Selecting the Right Location

Frisco, Colorado Family Portrait Session | Selecting the Right Location | Keeping Composure Photography

THE LOCATION OF YOUR PORTRAIT SESSION is up to you! Most families and clients want to include the natural outdoors of the Colorado Mountains. For most sessions, outdoor, open-air environments are always preferred. I love shooting in natural spaces because the light is stunning, especially during golden hour at dusk. There are tons of options all around the area, so even if you've never seen me photograph in a specific spot before, I'm always up for exploring a new spot together!

Is this your first time visiting or are you looking for more help finding a location? Let me know what scenery speaks to you; maybe you're a water baby at heart {like me!} or you really like the look of tall pine trees. Tell me what you like best and I'll find the perfect spot for your session.

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Think Outside the Box

THIS IS THE TIME TO get creative! We encourage you to brainstorm unique locations that you might have special access to that most people don’t. For example, maybe you or someone in your personal or professional network can obtain permission to a location that would otherwise be off-limits, like a beautiful private estate, country club or resort. Maybe it’s a family ranch, private balcony or even a boat, event venue or a private home. The sky is literally the limit!* Start with where you are lodging or visiting, or think of a special location that holds meaning for you. If something seems out of reach, just remember: you never know until you ask! Clients have secured permission to some pretty amazing places in the past. If you get stuck or need inspiration, check out our blog and keep browsing through this guide. We have some great go-to locations around town that we can always hit, too. Just let us know which type of session you’d love and we’ll go from there! Piece of cake.

*Pro Tip: Believe it or not, location isn't everything...! while it is great to incorporate the beautiful, wide-open landscape, we also want to focus on your faces! don't get too caught up in the background - you are the star of your portrait session!

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