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Choosing the Ideal Location for Your Family Photo Session

Family photos are timeless and if you are looking to update your family portraits or take some for the first time, you might be wondering about what location to use for them, I have a long list of great spots I can recommend, but here are some ideas to think about as you choose!!


A family photoshoot is where you get to smile, laugh and be yourselves. If some of your family members are shy then you might not want to choose a very public spot. Not into walking much? I would choose a spot we can walk to easily from your car!


What makes your family unique? Choose a location that fits in with who you are as a family. Do you enjoy spending time in your garden or on a couch reading books? Perhaps you spend lots of time outdoors and on camping trips? Your location should speak to your personalities.


Take each member of your family into consideration. What are their ages and needs? If you have two toddlers that might need to use a bathroom at any time, then a remote spot is probably not the best idea! (or be ok with a squat potty break! 😂 )

Family Photoshoot Location Ideas

Below are some ideas of where you could arrange your photo session.

At Home

Sometimes the best shots can be taken right at home. Get your family outside in the garden or setup your living room for a classic look and feel. Things to think about are the prep you need to do to be ready, like cleaning! If the though of getting a family ready for photos, plus having the house cleaned is overwhelming, a outdoor location might be better! Also before your session, we will chat about the light in your home, the more natural light the better!

In the City (Old Town, Uptown & The City Plaza are super fun!!)

For a more modern feel to your photos you could get out in the city and take a few photos next to an interesting building or in a funky alley way.

In Nature

If you’re looking for a calm, natural setting then choose an outdoor location. We have such amazing places in ABQ, our options and backdrops are endless!

In Studio

If you’re looking for a more private setting where you can use props and backdrops, then a studio setting might be more for you. Studio photos will also give you the option to take more posed, structured photos!

Ready to choose a spot? Here is a list of fun spots!!



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