Finding the right spot for an engagement shoot is key. Plenty of times I have clients who want me to choose the location for them, but—to be totally honest—I don’t know where they feel pretty…where they feel fun…where they feel like themselves! It’s an unspoken rule here at Jasmine Star Photography that the clients must choose the location for the shoot and while it may seem like a daunting task, it’s totally rewarding!
Here are a few tips in choosing the right location:
1. Choose a spot that is indicative of your personality. Don’t simply choose the beach (and wear white shirts and jeans!) because everyone else is doing it…go to a place that blares YOU!
2. THINK OUTSIDE THE BOX. There is no such thing as ‘the perfect spot’…it’s the illusive White Unicorn of wedding forums nationwide! I’ve shot couples against dumpsters, on top of septic tanks, and in alleys. Beauty is everywhere…the photographer just has to find it!
3. Choose a location that offers landscape diversity. It’s totally awesome to shoot, say, at a local park, but all the pictures are going to be green and fresh. Which is fine, but if you think things through you can perhaps find a park that’s close to a downtown area for an urban option as well. This affords the luxury of having more options when choosing your engagement photos.
Here are a few images I particularly like because my clients thought about their engagement session location and planned accordingly…