Finding Meaningful Photo Session Locations | jen faith brown photography

As family photo season is upon us, many people are trying to find the picture perfect place for their session. As I have mentioned before in THIS POST,  I am all about using locations that have a personal connection to the family. I like to try to find the location that fits the family rather than forcing a family to fit into a random, yet pretty, location. Here are some three examples of how we decided upon certain locations for family photos.

My sister got married in Fort Worth at Bass Hall. So for her family session we lined it up with her 10 year anniversary and showed the girls where Mommy and Daddy got married. Then we got ice cream and walked around Sundance Square. This definitely qualifies as somewhere pretty, unique AND has a background story for the family.

Erin's family went for a walk in their neighborhood for their family photo session. As we got closer to a pond with nearby trees, Matt talked about how they look for 'trolls' in the trees with the kids, throw tree seeds into the pond and create competitions on who can hit the center fountain. This may seem like a small scale tradition, but this is what the family does right now in their lives, so this location and activity matches their family perfectly.

Nicki had recently moved here with her husband and baby. For Henry's first birthday she chose to do a cake smash at her new home. This was perfect to celebrate his birthday while showcasing their new location in this time of their lives. This makes the session more personal for the family when compared to doing a cake smash at a random park. And trust me, I took photos of Thomas' 1st birthday cake smash at a random park so I can say first hand the pictures are cute, but don't have a meaningful connection. Had it been his favorite park that we always went to, then that would make sense. However, I loved the combination of family photos in a new home plus a 1st birthday cake smash!

If you would like to talk about where we can photograph your family so that you have a meaningful location, please send me a message!

Jen Faith Brown is a family photographer specializing in storytelling family photography session, either in home or on location. Jen is married with three young sons who keep her quite busy and give her abundant practice in photographing always-moving children! Jen is now booking 2015 sessions in Flower Mound, Southlake, Highland Village, Lewisville, Coppell, Frisco, and surround DFW areas. Please visit for pricing and to view sample galleries.

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