The Guthrie in Minneapolis has been one of my favorite locations to do photo shoots for years! No matter what time of day, there is always something that catches my eye in a new way and makes it a perfect spot for my photo shoots. The marriage between architecture and nature is thriving at The Guthrie. Every corner you turn there is a new angle, brilliant lighting, and art is abundant.
Another important tip is to talk to your clients! What type of location are they thinking? What is their unique style and vision for their photo shoot? Now take that information and create their vision in a photo, with frosting on top! When they see their photos it should feel like they are opening presents on Christmas Day! One of the most important things for me when choosing a location is to plan my photo before I shoot. With my style, I want something that I can play with. Art. I am looking for themes, I am scouting for color, and I am a huge fan of space where the nature meets structure.
For Jordan's photos we shot inside and outside of the Guthrie. Jordan did an amazing job! For senior pictures make sure you are asking questions and engaging your senior so that you are able to allow their personality to shine through in their photos. Not a smiley kid? Embrace that and monopolize on it. You want them to be themselves. They will love you for it!