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 the marsh 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 Family Photos
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, but I’ll just share a few of my favorite photos and you can see for yourself!
Washington Square Family Photos
There are 22 squares in Savannah and they all have their photographic perks but Washington Square is one of my absolute favorites! The square itself is clean and simple which puts the focus on your family while also providing a nice backdrop. I also love being a quick walk away from Bay Street and the oak lined park on the east side of the downtown area. It gives that oak lined moss covered look Savannah is known for without having to do admission fees to Wormsloe.
Columbia Square Family Photos
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.
Bluff Drive – Isle of Hope Family Photos
Bluff Drive is a great location in Savannah for so many reasons! The oaks, the waterfront, the big beautiful homes…but all the obvious attributes aside I enjoy sessions on Bluff Drive because the light is almost always amazing!! There are exceptions to this (as there are at any location) but for the most part Bluff Drive is one of those places you can have a session any time of the day, any day of the week, any week of the year and the backdrops and light are perfect!
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!
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!