Choosing a location is so difficult.

Here are some examples of what we have to choose from!

Let's dive into our options

Picking a Location


The location of your session "sets the mood" for your portraits, which makes this a great place to start!

The Look

When picking your location, first ask what "look" you want to achieve!

You can aim for a country setting, an urban setting, or something in between.


When Looking at location examples below, keep in mind that weather, season, and purpose of use can drastically change what that area looks like!

Rural

Urban

At Home

Be sure to check the location label above the photos!

Alton, MO

Within City limits or within a 10 minute Drive

Alton Walking Trail

Nothing is as underrated as the beauty of our local park! This park offers an open field, tree scapes, creeks during the summer, and a great, overgrown space to boot. The best part is, there is no travel!

This area has clean cut grass and a creek that is perfect for pictures!

Each season has its own look, which makes it so unique as the seasons change!



INSIDE ALTON, MO


Open spaces

This location's wide, open field is right in the center of town and yet it can feel like it is a million miles away.


INSIDE ALTON, MO

Tall grass and wild flowers are cut down relatively quickly and are not always available!


City Square

The textures around the alton square are worth not leaving town for... just saying.


INSIDE OF ALTON, MO


The Farm

Located 15 minutes outside of Alton on HWY 160 towards Doniphan

This location offers a variety of views, most of which are clean cut and have the option of trees or open skies.

Between the cattle and the gentle breezes, this location is like that of a dream.


10 MINUTES OUTSIDE OF ALTON, MO


Cattle & Skies

Cattle are not guaranteed without planning with the property owners at least a week in advance.


10 MINUTES OUTSIDE OF ALTON, MO


Little slice of heaven

This property is honestly my favorite. It offers the widest variety possible.

There is an open field, treescape, gravel road, and a wide red-dirt road. This is all in a stone's toss from where we park!


5 MINUTES OUTSIDE OF ALTON, MO

Blazing Stars Bloom, at most, 2 weeks in Late July - Early August


the heritage

A property that still houses multiple generations.

This property is a large scale, cattle farm. Due to this, the property owner must be contacted with a weeks' notice to see where is available and where the cattle are.


5 MINUTES OUTSIDE OF ALTON, MO


West Plains

All locations in West Plains are currently Public Spaces.

Galloway Park

Offering a variety of trails, small fields, and treescapes.


I have pulled a series of photos from a single session at this location just to show the amazing variety offered within a short walking distance!!!


5 MINUTES FROM ALDIS IN WEST PLAINS, MO


Georga White Walking Trail

A small, often overlooked space with clean spaces, a stunning bridge, and great fixtures!


FIVE MINUTES FROM ALDIS IN WEST PLAINS, MO


DOwntown

All the beautiful walls!!!


Again, another great location shown in just one session!!!


CENTER OF WEST PLAINS, MO

On another note though, here is my favorite Downtown session to date...

My father's tinder profile pictures... lol


Forsyth

Powersite


5 MINUTES FROM THE CENTER OF FORSYTH, MO


Shadowrock


5 MINUTES FROM THE CENTER OF FORSYTH, MO


My Childhood

Take the leap to take your family portraits in my childhood backyard!

(Bus included lol)


5 MINUTES FROM THE CENTER OF FORSYTH, MO


Springfield

DOwntown

There are so many beautiful locations ON commercial street!

Book something for the area and let's explore downtown together!


LOCATED ALL WITHIN A STONES' TOSS OF COMMERCIAL STREET


Memorial Park


SITTING ON THE SIDE OF HWY65 AND HWY60


Nathaniel Greene


LOCATED ON W BATTLEFIELD & S FARM RD 137


Studio Rental

Springfield - Commercial Street

The Edison Space

The Loft

Click on any photo above for the lightbox to explore the idea more!

Have property you would like to use?

Note to land owners


I am so grateful to each and every land owner that trusts me to work on their land. My goal is that you never see proof that we used the property and I would love to walk your property with you to explore the possibilities.


Every use of your land (aside from your own sessions) means a $5 discount on a session fee, digital fees, and/or product purchases.


Those discounts add up quick!!!

Please indicate what city you reside in. This will help me in getting you the necessary information for booking as well as location options!

Please note that these locations range between Public spaces and Private Properties.

Gray Photography has little to no power over how these properties look. While at each location we are to be respectful to the land owners, whether it is owned by an individual or by the city/state. Any damages to these properties will simply not be acceptable. Please be respectful by leaving it as you found it and do NOT leave behind any trash or take anything from the grounds.