One of our traditions when we visit a pumpkin farm is to take a photograph of our children in the pumpkin patch. Pumpkin farms create a beautiful and naturally seasonal background, perfect for keepsake gifts for yourself, family and friends.
Picture Perfect Pumpkin Farm Tips
Taking an annual photograph is a great way to document your children and family from year to year. With photographs you can look back and remember family events, like having a new baby and in our case, our son’s first broken bone.
Keep these tips in mind for your next pumpkin farm photo shoot:
- Be aware of the sun. Bright, direct sunlight paired with the backdrop of pumpkins can create a crazy orange glow on complexions and light-colored clothing. If you have to take pumpkin patch pictures when the sun is harsh, look for shade next to trees or hail bails, and face children away from the sun. The ideal times for photographing outside are early in the morning, just before dusk or on a cloudy day to naturally diffuse otherwise harsh sunlight.
- Get creative. Don’t be afraid to move the pumpkins around to create a scene you want, or to have your children hold a pumpkin or two and use them as props.
- Try different angles. Changing your angle will give you a whole new perspective. Don’t be afraid to take photos from down low, above, or from the side.
- Bring a costume and props. Costumes aren’t just for Halloween. Bring children in costume for a portrait in the pumpkin patch. The lighting and background are usually better than Halloween night, and you’ll have a memorable keepsake.
What is your favorite scene to take pumpkin farm photographs in the fall?