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When to Time Photos for Fall Color ๐Ÿ‚

As the crisp autumn air starts to settle in and nature prepares for its stunning transformation, itโ€™s time to think about capturing those magical moments with your family. Fall offers a picturesque backdrop for family photos, with its vibrant hues of red, orange, and gold painting the landscape. But when is the best time to capture those breathtaking fall colors?

The timing of peak fall foliage varies depending on several factors, including geographical location, elevation, and weather conditions. In Oklahoma City and Dallas, the fall foliage season typically spans from late October to mid-November.

  • Temperature: Cooler temperatures prompt leaves to change colors as chlorophyll breaks down, revealing vibrant pigments. In Oklahoma City and Dallas, this process typically begins in late September.
  • Daylight: Shorter daylight hours signal trees to stop chlorophyll production, unveiling the underlying pigments responsible for the stunning array of fall colors, including yellows, oranges, reds, and purples.
  • Rainfall and Weather: Adequate rainfall followed by dry, sunny days and cool nights enhance the intensity of fall colors. However, excessive rainfall or early frost can affect the brilliance of foliage.

Fall is my favorite time of year and I stay very busy in September, October and November. Please contact me in the summer to get on my list for fall foliage sessions!

Oklahoma City Fall Foliage Portrait Session

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FAQs for Clients

1.) What types of Photography do you offer?

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I specialize in candid family, child and high school senior portraits in the Oklahoma City and the Dallas metroplexes. I also photograph events, sports and headshots.

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2.) What location will we use?

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I am primarily an on-location natural light photographer. I will assist you in determining a beautiful and scenic location for our session.

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3.) What time of day do you book sessions?

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Session are booked approximately 1.5 -2 hours prior to sunset or within an hour of sunrise.

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4.) What do we wear?

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I can most definitely help you with that! After ten years of photographing clients, I have learned what photographs well and what doesn't. Upon booking a session with me, I am happy to connect you with some tried and true styling tips. I will also help you with your specific outfit choices.

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5.) My kids are WILD. Can you handle it?

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Yep! I sure can! Aside from my own "spirited" children, I was an elementary school teacher for seven years. Not even the grumpiest dad or emotional teen scares me :). Just show up ready to have fun + love on your people. I will do the rest!

6.) Do you travel?

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I LOVE to travel with clients! I have been across the globe photographing some amazing families. Booking a travel session with me is way more affordable than you think - plus I provide you with much more than just a standard session. Click on my travel portfolio to see images from the beach, Canada, Bali, New York City and more!

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7.) How much do you charge?

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Photo sessions are $950 plus state sales tax. This includes at least 65+ digital images, each carefully hand edited by Missy.

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"Our session was EASY. The most stressful part was just getting ready and Missy even helped with that. Once we met Missy I saw that she was laid back and went along with whatever our two year old wanted. You can tell she just loves kids and her job. Our pictures are a treasure." - The Hawkins Family

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