Fall Family Sessions

Fall is a great time for family photos! Professional family portraits are always worth doing and are a lot of fun!

Every year, I get to explore the Central Coast and find fun locations for family photo sessions. Each year is a little different, but I’ve found some great places in Pismo Beach, San Luis Obispo, Avila Beach, Paso Robles and even all the way up to San Miguel. I love to explore new places and find spots my clients will love, offering a wonderful experience for everyone involved.

Family Photo Locations

Since San Luis Obispo county offers so many amazing mini session locations, I can’t choose them all. I can, however, alternate the locations from year to year. This year, I’ll be heading to some family favorites. 

Morro Rock Dunes

Morro Bay is absolutely amazing in November. For these sessions, we’ll head out onto the dunes where you get the beautiful backdrop of Morro Rock as well as some of the sandy adventures for the kids.

family of five posing together in the sand with Morro Rock behind them
one year old playing in the sand at the beach
family of five standing together for a family photo at the beach

SLO Mission & Creek

The San Luis Obispo mission is another great place for family photos in the fall. The creek area provides a wonderful backdrop and the gardens at the mission are fun for the whole family.

San Miguel Mission

I love the San Miguel mission so much! The giant succulents along the outer walls means we don’t even need to go into the courtyard for amazing family photos!

family of four at the entrance to the mission San Miguel
father with two sons in cowboy hats
young boy in a cowboy hat using a lasso
Senior girl walking along a dirt trail with trees around her

Jim Green Trail

The Jim Green Trail is one of those magical locations that looks great all year and almost any time of day. The trail is stroller friendly and a great place for kids to play.

father and daughter dancing on a tree lined path

Pismo Beach Butterfly Grove

This is a favorite location among local families. Several background options can be found within just a few steps of each other.

How Fall Family Photo Sessions Work

Every one of my family sessions includes a reveal session in my Atascadero studio. At the reveal session, you’ll get to see your photos for the first time in the studio while surrounded by loved ones and friends and anyone you would like to invite to your reveal. We’ll schedule a time that works for everyone and you’ll absolutely love the experience! This reveal session is one of the things that sets the Little Magnolia studio apart from all the other studios on the Central Coast. Everyone who has come for their reveal session has had a blast and I can’t wait for you and your family to experience it too!

At the reveal session, you’ll be able to choose the prints you would like, order an album, order any gifts for the holidays and use your print credit on any products you order. You’ll be able to view all of your pictures in an online gallery after the reveal session.

Do you have your own ideas for family photos? I LOVE it when my clients have ideas to share! When planning your fall photos, I would love to take into consideration any inspiration you have for location, poses, props or anything else. After all, these are YOUR pictures! Plus, we’re bound to make a great team when we both strive for the same thing…amazing pictures of your beautiful family.

Ready to book a session for this year?  It’s easy to book online! 
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