How to Scout the Perfect Chicago Photoshoot Location

After working tirelessly to choose a gorgeous selection of Chicago photoshoot ensembles, stunning accessories to accent your wardrobe, planning a unique theme, and choosing the best photographer, it’s time to pick the perfect location!

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Your backdrop will create stunning photos

There are many things that will contribute to the setting you will need, such as your theme, the formality of your photoshoot, the purpose of your session, and even the meaning that you want your photos to reflect.

But, how do you go about choosing the best location for your photos? You will certainly want to take some time to consider what style of portraits you would like to represent.

Here at Christina Wehbe Studios, as a portrait photographer in Chicago, I believe that your photoshoot location helps create the setting you desire for your images. That’s why I want to you to find your dream setting so that you can get the most out of your photos. To learn how you can scout the perfect Chicago photoshoot location, be sure to keep reading for some great tips:

Chicago photoshoot

Utilize your surroundings in your photos

  • Using your resources. Thinking of quality settings can be difficult. Especially, when you are trying to find a setting without too much traffic. Chicago is full of people, and opportunities. You can use these to your advantage. It does not have to fall on your shoulders alone to think of a beautiful location. There are plenty of photography forums, groups, and other sites that you can use to your advantage. You will find numerous points of inspiration within these sites, as well as the current state of your locations.
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Consider the time of day you would like to showcase in your photos

  • The time of day matters. When you have a few locations to consider, it’s crucial that you also look at the time of day for each. For example, if you have your eye on a Chicago park, it will likely be busy during the day. Not only do you have the traffic of your fellow Chicagoans, but also the light that your location gets. I am experienced in knowing where to place you for the most beneficial utilization of natural lighting, as well as my own lighting, for a truly stunning outcome.
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Get out and explore the beautiful city of Chicago!

  • A great excuse to explore. Sometimes, all you need is the chance to explore and scout new locations. You can gather up your friends or take a family road trip and just explore the many options you have within Chicago. Take the time to explore all your unknown spots and enjoy a fun day out. You will have the opportunity to see first-hand what your locations look like and could possibly inspire your photoshoot.
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My studio poses as the perfect backdrop!

  • My studio. From creative backdrops to various walls showcasing different textures, you can discover such beauty within my studio. We can develop a scene for you to reflect the style that you would like to highlight throughout your photos. The opportunities are truly endless, and you can be presented with fabulous, one of a kind photos.

Choosing a Chicago photoshoot setting doesn’t have to be difficult. You can use these tips to assist you in creating your dream location so you can take home stunning photos. Here at Christina Wehbe Studios, as a Chicago portrait photographer, I believe that your location is vital to your photos, as it will allow you to represent who you are and your personal style.