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!