Scouting for photography locations

As a photographer, one must scout locations before you can actually take a client there. I actually love doing this, but don’t get to do it very often. I make priority for weddings and photo shoots that are at new locations. Uncharted territory can be daunting at first. I start by looking for light, texture, angles, and my favorite…earthy objects, such as trees, water, rock, sand, wood.

I found this little horse hidden on the side of a very old historical building in Oak Park. I love old brick and this little guy was even more awesome because he was covered in vines!

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Historical brick building in Oak Park

My assistant photographer liked this path at Discovery Park in Sacramento as a possibility for family portraits, although she was getting a tad bored.

Discovery Park, Sacramento, CA
Discovery Park, Sacramento, CA portrait location

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There’s something exciting about discovering new locations to take pretty photos! I like to take every client to a new location, it seems to keep things fresh and interesting. Have you found a place you love and want to take photos there?  Let me know and I would be happy to explore that location with you!

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