And even when a photographer has all of the necessary equipment, the lighting and the beauty that nature provides sometimes just simply outdoes anything that can be provided by studio lighting and painted backdrops.
Right now, it is Autumn. One of the most wonderful backdrops that can be found in nature during Autumn are the colorful leaves that fall from trees, spreading a carpet of reds, yellows and oranges along the ground.
Children love to sit or lay in the piles of leaves.
They also love to play in the leaves, making some wonderful opportunities for beautiful portrait photography.
Autumn leaves even make a great backdrop for pet portraits.