Family of four holding hands and walking next to the lake in San Diego, California.


The Scoop on Fall 2023 with Jessica Rockowitz Photography

Though summer is right around the corner, it’s time to start thinking about your fall photos. Yes, already! What will I be offering this fall? What dates will I have available? When does fall booking open? Here is the scoop on Fall 2023 with Jessica Rockowitz Photography!

Family of four holding hands and walking next to the lake in San Diego, California.

When does my fall calendar 2023 open?

Fall will open towards the end of May, specifically on Monday the 22nd of May at 7AM CST.

Where will fall be announced?

Spots will be given first and foremost to my email list for the first 24 hours. I will then open bookings to the general public on Tuesday afternoon.

Family of four by the lake snuggling in San Diego, California.

What kind of spots will I have?

I will be offering my typical hour long sessions, some petite 30 minute session spots at pre-determined locations, and a few evenings of mini sessions with priority given to past clients.

A collage of a family of four picking flowers in a field.

Where will sessions be?

Though most spots will take place in Austin, Texas, I do have one night of mini sessions in San Diego this December and one night of mini sessions this October in the Greater Boston Area of Massachusetts.

Please note that fall is the busiest time in a photographer’s calendar. Therefore, it is imperative to be flexible. What does this mean?

We can’t reschedule for mildly inconvenient weather. This means that if it’s overcast, chilly, or very hot, our session must go on. I do not have the flexibility in my fall calendar to pivot to another date unless it is actively raining. This also means that if it rains earlier in the day and then stops, we will still be shooting. If you are 100% set on sun or are VERY particular about temperature conditions, I recommend booking another time of year. I do have rain/emergency sickness dates, but I will not have the flexibility to reschedule us otherwise. Speaking of rain…

Pregnant mom posing with her baby bump.

I also can’t predict the weather. Sometimes in Austin, fall is BONE dry. Other times, it floods. Since I was not blessed with psychic abilities (still salty about that, TBH), I am unable to predict what kind of fall we will have. Therefore, I take the maximum amount of clients I am ok with balancing and still having some kind of semblance of a life with my family.

Mom posing with her pregnant stomach and a family of four walking on a hill.

Your family must be flexible for rain dates. If you can ONLY shoot on Saturdays, fall is not the time for you to book. If you book a weekend but it rains, your make-up date might be a weeknight. This means that if you have tight sports schedules or work commitments, fall is not the right time for you to have family photos because it requires flexibility in case of sickness or inclement weather.

The timing of sessions. Fall sessions will always take place at Golden Hour, which is an hour before sunset. If you have a full session, this means we are at our location about 90 minutes before sunset to allow time for us to change and get ready. If it’s overcast outside, this might mean pivoting our session up to an hour or so before our scheduled time to get the best light. If this falls around naps, bedtimes, or work time that you’re uncomfortable pivoting if we need to, I recommend not booking.

Want to be the first to know when fall 2023 is open? Make sure to join my email list + follow me on Instagram to see when I announce! Any questions? Just reach out!

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