Questions to Ask Your Photographer
about Your Location!
A location can make or break a senior session. If your location doesn't reflect who you are, and the vision you have for your own senior shoot, you can walk away disappointed or even frustrated. Here are Lisa Williams Photography, we aim to make sure that never happens to our clients. That's why we want to get to know you way before that day arrives. By understanding the person you are, the things that make you feel alive, we can help choose the location that you will be ecstatic to be at. But, if there are still things you want to ask your photographer (no matter who it is, though we sure hope you choose us!), this handy list should help:
-What locations do you have available? Asking for a list of suggestions can help narrow things down, and streamline the process a little bit. It can also help you start to get the creative juices flowing, and begin to dream up outfits that will coincide with the spot we choose. I am always happy to help direct your thoughts, if there is something you have in mind. What's right for one senior is not always right for the next one, so we change things up often, and give you an unique experience that is not one-size-fits-all. A rocky stream may work for one girl, whereas another may want a modern and urban, downtown spot to show off her fashion choices! And yes, we have locations for guys, too!
-What do you do for inclement weather? Here in California, we do have waves of heat and random thunderstorms, but we would love to discuss our plan for inclement weather with you when you schedule your session. We are used to the changing seasons, and we stay prepared. Rest assured, we will work to get your session done, whether by rescheduling or working around the weather.
-What are your suggested LWP locations? I believe your location should reflect you, and I can suggest lots of options. Here are just some of the places we love shooting at: The Orchards: This location obviously only blossoms for a limited time, but we try to utilize every bit of it! The Orchard sessions are one of our signature products, and they look stunning for any client. Fields and Country Areas: If you're a country kid at heart, this can be a gorgeous way to show off your personality. It also looks beautiful for bohemian styles to be in a field or grassy area. The Water: Always a favorite, shooting by the water's edge is another longtime favorite. Downtown and Urban areas: Fun, modern areas like downtown are perfect for the fashion forward senior or more casual outfits. It can also be the perfect spot for a senior who wants a "big city" look that's more editorial or "magazine" style. A meaningful place in your life: If you have been a skier all your life, or the river is a place you always went with your family, we can choose one of those places, as well. It will be so meaningful for you to close your high school chapter at a place that is close to your heart.
What should I wear? Your location has a real impact on your outfits, so we work everything out ahead of time during our chats before your session. If we will be in a dusty or muddy field, stilettos may be hard to walk in, so it's good to prepare for rocky or unpredictable ground ahead of time. A gorgeous dress you've had your eye on will look stunning in the orchards, but will also have great contrast in an urban or industrial area, so we can definitely get creative! We will also help you by sharing our exclusive Pinterest boards that may help spark fresh ideas.
Whether your style is boho-chic, glam and gorgeous, or classic and casual, we know how to match you to the spot that will bring your dreams to life. Please contact us today to get the process started. We can't wait to meet you!