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Creative Photo Shoot Locations - Think Outside the Box

Updated: Aug 1, 2019

One of the things a photographer considers when planning a photo shoot is location. The most common places include parks and gardens, beaches, famous landmarks and so on. Sometimes with a little extra thought and planning, you can find unique locations in the least likeliest of places. Ever consider an alleyway for a photo shoot? During a photo shoot of a graduate and her friends, we spotted an alleyway which was the perfect backdrop for a portrait. The bonus was the mural we found along the way. It provided a nice urban feel for her portrait session.





For a more elegant photo session, consider museums. These buildings often have beautiful architectural details and can add that extra sophistication to a portrait.

Family portrait session in front of the Field Museum in Chicago.

If you're looking for something a little more playful, how about an indoor gym. We recently had an engagement shoot where the couple wanted a love and basketball theme. An indoor gym was the perfect choice for their photo shoot.


Engagement shoot at an indoor gym

Love and Basketball themed engagement shoot

Love and Basketball themed engagement shoot

As you can see with a little forethought and planning, the sky is the limit when it comes to locations for a photo shoot. Just be creative and don't forget to think outside the box. For help in planning your next portrait session, contact us to set up a free consultation.

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