Utah can have some pretty unpredictable weather in the Fall. This shoot had clear skies but it was one of my coldest of the whole year even though it hadn’t snowed yet. You never know, it could be 30 degrees or 60 up at Tibblefork and there’s really no way of knowing what the weather has in store for you (I’ve learned the weatherman is RARELY right predicting anything more than a few hours in advance). It’s best to come prepared like this family. Mom added a coat later in the shoot, and they had plenty of blankets to wrap up in, while they weren’t in front of the camera.
It can also be hard to dress a family of ten for pictures, for big groups it’s best to keep it simple. They did a great job avoiding distracting patterns and adding in a lot of neutrals like leather brown, denim, cream, black, gray, and even blush pink can pass for a neutral in my eyes.
Lastly, It’s always best when a family can enjoy each other during a shoot, you can really tell in some of the individuals and smaller group shots that they could make each other laugh. That’s always the best advice I can give my clients at a shoot – relax and enjoy each other, it can make such a difference.