LOCATION GUIDE

When it comes to choosing a location to photograph you & your sweetheart(s), the world is your oyster! Only rule of thumb: Choose a place that's special to you and matches your vision.

If you want some advice, here are some of my favorite spots:

Baltimore Region


INDUSTRIAL / CITY VIBE

  • Baltimore Museum of Art
  • Canton Waterfront
  • Clipper Mill
  • Downtown Hampden
  • Old Ellicott City


FOLIAGE / GREENERY

  • Cylburn Arboretum
  • Howard County Conservancy
  • Kilgore Falls
  • Liriodendron Mansion
  • Patapsco Valley State Park
  • Rawlings Conservatory*
  • Soldier's Delight
  • Sugarloaf Mountain
  • Wildberry Farm & Market*

Pennsylvania Region


INDUSTRIAL / CITY VIBE

  • Downtown Gettysburg
  • Downtown York
  • Downtown Harrisburg


FOLIAGE / GREENERY

  • Gettysburg National Battlefield
  • Gray Apple Market*
  • Historic Shady Lane*
  • Longwood Gardens*
  • Overlook Park
  • Pinnacle Point Overlook
  • Samuel S. Lewis State Park
  • Terrain Gardens*
  • The White Cliffs of Conoy

Choose Your Own


You certainly don't have to go with the suggestions listed here. Get creative! Some clients have a very specific vision for their photos, like:


  • In-Home Session
  • Getaway House Rental*
  • A place that holds memories (where you first met, your family's special spot, etc.)
  • Favorite restaurant, café, or brewery
  • Top of parking garage (Sounds weird, but the industrial vibes can be quite incredible)
  • Murals (TONS in Baltimore)
  • Local studio rental*

* = To my knowledge, requires a reservation or permit

Olive & Mint Photography asks that clients get permits for any location that requires one.

Pretty please reach out to the location before choosing it.


SOME SAMPLE IMAGES:

Jarrettsville, MD

Kilgore Falls

Owings Mills, MD

Soldier's Delight

Baltimore, MD

Baltimore Museum of Art (BMA)

Woodstock, MD

Howard County Conservancy

Baltimore, MD

Cylburn Arboretum

Frederick County, MD

Sugarloaf Mountain

Howard County, MD

Patapsco Valley State Park

"Ok, cool...but what do I wear?"

STYLE GUIDE


It can be hard to know what to wear to your session – and even harder to plan for your partner or family members. This guide is meant to be a simple inventory of tips for planning your outfits.

Everything from color palettes to coordination – I've got your back!

NEUTRAL COLORS = YES!



Neutral colors offer you versatility when it comes to the backdrops chosen for your photos. Because neutral colors are evident in nearly every landscape or outdoor venue, you'll always be coordinated.

TIPS FOR PATTERNS



Patterns are great – plaid, flannel, polka dots – but be wise about how you match them. My suggestion for couples/family portraits is to NOT be matchy-matchy. If you insist on a pattern, have one person rock that pattern and everyone else's outfits complement it (with a solid-colored matching garment or patterned accessory)

CHOOSE A CENTRAL COLOR



Rule of thumb: Choose the color you think looks best on all parties and build your outfits from there.

Hats / Beanies

Fun Jewelry

Jacket / Cardigan

Watches


MY FAVORITE

Color Combinations


Overall, what you wear

should help you feel:

Beautiful.

CONFIDENT.

Comfortable.