• Elizabeth Schwering

Why You Should Consider An Urban Location For Your Next Photo Session


Newly engaged couple kisses in the middle of the street in downtown Cincinnati, Ohio.

If you're trying to decide on a place for your next photo session, an urban location may be just what you're looking for! I am so excited that Alex and Logan decided to have their engagement photos taken in downtown Cincinnati. Even with the cold and foggy January weather, everything ended up being absolutely beautiful.

Woman smiles at her fiancé while holding on to his arm while walking in downtown Cincinnati, Ohio.

One of the reasons why I absolutely adore shooting a session in an urban location is because an urban location stays constant year round. The changing seasons don't influence the beauty of a concrete jungle and it's easy to plan & style outfits without worrying about the color of the leaves on trees or liveliness of the grass in fields. Having a location that stays pretty constant year round can help you plan and visualize your session regardless of the season or weather.

Woman laughs at her fiancé while holding hands and walking near the Roebling Suspension Bridge in Cincinnati, Ohio.

Even though I offer rescheduling to all of my clients if the weather on their session date isn't ideal, Alex and Logan were still up for the adventure of exploring Cincinnati on an unusually wet & foggy day. While a session in a field or in the woods would have been wet and muddy, their urban session turned out to be incredible. I love that, with either rain or shine, a session in the city can happen regardless of weather and, in my opinion, rain can even be an added blessing for an urban session! So dreamy and romantic!

Engaged couple stands under clear umbrella in an empty and foggy downtown Cincinnati, Ohio for urban engagement photos.

I absolutely love that it's so easy to stand out in your photos in an urban location and that you aren't lost in the background of your photo. We were super lucky and had a completely empty city on this particular afternoon, and I love that Alex and Logan look as if they're the only people in the world in these photos. So sweet!

Newly engaged couple smiles at the camera while hugging in front of urban location in downtown Cincinnati, Ohio.

Urban locations can offer depth and texture to your photos and can give you a backdrop that can easily go with casual or dressy outfits. Alex and Logan chose a great neutral color scheme for their outfits and their winter layers help make them look oh so cozy!

Black and white photo of couple holding hands and walking away from camera in an urban setting in downtown Cincinnati, Ohio.

This is the second time I've been able to take photos for these two and I absolutely LOVE working with them. They're getting married this fall and I am already so excited for their wedding and to finally be able to celebrate with them! Alex and Logan, thank you so much for trusting me to capture this special phase of life for you, I'm so happy that you love your photos!!

Woman leans on man's shoulder as they look at one another and smile on a street in downtown Cincinnati Ohio.
Black and white photo of couple kissing under a clear umbrella in a foggy downtown Cincinnati Ohio.