You’ve booked your photographer, the date is selected and the invoice is paid. But now you need to pick a photo location and you’re stuck. Feel familiar? I know exactly how to help!
Picking the location for really any photo session can be super overwhelming and can sometimes take a lot of thinking. Let me start off by saying that not every location is a one-size-fits-all. Selecting the right location for you and your fiance, or family is important!
Do you have a place on your bucket list you’d like to visit? What are some of your favorite things or hobbies – can you incorporate them into your session? Do you have a favorite place to visit? Can it be turned into a photo session location? If you’re engaged, could you use your wedding venue property?
Here are some rapid fire questions that you could also ask yourself to get the ball rolling: City or County? Public Setting or Private Property? Close to home or Out of state?
Once you’ve narrowed down some general ideas of where you’d like to host your session, do some internet searching to get your wheels turning even more! Another idea is to browse your photographer’s portfolio for locations that you like! Seeing examples from other client sessions could spark new ideas for you!
This is the most important question to ask yourself! Does the atmosphere/setting make sense for you and your fiance? Or your family? Is it a common location you’d find yourselves at? For example if you’re a family that loves to be outdoors, barefoot and running carelessly through a field, a location with city skyscrapers in the distance may not be the right fit.
While this tip may not exactly help you narrow down your photo location, it’s still important to keep in mind these key components when choosing your location! The last thing you’d want to do is arrive on scene to find out it’s closed! (Speaking from experience – it’s not a fun feeling!)
Most likely they have recommendations for locations that they’ve photographed at before. Or maybe they have a bucket list of locations that they’d love to photograph at! I know I do! :)