I think we can all agree that time is a thief. Life moves too fast and kids grow up in what seams like the blink of an eye. It’s time to take a moment and slow down, especially during the holiday season. Fall is a beautiful time and the perfect season to book a session and get your family photos taken! The stunning fall colors, the leaves falling, the cooler weather, the cozy sweaters you get to wear, its the BEST time!! Keep on reading to see my top 5 reasons to do family photos in the fall!

1. Earlier Sunset

During the fall the sun sets earlier. This means you can get your whole family ready for a photoshoot and still be back in time for dinner and bedtime!! No more messing up routines around here! During the spring and summer the sunset is usually after your little one’s bedtime, which can increase their chance of meltdown by 99% : ) If you miss scheduling a session in the fall, winter is still a good option! Here in Texas, the weather isn’t too chilly.

2. The Fall Colors

If you’re looking for that extra oomph of gorgeousness, then book your family session for the fall! All the leaves will have started to change and the beautiful vibrant fall colors will make for a stunning backdrop. You can’t go wrong with fall scenery and I highly recommend booking for session in the fall for this exact reason!

3. Cooler Temperature

Now over here in Texas it doesn’t get too cold, but during the fall the humidity is much lower! It’s a good idea to take advantage of this and book those fall sessions. Let’s stay away from those sweat stains and sunburns!

4. Perfect time for Holiday Cards

No more last minute stressing about getting a photo for holiday cards because you will already have a fall family photoshoot ready to go! You will receive the perfect photos to use on holiday cards and to gift to grandparents on Christmas.

5. Slow Down Time

There are so many reasons why I think you should get family phots capture in the fall, but if you only take one thing away from this blog I hope it’s this reason. Kids grow up way too fast! It’s easy to get distracted with the hustle and bustle of life, but it’s important to slow down for a moment and capture your family exactly where they’re at. You will definitely want to remember them at this age and when they are older they will absolutely love looking back at the photos of them.

I one of these reasons stuck out to you and you’re ready to book a fall family session! If you’re ready to schedule photos now, reach out to me here, and let’s chat. For more session inspiration, click here.


Lois photographed our engagement and our pictures turned out absolutely stunning!! The lighting and editing and everything was perfect! My fiancé had hired her as a surprise and it was the best thing- she was amazing and we have such beautiful documentation of that perfect day! Highly recommend!!

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5 Reasons To Do Family Photos in the Fall

November 25, 2022

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Choosing a venue can be so difficult. Having been in the wedding industry as a photographer for as long as I have, I have found that choosing a venue can be one of the biggest stressors for an engaged couple. Think about it, this one decision may affect your date, your catering, your style/color scheme, and your wedding size. There are so many factors going into this decision. So I’m here to hopefully take a little bit of the pressure off. All of these venues have amazing amenities to offer and of course beautiful backdrops for photos! And through this blog, I hope you can find your dream venue that brings your vision for your big day to life!

So, if you’re ready to find a stunning wedding venue in Austin, keep scrolling!

Photo from https://villaantonia.com/venue-inspo/

01. Villa Antonia

The Villa Antonia is an absolutely gorgeous venue in the Hill Country of Texas. With multiple indoor and outdoor ceremony options, groom and bridal suites, and amazing staff to coordinate day-of logistics, this venue is guaranteed to help you have the most perfect wedding day.

Photo from https://aubergeresorts.com/commodoreperry/events/weddings/

02. Commodore Perry

The Commodore Perry estate is a gorgeous architectural landmark in Austin. It is located on a private 10-acre walled property and is surrounded by beautiful gardens. With outdoor and indoor ceremony options, and stunning greenery, this venue will no doubt create the most beautiful wedding day.

Photo from https://thewoodbinemansion.com/weddings/#jp-carousel-633

03. Woodbine Mansion

The Woodbine Mansion has been one of the most well-known homes in Round Rock since 1900. From its neoclassical details to the lush greenery and towering magnolias, this venue offers a picture-perfect setting to create the best day for you and your guests.

Photo by https://themansion.info/gallery/

04. The Mansion

The Mansion opened its door in 1931 and since then has been a favorite place to celebrate and entertain. The staff at the Mansion pride themselves in giving their couples the freedom to create their perfect day. While they are there to give recommendations for catering and other vendors, they give the couple complete freedom over these decisions. If you’re looking for freedom with the support of an incredible staff, this may be the place for you!

Photo from https://hotelella.com/gallery

05. Hotel Ella

Hotel Ella is a stylish boutique hotel located in the historic Goodall Wooten House. The house was built in the late 1800 and was renovated in 2013, so it offers the perfect balance of history and modernity. If a modern but antique-style wedding piques your interest, this may be the perfect place for you.

Photo from https://allanhouse.com/event/lindsey-jordan/

06. The Allan House

The Allan house is a victorian style mansion offering both indoor and outdoor entertaining areas. The blend of victorian charm and modern sophistication provides a timeless feel for your wedding day. With two private suites for the bridal party, decorative outdoor lighting, a catering prep kitchen, and an outdoor sound stage, this venue offers everything you need to make your day more than perfect.

I hope you enjoyed my list of 6 of the most stunning wedding venues in Austin. If any of these venues caught your eye and you’re ready to book a photographer, click here, and let’s check off one more thing on your wedding to-do list! If none of these were right for you, click here to check out more of my favorite Texas wedding venues.

Kind Words

“Lois was amazing! Contacted her through thumbtack to capture the moment I proposed to my fiancé, and she did not disappoint! The candids she got are gorgeous and we will cherish them forever! She did an engagement shoot with us after and made the whole experience fun and extremely memorable. If you’re looking for a great photographer, you’ve found her!”

– Kyle Shernicoff

6 of the most Stunning Wedding Venues Austin has to Offer!

October 31, 2022

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