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My name is Catharine and I really just want to cuddle with your newborn, cry with you when you tell me about meeting your baby for the first time and rejoice with you when your child takes their first steps. Taking photos is my way to share in your life. I'm looking forward to meeting you and getting to know your family! Based in Rochester, MN, Bliss Photography LLC. specializes in Newborn, Baby, Children, Family, and Senior Photography. Be sure to stop over to my Facebook page for lots of recent work Thanks for considering Bliss Photography LLC.

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Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Location, Location, Location: Rochester, MN Photography

Many times I am asked about locations for photos. We live in a pretty cool area with many options. Here is a list of ones that I frequently use or really like.

Plummer House
This is a really popular spot for photos of all kinds.
Pros: Great stone, flowers all summer, many options, fountains, large gardens, pretty doors
Cons: Typically booked on the weekends in the summer, not good for fall color
Here are some shots from Plummer



Downtown Rochester
This is a great spot for alternative photos
Pros: Unique backgrounds, great color, many options
Cons: Sometimes dirty, can be busy with people
Here are some shots from Downtown

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History Center
This spot is great for a rustic, country look for your photos
Pros: tractors, field, stream, old cabin
Cons: not many here, unless there is an event going on
Here are some shots from the History Center

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St. Mary's Peace Garden

This is a very peaceful serene location
Pros: Fountains, Flowers, Ivy (also great in fall), grasses
Cons: Mayo does have the right to kick us out for shooting there, so not ideal
Here are some shots from St. Mary's



Quarry Hill
This is great for a country, prairie feel to your photos
Pros: pond, trails, tall grass, great fall color
Cons: Some areas are hard to get to and can be tough to access. Ask me about the two areas, front or back of Quarry Hill.
Here are some shots from Quarry Hill

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Essex Park
Great for a woodsy feel for pictures.
Pros: old grain bin, old barn, creek to sit in, bridge
Cons: some options, but not lots
Here are a couple shots from Essex Park



Bliss Photography's Yard
Great if you would like a variety of indoor and outdoor shots without the extra location fee
Pros: flowers, less time, easy access, great fall color
Cons: not a lot of variety, not ideal for larger groups
Here are some shots from the yard



I have also shot in backyards, on individual farms, in various parks, in a playground and lots of other unique spots. Contact me for questions on your perfect location for your photo shoot!

1 comment:

Christy said...

I just love how you capture the light!!