Let’s talk about a frequently-asked question: where is the best place to take family photos (in Iowa City)? When you book a professional photographer they will work with you to pick the best location for your next big photoshoot-whether it is a family, maternity or couples session. Locations are sometimes considered “a hot commodity” because of how important lighting and also ease of access can be. As a photographer, I look for locations that offer a variety of backgrounds and lighting and some room to roam (let the kids be kids). Most of my go-to Iowa City photo locations are super family-friendly, even with littles.
As a client choosing a Iowa City location, there are several factors to consider including: proximity to your home, background options (i.e. forest, open field/prairie, lake/water, urban) + parking access (including how long it takes to walk to location after parking). Some locations offer shade and therefore time of session is more flexible. I also highly recommended to coordinate your outfit selection with your location to get the most out of color schemes. After all, this should be art for your home.
I always recommend making an experience out of your photography session, packed with a special adventure/outing. Kids are super motivated by a treat afterwards. I have included fun ideas for a little outing with each location choice.
This location guide will help provide an easy comparison of beautiful outdoor options “right in our backyard”. Let’s do a good ole’ countdown for my favorite family photo location ideas in Iowa City…
I have also included below a little comparison table and quick map of my top 7 family photo location ideas in Iowa City. Ok, so where are we doing your next photoshoot? If you are ready to book your next session, contact me now. Please let me know if this is helpful, or if there is any other information you would like added.
-Small section prairie/tall grass
-Lake (limited sand)
|Ok (can be busy!)
|Ok (can be busy!)
|Ok (can be busy)
|Stroller friendly-regular or jogging
|Estimated drive time (from Iowa City)
Check the locations out on the map and get directions from your house: >>https://goo.gl/maps/P6WXLsYu6D4tzycUA