Fall is here and the holidays are upon us again! Thanksgiving is just around the corner after we’re done being spooked by Halloween. What better way to capture all the fun fall colors than by using a Thanksgiving/fall themed backdrop
in your photography sessions? From rustic autumn maple leaves and wood to pumpkin focused themes and even customizable family names, Thanksgiving backdrops are making it big this year across platforms like Pinterest and Etsy. Newborn photo ideas such as babies and cornucopias and turkey in a bucket are popping up around the web as fast as newborns themselves. Use the customizable family name backdrop to put a special title on the story you tell with a family portrait. How about a colorful fall lane for that high school senior picture? Choose one for a photo booth experience or many to add a wide variety to your repertoire. Whatever your inspiration, there is sure to be a Thanksgiving backdrop out there that fits your own vision. Nostalgia is making a comeback with millennials right now. Why not throw in a Norman Rockwell-esque feel to your photographs? Not only is it sure to bring back warm fuzzy feelings of childhood for millennials, but it is sure to charm the older generations as well.
Add a distinguished touch to your still life with pumpkins and squash on a black background. Multi-colored corn is also a great representation of the harvest
season. Corn cobs, corn husks, and corn stalks all instantly trigger mental images of fall, family, festival, and giving thanks. We often associate Thanksgiving with food and gatherings. This food is so versatile it can be used with any combination of background elements to create a sincere, personal touch. Add a sepia tone with a faded face frame. It matches the taste and feel of autumn and highlights facial features that were meant to be remembered. Echoing the ghosts of years gone by, sepia is perfect for portraits of children and growing family. With flaming orange and falling crimson leaves, you can add a spectacular pop to the many photos of children you are sure to snap this year. A festival type theme accentuates the fun of fall.
Black and white is on the decline from mainstream family photos this year. Instead, add a dollop of fancy to your creations! Even if the subject of the photo is a beloved family pet, the whimsy you could create with the right thematic elements in your background is something that many clients may be looking for. From fantastic feathers to aprons and bonnets to pugs in pilgrim hats, there is almost no end to the possibilities. Don’t miss out on a great sales point by letting the Thanksgiving holiday slip past you. Use your artistic sensibilities to mix and match for infinite possibilities; but whatever you do make it fun for you and your clients. Grab on to your Thanksgiving backgrounds whether they be one or many to add new life to all of your autumn themed photography sessions.