Locations for outdoor portrait sessions in South Bend, IN and around
My photography sessions take place either outdoors or at your home. I’m always looking for new places, but here I will share with you some of my favorites.
Notre Dame University campus
It’s one of the most popular locations for photo sessions in the area. It has a variety of backgrounds, including fine architecture and beautiful landscapes around the lakes. It can often be crowded, but I know places and angles where we can take beautiful portraits without much distraction. The best time for blooming trees is usually mid-April through early May, but the dates can be significantly different from year to year.
Saint Mary’s College campus
It’s probably my most favorite location so far. It’s also quite an underappreciated spot for photographs. The campus is located right next to the Notre Dame campus, but it’s much calmer and at the same time a beautiful area. The campus also combines beautiful architecture and nature with alleys, open areas, pretty benches and a pond.
St. Patrick’s Park
It’s a large wooded park north of South Bend, IN. It’s a wonderful place not only for hiking, but also for photography! The park area has a riverside, pretty woods, fields and paths, red and blue barns. This place is great for casual and country style photo shoots. There’s a charge for visiting the park on weekends.
Downtown South Bend, IN
Downtown is great for urban style photo shoots. It’s usually not crowded and has a lot of architecturally interesting backgrounds, sidewalks, cafes and a riverside.
Lake Michigan Beach
We’re so lucky to have this beautiful shoreline in the Michiana region. Indiana Dunes State Park, New Buffalo and Silver Beach are located within an hour drive from South Bend, IN and are wonderful for photography sessions.
Michiana Farms & Orchards
There are so many wonderful farms around! Apple, cherry, blueberry, lavender, pumpkin patch, Christmas tree farm… Name your favorite and let’s have a photoshoot there!
At your home
Your home is a perfect place for lifestyle family photo shoots, especially for newborn and baby pictures. These sessions are personal and meaningful, and you don’t have to go anywhere.
There are many other interesting places around South Bend, IN and I love photographing in new locations! Feel free to suggest a place that’s meaningful to you!