The set up is outdoors at their beautiful studio.
Definitely call on The Studio  for your upcoming holiday portraits. They are now accepting appointments for their Christmas sessions.
I recommend relying on a photographer to capture your most important memories and to deliver exceptional results in branding.
A very special Thanks to The Studio Hampton Roads for gifting Prince George and I with this whimsical portrait session at their spectacular studio.
You can schedule your very own fall photography mini sessions with The Studio VA Beach HERE!

Tip 4: DIY creative fall photography set up ideas HERE.


Fall Photography with Pets


Tip 5: Fall photography family mini sessions ideas & inspiration HERE.


Fall Photography Challenges With Family & Pets


Autumn Photography Challenges With Family & Pets

This post was first published on iPersonalShop.com on October 27, 2017.
DIY Easy Fall Photography Ideas_ Family, Couples, Nature Photos, Scenery, Props & Backgrounds Set Up


  1. Stephanie Z
    November 24, 2018 / 9:15 pm

    Your dog is so cute! What an adorable face!

    • November 24, 2018 / 9:16 pm

      Thanks so much, Stephanie! I love his little face ~ He is my heart

  2. Ro
    November 24, 2018 / 9:16 pm

    Nice photos!!
    I heart Photographers (son, hubby)! It’s tough work to deliver excellent photos that will be cherished for years to come.
    I personally am still learning how to take photos using only my cell phones, LoL. I’m happy you’ve found Photographers with whom you are pleased. Good ones are worth their weight in gold.

    • November 24, 2018 / 9:16 pm

      You’ve said it best about a photographer’s worth! thumbs up Lucky you to have not One, but TWO in your household!! I have some local favs that I use and my daughter (also a graphic artist) when she’s available!

  3. October 26, 2020 / 6:46 am

    Love your blouse in the profile picture and thanks for a nice giveaway

  4. Deb Philippon
    October 26, 2020 / 7:11 am

    I love all the pictures you posted. Autumn is my favorite season, and they show everything I like about it.

    • October 26, 2020 / 9:22 am

      Awe, thanks, Deb! I was trying to capture the essence of autumn, so your compliment is truly appreciated!

  5. Bernardina Sims
    October 26, 2020 / 7:14 am

    I really enjoyed the photos!

  6. Lori Powell Byrd
    October 26, 2020 / 7:24 am

    Love the photos and your dog.

    • October 26, 2020 / 9:33 am

      Thanks so much Lori- and him’s my lil baby doggy, LOL! šŸ˜‰

  7. Gina
    October 26, 2020 / 7:47 am

    Awesome ty!

  8. Erin
    October 26, 2020 / 7:51 am

    What great ideas! Thank you for sharing!!

    • October 26, 2020 / 9:14 am

      Erin, Happy you like & you’re welcome!

  9. Anonymous
    October 26, 2020 / 8:04 am

    Cute little dog????????????????

    • October 26, 2020 / 9:16 am

      He He, thanks! That’s Prince George the pup šŸ˜‰

  10. Jeanne Coulombe
    October 26, 2020 / 8:23 am

    Beautiful pictures your dog is adorable.

  11. John Hubbard
    October 26, 2020 / 8:50 am

    I enjoy your photog info.

  12. Anita Kennett
    October 26, 2020 / 9:05 am

    I have two furbabies that are my world also.You have a good soul.

    • October 26, 2020 / 9:20 am

      Thank you, Anita- you’re too kind. Like you, my two fur babies are my world!!

  13. bn100
    October 26, 2020 / 10:02 am

    helpful tips

  14. Anonymous
    October 26, 2020 / 10:05 am

    What a cute dog,thanks for sharing

    October 26, 2020 / 10:07 am

    What a cute dog,thanks for sharing

    • October 26, 2020 / 11:50 am

      That’s Prince George the pup, and thanks so much!!

  16. adina
    October 26, 2020 / 10:29 am

    Thanks for the good ideas

    • October 26, 2020 / 11:52 am

      You’re welcome & thanks for topping by to read!

  17. Jennifer L.
    October 26, 2020 / 12:20 pm

    So glad you were able to bring your dog to this shoot. What a cute addition.

    • October 26, 2020 / 1:21 pm

      Thanks, Jennifer! He does everything he can with us, LOL!

  18. Kelsey vinson
    October 26, 2020 / 12:28 pm

    Oh my gosh your dog is adorable

    • October 26, 2020 / 1:22 pm

      Thanks so much! This is Prince George the pup!!

  19. Anonymous
    October 26, 2020 / 12:39 pm

    The sweet photo shot with apples reminded me that bobbing for apples was traditional at autumn Halloween parties once upon a time. Do young folks still do this? Thanks for a giveaway!!

    • October 26, 2020 / 1:24 pm

      I haven’t seen bobbing for apples in a minute!! I always wanted to do this when I was a kid, but no party that I attended ever had it. When I think about it, probably not sanitary to do anymore, LOL! PS- Thanks for the “young folks” compliment! šŸ˜‰

  20. alisha eiler
    October 26, 2020 / 1:14 pm

    this would help out so much, thank you for the chance.

    • October 26, 2020 / 1:31 pm

      Alisha, so glad you found this helpful!

        October 26, 2020 / 7:47 pm


  21. Suzanne Greene
    October 26, 2020 / 4:57 pm

    Great photos, and thanks for the tips.

  22. Angela Parrish
    October 26, 2020 / 5:15 pm

    love the picture of you with the pumpkin stand

    • October 26, 2020 / 7:50 pm

      Thanks, Angela! That’s my fav of the pics, too!

  23. Marcus J
    October 26, 2020 / 6:29 pm

    very helpful

  24. Meagan Lawson
    October 26, 2020 / 7:39 pm

    Super cute styling for the photography decor! Perfect for fall!

  25. belinda bell
    October 26, 2020 / 8:52 pm

    I love your fall pictures and your little dog is so cute.

    • October 26, 2020 / 9:14 pm

      Thanks so much, Belinda! He loves taking pictures, LOL!

  26. vicki andrew
    October 26, 2020 / 10:05 pm

    starting to feel like fall, looked like you are all ser

    • October 26, 2020 / 11:24 pm

      Trying with this beautiful fall photography setup!

  27. Tina F
    October 26, 2020 / 10:34 pm

    Love all the information and pictures on this page. Lots of thought went into this to make it so appealing with color and items. Very well done

    • October 26, 2020 / 11:24 pm

      Thank you kindly, Tina! A lot of easy but stunning DIY ideas!

  28. October 26, 2020 / 11:06 pm

    keep up the good work…smiling

    • October 27, 2020 / 9:27 am

      Thanks so much! Made with recycled pallets. šŸ˜‰

    October 27, 2020 / 1:16 am

    Love your DIY ideas — thanks!

  30. Michelle Bush
    October 27, 2020 / 1:41 am

    You have some great ideas for fall photos. Thanks for the inspiration.

    • October 27, 2020 / 9:28 am

      You’re welcome & thanks for stopping by to check them out!

  31. Anonymous
    October 27, 2020 / 6:32 am

    Your work is so beautifull.

  32. Stacey
    October 27, 2020 / 6:36 am

    Your work is so pretty Nicole

  33. Ann Sheehan
    October 27, 2020 / 8:13 am

    I will be implementing many of these ideas Thank you so much

    • October 27, 2020 / 9:31 am

      Awesome! There are some really creative photography tips here that make for the most unique pics!

  34. sandra
    October 27, 2020 / 12:53 pm

    i like your Instant Pot zucchini bread recipe. i think my kids would prefer the zucchini grated so they don’t know it’s in there!

  35. dora gonzalez
    October 27, 2020 / 1:04 pm

    I love your ideas! They are fun and easy to accomplish!!!

    • October 27, 2020 / 1:19 pm

      Yaasss, Dora!! Exactly what I wanted to share- easy & quickly doable!! šŸ˜‰

      • Neh
        October 28, 2020 / 1:29 am

        I loved your ideas, and the way you blog.

        • October 28, 2020 / 11:00 am

          Neh, thanks so much! I love sharing my whimsical ideas with you!!

  36. Jillhanson
    October 27, 2020 / 10:55 pm

    ????first visit, love your blog????

    • October 28, 2020 / 10:59 am

      Awe, thanks so much, Jill! I hope this is your first visit of many more!!

  37. Kathy Persons
    October 28, 2020 / 1:00 pm

    We are supposed to have snow on Halloween

    • October 28, 2020 / 5:27 pm

      The kids might love that! What state are you in, Kathy?

  38. Kathy Persons
    October 29, 2020 / 7:55 am

    Great ideas Thanks

  39. Kathy Persons
    October 30, 2020 / 8:10 am

    really enjoy reading your blogs

    • October 30, 2020 / 3:32 pm

      Thank you- what you said makes my day, Kathy!!

  40. November 2, 2020 / 10:23 am

    Such a great post! Thank you for the ideas.

    – Betul

      • Debbie Yoder
        November 2, 2020 / 1:12 pm

        Love all the photos and love reading your blog!

        • November 2, 2020 / 9:16 pm

          Thank you kindly, Debbie! I’m glad you’re here!

  41. Elizabeth SulCelline
    November 2, 2020 / 4:05 pm

    Ooooo- Iā€™m so interested in using pallets for fall decor! Thanks for cool ideas!

  42. Sara
    November 3, 2020 / 11:21 am

    Such a cute setting

  43. Christina Sauve Oliver
    November 3, 2020 / 12:44 pm

    Your dog is so cute!

  44. Erin Gwynn
    November 3, 2020 / 8:51 pm

    These are great ideas and tips! Please your dog is too cute!

    • November 4, 2020 / 2:23 pm

      Thanks, Erin! That’s Prince George the pup!!

  45. Yanique Smith
    November 12, 2020 / 1:32 am

    I am all the way from Jamaica, and I must say this post in particular may not speak to me in particular as Halloween isn’t a celebration for us. Though it is not a part of the Jamaican culture, I must say I appreciate. I work in the hospitality industry thus we have to consider decor ideas for the festivities. Knowledge is power.

    Also, I like your bit about being on Social Media.

    • November 12, 2020 / 2:02 pm

      Yanique, I love that you were still able to appreciate this post. Thank you kindly for your comment!

  46. Sandra Watts
    November 29, 2020 / 10:37 am

    Your photos do look great. I wish I could take as good.

    • November 29, 2020 / 11:52 am

      Thanks, Sandra! Use these simple tips for great photos!

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