When I book a session with a client I often ask if they have a specific location in mind. If not, I’ll ask whether they would like an urban location or a natural location. I thought that I would explain the difference between urban and natural and show a few images for both. Hopefully this will help you when you’re planning for your next session.
I love Urban locations. There’s so much variety. Urban Locations usually take place in a downtown area. The backdrop is often cool alleyways, storefronts, stairwells, and streets. Certain props I would even consider urban like cars and trucks or specific locations like a fire station or playground.
Here are a few examples of shoots that I have done in urban locations.
Natural locations are usually forest preserves, open fields, and next to water. The background for a natural location is often trees, fields, and water including bridges. I would even consider a place like a barn a natural location. I love to shoot these locations in the evening. Just before sunset when the light is a magical golden color.
Here are a few examples of shoots that I have done in natural locations.
Hopefully this will help give you some ideas on where you’d like your portraits taken. If not that’s alright, we can work together to find the perfect place. 🙂