Some of my favorite fall session locations

I have a few areas surrounding the Bloomington area that I love for my fall sessions. I will share a few with you below!

1. McCormick's Creek State Park

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2. Brown County State Park

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3. Apple Works

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4. Cascades Park

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5. Renwick Housing Addition Park 

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Why fall is my second favorite season to have sessions

Summer is most definitely my favorite season, but fall comes in a close second. Especially for sessions. It's not only one of the most beautiful times of the year - especially in Bloomington - but there are so many different options to have for these sessions. 

One of my favorite sessions I have ever shot was in the fall and I could not be more happy with the results. Baileigh had won a session from me and she needed some senior photographs. This was perfect. We decided to go to a few different places, Mill Race Park in Columbus and then to Apple Works in Trafalgar. She worked it!

I love to have fall sessions because it has started to finally cool down enough where layers don't suffocate you from the heat. I love being able to layer some clothes or even just have long sleeves for photos but the heat typically gets to you in the summer. Layering adds more to your photographs and fall is the perfect time to do those. 

Another reason to love fall sessions is the props. As you can see from Baileigh's session above, we used the pumpkins, sunflowers, and apples as props in her photos. The theme is clear and it helps to add variety to her photographs. 

The backgrounds are another reason. Go onto Indiana University's campus in the fall and I don't really need to elaborate anymore. It's like fall wonderland. I am pretty excited to use this area soon! 

Fall is great for sessions and can make great photographs. You should consider the fall for your sessions. 

How to use nature for your props: Fall Edition

Here is a quick blog post to give you some easy ideas to incorporate fall nature props into your session.

1. Trees - The trees are going to be turning some wonderful colors in the fall, so easily use low branches to frame the photo or even just to be around. It will easily enhance the photos.
2. Leaves - This may seem obvious, but that's because it is. Use things that have fallen from the trees (leaves and pinecones) to help with the photos. You can play in them, throw them in the air, lay on them, blow them out of your hands. I mean there are endless possibilities to use these in your photographs.
3. Pumpkins - This may seem a little more less obvious unless you are literally growing them. However, it screams fall and it technically is in nature. You can use them as a lifestyle session (going to pick the pumpkins) or as a prop (holding them, or even balancing on your head). 
4. Apples - Picking apples is another great way to use them in your session. 
5. Corn fields - Being in Indiana, drive anywhere and in 30-45 minutes you are bound to see one. They are EVERYWHERE. Use this to your advantage. Make sure you get permission from the owner of the land, but these work great as a backdrop or even to run through. They can be used to frame a photograph too.

Hopefully, you can use these to help create some great photographs in your fall session!