Some of these portrait sessions are turning into epic journeys between different locations. I don’t usually go to so many locations anymore for a photo shoot. More often we pick one good location and just get creative and explore that one area. However, ever once in a while we can spend more time and visit more locations for the portrait session. Next time I do this thing I am going to have the client bring more outfits. The same shirt at 3 different locals doesn’t work in hindsight.
The International Peace Garden is usually open this time of year and we had autumn leaves which is always a bonus. It provides some beautiful color and variety. Sure green foliage is nice but autumn leaves is better. It does give things an autumn look but that is OK by me.
We wandered the park finding different locations. We try a number of different poses and shots. We have a number of photographs where Tad is looking pensive and distant. Part of it might be he was sharing some of the history of someone he lost who was close to him. When you have moments like that the photography can definitely be more somber.
We also visited Exchange Place which is just east of Main Street and just north of 400 South. It is about a block in size and we have graffiti, brick, buildings, stonework, urban looks, and more. It is yet one more photographer’s paradise. I like to photograph there in the evenings. Most areas work for evenings.
As a Salt Lake City Photographer I love downtown and the variety of locations. It isn’t as urban and unique as New York but there are less chances of being stabbed than in NYC. I’m sure that is just a stereotype but still. SLC is pretty safe. Knock on wood.
Then we ended up at the Great Salt Lake. There is a frontage road that is good for standing in the middle of the street photos. And not as likely a chance of dying by being hit by cars. We also photographed in the grass and on the “beach” of the Great Salt Lake. The beach goes on forever and just gets muddier the closer you get to the water.