Everyone gets to that point in their career where you’ve shot at all the usual places. Beach – been there. Woods – done that. Cityscape – old news. So where can you go for inspiration?! Since I’ve been looking for unique photoshoot location ideas, it was quite appropriate that Kevin and Jen ask that we do their session at Home Depot!

If you are a photographer looking for a challenge, I definitely recommend checking out your local home improvement store.

unique photoshoot location ideas

And this is how all the hardware stores will get overrun by photographers!

Home Depot photo shoot

You’d never guess that these beautiful photos were taken in the entrance way at Home Depot!

christmas trees photo shoot snuggling in the Christmas trees hot house plants photo shoot

Thanks to Kevin for this awesome behind-the-scenes shot of Jen and I in the greenhouse!

redhead model posing with rain forrest plants

Unique Photoshoot Location Ideas

This session was inspired by one done by Jenna Martin, a photographer based out of Montana. The challenge was to take pretty much the most unattractive location, and create some gorgeous portraits using one camera and one lens. No extra props, no extra lighting… no extras at all. We could only work with what we had available.

It sounds easy, until you take into account the cavernous lighting and horrid shadows. And we haven’t even mentioned the horrid cast the skin takes on from the fluorescent lights!

But I would definitely say that this was a great experience.

Working in unusual photoshoot locations makes you flex your creative muscle to think outside the box. You have to be aware of price tags, aisle markers, other customers, etc. But instead of thinking of them as obstacles, I saw them as things to work around.

So the next time you feel like you’re in a slump – challenge yourself by doing something completely out of the box!

paint chips and headshots headshots in the paint chip aisle at Home Depot redhead model headshots

These photos in the paint chip aisle were some of my favorites!

helpful Home Depot employee creative headshots for guys

Love What You See? Want to Have Your Own Session?!

If you have finished looking at these unique photoshoot location ideas and are thinking to yourself – I wanna do that too! Awesome!!! We would LOVE to create a custom photo session for you and the ones you love! Feel free to message me by hitting the { CONTACT ME } button or by giving me a call at 757-749-5350. I can’t wait to create some magic for you!


Sign up for
Fresh Look Learning!