July 15, 2019
Picking where to shoot your portrait session is tricky. Do you need to rent a studio or can you shoot on location? There are pros and cons to each. Depending on what you need, one option is much better than the other. So how do you decide your portrait location?
My past few blog posts have been about where to shoot your portrait session. Below is a high-level listing of pros and cons for both On Location and Studio portrait sessions based on those previous posts.
This post is going to directly compare on location vs. in a studio based on some specific factors. These will be posted as questions to get your brain working to consider your optimal portrait location.
Talking with your photographer about the images you are envisioning is crucial during the planning phase of your portraits. In my experience, Pinterest is immensely helpful with this endeavor. I always ask for a dedicated Pinterest board with the captions rewritten to state what exactly my clients love about those images. This communicates what is important to you and helps me as the photographer know exactly what elements to focus on (no pun intended). This doesn’t just apply to your possible portrait location, but also the lighting, posing, and compositions!
Did all of these questions help you decide? Do you think I missed any scenarios? Shoot me an email and let me know!
If you still have lots of questions about brand or editorial portraits in general, then be sure to check out this page to see if they are right for you!
The images in this post are from a studio and on-location cosplay portrait session with my friend Erin as Captain Marvel!