For most of my Families the location for their photo shoot is a question of which beautiful park in Central Ohio would be best. A beautiful field was never going to work for the Peake Family though. They are city folk and an urban photo shoot was the only way to go.
I always give a lot of consideration to the location and light I want to photograph a family in. When a family has hired me I use a questionnaire to discover what they like to do as a family. A beautiful field at sunset suits many because it gives a clean background without distractions and golden light from the setting sun to highlight their joy, love, and warmth. With others an in-home session shows the art of their everyday and highlights their lifestyle. Waterfront or creek locations are great during the warm months, especially with little ones who love to explore. This was my first urban photo shoot and I loved all the textures and variety it added to their photos.
When choosing the location of your family photo shoot first think about where you and your family feel most comfortable. The location should be somewhere you can be yourselves and the surroundings add a personal feel your photos. I will help you find a location that suits your family and scout it out beforehand. The day of your photo shoot I will have mapped the area out for the spots with the best background and lighting. This is really important when the flow of the session needs to keep moving with children who have short attention spans. If you choose to do a in-home family session I will ask you some questions beforehand about the layout of your home and where you get the best light.
Enjoy this adorable, urban, Rock n' Roll photo session in downtown Bexley.