November is upon us! The days are getting shorter. Stick season is officially here, but the holidays are still a few weeks off. This time of year can feel a bit drab. However, for family photos it can actually be a lot of fun.

Three Cloudy Day Photo Tips

People often ask me: What is the best time of year for family photos? Is it fall foliage season? Or maybe early November when the light is actually really beautiful and winter is just barely arriving? Many people love to capture the beauty of family life during Vermont’s brief summers. Maybe summer is the best time for family photos? Still others embrace winter and opt for photos then. Are the winter holidays the best time for family photos?

So, when do I think is the best time for family photos? My quick answer is… last weekend!

The Best Time of Year for Family Photos

Here are four of my favorite tips for summer 2022.

Summer Photo Tips

Two kids playing on the playground.

Today I’m sharing three easy ideas for childhood photos from infancy through the teen years. These are photos I would include in any photo session, but you can capture them on your own too.

Three Annual Must-have Childhood Photos

I am a storyteller, always trying to capture a simple family photo that tells a story. Today I’m sharing a few tips for including the setting in family photos that any photographer can use.

Three Simple Family Photo Tips: How to Include the Setting

Next to my bicycle, my camera is my favorite thing I own. It opens creative options, helps me practice gratitude and is an outlet for the part of my brain that once loved teaching physics. Today I’m sharing five specific features of my Canon 5d Mark iv that I love for family photography.

Five Camera Features I Love for Family Photography

Dogs claim huge chunks of real estate in our hearts. Anyone who has ever had to say good-bye to one knows that they can leave a bigger hole than you knew they filled.

Here are four tips for photographing your furry friend.

Four Dog Photography Tips

Here are some of my favorite sunny day photo tips.

Three Photos to Take on the Next Sunny Day

In the middle of this cold and snowy Vermont winter, I thought some winter photography tips might be fun.

Three Winter Photography Tips

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Kate Farrell is a professional lifestyle family photographer based in Williston, Vermont, serving the greater Chittenden County area.