Ashley Newman Photography
Hot, humid and muggy days can make wanting to take pictures feel like a task. But it’s Houston and I would say that most of us are pretty used to the heat at this point. It’s a good thing I have plenty of awesome locations where we can cool down and eat the heat. There is something so sweet and yet raw about a creek session.
Barefoot, toes in the sand, dragon flies overhead, and the wonderment of exploring the water…it’s pure summer…pure childhood. Whether you want to use this amazing idea or not, it can be hard to decide where to have pictures taken. Especially here in The Woodlands area. North-Houston is growing like woah, and finding a spot that isn’t crowded or already private property can be kind of a nightmare.
Thankfully, I have curated several locations locally that are stunning!
Once you book a session with me, I send you a catalog with my favorite spots- I know the lighting, I know the area and we have permission to be on the property. It’s a win-win.
So how do you select a location?
Consider the feel you are going for. Do you want rustic, natural, city, tall pines or an open field? I have a variety of spots, and each one has a feel.
Consider the time of year. The sun changes and the light varies. Sometimes the light at certain spots or times of the year and really be so stunning. Each season has a natural beauty to it that shines. Ask your photographer what they recommend. If you love bright sunny days, or prefer something more dark and woodsy…there are locations that can give specific feels and looks.
Think about your home. You want to find a spot that suits how you have already decorated your space. (Say it with me: because you WILL be hanging these photos in your home!). So what matches your style?
How much nature do you really want? Some people just aren’t nature people. Is the location wild with tall grasses? Will the thought of maybe finding some bugs freak you out? It might be better to pick a park or someplace that is more maintained than other outdoor locations.
Is the property private or do they require a permit? Huge!! Make sure you are never trespassing and that if it is a public space they do not require permits to be maintained by the photographer.
Lastly- do you have a spot that has personal meaning? Oh man oh man are those ever my favorite. If you don’t favor any of the spots that are offered but you know that one park where your husband purposed to you will mean so much to you, talk to you photographer about it. It may be the best spot ever!!
Take a look at this incredible maternity session and let’s talk about your baby bump photos today!