I don't have a photo studio; this means sometimes I have to be creative with photo locations... After all this is Oregon. So, I thought I would write up a blog about my favorite indoor locations in no particular order... OR are they?
5 - At Home-
Even if your home is not what you would call "Pinterest Worthy" In home lifestyle sessions can be a ton of fun! You can have a shoot that tells the story of your family sometimes better than posed photos do. You can get together with grandma in the kitchen and bake cookies (What kiddo wouldn’t want photos of themselves with their grandma? Or during bedtime routine reading stories or cuddling before lights out. The possibilities are endless.
4 - Down Town In the rain😉-
Its Oregon so sometimes its ok to embrace that its raining. Especially for couples photos this can be extremely romantic and calls for a myriad of cuddling photos.
3 - In your local Library-
for this one you do have to ask permission as some libraries will not allow it but others as long as you are respectful are fine with it. The reading area of some libraries replicates a perfectly decorated den or Livingroom that is absolutely Pinterest worthy.
2 - A Local Book or decor store-
Again it is best to ask permission first so that you don’t get yourself and your clients in trouble or banned from your favorite store but many book stores and home decor stores are fabulously designed and laid out for photos.
And last but not least my favorite...
1 - In your favorite coffee shop -
Coffee shops are designed to be warm and inviting. To make you want to stay and order more coffee or treats. This works in our favor more times than not. It means there are several different sets that can be used. But again, Ask permission and try to come on a day / time that will not be busy. And as always be respectful and purchase something while there.
Indoor locations can be hard to find when you are not a studio photographer and short of renting a studio for a session it can be a daunting task to find a place. Hopefully these suggestions will spark some creativity.
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