Finding locations for an outdoor photo shoot in the Downers Grove area can be challenging. While Waterfall Glenn is gorgeous, like most parks it’s hard to find time when there aren’t a lot of other people in the area. Another go-to location of mine is the Mayslake Forest Preserve, in Oak Brook. This forest preserve is home to a trail around the lake, areas for fishing, a spot for dogs to play without leashes, and beautiful grassy areas, perfect for picnicking!

Almost every spot in this lovely forest preserve is perfect for your next photo session! The Sandridge family had a session with me early in October, and every picture turned out perfect! Joel and Janet were amazing to work with. Just check out their color scheme! The bright colors everyone had on contrasted flawlessly with the dark undertones of the Mayslake Forest Preserve.

The kids, Caitlin, Carson, and Logan were basically models, and their personalities really shined through in each photo. My favorite ones are the full family shots. The love everyone has for each other makes each photo session really unique, and this family is no exception!

Arguably, the best shots to get at any forest preserve or park are ones with tall grass framing the shot. It really brings out the nature vibes that everyone wants from fall sessions. What’s even better about this location is that combined with the gloomy weather here in the Midwest, it makes the perfect, natural fall filter on every photo!

Ready to schedule your own photo session? Don’t hesitate to reach out to me, and let me know you’re interested in this gorgeous location! Now, let’s see some more Sandridge Family fun!

XO, Summer