Choosing a Location for Your Family Photos


Choosing a Location for Your Family Photos

February 6, 2023

Choosing a location for your family photos should be the easiest part of the pre-session to dos! Picking a spot that holds personal significance for your family can make your photos even more special. It could be where you first met, a favorite park, your family home, or any place with meaningful memories. Such locations add depth and emotion to your pictures.

If you’re like me, then you’re probably having trouble remembering where your family likes to go that doesn’t involve school, work, or home! The easiest way to get started in choosing a location for your family photos is to make a list of places you and your family like to spend time together. Does it get lots of light? Is it pretty crowded around certain times of the day? Will your family feel comfortable there? Here’s a list with ideas of locations for your next family session.

– Favorite park
– Farmer’s Market
– Farm
– Favorite hikes/trails
– Coffee shop
– Favorite restaurant/diner
– Library
– Pool/splash pad/creek
– Drive in movie theater
– Home/backyard

For this trio’s family photos, they chose downtown Concord, NC where they spend most of their weekends. We started by stopping for ice cream and ended at Concord’s locally famous water tower. Here’s what Katherine had to say about her family session.

“Chelsi gave my family a fun experience that resulted in an amazing gallery that captured our genuine selves…Chelsi was flexible and open to our ideas when we suggested a location she’d never been to, but that was special to our family. I have already recommended Chelsi to friends because I had such a wonderful experience working with her, from the planning process to the final delivery of our pictures.”

Check out this other Concord, NC session here!


Photographing families was something I never saw myself doing, but a career I’m so grateful I stumbled into. Let me show other you the beauty that can be found in the untamed, ordinary moments of your every day.

I'm Chelsi



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