Session Location is such a tricky thing sometimes. We have Families, Seniors and Reps that come in on occassion and they know exactly where they want their photoshoot to take place. Other times clients look to us to make a suggestion. Some locations end up becoming a central "character" in the session. While others are a backdrop that really could be any town or city in the country. But it is definitely an element that will end up contributing to the end style and "feel" of the photo session. And, because of this, Traci and I are always on the lookout for new spots. We love returning to locations where we have had success in the past, but we are also always willing to try out new ones.
For this shoot with our Studio Rep, Lake Highlands Junior Zoe, we were looking for one of those spots we hadn't tried out before. And we landed at the Farmer's Market in downtown Dallas. All of the shots posted here were taken in an area smaller than a city block. Within that small space, we were able to capture a wide range of different looks. Which, for our Urban locations, is exactly what we are looking for. Those sessions tend to move fairly quickly and are about capturing some of the diverse fabric of the city.
But whether it is an Urban, Natural or some other location that has personal significance - choosing a setting for your photoshoot deserves some thought and consideration. Will it be part of the energy of the final images or more of a backdrop to the subject being photographed? Do you have some personal connection to the site? Am you looking for more low-key pics or higher volume images? Whatever the determining factors - it is part of the discussion we love having with our clients. And part of the exploration we enjoy going on during the actual shoot.