How to choose an indoor engagement session location | Indoor Photoshoot Location Ideas
Why indoor photoshoot location ideas?
Are you looking for an indoor place to shoot this holiday season? Is the weather outside frightful? Perhaps you’re living in a frozen tundra of freezing rain, sleet, or snow. Or perhaps you have the opposite problem. Is it the middle of summer time and you can’t stand outside longer than 5 minutes without getting third degree burns? Regardless of your plight with the great outdoors, we’re here to help you brainstorm some indoor photoshoot location ideas.
Where can I shoot indoors for my engagement session?
If you’re asking yourself “where can I shoot indoors for my engagement session?!” to tell you the truth, there are a plethora of options available to you. The sky is the limit! Hotels, airbnb locations, museums, concert halls, college campuses, city hall buildings, theatres, coffee shops, restaurants, bars, shopping malls, your place of work, your home, your friend’s home, apartment complex office/ business center, etc. Virtually any establishment is an option to consider!
Narrowing down an indoor photoshoot location
With there being so many options available to you, consider the type of photo shoot you’re envisioning and what type of a venue it might call for. Are you looking for big, grandiose architecture? Are you looking for something more cozy and intimate?
What type of venues do you have a personal or emotional connection with? If you’re getting married soon and you have a hotel block booked out, you have a personal connection with that hotel. If you’re getting married at a venue that has an awesome interior, consider asking your wedding venue if you can shoot there during the week when they’re not busy. Do you and your fiance have a common date night spot or do you frequent a certain bar or restaurant often? If so, you have a connection with these venues!
Asking for permission
If you have a connection with a venue, GREAT! Asking for permission to shoot there should be fairly easy if you already have a point of contact. If you are calling a venue that you don’t already have a connection with, no worries! Simply to ask to speak with the manager in charge and ask about their photography policies and if there are any admission or photography fees to shoot at their venue. While some establishments will not charge you a fee to shoot there as long as you are a paying client (ie: buying coffee at a coffee shop, renting a hotel room at a hotel, buying admission tickets at a museum, etc), there are some establishment that will charge a photography fee regardless if you are a patron or not. It’s best to contact these venues in advance to ensure enough time to reach the appropriate people in charge.
The Best Indoor photoshoot location ideas
In conclusion, the best indoor photoshoot location ideas are the ones YOU LOVE. We always find it be extra special to our couples when they select a venue that has meaning to them. With the ideas written above, brainstorm away! Your session is going to ROCK. If you’re looking for more inspiration, you can see some of our previous indoor engagement sessions here.