Most of my photo shoots for clients are done outdoors. Autumn is an especially amazing time to be out shooting; the colours of the leaves light up every scene and the air is a little cooler and fresher without the humidity of summer. Whether I’m hired to photograph a trail runner or out for fun shooting a sunset, I must be prepared no matter what the weather conditions. In this post, I’ll list all the best fall fashions to stay protected from the elements on an autumn hike or photo shoot and I’ll provide links, so you can purchase them.
Best Fall Fashions to Keep You Protected
The Columbia Women’s Arcadia II 2L Shell Jacket is completely waterproof with sealed zippers on the front and on the pockets and a covered placket to keep you dry. The hood is adjustable which is nice if you’ve got a ponytail or a hat on. It also works well as a wind-breaker to keep you warm. This jacket is not only durable, it fits most fall fashions when you’re out for a hike or photo shoot.
The Freehands Women’s Stretch Gloves are fantastic for a fall photo shoot. The outer layer is waterproof and has a windproof back, while the inside of the gloves are lined with Thinsulate for so they keep my hands warm. Plus, they have fold back finger tips that are magnetically secured so that I don’t have to take my gloves off to change my camera settings.
The Helly Hansen Women’s Daybreaker Half Zip Fleece Pullover is perfect for layering. It’s made out of 100% polyester featherweight microfleece and has a slim fit, so it doesn’t feel bulky under my jacket. They also come in some fun colours.
My base layer is a two-piece set: the Helly Hansen Warms Pants and the Helly Hansen Long-Sleeved Shirt. They help wick away moisture to my next layer to keep me dry and they’re also made from merino wool and polypropylene to keep me warm.
The Vasque Breeze Hiking Boots are my favourite footwear for an autumn photo shoot. They’re made from GORE-TEX so they’re waterproof which keeps your feet dry and they have vents in the toe and heel which allow your feet to breathe.
The T MAX HEAT Women’s 2-Pack Outdoor Hiker Crew Socks are made of merino wool and I bought mine here in Canada at Mark’s and found comparable socks on Amazon. It’s important to mention that most socks with Merino wool are going to work well for an autumn hike or photo shoot to wick away moisture, breathe, and keep your tosies warm.
A good trick to stay warm while minding fall fashions on a hike or photo shoot is to layer. I move around a lot during an outdoor photo shoot: I’m setting up lights, carrying my camera and tripod, and moving around to get the perfect angle. Have a base layer to whisk away sweat and a top layer to keep me warm works the best.
Keeping yourself protected from the elements to ensure you’re dry and warm is essential on an autumn hike or photo shoot. The last thing you want to be is worried about being cold or wet when you’re out trying to get a job done and have fun.
Helly Hansen Pullover: http://amzn.to/2zrbxSi
Base Layer – Helly Hansen Warms
Hiking Boots: http://amzn.to/2jj6HLx
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