Yev Studios | Session Ideas

June 01, 2017  •  Leave a Comment

Picture Perfect Ideas


{For Your Photo Shoot}

Booked a session? But need help answering a few questions? Here are some ideas and tips to help you be prepare to have a great shoot!



The BEST lighting is 1-2 hours before sunset. We suggest scheduling shoots later in the evening, closer to when the sun will set. That time does not always work for everyone. However, if you can schedule your shoot 1-2 hours BEFORE sunset, we will catch much better lighting.



Vary from urban to rural. Choose what fits your style best.


Your Home/Yard

JMU Campus - Harrisonburg, VA

JMU Forbes Center - Harrisonburg, VA

Harrisonburg Downtown 

Shen Lake - Harrisonburg, VA

Purcell Park - Harrisonburg, VA

Hillandale Park - Harrisonburg, VA

Cross Keys Barn - Harrisonburg, VA

Massanutten Library - Harrisonburg, VA (for bookworms)

Back Home on the Farm - Harrisonburg, VA

One Eleven South Main  - Bridgewater, VA

Wildwood Park - Bridgewater, VA

Oakdale Park - Bridgewater, VA

Bridgeview Park - Bridgewater, VA

Downtown Bridgewater

Bridgewater College Campus

Cooks Creek Arboretum - Bridgewater, VA

Mountain View Park - Grottoes, VA

Grand Caverns - Grottoes, VA


No travel fee but there is a grounds fee (which you are responsible for)

Engagements are included when booking wedding at a venue

JMU Arboretum - Harrisonburg, VA

White Oak Lavender Farm -Harrisonburg, VA

Cross Keys Vineyard - Mt Crawford, VA

Bluestone Vineyard - Bridgewater. VA

Barn at Walnut Grove - Elkton, VA 

On Sunny Slope Farm - Harrisonburg, VA 

The Columns at Six Penny Farm - McGaheysville, VA

Pebble Hall Wildwflower - Weyers Cave, VA

Swannanoa Palace - Afton, VA

Evergreen Christmas Tree Farm - Keezletown, VA


More beautiful places but travel fees will apply, depending how far it is from Harrisonburg, VA.

Reddish Knob - North River, VA

Gypsy Hill Park - Staunton, VA

Downtown Staunton

Downtown Charlottesville

Carter Mountain Orchard - Charlottesville, VA

Chiles Peach Orchard - Crozet, VA

Skyline Drive - VA

Spring Valley Orchard - Afton, VA

Showalter's Orchard - Timberville, VA

Maymont Park and Estate - Richmond, VA (+photography fee)

Virginia Beach, VA



Props are a fun addition to any photo shoot. You are more than welcome to bring your own. Another Chance RentalsValley Heirlooms also offers cool props you could rent.









Wooden/Plastic Letter

Small chalkboard with writing

Stuffed animal

Favorite toy



Sports equipment

Musical instrument


Large photo frame



Piece of paper with writing




Vintage baby carriage

Seasonal fruits & vegetables


A change of outfits gives some variety to a shoot and we welcome outfit changes. However, since it takes away time from the session, please be aware there will be LESS photos. Outfits are so fun to plan, but there is so many choices, it can make your head spin.


{First and foremost, make sure the outfits everyone is wearing are comfortable. Otherwise, some faces might not look so happy in the photos, and SMILES are just as important as pretty outfits.}


{Choose 2-3 (maybe even more) colors to work with. Try not to do too matchy-matchy where everyone wears the same top and bottom. You can always Pinterest or Google some ideas for more inspiration.}


{Play with patterns! They add depth to the photos.}


{Accessorize! Add in scarves, hats, jewelry, ties, colorful shoes, etc  to make it more fun!}


My favorite place for outfit inspiration is PINTEREST! 



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