Where should I have my photo Session?
One of the first things people often ask is WHERE? It's a great question, and it deserves a great answer! Only I don't have one for you. There is a reason for this. There are so many wonderful places to take photos. Every photo shoot is unique, and this is uniquely your photo shoot. Part of it depends on the type of photo shoot, part of it depends on family dynamics, part of it depends on timing and lighting, and part of it depends on what you are trying to convey. Below I have added some of my favorite places. This list will grow as I discover more. But it's a start! And don't worry, when you ask, I will suggest some places that I think will work for your special shoot. I will also help you navigate the decision. It's important to me that you have a wonderful time and that it is not stressful. So, we will talk about choices, discuss the pros and cons, and I will guide you through making a decision, as much as you would like. But ultimately this is your shoot! So, pick somewhere you love, and let's do this. Enjoy browsing my special locations below. Also, check out my Blog. I go into a little more detail there. And watch for my new blog... coming soon... more about making choices for a location. Whether you are planning a Washington State photo shoot or a Tucson photoshoot, you will find some great photo locations below! Enjoy!
Ventana Canyon Trailhead
We often think of desertscapes with saguaro cactus, prickly pears, and golden sands. But the desert is so much more. Ventana Canyon Trailhead is tucked away in the foothills, with bubbling streams, lush vegetation, and an abundance of small critters.
Agua Caliente Park
One of my favorite places, weather looking for a sunset, palm trees, green grass and open fields or water scapes this park has it all! Over 101 acres this park has so many choices in scenery and lighting to create the perfect photo opportunities!
Saguaro national Park East
There probably isn't a more idyllic location for a Tucson Photo shoot if you want to capture the heart of Tucson. Stunning Saguaro Cactus, sunset views, rolling rugged hillsides speckled with a variety of cactus. Just prior to the visitor center there are pullouts for capturing some great shots, but if you want to go higher there is a fee for the national forest and for permits. This is well worth the extra!
rio Vista natural resource park
This is a great little park very central in town. It has a ranch right next to it offering some rustic traditional ranch photos, it also has interesting architecture, green grass, desert landscape and mountain views. A little of everything!
On the north end of Saguaro national park lays the Broadway trail head. I love the wide-open spaces tucked into the majestic Saguaro cacti. Mountain ranges to the east and north of the park add to the stunning backdrop and if you want to meet at sunset, the west views are spectacular.
CASE NATURAL RESOURCE PARK
This is on the East side of Tucson near 22nd St & Houghton, again a great little park with a green grassy area, mountain views, and lovely mountain backgrounds. Case Natural Park is a perfect spot for a quiet stroll, and if you love to watch butterflies there is even a delightful butterfly garden hidden in the park. This unique and diverse little park has lots to offer for a great photo shoot. If you catch it at sunset, it is even more enchanting!
Mount Lemmon has so many wonderful locations and a huge scenic variety. It may be rocky cliffs or pine trees, mountain streams or desert fields. It's about an hour drive up the mountain so there is travel fees, but I would be happy for you to share the travel fees with another family or two. There are so many possibilities up the mountain any time of year!
I love Tucson with its unique architecture, interesting streets, colorful murals, and colorful Barrio houses. There is not only so much to experience but there is so much to see and take part in. Tucson has some awesome places for a photo shoot. Whether it is walking downtown, hanging out around old town, the Barrio, or interesting old or new architecture not to mention finding a mural that speaks to your personality or photoshoot style. So many opportunities!
The Tulip Fields in April
How could I leave out the tulip fields as one of my all time favorites? It's only a few short weeks, but I can't miss coming up during this magical time. There are several locations near Mt Vernon Washington. Well worth the hours trip north of Redmond.
Marymore park found off Sammamish Pkwy is one of King County's largest, oldest and most popular parks. This park is perfect for a photo shoot, the grounds include buildings just waiting for a photo shoot including a windmill. It also has meandering paths of wetlands and open grassy fields.
There is no lack of botanical gardens, they are all free, and they are probably blooming. No matter what time of year there will be flowers blooming! Kabuto Gardens and Bellevue Botanical Gardens are two of my favorites so far, however... I am still exploring.
A day on the water
Lakes, sound, ocean... we have it all in the PNW. A sailing trip, a day on a boat, or just playing on the beach, are perfect moments to capture for your family lifestyle photos. There are so many locations I don't even know where to begin. So, contact me, and let's pick a location!