I schedule and shoot 90% of my senior portraits and engagement sessions between June and October!
What makes a good location? Color, variety, texture and most important a place that is meaningful to you. The Twins Stadium (Target Field) has become a hot spot for Twins loving couples. Local parks and lakes are always popular with outdoorsy couples and my perennial fave the Stone Arch Bridge is great year round. Think about incorporating a pet or sport (boating, biking, motorcycles!). Anything goes!
I love shooting outdoors in just about any weather. When deciding on your perfect location think about what you enjoy: parks, biking, hiking, shopping, drinking coffee… Again, anything goes and more fun you have the more fun your resulting images will be!
Obviously, there are TONS of beautiful spots for summer "s" or "e-sessions" but here is a quick list of my MPLS/STP favorites: Minnehaha Falls, Walker Art Center, Three Rivers Park District, Mill City, Cafes, Semple mansion, the banks of the good ole Mississippi River, NE Art District, Nicollet Island Park, Target Field, Como Zoo, Orchards, Train/stations, Minnesota Landscape Arboretum (over 1,000 acres to explore!) and Eloise Butler Wildflower Garden. All of these locations offer a wide variety for indoor and outdoor shots.
So, go ahead... check out some of these basic google images to see which one best fits your style. Then, contact me to set up your personal session, and we'll get creative!