As a senior photographer, one of the questions I get asked often is locations for photo sessions. Location is definitely an important thing to consider with sessions. In my own portraits, I shoot a lot of close up photos, so a lot of the background does not even show. However, for those photos that show more of the location, it is nice to have an idea of beautiful places. I have put together a collection of natural senior photo location ideas.
The Town of Livingston
Of all locations that I have ever had senior photo sessions, the Town of Livingston is probably the most requested. It is a beautiful location that has a lot to offer. Check out my post here featuring Livingston.
Along with Livingston, Fondren is probably my most requested location. Fondren boasts of many bright colored walls and murals, a rustic parking garage, and interesting buildings. A senior session in Fondren will certainly give a lot of variety in the final gallery.
Flowood Nature Park
This little park is a great location. There are bridges, sidewalks, benches, and flowers (in spring). It’s a beautiful location that has great lighting also. There are plenty of trees that give filtered sun which looks amazing in images. There’s also a lake that can be a nice backdrop for photos.
Old Trace Visitor’s Center
Just off Highway 51, there’s the old Natchez Trace Visitor Center Building. The building itself is a cute backdrop for photos, but the field beside it is my favorite. There’s an old wooden fence and a beautiful magnolia tree.
Ridgeland Wildflower Field
In the Summer and Fall, the Ridgeland Wildflower field is a fantastic location for photos. The flowers don’t bloom until late May or June so it’s not an option in spring. However, summer photos at the wildflower field are great.
Freedom Ridge Park
In my opinion, Freedom Ridge Park is a very well-kept secret in the Jackson area. The entrance to the park is absolutely gorgeous. It’s a beautiful location full of flowers in the spring. The tree overhang is perfect for framing in photos also.
Reunion neighborhood in Madison is a beautiful neighborhood. The entrance has a long driveway that has gigantic trees with long branches. Underneath the trees, there are perfect photo locations that feel so beautifully southern.
There are definitely more locations for photos in the Jackson area, but these are some of the locations I use most frequently. I love scouting out new locations, and I am always game to try something new. If you have other senior photo location ideas that you think would be awesome, I would love to hear about them and check them out.
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