Photo Location Ideas in Fargo-Moorhead
A list of some of my favorite locations for photo sessions! Do you need some inspiration?? If you’re recently engaged and looking for photo location ideas for your session in the Fargo-Moorhead area, browse the photos below!
While inspiration is helpful, it’s important to know that a location is small part of what makes a great photo. Light is always more important than the location and will change with time of day, season and weather. It’s amazing to me how I can shoot at the same locations all year and get totally different images! No matter what location we choose, I will always look for the light. If the light is better across the street from where we planned to shoot…we’ll probably move! If you’ve ever tried to duplicate a “Pinterest” image you’ll know that it’s impossible to create exact copies because there are a LOT of factors that make up a great photo. Along with lighting, your outfits, personality, the emotion of the moment, body language and composition all work together to create something magical and unique! My goal is to create something fresh and unique for each one of my clients.
As you browse these photos, ask yourself two questions: Do you prefer urban or nature settings? Do you love scenic backdrops or do you love a simple, white wall? You also want to consider how you’ll be using the photos. If they will hang in your home, perhaps there is a color scheme you want to follow. Or maybe you want the session to match the “feel” of your upcoming wedding! I’m always happy to provide tips and suggestions.
Hopefully this list will help you find the look you prefer!
Trollwood Park in North Fargo:
Federal courthouse building in Downtown Fargo:
First Presbyterian Church in Downtown Fargo:
Buffalo River Pumpkin Patch in the fall
Island Park in the summer:
Island Park in the winter:
My favorite “white wall” in downtown Fargo:
Blue Eagle Lake in Barnesville, MN (30 min from Fargo):
Drekker Brewing Company:
St. Mary’s Cathedral in Downtown Fargo:
Heritage Hjemkomst Center:
Outdoors around the Heritage Hjmkomst center:
Ivy + Rose Warehouse
The Rourke Art Museum:
Inside the Fargo Theatre:
The top of the Robert Commons parking garage:
Inside the Robert Commons parking garage (must shoot in here at very specific times of day for the light to be right!):
Hotel Donaldson rooftop (I’m not sure if this will be open in 2021):
One of my favorites: wandering random Downtown Fargo streets!
Main Ave Train Depot:
8th Street (Nichole’s Fine Pastry):
Ivy Wall on Roberts:
The light pink wall at Moorhead Center Mall:
Orchard Glen during apple blossom season:
Oak Grove football field:
Oak Grove park:
The willow trees on the Concordia College campus:
Gooseberry park river trails (WONDERFUL location year round):
Buffalo River State Park:
Moorhead Dairy Queen:
Lion’s Conservancy Park:
Wheat fields in the fall:
At the lake in Detroit Lakes, MN (50 miles from Fargo):
Plains Art Museum in Downtown Fargo:
On your family farm:
Oxbow Country Club:
Ice Palace in Detroit Lakes (The local winter carnival only happens for a week in February, every other year):
Dunton Locks in Detroit Lakes, MN (50 miles from Fargo):
And of course, there’s my studio!
I hope this list helps you as you consider locations for your upcoming photo session!
Abby Anderson is a Wedding & Portrait Photographer in Fargo, ND + Moorhead, MN
Vibrant Lovestories, Modern Fairytales // www.abbyanderson.com