Every season has its own beauty but autumn is a period that many people find perfect as an inspiration for their weddings. Warm colors like golden, brown, orange and colors rich in texture like tree bark, zucchini and pumpkins and the wind that is usually present in this time of the year in Houston can all be used as a beautiful decor for some fantastic photography. Imagine how beautiful a couple would look like under some beautiful tree that has started to change its colors.
In case you didn’t know, Houston’s climate is described as humid subtropical. Unlike many other places in the US, autumn in Houston is actually warm. The average temperature is between 60 and 80 °F during the day and between 50 to 60 °F at night. However, occurrence of cool fronts in certain periods of the fall season could bring rains and it is a good idea to avoid these days for engagement photography. Keep in mind that there are some Houston engagement photographers that can manage to take few excellent photos when it’s raining outside too.
Autumn provides limitless options for your engagement photo shoot and it is up to you to choose the theme that you believe to be the right one. It is a good idea to consult with the photographer and hear their thoughts. Now let’s check some of the ideas.
This is a period of many celebrations. For example, this is the time when Halloween is celebrated. There are many couples who love Halloween and there is no reason why they shouldn’t pick this theme. One of the biggest advantages of using this theme is that you don’t have to go far from your home. You can use the decorations in and around your home in order to get some fantastic photos. In this case you will have to wear something slightly darker or even wear specially designed costumes. Of course, you should cover your faces (at least not on most of the photos) because engagement photography is focused on the way you look - especially your facial expressions. A good Houston wedding photographer will arrange the decorations in the right way – beautiful carved pumpkins around the couple, some creepy tree in the background etc. Another good option is to take several black & white photos in order to get that scary ambiance that is typical for Halloween.
Houston is home to some of the best sport teams in the US - Houston Texans (football), Houston Astros (baseball), Houston Rockets (basketball) etc. So, it is no surprise why are there so many sport fans in Houston. Very often both partners are crazy about sports and this could be a perfect idea for engagement photography. In fact, there are Houston engagement photographers that will probably suggest you take photos there especially during autumn. These places seem to be unaffected by the change of the season which makes the perfect especially during windy days. Almost all teams allow limited access to the stadium for engagement photos. A good Houston engagement photographer will know all the details – which stadium allows access, how much it will cost to get access etc. Typically these engagement photo sessions include access to the outfield, dugout, concourses and bullpens. As you can see we are talking about baseball stadiums because people usually choose this type of stadiums. The best part about this type of photography is that you will know for sure what is appropriate to wear. The jersey of your favorite team, jeans and snickers will do the job. In other words, you will have to dress as a typical fan!
If you are a big fan of autumn then you should ask your photographer to find a place where you can use the surroundings. A beautiful park or some type of campground is the perfect choice for photo session like this and luckily Houston has all these things. These are some of the suggestions.
Hermann Park – This park is the favorite park of many Texans. It is offering various environments and you can certainly feel autumn at its best here. You can choose to take engagement photos in the Japanese Garden, the famous Millet Theatre, the train, the reflection pond etc. What makes this place really interesting when it comes to fall engagement photography are the several wooded areas found in this park. You can take photos that look like they were taken somewhere very far from the city while you are only half a mile from the centre of Hermann Park. The colors that you will find in these wooded areas during autumn are simply amazing.
Memorial Park – This is the 2nd most popular park in Houston and usually people who don’t find Hermann Park interesting (for some reason) find Memorial Park to be the perfect alternative. If you have spent most of your walks in the park in this park then you should definitely take your engagement photos here. Although this park is usually busy there are few intimate spots which every experienced Houston engagement photographer knows about.
Discovery Green – Although this park is relatively new it became one of the favorites for many Houstonians. It is located in downtown Houston which means you can easily expand your photo session from this place to several other attractive locations. There are many events that are organized here during the year so make sure you don’t arrange an engagement photo session during days when this place is too crowded. Engagement photos should be private although it is not a bad idea to have few of them where the couple is shown in some crowd.
There is no doubt that an engagement photo session, that will take place in some of these parks that we have mentioned (although there are many other beautiful parks in Houston area too), will present autumn season at its best. The beautiful colors, the way the nature transforms, the piles of golden leaves will make any photography beautiful and memorable. In addition, most people feel relaxed and happy when they are in nature/parks so you can be sure that both you and your partner will have photos when you are smiling and photos well you will show your energy and relaxation. If you decide to take photos in the park you should know that you don’t have to dress formal. You can wear casual clothes (although you can dress elegantly too) – jeans, flannel or anything that looks natural and balanced with the nature is perfect. The feeling of relaxation and happiness will be present on all your engagement photos and this is exactly how they should look like!
As we have mentioned before, fall is a season that provides limitless opportunities for interesting poses. You can roll in piles of leaves, place pumpkins all around you, run along a lake covered with leaves etc. A good Houston engagement photographer will know how to capture all these moments and take special care to highlight the engagement ring in most of the photos. Hiring a professional Houston engagement photographer is the only option for those who want to get quality engagement photography during all seasons. So, don’t wait for spring, hire the right photographer and be ready to get some amazing fall engagement photos.
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