Fall is my favorite time of year in Indiana. I love to take pictures of my daughter outside in the fall. I love the colors, mums and pumpkins. Even though the leaves haven’t turned yet, I traveled around Hendricks County, Indiana, in search of great photo opportunities.

Here are five places I suggest to take some great fall pictures:

1. Beasley’s OrchardOne of the great backgrounds at Beasley's Orchard.

We go to Beasley’s, 2304 E. Main St., in Danville every year for pictures. At Beasley’s, you have several options such as pumpkins, apple trees and mums.

I recommend visiting during the Heartland Apple Festival during the first two weekends of October. Also, be sure to try their award-winning apple cider. It is the best cider I have ever had.

2. Avon GardensAvon Gardens

You will have plenty of background choices when you visit the five acres of display gardens at Avon Gardens, 6259 E. County Road 91 North, Avon.

From the water features to a beautiful ravine and of course all the plant life that has been perfectly placed, these gardens are so beautiful that this sanctuary has received Midwest attention as one of the best gardens to visit as well as hundreds of couples getting married there annually.

3. Avon Town Hall ParkAvon Town Hall Park Lake

You can always find great backgrounds at this park.

But I was pleasantly surprised to see a great fall display at the Town Hall already. The front and back of the building are usually decorated for the season with hay bales, pumpkins and mums.

While you are there, relax on the chairs that are set up as part of the display and enjoy the lake or take a walk and enjoy the fall colors.

4. Hummel ParkHummel Park Red Maple Path Bridge

This 205-acre park, 1500 S. Center St., Plainfield, offers plenty of great backgrounds from the trees to wooden bridge over White Lick Creek.

I recommend packing a picnic and letting the kids play on one of the playgrounds while you are there. Then be sure to walk along one of the paved trails.

5. Arbuckle AcresArbuckle Acres bridge

As we were scouting out a photo shoot area in Brownsburg, we discovered the bridge in the lower back part of the park.

This actually can be a great spot for photos any time of year. But be sure to span the bridge and head into the woods to enjoy the fall colors.

Do you have a favorite fall location to take pictures? If so, let us know in the comments section.