Your session can take place where you feel, without a doubt, most comfortable. Depending on the style of portrait you have in mind, I can shoot in your home, at a favorite park or outdoor area, and of course in my custom studio. I recommend a location where your family and children and high school seniors can easily and freely express themselves. If you choose to have an on-location shoot, typically morning and evening light are best as I try to avoid mid-day bright sun as much as possible. Even a cloudy day can produce amazingly beautiful portraits.
Your home or farm (inside and outside)
A friend or family property or farm
Capen Park/Grindstone Park (1600 Capen Park Drive): Scenic Overlooks, nature trails, bluffs, weathered bridges, rustic and by the water.
Nifong Park/Maplewood Barn (2900 East Nifong Blvd): Old red barns, historical home, iron gate, lake and nature.
Downtown Columbia: storefronts, alleys and streets.
Rock Bridge State park (5901 South Highway 163): Lots of nature, nature trails, rustic wood bridges, creeks and rock cliffs
Shelter Insurance Park: This is one of the most well-known features of Columbia. Popular as a backdrop for portraits and weddings. variety of trees and shrubs, annuals and perennials, waterfall, rock garden, rock bridges, a one-room school house and a large cedar gazebo. Manicured garden.
Stephens Lake: Beautiful lake, trails, rocks, wooden fence, waterfall and playground.
University of Missouri Campus: The historical University of Missouri columns is a wonderful location with many possibilities. Beautiful stone buildings, unique architecture, stone steps, colorful flowers, Peace Park, inside Jesse Hall and other locations on campus.
Katy Trail: Nature
MKT Trail: Nature
Train Tracks and caboose in Columbia
Junk Yard: Rustic with very weathered cars.
Les Bourgeois Winery.
I am open to any location suggestions!!