So you've booked your family session and now it's time to choose the perfect spot for capturing your family's memories. The session location plays an important part in achieving the images you envision and I'm sharing a few tips to help make your choice easier.
The outdoor locations I use for family sessions are handpicked and scouted in advance to ensure the light will be perfect for the time of day you’ve chosen for your session. Knowing the location inside and out creates a session experience entirely focused on you.
One thing I know for sure is that there's an abundance of beautiful locations available for your session and I want to make sure the spot we choose is the absolute best fit for you and your family's vision and comfort. As part of the booking experience, my families receive a questionnaire to complete, helping me to get to know you better, which includes learning about the elements of a location you're most drawn to.
When it comes to choosing the perfect location for your family session, there are three things you may wish to consider:
When you book your session with Erin Clayton Photography, you can choose to have your session on location or in the comfort of your own home. Outdoor locations are available within Dhahran compound, Abqaiq compound, the sand dunes outside of Abqaiq compound and Half Moon Yacht Club beach (for members).
Here are a few images from some of my favorite spots within each location:
Dhahran compound offers a variety of locations depending on what type of look you're desiring. Some of my favorite location "looks" include the jebels at sunset, grass with big trees, desert with trees and plants, and the park for a more playful interactive session.
A sunset session at the dunes outside of Abqaiq compound are a new option and make for a fun and adventurous location for families looking to explore an untamed and unique landscape within Saudi Arabia. There is much to explore and the soft sand makes it easy to be barefoot. The dunes are approximately 50 minutes driving distance from Khobar.
Abqaiq offers lovely locations with a beautiful contrast of sand and trees, distinctive of the climate and landscape within Saudi Arabia. My favorite locations within Abqaiq include the golf course, desert area, and the park.
HMYA Beach boasts many areas of beauty offering much variety for your location choice. The blue water and perfect sand makes for a fun and serene backdrop while the wild shrubs growing in the more secluded areas are an excellent contrast.
Sessions are now being booked for Spring 2018 and it's never too early to start a conversation about the type of session you'd like, so let's chat! Please send me a note via the contact page or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Erin Clayton Photography is a natural light photographer specializing in child, family, baby and maternity photography.