What a photo sesh this was. While we were discussing looks and locations, Luke mentioned to his mom that he wanted more of an urban feel. We considered shooting downtown Salem but I wasn’t quite sure I wanted to navigate the crowds of downtown capital city during golden hour, aka rush hour. I had a place in mind, but I wasn’t sure how photogenic of a location it was… I had only driven by once before when I was lost in Salem trying to find a Walgreens to buy flash batteries. The space was just literally a vague memory, but I remember being inspired as I drove by… but I wasn’t sold on taking a chance on a location I only thought existed. Salem Oregon Senior Photographer
So, unsure of my first choice, I reached out to a local Facebook group full of other rad pro photogs for recommendations. Not a single person responded… not a peep. I guess I should have expected this though since it is a Portland based FB group… I guess none of them ever travel south! So, I stuck with my decision to find the place I didn’t actually know was there!
Well… I arrived about an hour early to scope out the spot just in case. As soon as I rolled up I was stoked! I walked around, made a plan, and got ready to rock. The only drawback was this place was obviously the local ambulance staging area… there were three groups of EMT’s hanging out waiting to be dispatched. I selfishly wanted them to leave so badly… they were right in front of a composition I wanted to build. Stay tuned for the photos for the end of that story. Needless to stay I’m so glad they stuck around.
Luke, my man, that was an epic adventure. Thanks for coming up with some fun ideas… the pole climb, the scaffolding above, the tree climb, and can’t forget the lumberjack logs. Good stuff my friend! I hope you enjoy the pics! Salem Oregon Senior Photographer
Salem Oregon Senior Photographer