It’s around this time of year, the not-so-lovely doldrums of winter, that I start longing for the warm, sunny summer days. And with those warm days comes one of my favorite types of session, the outdoor photo session! Don’t get me wrong, shooting in-studio and playing with studio lighting can be a lot of fun. But most people (especially kiddos) seem to be much more relaxed and casual when outdoors.
The first question everyone asks upon booking their outdoor photo session with me is “Where should we go to take our photos?”. So at the risk of spilling all my secret spots (!), here’s a list of my top 5 locations in and around the Sioux Falls area.
1. Rotary-Norlin Park
Located not far from the 26th Street Exit on I-229, this one probably isn’t a really big secret. In fact, I run into about 5 other photographers any time I shoot there. But there’s a good reason this location is so popular. Lovely mature trees, a river, a bike path, and an amazing bridge all make great locations for photos. It’s especially lovely in the early morning or late evening when you get beautiful golden light through the trees! Oh, and did I mention it has a PLAYGROUND? That always makes for lots of fun photos!
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