LOCATION #1 – Park/Garden
Parks and gardens are amazing locations for senior photos because nature and flowers make beautiful backgrounds for photos.
The great thing about New England is that the nature looks so beautiful and different each season. When picking a park or garden, make sure you choose one that has a lot of variety in its nature. You want a location that has at least some, or all of the following- trees, flowers, plants, bushes, big rocks, and benches. Pro tip- Don’t go to a park that only has a playground and no trees or flowers in sight!
LOCATION #2 – The Beach
The beach is a timeless place for a photoshoot. The best kind of beach for a photoshoot is one that has any of the following – soft sand, ocean waves, big rocks, or tall grass. You can have a lot of fun at the beach for a photoshoot playing in the water, too. Make sure you go around sunset to get a beautiful, soft and glowy light. This is called ‘the golden hours.’ Don’t go in the morning or afternoon when it’s full sunny outside because the sun light will be too harsh for good photos.
Location #3 – Your Backyard
If you have a nice yard at your home, having some or all of your photoshoot in your back yard can be a great idea. Your own home holds a lot of meaning and nostalgia. It’s always an amazing feeling to look back on old photos that bring back great memories spent at home.
Sometimes there aren’t a lot of options for taking photos in the backyard, but you still want to get some photos at home. Another great option is to have part of your photoshoot at home and the other part at a different special location. Best of both worlds.
Location #4 – Special Interest Oriented
The great thing about incorporating a special interest is that you can get traditional photos AND photos that reflect a unique side of who you are at this time in your life.
This location can be almost anywhere. If you want to incorporate a pet, a musical instrument, or a sport then you can add this to your senior session at any location. If you’re bringing a pet, make sure you check the rules at the location you’re going to make sure they’re allowed.
If you ride horses, then the location would most likely be at your local stable where you ride.
Location #5 – In Studio
The studio is a great place to get editorial style photos. You’ll feel like you’re on the set of a photoshoot for the next fashion editorial in a magazine. From an artist’s point of view, studio style portraits are simply timeless.
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Thanks for being here and reading.
– Gaby and Pierre Chiha
Father-Daughter Photography Team