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Missouri Location Guide

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).

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 family 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. Have any other ideas in mind? Let me know! I often look for places that aren't overused. Any unique places you want to go, I am down!

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 sort of style you’re drawn to, and then we’ll come up with complementary session location. For example, if you lean toward bohemian, then an urban landscape may not be your jam.

Think About Color

Do you want a 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, family portraits were taken in your forever home, or the ice cream shop you went to all the time as a kid.

Keep in mind the decor of your home

My home is more vintage-themed. I wouldn’t want bright colors on my wall because it doesn’t go with my rustic decor. 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.

You can also choose to have a lifestyle session done inside your home. We will come to your house and take photos of your pet and family in your own natural environment. These are beautiful and will look great in your house because they match perfectly.

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.

How Many People Are Being Photographed?

This detail matters for a few locations, especially if you decide to go with a small space or an indoor locale. If it’s just a couple of pets total, then your options are pretty limitless. Large groups of people and pets, however, require large and open spaces, otherwise, things may start to feel crowded or overwhelming during the shoot itself.

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.

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