With fall approaching, it’s time to start thinking about fun and creative ways to celebrate the new season. Having a fall-themed photoshoot is an exciting activity that will produce magical results! It’s also a great way to create lasting memories with your loved ones, or even alone. If you don’t want to step outside to capture the shoot, there are plenty of creative ways to do an indoor fall photoshoot this season.
Bring the pumpkin patch to you with this fall-themed indoor shoot. You can purchase a few pumpkins in a variety of sizes and set them around your photoshoot area as a part of the foreground and background or use them as props. Consider even sitting on a larger pumpkin or holding a few small ones for pose ideas and visual interest. You can use textured or scenic fall backdrops to complete the scene.
If you love the pumpkin patch but hate the crowded scene and dreadful drive to find one, consider this amazing fall idea.
A barn theme is a great idea to consider for a fall shoot if you love the farm but don’t want to deal with intense heat or unpleasant smells during the shoot. It may also be difficult to find a barn near where you live.
Alternatively, you can build a custom barn frame to mimic the doors of a barn and add a few wheels and wheelbarrows to the set. Go all out by dressing up in overalls to bring the vision to life. Add any other additional props like your pet or haystacks for added finishing details.
Creating this set may take a bit more effort, but it can easily be achieved with a few important details. To create a farmer’s market photoshoot set, you can add a scenic background with street vendors and order a cheap vendor stand online to fill it with some produce. You can buy the produce in bulk or borrow what you have from your own fridge. If you don’t want to order a vendor stand, a more cost-effective alternative would be to find crates and fill them with apples or even small pumpkins to fit the theme.
You can get creative and spray paint a small fake tree to bring on set for your fall-themed photoshoot. Alternatively, you could simply purchase a tree with autumn colors to use in the background of your set. Scatter some leaves on the ground to mimic a forest-inspired look. Have fun by throwing leaves in the air or blowing a few at the camera for dynamic shots.
You can emulate an apple picking scene by having an apple orchard backdrop, a fake tree, and a basket of apples. This is a great idea for you and your little ones if you have a family. You could all sit around the tree surrounded by baskets of apples and even pretend to eat a few together for some action shots! If there isn’t an orchard near you, the indoor apple picking scene is a great set to put together for the fall.
With fall comes “spooky season,” which is a great time to carve pumpkins to include in your shoot. You can create a moody scene and wear Halloween colors to complete the fall aesthetic. You can capture action shots of you “carving” the pumpkin or tossing it in the air. If you’re really feeling festive, play with lighting by dimming the lights and placing a candle inside the pumpkin to create a soft luminescent glow.
You can do an entire shoot dedicated to playing in Autumn leaves. Simply purchase fake leaves online or even use some fallen leaves in your backyard to create a bed of leaves to lay on or toss in the air. Don’t forget to coordinate your outfit to match the leaf’s colors. A scenic backdrop or textured fall backdrop would complement this shoot well.
If you love the corn maze, you’ll enjoy creating this fun scene! Order a cornfield maze backdrop, a few stacks of hay, and a few artificial corn props, and you’ll have the perfect corn maze picture. Coordinate your attire by wearing overalls or a plaited top and jeans.
You can add more visual interest by adding barrels and your pets for detail and realism.
A scarecrow set is another spooky fall photoshoot idea to try this season. Find an atmospheric backdrop, like an empty farm or field, and add a scarecrow prop to your set. If you want to get in costume, you could either cosplay as Dorothy from The Wizard of Oz or another scarecrow to tie the theme in.
This is an excellent idea to do if you have kids and Halloween is around the corner. Go all out by having your whole family dress up as the cast of The Wizard of Oz for this scarecrow scene.
Halloween is a favorite holiday for many during the fall season that can be celebrated by having a themed fall shoot. This is a fun way to get dressed up and bring your themes to life. Choose your favorite characters and build your indoor shoot around them. Here are a few ideas for this fall season:
- Eleven from Stranger Things
- The Scarlett Witch
- Shego from Kim Possible
- Tiana and Prince Naveen from The Princess and The Frog
- Squid Game Costume
- Willy Wonka
- Euphoria Characters
With Halloween themes, you could have a photographer edit your photos to add special spooky effects to tie in the mood and theme.
Backdrops are your best friend when it comes to setting the scene and executing a vision. It can be detailed or simply match the color scheme of your characters. Don’t forget to add a few props to bring a scene more depth, color, or visual interest. Themed photoshoots are always fun, so don’t forget to enjoy the process and let your happiness shine through your photos!