How to Find Great Photoshoot Locations

I was talking with Morgan Timm, AKA my partner-in-crime, about how we find good locations to shoot! Since we are friends that work together a lot we tend to just wander around and find good spots as we go along!

So I wanted to share some examples of places that we came across to shoot. I thought the best way to do this in a helpful way was to take a photo from a distance of the location, and also show a couple of the images that I ended up taking there.






































When I am looking for a place to take photos, there are a few things I like to keep in mind.
-The outfit of the person I am taking photos of
-The vibe that we are trying to send with the photos (i.e. moody, bright, cheerful, etc)
-Textures of the location
-Colors of the location

If you’re looking for new locations, I highly recommend walking around a downtown area, or driving around a new area and making note of new places that you could use! It would be even better if you had someone willing to come with you as a test model to try out each new location. (Thanks again, Morgan!)

You can turn a small little space into a very cool location if you just keep your eyes peeled! I hope seeing these photos side by side helps and inspires you to find places that wouldn’t normally peak your interest!


  1. September 9, 2016 / 3:35 pm

    Love adventuring with you! Can’t wait to find more awesome locations!

    • desireesandlin
      October 30, 2016 / 2:14 pm

      Me too!! 🙂