How do I pick a location for my senior portrait session?: 3 things to consider when picking a location
Colorado is such a beautiful, diverse state (might be biased as I’m a native ;)). It has big cities, little towns, mountains, rivers/lakes, forests, plains, and deserts. This gives you so many different options for a backdrop for your senior pictures. In some cases you could even have a combination of backdrops! You might not know where you want to have your pictures taken (that’s Sarah Lindsay Photography’s job to show you exact locations), but it’s helpful to know what type of background you are looking for. Here’s 3 things to ponder when thinking about the location you want.
What outfits are you wearing for your photos?
If you had to describe your style, what would you say? Do you like vintage? Classic? Chic? Casual? Fancy? A combination of a few? If you aren’t sure what your style is, here’s a link that explains the 10 styles of 2020-2021. Knowing your style and the clothes you want to wear is helpful to picking a location. There are some outfits that just fit better in a natural location whereas some that fit more in an urban setting. You want the vibe of your outfits to match the location.
Think about this. Does country style with a cowboy hat, boots, and a big belt feel more rural or urban? You might feel out of place in an urban location with this outfit choice! You might think more of a natural, dirt road type of location. On the other hand, a business suit to showcase your involvement in DECA might feel more in place at an urban location like in front of the big buildings.
So, stick with the style you are most comfortable in and then find a backdrop that matches that feel!
What do you want your images to say about you 10 years down the road?
This goes along with the first one. In high school you might have been known for your involvement in sports, your love for animals, your professionalism, your free spirit, or your trendy style. Those ‘hats’ you wore in high school are important to who you are right now. We want to capture that person as much as possible. Your outfits, props, and location all play a role in the story your images tell about you.
If you were involved in sports a location that is meaningful to the sport can be great. Or if you want your business side to show through, a location like the courthouse or downtown Denver's busy streets can be perfect. Or if your free spirit wants to shine through, maybe a big field where you can twirl your dress or dance in the water is what you want.
Thinking about the story you want your images to tell is important. The location can amplify your story telling the world more about who you are as this senior! Think about that story!
What time of year are you getting your portraits done?
Colorado’s beauty changes so much based on the season. The colors are constantly changing at any given location. Well minus the buildings if you decide to go urban. But, the natural areas vary. It’s important to consider when you are getting your pictures done. If you want a lush, green background but it’s winter, we might have to find a location that has a lot of pine trees or a mountain that is visible that has growing trees on it. If you want those natural brown tones, in the summer you might have to think about a more desert, dirt/rocky area whereas in the early spring a field with the old tall grass might be perfect!
Time of year affects the look of each location. It’s important to consider how certain areas will look in your time frame!
Book with Sarah now! We will find the perfect location for you that fits you perfectly!