Choosing a location that’s right for your family photo session

July 15, 2015 | by Dan Lalonde Comments

Choosing a great location is one of the most important pieces of setting your family’s photo shoot.  The backdrop you select will set the stage for the entire session and will be an essential piece of every shot, pose and, ultimately, the finished product.  It’s best to pick a spot that’s special to you, either a spot you love, somewhere you frequent or a place that best represents your family.

Your home is a great place for family photos as it is meaningful to you.
Your home is a great place for family photos as it is meaningful to you.

 

This family was captured at their ranch
This family was captured at their ranch

After you’ve narrowed down the list, it’s important to think about some key logistic such as restrooms and the distance from the parking to the actual shoot location.  It might be a good idea to pack comfy shoes for everyone!  Will there be places to change outfits, retouch hair and makeup and relax between shots?  Will there be crowds nearby – and, if so, are you comfortable shooting in front of others?  You might want to pack beverages and snack in case the kids get hungry.

The Experimental Farm offers a variety of scenic backgrounds for family photo
The Experimental Farm offers a variety of scenic backgrounds for family photo

 

Petrie Island has plenty of parking and washrooms for your convenience
Petrie Island has plenty of parking and washrooms for your convenience

I’ve seen amazing sessions everywhere from backyards to farms, lakes to open fields.  I know the Ottawa area and can help you  make recommendations based on your family’s unique needs, personalities and inspirations.

Family photo taking on their farm
Family photo taking on their farm

If outdoors is not your style, my studio is available and can fit a group of up to 18 people.

My studio is available as well and great back up if it rains.
My studio is available as well and great back up if it rains.

 

It can accommodate a group of up to 18 people
It can accommodate a group of up to 18 people

Call today at 613-841-1469 to e-mail so we can capture your family heirloom.

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