How do you pick your perfect location?

A family stands together laughing in a field during a family photography session by Tiffany Arnold Photography.

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Choosing a location for your shoot is not necessarily a make or break decision but it will have an impact on your overall images. One of the most important reasons for choosing the perfect location is to match the general vibe, theme, or concept you are trying to achieve.

A great location will be free from any distraction or clutter that will take the focus away from you or your family. This is true for both indoor and outdoor locations. If you have already chosen an outfit for your photos, you will want to find a location that will compliment that choice. If you are wearing a lot of green, you probably wouldn't want to be in a grassy field or forest. If you have not chosen outfits, keep both the potential outfit and location in mind when deciding.

Does a certain location come to mind when you think of your family? Or think of your significant other? I absolutely love to photography someone in a location that means something to them. Maybe your spot is the family farm, your own home, a coffee shop, or a public park. You can't go wrong when choosing a space that is simply you.

When choosing a location for couple photography, I always tell my couples the same thing: think of it as a date night! What do the two of you like to do together? Are you city people or do you prefer a more natural environment? I've taken pictures in all kinds of different spaces, from a couple's favorite restaurant to their favorite past time (hello mini golf!).

A mom and daugher walk together smiling in downtown St. Joseph, Missouri for a photography session.

Downtown St. Joseph, Missouri

A couple poses together in sunglasses and wedding attire at golf course in St. Joseph, Missouri.

Joe Town Mini Golf

A couple poses together for engagement photography in Kansas City, Missouri at Kauffman Center for Performing Arts.

Kauffman Center

Couple sits at restaurant in downtown Kansas City, Missouri for wedding photography by Tiffany Arnold Photography.

Boudreaux's Louisiana Seafood

The best location you can choose is the one that makes you feel your best!

"Do you have any location suggestions?"

River Walk

/ St. Joseph, MO

The River Walk in St. Joseph is located by the Remington Nature Center. It offers beautiful river views and nice foliage.

Loose Park

/ Kansas City, MO

Loose Park offers a beautiful variety of locations for photographs. It includes a pond, rose garden, and plenty of green spaces.

Krug Park

/ St. Joseph, MO

Krug Park offers a wide range of potentional shooting locations along with classic structures throughout the park.

WW1 Memorial

/ Kansas City, MO

One sentence: Oh that Kansas City skyline!