The Importance of Environment In Your Photographs

Importance of Environment in Storytelling Photography

Why Your Location Matters


The importance of incorporating environment in storytelling photography can’t be understated. Environment plays such a big role in setting the stage in your photographs, and capturing the essence of a connection. The locations I choose to work in all have purpose, and if you have one in mind for your session, I am always excited to hear more.

Some of the logistical factors I keep in mind when choosing locations are lighting, accessibility, and safety. Above all, I want to be sure you feel safe, and that the location is easily accessible (meaning you don’t have to hike 4 miles with your kids to get to a good spot!) Additionally, lighting is so important to my work! Being an all natural light photographer, means I am very in tune to environment and lighting and using it to elevate your photographs. So, I do like to make sure my locations check in each of these areas.

Beyond that, environment serves as the backdrop and sets the tone to your session. Is being near water special to your family? Then, we find a water location! It can be rural or urban, fields or mountains. Whatever speaks to you, we discuss, and choose something that fits the personality of everyone you are with. Your location can help you relax, and be a true reflection of your family identity.

My first love of photography was travel and landscape, so when I can incorporate beautiful and inspiring places into sessions, I always do. I believe very strongly in the importance of a location in photographs, and I would love to hear more about the places that inspire you!



I wholeheartedly believe in the power of authentic documentation. Our stories and truths are not only a gift for ourselves, but also through the generations, becoming treasured keepsakes as proof of our place and time. My passion lies in storytelling that focuses on your present moments. Whether our adventures take us deep into the Hudson Valley, high in the Catskill Mountains, or within the comfort of your home, it is always about where you are meant to be and where you feel the most alive.