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Location Tips Choosing the perfect location for your session
One of the best parts of hiring a professional photographer who’s been doing this whole picture-taking thing for a while is that we have a huge arsenal of incredible session locations for you to choose from. It’s sort of like how Joanna Gaines has an entire warehouse of vintage doors and accent pieces, only ours is a digital guide of locations (and we get to reuse the same one every once in a while).
That said, we totally understand that you want to have a say in choosing your portrait session backdrop. It’s your session, after all! To be honest, we’re super eager to hear what you have in mind, and we even have some sweet location ideas to share with you!
Choosing the best location for your portrait session is about figuring out what vibe you’re going for and then from there we can brainstorm together to find a spot that’ll make your heart skip a beat.
Here are some things you’ll want to think about:
Consider Your Preferred Style: The best portrait sessions capture your existing style. Think of what your favorite outfits are and what sort of style you’re drawn to, and then we’ll come up with complementary session location. For example,if you lean toward modern, then a vintage hotel may not be your jam.
Are you Thinking Indoors or Outdoors?: Both have their perks, but by narrowing down your choice to either indoor or outdoor we’ll be able to quickly refine the focus.
Think About Color: Do you want bright and splendid backdrop, or one that’s more minimalist? By narrowing down your preferred color story, we can narrow down your session location.
Consider Sentimental Spots: If a location has special meaning to you then it can make your session and images even more personalized. For example, boudoir portraits taken in your forever home, or a private location that has meaning to you.
Look at Some of Your Favorite Images: What sort of portrait images are you drawn to when scrolling through social media or flipping through a magazine? Is it rich, lush greenery? Is it gritty graffiti? Hazy fields? Modern lines? Let this natural inclination inform your session location choice.
Keep in mind the decor of your home: Make sure you coordinate your location to match the decor style of your home. You also will need to coordinate the colors with the walls of your house so they don’t clash.
If you have a rustic home, studio portraits don’t typically look good unless you put them in vintage type frames to make them fit in more.
If you have a more modern home, studio photos will more than likely be your best option.