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When to Book Your Fall Session | NYC Family Photographer

Scheduling a fall portrait session with a NYC Family Photographer is a very important and a yearly occurrence for many families. The humidity is subsiding and the changing leaves provide a wonderful backdrop for your portraits.

When is the best time to reach out to reserve your session?

Early to mid-August. The earlier you reach out, the greater chance that your favorite photographer has availability. As an added bonus - the greater chance you have at picking a date and time that is most ideal for your family.

What fall month should you schedule your session?

That depends. The longer you wait, the more orange, yellow, and red the foliage; but if you wait too long you’ll be working with a more brown color scheme. That can be fine, depending on what specific look you’re going for.

Here’s an early October session:

Dad holding baby boy wearing fall sweaters by NYC family photography

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Here’s an early November session:

Husband and wife laughing while holding each other under orange and red tree during the fall months by NYC Family Photography

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What time of day should you schedule your session?

If you’ve worked with a NYC Family Photographer in the past, it’s likely that you’ve heard the term the golden hour. The golden hour is the 1-2 hours prior to sunset and it’s named that because the sun is the perfect golden color and casts gorgeous light onto you and your family.

I recommend that all of my clients to schedule their session 1-2 hours before sunset. This means that I only schedule one sunset session per day but it also ensures that my clients get the best light for their session.

When you inquire you will learn about all of the details that make the experience so special! We will also chat about your home decor, what feeling you’re hoping to achieve, and your schedule to determine when the best time to schedule your family session is.


I've created a luxury experience that not only takes some of the stress off of you but helps create stunning, light and airy, genuine images. I offer a Client Wardrobe for mothers and children (up to the age of 6), and a hair and makeup artist to help you look your best for your session. If you'd like to learn more about what a portrait session with me entails please CLICK HERE. You can also follow along on INSTAGRAM for my most recent work, updates on availability, and more. Please feel free to email me at to learn more

Ashli Nicole Photography is a NJ newborn, maternity, and family photographer serving Essex, Morris, Somerset, Union, Bergen and surrounding counties including NYC

NYC Family Photographer

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