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Savannah Family Photographer | My Favorite Locations for Sessions in Savannah

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Savannah, Georgia Family Photo Sessions

I love Savannah. The weather is great pretty much year round, the Spanish moss hanging in the trees is perfect for photos, the parks are family friendly and fantastic for everything from picnicking to photographing. I’m sure there are other cities with 1000s of great places to take photographs but I would wager Savannah can top them all!

When it comes to what I look for when scouting locations 3 things come to mind. 

First, is there shade? It’s all about the light and if shade isn’t available praying for cloudy photoshoot weather isn’t really my idea of a great plan. 

Second, how crowded is it? There are some great locations around town that have lots of good shade but random people in the background can be hard to avoid at some of the busier locations around Savannah. 

Third, what is the family I’m booking looking for? If you are looking for marsh photos advising you head downtown isn’t the best suggestion and if you are looking for oaks and moss, suggesting Tybee isn’t going to cut it. 

If you’re looking for some great spots to have your family session, look no further! My favorite places are here for you to see. 

Skidaway Island

Is is any surprise that I would start with Skidaway Island? I do live on the island so not only is it beautiful with so many different options for scenery but it’s the easiest place for me to travel to! LOL I could tell you all the reasons I love to shoot on Skidaway Island, there are so many options, but I’ll just share a few of my favorite photos and you can see for yourself!

Families in Tidewater Square on Skidaway Island

collage of families on Skidaway Island

Tybee Island 

BEACH PHOTOS!!! What more can I say here? LOL. I love shooting beach sessions and honestly can’t decide if I prefer sunrise or sunset! 

There are perks for both. The sunrise is quiet and way less crowded but the sunset…ok, I just made up my mind, sunset is better! The sunset offers the opportunity to get IN the water every time, not just when it’s overcast, which is what is needed for a sunrise in the water. I like to shoot where the sun slides behind the dunes which offers 3 zones for photos. First, tucked right next to the dunes, then mid beach, and finally in the water. 

dad and two kids sitting in the sand on Tybee Island for family photos

mom and son sitting on driftwood at sunset on the beach

collage of little girl and dad and little girl with mom in the water at the beach

But the sunrise is also great!! And usually I bring coffee!

mom and daughter snuggling on the beach

Columbia Square

Downtown Savannah has so many great buildings and side streets that make great photoshoots especially in Columbia Square!

You can stay in the square and shoot several angles to include the fountain and the oaks but you can also spend time right off the square on the sidewalks using the buildings for backdrops. 

The location is great for parking and isn’t a crazy busy square so it’s easy to get shots without people in the background. 

family photos in downtown Savannah's Columbia Square

families in downtown savannah georgia standing in front of fountain smiling for camera

Orleans Square

I also love Orleans square for the same reasons as Columbia! There is a great fountain in the square, great oaks, and the buildings around the square are beautiful. The other great benefit for Orleans Square…it’s right next to the Civic Center so parking is rarely an issue!

Forsyth Park

This is a given when discussing Savannah location for photoshoots. It’s a little cliche but how can you resist! A classic fountain, oaks draped in Spanish moss, azaleas in the spring, the grass is always so green! It’s a perfect location! 

I also like Forsyth for the historic homes and side streets which are easy to access from the park. And when your session is over, there is a playground right there to reward the kids!

family of four smiling at the camera in Forsyth Park Downtown Savannah

family at Forsyth Park in front of fountain

Book a Savannah Family Photoshoot

I would love to send you information and help you decide which location is the best for your family! I’m always finding great new places, even though these are my favorites! Hope to see you and your family soon!


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