Choosing your Fall Portrait Location
Choosing your family’s location for fall portraits in Northern Virginia is one of the most important factors when preparing for your photo session. The location you select will be the backdrop to set the stage for your family’s entire session and will be an essential piece of every picture, pose and, ultimately, the finished product. I recommend picking a location that’s special to you, either a location you love, somewhere you frequent or a place that best represents your family. The family pictured below looks beautiful sitting on and standing next to a piece of history in the Manassas Battlefield Park in Virginia.
After you’ve narrowed down the list, it’s important to think about some key logistics: are there restrooms? You never know when someone may need to take a break, or you can use it to change outfits. Is the distance from the parking to the actual shoot location far? If so, pack comfy shoes for everyone! Will there be places to change outfits, retouch hair and makeup and relax between shots? (i.e., easy accessibility to restrooms) Will there be crowds nearby—and, if so, are you comfortable having your family’s pictures taken in front of others or having people in the background of your picture?
The most important part of your portrait session with your location are the colors that you and your family will be wearing. Do you have lots of blues in your living room where you'll be displaying your portraits? Then make sure to include those colors! Visit here for a list of the top ten Northern Virginia locations to have your family's pictures taken.
I’ve seen amazing sessions everywhere from backyards to baseball fields, lakes to open meadows. I’ve travel all over the Northern Virginia and Washington D.C. area and can help make recommendations based on your family’s unique needs, personalities and inspirations.
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10/10/2018 11:29:32 am
Thanks for sharing all these information. Beautiful family photos!!
10/10/2018 12:02:20 pm
Great tips Tamika! I especially like the one about considering your home's colors when planning outfits so your portraits will fit well in your home. Love this!
10/10/2018 01:51:54 pm
So many great tips on choosing the perfect location for a family session!
10/10/2018 06:17:00 pm
This post is so thoughtful. There are so many things to consider when picking a location for family portraits and we often forget that it makes a big difference in how everything ties together.
10/11/2018 04:25:34 am
Excellent advice. This session is gorgeous. The boys are very photogenic!
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