Realtors have long used this mantra to sell homes, but I’m stealing it. 😉
It really is all about LOCATION when you are shooting portraits. My goal is to always match the location with my subject.
Let me give you an example:
This is Boogie. He is a dancer. I would not stick him in a cowboy hat and boots and take him out to a rustic barn and shoot portraits of him. (I’m sure he would rock those boots, but it doesn’t fit his personality.)
Some people are very versatile and I could probably shoot them anywhere, but you want the location to fit YOU.
So, in light of this, here are a few examples of locations that I use frequently:
When the leaves change, when the flowers are in bloom….parks are God’s natural backdrops!
I love the urban settings! It’s modern, and edgy and just a little part of me wishes I was both!
Vintage can be a very very simple location such as an open field of wildflowers, or a wooded area. I’m not sure if it qualifies as a location, but it does have an amazing effect on the portraits!