elm creek park reserve fall family portrait session in October

This fall, amidst the breathtaking backdrop of Elm Creek Park Reserve‘s peak foliage, I had the honor of photographing the Smith family. We met during a festive fall event the previous year, and when they reached out for family portraits with their adorable daughter, I was thrilled. Our session coincided with the golden hour, that magical time before sunset when the light transforms the surroundings into a glowing wonderland. As the sun dipped lower, casting a warm radiance over the park, we embarked on our adventure.

Elm Creek Park Reserve provided the ideal canvas for our session, with its winding trails and vibrant foliage. Everywhere we turned, bursts of yellow and orange leaves painted the landscape. The Smith family’s genuine affection for one another was so precious, creating each portrait with warmth and joy.

As the sun dipped below the horizon, we captured the final moments of daylight, the sky awash in hues of pink and orange. It was a surreal and perfect evening, one that captured the essence of fall’s beauty. I treasure the opportunity to capture family portraits during this time of year, as the changing seasons mirror the fleeting moments of life. The Smith family’s session was a celebration of love, laughter, and the simple joys found in nature’s embrace.

I’m grateful to have been a part of their journey, and I look forward to capturing more cherished memories with them in the future. Here’s to the beauty of fall and the precious moments it brings.

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I'm a Minnesota raised redhead who is married to her best friend, purchased our first home and had our son all in one year, and is passionate about creating stunning portraits for my clients to cherish forever.

Between keeping up with my toddlers, the whirlwind of puppy antics, and sharing life with my awesome husband, I always find time to soak in nature's beauty and enjoy a good business podcast (Amy Porterfield, Jasmine Star, Jenna Kutcher to name a few). My vision for my business is serving my clients with 10 years of photography experience, a welcoming hug, and captivating portraits you will fall in love with as soon as you open your final gallery.