Because I live in and photograph in Valencia, California, there are a limited amount of locations to shoot that haven’t been shot before, at least at first glance. Lately, I have been pushing myself to search out new and undiscovered backdrops for my clients. In fact, as cheesy as it may sound I would like to coin the term “adventure portrait photography.” The adventure is the walking around, not knowing what you’re going to find part of the shoot. I have found that this makes what might be a typically uneventful shoot into a shoot that everyone is excited to be a part of. I find that most people if given the opportunity like doing something a bit different. Green looks great but sometimes dirt, concrete, dry brush, aged bricks, old buildings look better. At this point you might be wondering…. the Santa Clarita Valley has these natural and architectural elements? Well yes, most of the time they are hidden among the suburban landscape. If you pay attention next time you’re driving down magic mountain pkwy. you will notice an old steel bridge that looks like it is lost. I’m pretty sure it is not exactly 100% legal to go over there, but I just wanted to give you and idea of what I was talking about. Anyways, next time you book a shoot (hopefully with me) whether it is maternity, engagement or family photography consider the aforementioned.