Fall into a documentary session

Fall is my favorite time of year.

Growing up in Wisconsin, I always loved watching the leaves start to change color. The air would get crisper. The hoodies would come out of storage, along with the boots. Even in Arizona, I still look forward to when the hot summer air turns cool. I look forward to wearing boots and hoodies and sipping hot coffee while enjoying the outdoors.

Think back to when you were a child, what do you remember about fall?


Leaves falling, meant raking them up, which sometimes lead to jumping in a giant pile of red, orange, and yellow leaves. I am sure my dad appreciated his hard work being scattered again.

I remember having to pick out the perfect pumpkin. Scooping out the guts. That was always the fun part, right? Roasting pumpkin seeds. And of course, carving the pumpkins! It was time spent with family and lots of laughter. I still love pursuing the family photo albums for the photos we have from those fall days.

And of course, how can I forget Halloween?!? Pretty much my favorite holiday. When else do you get to pretend to be someone else AND go around collecting free candy? I still love Halloween and decorate the inside of my house for the month of October. I also have to watch Hocus Pocus at least once every fall.

Memories of Halloween include having a warm bowl of potato soup (or chili, blech – my least favorite but I had to choke it down before I was allowed out for candy) before heading out to the neighborhood. There were years we had to wear our winter jackets over our costumes. Oh Wisconsin, you never know what weather you will get! One of my favorite costumes was a zebra my mom made out of my raincoat. It was simple and easy but I loved it. Somewhere there is a picture of me wearing it.

You might be wondering, why is she talking about fall and pumpkins when summer has just started?

Because I’m a planner and I don’t want you to miss out on capturing these fall moments come October. Autumn is only here for a limited time. Sure it comes once a year but every time it’s different. You’re different. Fall is the perfect time for a documentary session. There are so many options to capture. Pumpkin hunting. Pumpkin carving. Pumpkin spice lattes. Ok, just slightly joking about that last one. Halloween. Trick or Treating. Costume parties.

It is the perfect time of year for a mini session, up to two hours of me following you around. I only have room on my schedule for a few mini sessions in October, so now is the time to book. Come September and October, I may not have any room for your memories.

Memories fade but images in beautiful keepsakes can last for generations.

Contact me at jenna@jvoldenphotography.com to book your fall mini session today!

What is your favorite thing about fall? What is your best memory from childhood? Comment below, I’d love to hear about it!

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Landscape lover and memory maker. Addicted to coffee, books, and running. Gluten free for life (celiac disease). Vodka connoisseur. Can often be found having dance parties to 90s music. Based in Phoenix, Arizona but always want to move to where I most recently visited.

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