Let’s try something new! It started when I sat down to start planning my fall family mini sessions and I paused when I came to locations. In the last 4-5 years of photographing families in Columbia, Lexington, and Irmo I feel like I’ve seen and done it all, though I know I haven’t! I’m looking for some new and exciting places to hold sessions around here and I thought I’d reach out to YOU for suggestions. After all, YOU are the reason we’re here…the focus of the photos! The location can sometimes fade into the background but it sure adds that something extra when it comes to family pictures.
Here’s the details of the contest. To enter, you’ll email me at KatieEnglishPhotography@gmail.com with the subject line “Location Challenge!”. Inside the email you’ll tell me about a location (or two or three) that you love. It can be a park, a city block, private property, wherever you find beautiful! You’ll need to include at least one photo (the more, the merrier!), even if you find it on Google.
-Location must be outdoors and available for photos (no trespassing signs are a good hint that it’s not our spot 😉 )
-If it’s private property (your land or a friends), you must have already spoken to the landowner and I must be also be able to speak to the landowner to get permission to shoot there. I often make a deal with landowners and pay a small fee or trade the use of the land for photos!
-Location must be within 45 minutes of downtown Columbia. Shade at the location is always preferable!
-Certain locations don’t count (only because I’ve been there 3,643,560 times):
*The SC State House, The Cayce Historical Museum, The USC Horseshoe, Irmo Park, Finlay Park, Clemson Ext, Saluda Shoals, Sesqui Park, The Governor’s Mansion grounds, the Riverwalk.
So now that you’ve entered….what do you win? On August 31st the contest will end and a third party will choose the winner (via video that I’ll post) based on beauty of location (all names will be removed from the entries) and accessibility (how often is it available? Are there fees to get in or to park? etc). The winner will receive one free fall or Christmas mini session (digital images included), held at my studio in November. These sessions are adorable and include unique fall or Christmas themed backdrops and props. The images are great for Christmas cards, to share with friends and family (great gifts!), and even to decorate your own home during the holidays. This is a $100+ value!
So those are the details, I can’t wait to see what you come up with! Please call or text Katie at 803-743-7189 if you have any questions!