You Have Hired The Best Photographer
You’ve hired the perfect photographer, now what? It’s time to choose the perfect location for your photo session. There are many different locations to choose from when it comes to outdoor photography. Have you thought about what you would like your background to look like? Are you more of a beach, water and sand person or do you prefer the park, river and grass setting? Choosing a location is one of the most important pieces to getting the photos you desire. Here are some ways to help you choose the best setting for your outdoor photo session.
If you want to get the most out of your photo session experience then there are several steps you should take in order to plan your session. One of the first steps is to choose the perfect location where you want to get your photos taken. Before you book your consultation or photo session, think of some of your favorite places around town that you love. Choose something that relaxes you and makes you feel at ease. Take your time with the decision and once you have given it some serious thought, try searching the web or local photography sites and view some images of similar backgrounds to get some more creative and inspiring ideas.
A Part of You
Pick a location that means something to you. If you love the outdoors, then choose somewhere in nature. If you are more of a city person then perhaps a busy downtown area with beautiful architecture is more of a scene for you. Whatever you decide, it should be somewhere that tells the viewer a little bit about who you are. If you get stuck with the creative process write down all the ideas you have and run them by the photographer. As an artist he will be able to walk you through some additional ideas and even help you envision what the images will look like
Don’t be afraid to think outside the box. There are hundreds of places near you that are unique and even undiscovered. Don’t be afraid to ask your local outdoor photographer what they think about photography in your area and they might even suggest some amazing photo worthy hidden gems. But before you ask for any secret spots make sure you let him know that you do plan hiring him as a photographer, otherwise he may not be as forthcoming with the locations. Photographers spend a ton of time researching areas and many even have a spreadsheet with a list of all the locations they have been. So don’t be surprised if they are hesitant to give you any ideas on the first call.
There are endless textures and places that will look interesting and creative in your photos. Think of the end result that you are looking for. Choose something that is sentimental to you or your family and it will come across in your final photos and evoke memories and emotion for years to come. Lastly, if you plan on getting your photos taken in the next year or so it may be a good idea to start keeping track of all the locations you visit in your area. So if you go to a park 10 or 20 miles away and you feel like it would be beautiful their in the fall as the leaves change, write it down.