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Planning a fall wedding comes with the benefits of stunning aesthetics, bold colors and deep hues, and delicious cozy, and warm food. The popularity of fall weddings continues to grow. Whether it’s because of the beautiful natural background of fall trees, elegant colors, or cool weather, a fall wedding is one to remember. With all the magic of autumn, a wedding in late September through November will have excellent photo opportunities. 

Guide to Take the Best Fall Wedding Photos

However, to get the most out of that fall aesthetic, it’s important to know just how to capture the perfect photos. We may not all be professional photographers, but we can borrow some of their greatest tips to get the most out of our wedding photos. Here are 4 tips to keep in mind to get the best photos of your fall wedding. 

1. Have a Schedule

Making a plan of attack for your wedding photos is a game changer. With the many moving parts of a wedding day, sometimes it can be difficult to make time for photos—especially at the hours for the best natural lighting. Since days are shorter during fall, it’s critical to keep an eye on that sunlight. Having a schedule that includes time for a golden hour will ensure that you get the greatest light for you, your partner, family, and friends to shine in the photos.

2. Keep Weather in Mind

Fall weather is both the beauty and curse of fall weddings. While fall weather creates beautiful and atmospheric scenery, if one isn’t checking the weather app, they may get caught in some rain. While getting caught in the rain unprepared is never fun, it can be a disaster for weddings. Fall means rain, so it’s better to plan for rain even if the weather apps predict clear skies. The great thing about rain in fall is that the clouds and overcast weather create a beautiful backdrop. Couples can get great shots against those gloomy skies. 

3. Take Advantage of Those Fall Colors

Fall is filled with stunning colors (reds, orange, golds) and playing with them, even incorporating them into your wedding color palette, can create some stunning shots. Making yourself part of the natural beauty helps capture your magical day against the magic of fall. You don’t need to use the same colors of the leaves either. Contrasting against those natural colors is also another great way to capture a memorable moment.

4. Keep Warm During the Shoot

We’ve all heard it—the jacket ruins the outfit! Except it doesn’t have to. In fact, the jacket can make the outfit, and when it comes to your wedding day, it’s better to look great in a jacket than stiff from the cold. The last thing you want is to take a look at these photos and realize you look like you’re freezing rather than striking a pose. 

Find the Best Outdoor Venue for Your Fall Wedding

Windows on the Water is an 86-acre outdoor wedding venue that offers catering and various other services, like our on-site professional wedding planners, to help couples plan their dream weddings. Fall is beautiful, and the weather shouldn’t be the thing that drives your wedding indoors. We can help you plan a memorable and unique outdoor wedding experience under our tents that easily accommodate up to 250 guests. 

If your dream is a magical fall outdoor wedding, Windows on the Water has the team and resources to help make your dream wedding a reality. Contact us today and learn more about what we have to offer by calling (609) 208-9475 or filling out our contact form.