February 16, 2021
Finding great portrait session locations can be perplexing if not downright overwhelming! But I’ve got tips to help you find the perfect location! Most clients choose to showcase the local landscape of Virginia and who can blame them. Virginia is beautiful and has so many options!
For most of my sessions, outdoor, open-air environments are always my first choice. I love shooting in open natural spaces because the light is gorgeous, especially during golden hour. There are great options all around the state! So even if you’ve never seen me photograph in a specific spot before, I’m always up for exploring a new spot together!
This is the time to think outside the box! Think about locations where you love to spend your free time or locations that have special meaning to you, your family, or your significant other! Maybe you, or someone in your personal or professional network, can secure permission to a location that would otherwise be off-limits. Some examples are beautiful private estates, country clubs, or resorts. Or, maybe it’s a family farm, lake, mountain overlook, beach, vineyard, or upscale hotel. A boat or a rooftop view would be truly unique. The sky is literally the limit! Spend some time thinking about it and checking around. You’ll be surprised with what you come up with. Plus, if something seems out of reach, just remember: you never know until you ask! If you get stuck or need inspiration, let me know and I’ll be happy to help you choose a great location for your portrait session. There are some great go-to locations around Charlottesville that we can always hit. So, just let me know what your thinking and we’ll go from there!
Your portrait session includes travel time anywhere in the Charlottesville area. I’m happy to shoot anywhere within sixty miles of my home in Albemarle county and that is included in the price of your session. Also, the following local counties are within that travel distance – Fluvanna, Green, Louisa, Buckingham, Nelson, Augusta, and Orange! I’m always looking for new locations to photograph and am up for an adventure so I don’t limit my travel. If you would like a location out of the area, let me know! For an additional travel fee, I’m happy to go wherever you have in mind. I’ve photographed sessions from the beach to the mountains and many places in between. So if I’m already going to be in or near an area you’ve always dreamed of doing your photos, let’s coordinate our schedules. I’m all about making it work! If you’d like for me to meet you in a destination outside of the Charlottesville area where I don’t already have plans to visit, just let me know and I can get you a custom quote!
Hopefully, this has given you ideas on finding great portrait session locations around Charlottesville, Va but if not, check out these photos to get your creative thinking going. For more ideas, check out the blog section on my website! https://kimforbesphotography.com/blog/#blog.0