Blog - CHOOSING LOCATIONS FOR FAMILY SHOOTS- ZELDA216 Media Photography (copy)
Sep 11, 2019 | By: Zelda216 Media Photography
Hello My Goddesses
Summer is rapidly coming to an end, the kids are back to school and soon we will be thinking of holiday Christmas cards and updating family portraits.Whether you decide to do a traditional portrait studio look or outdoors, planning your location is key. I recently did my own family portraits for our first ever Family Girl's trip. We had 3 generations on the trip. This was so special for our Generation's shoot as my birth family found me last year. We had a blast. Zelda216 Media Photography, always strives to choose locations that clients would enjoy for their family or portrait shoots.Choosing a photo shoot location might seem like a big deal but it really doesn't have to be difficult. A location usually drives some of the other decisions you will need to make about your shoot so it’s important to choose the right place. Here are a few questions to ask yourself before we decide on a location:
What kind of theme do I want? If a particular building or natural backdrop would work well with your theme, look around your area for spots that meet your requirements. If you don't know what kind of backdrop you want, take an afternoon drive around your city for inspiration. It's easy to overlook beautiful spots that are practically in your backyard. Ask family, friends or your photographer for ideas too.
Are you allowed to take pictures there? Make sure that you can legally take pictures at the location that you have in mind. If it's not public property or available to the public you will need to get permission first.
Is it accessible? Consider that not all outdoor locations may be available all year round or you might not be able to get to them at all. Your safety is also an important aspect to think about before you decide on a location. Taking pictures on a mountain ledge may look neat but it’s best not to put yourself in harm’s way.
How do you get to your location? Will it be easy to walk to the session location and if not, are you able to change your clothing and touch up your hair and makeup before the shoot? You should also find out whether there is a restroom that’s close enough in case you need it.
Will the photo session be in a public place? If the location you have chosen has a lot of foot traffic, you need to ask yourself whether you are comfortable being photographed in front of others. If not, you might want to rethink your choice in location.
Make sure that your location doesn’t become a distraction and that there is shelter nearby if you need it. Your location tells a story so it’s worthwhile to choose a meaningful spot.
In case you've been thinking about shooting with me; maybe you've been on the fence a while, maybe you just stumbled upon my Instagram which is @zelda216. Perhaps you have some hesitation and some questions?Just reach out to me so I can help you to overcome all those objections going thru your head about booking an intimate boudoir shoot.
Now booking for September and October,so I encourage you to get in touch sooner rather than later in order to reserve a shoot day that works best for your schedule.
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