One of my favorite things to do while planning a client session is choosing the location. While I do have a list of favorite locations, I am always looking for something new and unique. Part of my process is sitting down with my clients to get to know them. I believe that it is really important to the whole process. It helps make the actual shoot day go smoother since we've already gotten those first-meeting-awkward-jitters out of the way.
In getting to know you, I can also guide you in a few key aspects of planning your session. One of those being where we are going to take your pictures. Choosing a location that is reflective of your family's personality will make a big difference in how your family connections come through in your images.
Not only should you pick where you are most comfortable, but also think about where you want to display these photos. I want you to have the photos we take displayed in your home. Your home is usually the biggest reflection of who you are, so let that help guide you in choosing.
Example: Does your home have a cozy farmhouse feel? An urban session with bright colorful murals in the background may not be the best choice. You might want to choose the location with the open fields and covered bridge.
Here are a few places to think about as we start planning where you want your next photo session to be!
1. Let's Get Outside and Explore
The number one place my family's choose to have their pictures taken is in the great outdoors. I love scouting for pretty parks, and wide open fields with pretty tree lines and beautiful golden light.
I have a few favorite spots I can show you, but I also love going on adventures if you have something in mind! If you and your family are the outdoorsy type then let's get outside and play. Maybe you want to go hang out at the lake, or explore your favorite trail. You may enjoy the flowers in the springtime, or the leaves changing in the fall as your backdrop. If you live at the beach there's no better place, in my humble opinion, to have your family photos taken. There are endless options!