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How to Choose a Location for Your Family Travel Photo Shoot

How to Choose a Location for your Travel Photoshoot

Guess what!? I’m adding a little adventure to my photography services. I’m now offering destination photoshoot options to all of my clients!

We’ve all seen those magazine-worthy family photos with a stunning beach or mountain backdrop. If you’ve always dreamed of taking photos in a breath-taking location, let’s do it! Your travel photo session will include airfare, wardrobe support, and two hours of adventure. 

Choosing the right outfit for your photo session can be challenging, so to help relieve some stress, each client will receive a guided outfit selection or access to my curated client wardrobe. In other words, I’ll be your personal shopper. If you have a specific vision or already have an outfit in mind, that’s totally fine. Just run it by me before our scheduled session. For outfit tips, check out my previous blog article, “How to Style Your Partner for a Photo Session.”

Now, on to the best part: choosing a location for your travel photoshoot. When choosing a location, there are a few important factors to consider: 

The local weather

If you picture yourself and your family wearing flowy dresses during your photo session, a winter in the mountains isn’t the greatest idea. So, plan accordingly. If wintertime works for you and your family, consider a warmer location. If summer is best, a trip to the mountains is more than okay with me. 

What’s the overall experience you’re looking for?

Do you want a location that’s easy to get to, or are you willing to hike a little to get to your location? To me, a travel photoshoot is all about the experience. If you want to combine a family photoshoot with a beach vacation, great! If you want to explore a place you’ve never been before, that’s great too. I’d love to tag along and capture your adventure. 

Still stuck on where to go? Here are my favorite travel photo locations: 

For the fall and winter months, one of my favorite locations is Mustang Island on the Texas coast. The island is in the Gulf of Mexico, and it features miles of gorgeous sandy beaches.  Really, any stretch of beach in Texas is worth considering, especially when you’re looking to escape colder weather. 

If you’re looking for a different type of scenery, my favorite summer travel photo locations are Garden of the Gods in Colorado Springs, and the Wichita Mountain Refuge in Oklahoma. I’ve shot at both of these locations, and trust me, the scenery does not disappoint. 

Of course, if you have ideas of your own, please feel free to share them with me. I’m open to traveling and I love discovering new places (I’ve been wanting a reason to do a photoshoot in Northern California, so extra points if you choose that as a location 😉).

Ready to book your travel photo session? Let’s do it. Contact me and we’ll talk details. I’m looking forward to our next adventure!

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