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10 Fall Photoshoot Outfit Ideas + Styling Tips

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The leaves are falling and the temperatures are dropping, which can only mean one thing: it’s time for a fall photoshoot! If you’re looking for some inspiration for your next photography adventure, check out these cute fall photoshoot outfit ideas.

10 Fall photoshoot outfit ideas: Colors, accessories, clothing, and more

Girl in fall in Canada
Girl playing with fall leaves for photo shoot

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Fall is the perfect time to break out your best layering pieces, cozy knits, and of course, a great pair of boots. With the wonderful fall foliage outside you have to level up your outfits!

From denim jackets, and dresses in warm colors to plaid scarves, these items will help you transition your wardrobe from day to night. 



Planning a photo shoot can be daunting, but not with our planner!

This planner is designed to help you plan and execute a successful travel photoshoot with ease. It includes a checklist for equipment, packing, location scouting, mood boards, and more – everything you need to know to make your shoot run smoothly.

The best layering pieces for fall

As the weather starts to cool down, layering becomes key to staying warm. But not all layers are created equal. 

Here are some of the best layering pieces for fall:

Fall sweater: Get ready for the sweater weather 

A sweater is a perfect way to add an extra layer of warmth without sacrificing style. There are so many different types and styles of sweaters to choose from – from heavy knits with cute designs to soft merino wool pullovers. 

Fall photoshoot outfit ideas: Cardigan, leggings, fedora and booties

Oversized sweaters in warm colors like burgundy, beige, taupe, brown, and deep ivory go really well against the fall landscape. They are also an easy pairing with fedora or black (warm) leggings. (The cardigan I am wearing is from Chicwish)

Cute designs in cardigans also make a nice style statement in a fall-related background. 

Fall photoshoot outfit ideas: Cute cardigan

Like this heart cardigan from Chicwish. It is heavy and oversized – perfect to keep you toasty and warm as you photoshoot outdoors. 

Top tip: A chunky sweater over a collared shirt is a great way to stay warm and stylish at the same time.

A scarf:

Scarves are the perfect accessory for fall. They add color and texture to any outfit. It can also help keep you warm on those chilly days.

Once again with a scarf, colors are key. You can experience a bit with deep reds, browns, and plaids. 

Girl wearing plaid scarf for a fall photoshoot
Fall photo shoot outfit ideas: Scarf and a fedora

Plaids particularly look beautiful when paired with a monochrome sweater, top, or dress underneath. 

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A hat or a beanie:

A hat is a perfect way to top off any fall outfit. It will keep you warm and add a touch of style to your look.

Fall photoshoot outfit ideas: Fedora and knit cardigan

For a fall hat or beanie, the right color palette is key. Deep browns, and black work well in hats and felt fedoras. 

For berets, depending on the location red, maroon and even yellow/ivory can do wonders. 

Louvre Museum

Like this photo in Paris in the fall, I am wearing a red beret. In the same season, a mustard yellow beret does well in Brugges. 

Flowy dresses:

This is my favorite clothing to wear in a fall photoshoot. Fall dresses in neutral colors like beige, brown, taupe, white, or black are always in style and perfect for a fall photoshoot session.

Although the title says flowy dresses, straight or A-long style ones will also work well in a fall city type of scenario. 

Girl wearing a dress for a fall photoshoot
Fall tree framing: Outfit is an A-line dress

Here is a photo from Basel Switzerland where I am wrapped in a scarf, and wearing a figure-hugging deep maroon dress, and it blends well with the backdrop. 

Flowy dresses in white, brown, or burnt orange go very well to create that dreamy travel inspirational pictures. 

Girl wearing copper red dress for a fall photoshoot
A flowy dress in copper color

I recently wore this copper color dress from PerrinAndCo (on ETSY), and love how the colors came out. 

When my husband and I did an engagement – family photo session, I wore a short white dress and it looked amazing against the colorful fall background. 

Yellow surprisingly does very well in dresses too. 

Fall photoshoot outfit ideas: Yellow dress in Lauterbrunnen

Here is another PerrinAndCo favorite, and it was shot in a Swiss village in the fall. This style of dress does very well in travel-related captures due to its long train. 

Cape or a large blanket:

A cape or a large blanket scarf in earthy colors does wonders for a fall outfit. 

You can be wearing an all-black outfit for a family photo session and just a nice cape will add some flair and an overall stylish vibe. 

Girl in a fall environment
Fall photoshoot outfit ideas: Cape, fedora and booties

In this photo above, I am wearing a FENDI cape which is super warm and also looks lavish! You can buy similar styles from Amazon or other fashion houses like Louis Vuitton, or Burberry. 

I have linked a few of the available options for a fall photoshoot outfit below. Take a look,

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Capes and blanket scarves can be worn in the winter and early spring months as well – depending on where you live and traveling to. 

An outerwear – jacket, trench coat:

As the weather gets cooler, a jacket becomes a necessary part of any outfit. It will keep you warm and help you look stylish. 

A denim jacket is a great choice for a fall photoshoot.

Fall in Amsterdam: Scarf and denim jacket

With a denim jacket wear a fall-colored scarf to complete the photo shoot outfit. 

Trench coats look amazing in olive green or beige color tones. This is particularly true if you are traveling to European countries as it instantly elevates your outfits. (They are water-repellent as well).

Fall photoshoot outfit ideas: Trench coat, booties, and jeans

If you are hiking, photographing larches, or any other outdoor activities with the entire family, then wear lightweight waterproof puffer jackets. 

You can wear colors like – red, brown, and yellow and they will surely pop against the fall landscape. 

When posing for a family picture, make sure to coordinate your colors and outfit types. If you are aiming for a casual fall photoshoot, then ensure all the family outfits match. 

For example, if it is the last camping trip for the season then all the subject/s must be wearing similar garment types; rather than a mix of business/formal and outdoorsy styles in one frame. 

If you are a family photographer looking for an in-depth photo shoot planner, you might want to grab this one right here



Planning a photo shoot can be daunting, but not with our planner!

This planner is designed to help you plan and execute a successful travel photoshoot with ease. It includes a checklist for equipment, packing, location scouting, mood boards, and more – everything you need to know to make your shoot run smoothly.

Denim, leggings, and pants:

Denim is always in style, but it’s especially popular in the fall. I like to pair my skinny jeans with a nice oversized sweater or a wrap scarf. 

Fall outfit: Jeans, fedora, and scarf

Thermal leggings work the same way, and you can create a similar look with them (just like jeans). Just go with what you are most comfortable with.

If you are opting for straight-leg pants – choose a pair in a dark wash or a neutral color like black or khaki.

Boots and shoes:

Fall is the perfect time to break out your boots. Whether you choose ankle boots, knee-high boots, or even over-the-knee boots, they’ll add a touch of style to any outfit.

When you are out and about, like say, photographing a wooded forest or fall foliage in a national park it is important to have the right footwear so that you don’t hurt yourself. 

Cute booties for fall

My personal favorite is booties and leggings or jeans. Remember to wear no-show socks, aka loafer liners or invisible socks underneath.

When wearing flowy dresses, they won’t go with boots, so pack a pair of kitten heels to complete the fall outfit! 

Fall accessories:

Accessories are the perfect way to personalize any outfit. Choose items that reflect your individual styles, such as statement jewelry, bold sunglasses, or a colorful handbag.

Choose a warm-tone purse or handbag for fall

We already mentioned scarves and hats, as they fit into the accessories category, but here are some more options to add to your fall photo outfit ideas 

  • Maple leaf headgear: Use this as a crown when creating dreamy photoshoots. They work well for couples or families. I personally like it for a mother-daughter family photoshoot outfit idea. 
  • Nail art: Nail art can speak volumes where you do not wish to show your pretty face, but want to curate that fall vibe through the location and an ‘unseen’ subject. They are also perfect when you are promoting products like hand creams, baked goods, or sipping a Pumpkin Spice Latte!
  • Handbags: Handbags and purses can elevate your fall outfit instantly. Avoid light and peachy colors, they are for the summer. Opt for beige, white, and black purses with gold hardware to infuse all the warm tones. Leather/faux leather, suede, or wool blend bags are great for the fall!

Fall props for a photoshoot:

I LOVE using props for photo shoots, and the fall season is no different. 

Props work well when taking family pictures with little ones – a baby girl, boy, or a group (and keep everyone engaged!)

Here are some of the props to add to your fall photo outfits:

  • Maple leaves (real or fake ones)
  • Pumpkin Spice Latte or coffee in a stylish mug
  • Halloween related props
  • Pumpkins (real or fake ones)
  • Lanterns 
  • Picnic basket/ spread
  • Cutouts (great when doing a creative group or family photoshoot with a simple backdrop)
  • Battery-operated string lights

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BONUS Tip for a Fall photoshoot – Locations and ‘at home set up’

If you live in a country where autumn and fall colors are distinct, then you don’t have to go far for a fall photoshoot. 

We live in Canada and it is super easy to find a local park, garden, or city where foliage can be easily captured. And for free!

Fall in USA: New York
Fall in Canada: Corn Maze and field

Many stores and public institutions will also have fall decor, and they do welcome the public or shoppers for photos. 

We also have pumpkin farms, corn mazes, and other fall-related places where we can venture out for a photoshoot. 

If you live in a city without any fall season, then the best thing to do is to travel and get to a destination that does and conduct a shoot there. Nothing beats a natural setting. 

However, if that is out of the question, then consider setting it up at your home/garage using these items,

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Styling tips: Solo, group or family photo outfit ideas

When it comes to styling a fall photoshoot, there are endless possibilities! From cozy layers to rich colors, there are so many ways to make your photos pop this season. 

Here are some of our top tips for nailing your fall photoshoot style:

1. Play with layers: 

Fall is all about layering, so don’t be afraid to pile on the layers! This is a great way to add interest and texture to your photos.

Add a cardigan or scarf to your outfit to stay warm, but also look chic.

2. Incorporate rich colors and patterns: 

Fall is the perfect time to experiment with richer, jewel tones. Think deep reds, greens, and browns – they’ll really make your photos pop!

  • Fall florals: Take advantage of the colorful autumn leaves and incorporate them into your outfit. A floral dress or top is the perfect way to do this.
  • Plaid: This fall staple can be incorporated into just about any outfit. Whether you choose a plaid shirt, skirt, or even pants, you can’t go wrong with this timeless pattern.
  • Colors: Browns, beige, sand, taupe, copper, burnt orange, white, ivory, black, deep red, green, camel, mustard yellow

3. Accessorize: 

Accessories are a great way to add personality and style to your photos. Consider adding a scarf, hat, or boots to really give your photos some fall flair.

A cute pair of earrings or a fun nail color can also make your fall photoshoot outfit complete.

4. Have fun with props: 

Props can add so much to a fall photoshoot! 

From pumpkins to leaves, there are endless possibilities when it comes to incorporating props into your photos. Get creative and have fun with it!

We hope these tips help you style the perfect fall photoshoot. Just remember to have fun and experiment – that’s half the fun of fashion, after all!

Checklist for conducting a fall photoshoot



Planning a photo shoot can be daunting, but not with our planner!

This planner is designed to help you plan and execute a successful travel photoshoot with ease. It includes a checklist for equipment, packing, location scouting, mood boards, and more – everything you need to know to make your shoot run smoothly.

Here are some great tips to help you make the most of your session, whether you’re shooting solo, with a group, or with your family.

1. First things first, you’ll want to take a look at your wardrobe and start planning what you’ll wear. If you’re shooting solo, think about colors that will pop against the autumn leaves. 

For group shots, coordinating outfits can help create a cohesive look. 

And if you’re shooting with your whole family, consider matching outfits or complementary colors.

2. Next, it’s time to start thinking about your location. A great way to take advantage of the fall colors is to find a spot with lots of trees or foliage. 

Another option is to shoot in an open field or meadow – just be sure to watch out for tall grasses that could hide things like ticks!

3. When it comes to posing, there are endless possibilities. But one great way to make use of the fall scenery is to incorporate it into your poses. 

For example, you could have everyone sit or stand in a line and then have each person lean slightly towards the person in front of them, creating a human pyramid. 

Or, if you’re shooting solo, you could perch yourself atop a pile of leaves or throw leaves in the air.

4. And finally, don’t forget to have fun! Fall is the perfect time to get creative with your photos, so don’t be afraid to experiment. 

After all, it’s only temporary – the leaves will eventually fall and the snow will come. But your photos will last a lifetime.

Whether you’re shooting solo or with a group, these tips will help you make the most of your fall photoshoot. 

So get out there and start enjoying the cooler weather – and capture some amazing memories along the way!

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