Fall Photo Sessions What to Wear | The Efird Family

Fall photo sessions start this weekend and I couldn’t be more excited! Here’s one of my favorite family sessions from last October. It was shot at Freedom Park and is a gorgeous example of what to wear. I’d love to claim credit for this clothing, but I can not. This family nailed it all by themselves. Which honestly didn’t surprise me. We’ve been working together for years and they are great family friends of ours too. Also, I know this mama’s style and I knew she’d bring her A game. She selected the perfect combination of solids and prints, patterns and textures, comfort and colors.

Fall What to Wear

All of these considerations and lots of tips can be found in my What to Wear Guide. The guide also includes links to Pinterest boards that I have personally curated for families, senior girls and senior boys. It’s a great resource for attire inspiration. I’m continually adding to each board as seasons, styles and fashions change. I’ve also found one of the best resources is simply sharing sessions with you right here on the blog. My fall clients are currently working on attire and I know many of them would love to see this family session.

The Efirds chose a muted blue and pink palette that worked perfectly with the early fall greens and yellows of Freedom Park. The weight of their clothing was perfect too. Not too heavy, not too light. Our fall weather here in Charlotte can be hard to predict. As I write this it’s 90 degrees outside and it’s mid September. But I remember this mid-October morning being cold. That’s a big jump in only one month from crazy hot 90s to chilly mornings. So it’s important to plan ahead and find the right balance for your family.

Thank you Efird family for continuing to trust me. I love what we created and always adore our time together. With or without the camera.

Candid family portrait from a fall photo session in Charlotte's Freedom ParkFall family photos in Charlotte's Freedom ParkPosed and candid images of a young girlSiblings photographed in Freedom Park's amphitheaterCandid, playful image of sisters photographed in Freedom Park's amphitheaterFall family photos in Freedom ParkCandid black and white image of husband and wife laughingHusband and wife portraits in Freedom ParkCandid image of a husband and wife walking in Charlotte's Freedom Parkfall photo session in Charlotte's Freedom ParkPortrait of a father and his three childrenPictures of father and son, mother and daughtersLifestyle image of sisters walking across a bridgePortraits of siblings on a wooden bridgePortraits of a young girl sitting on a wooden bridge, sun flare in the skyCandids of children in Freedom Park

Schedule Update

Fall is SOLD OUT. My spring schedule opens on October 1. All sessions will be booked on a first come, first served basis. Please inquire now if you are interested. The popular spring and fall seasons typically book about 4-6 months in advance.

Abbe McCracken, award winning photographer

meet Abbe

Welcome to my blog! I’m a child and family photographer based in Charlotte NC.


Parents always ask, “what if my kid doesn’t listen?” My answer: that’s actually perfect. Don’t tell your children I said so, but personalities shine when listening ears fail. I welcome the silly. I want the giggles. I watch for honest smiles, real connections and stolen family moments.


This applies to your big kids and high school seniors too. Wink, Wink.

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