Family photos are timeless and if you are looking to update your family portraits or take some for the first time, you might be wondering about how to choose your family photo session location.

Here are some things to consider before choosing a location:

Comfort.  A family photoshoot is where you get to smile, laugh and be yourselves. If some of your family members are shy then you might not want to choose a very public spot.

Personalities.  What makes your family unique? Choose a location that fits in with who you are as a family. Do you enjoy spending time in your garden or on a couch reading books? Perhaps you spend lots of time outdoors and on camping trips? Your location should speak to your personalities.

Convenience.  Take each member of your family into consideration. What are their ages and needs? If you have two toddlers that might need to use a bathroom at any time, then a remote spot is probably not the best idea.

Family Photo Session Location Ideas

Below are some ideas of where you could arrange your photo session.

At Home.  Sometimes the best shots can be taken right at home. Get your family outside in the garden or setup your living room for a classic look and feel.

In the City.  For a more modern feel to your photos you could get out in the city and take a few photos next to an interesting building or in a funky alley way.

St Louis Family Photography - Family Photo Session Location

In Nature.  If you’re looking for a calm, natural setting then choose an outdoor location. Parks and forests make for beautiful backdrops.

Family Photo Session Location - Edwardsville, IL

In Studio.  If you’re looking for a more private setting where you can use props and backdrops, then a studio setting might be more for you. Studio photos will also give you the option to take more posed, structured photos.

 

 

Willow & Moss Photography is a photography studio located in the historic district on Main Street in Edwardsville, Illinois.  They specialize in maternity, newborn, children & family photography in the St. Louis area.  Their work captures true emotion & connection through fine art photography in the studio & on location.  Be sure to follow them on Facebook and Instagram.

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