What is the best senior pictures location? For me it's the one where you do not have to change in your car... or a public restroom (heehee) Seriously...I've photographed 1000's of senior portraits and nothing puts a damper on an awesome senior pictures experience like awkwardly switching outfits in the cramped backseat of a vehicle or a park restroom with a seemingly endless parade of strangers. That being said... my bar is a little higher for what makes the best senior pictures location but the aforementioned certainly contributes to my sliding scale of awesomeness. I adore this little gem of a spot because it photographs like Rattlesnake Lake without the commute -- we are literally just walking distance from our studio front door complete with a private wardrobe room, heat or air conditioning (depending on the season) yet still right there with the woods and a plethora of things to pose and play with -- fallen logs, rustic fence lines, lazy river and willowy tall grass for our shooting pleasure!
And speaking of photography joy -- can I just share all of our love for Redmond High School Senior Rachael here? The hat, the romper, the wildly wonderful everything about her? Fun side note, after we finished this Free People inspired look, we popped back into the studio, switched into her glam dress and photographed a chic floral inspiration. That new location was just a block the opposite direction from the studio with a completely different city look - no driving, no traffic, no trying to figure out where to park -- just a fun shoot and a great senior pictures shoot. Neat huh?