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

It felt like fall in the morning and summer again by afternoon for the Vermont Youth Cycling Race at the Kingdom Trails on September 17, 2022. The second of four events in the series gave riders a chance to challenge themselves over hilly terrain and longer courses than the first event at the Craftsbury Outdoor […]

Vermont Youth Cycling at Kingdom Trails Highlights 2022

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.

If you are not reading this on your smart phone, I bet your smart phone is within arm’s reach! And, that phone probably has an impressive built-in camera. With that camera riding around in your pocket all day, why consider professional photos for your family? Good question!

Why Hire a Professional Photographer when Your Phone Camera is with You All the Time?

You’ve thought about getting professional family photos taken, but something is holding you back. I get it. Many of my clients felt that way before they booked. One of these four myths might be holding you back.

Four Myths about Professional Family Photos

An amazing family photographer will never just show up and wing it. Rather, the best family photographers follow some tried and true steps to ensure their creativity shines, everyone enjoys the experience and you love your photos.

How the Best Family Photographers Prepare for Sessions

Here are some of my favorite sunny day photo tips.

Three Photos to Take on the Next Sunny Day

Late September in Fairfax, Vermont was the perfect time to capture some fall family photos for this extended family. Grandma and Grandpa were getting ready to head south for the winter. Mom wanted to be sure to get pictures of everyone together in early fall.

Vermont Fall Family Photos | Fairfax, VT

A recent August afternoon was the perfect time for some long overdue family photos. Covid kept this family apart for a year and half. So, they celebrated Thanksgiving and Christmas 2020 in August of 2021.

Charlotte Family Photos

Grandma tells a story!

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