It is no secret that the campus of the University of Notre Dame is magical. Maybe you have memories of being on campus as a child or you met your spouse (to-be) in freshman year biology or maybe you live local and take long walks around the lake. No matter your reason for loving the campus, it has a little bit for everyone.
As you are choosing which locations around campus you’d want to photograph, there are a few key questions you should put into consideration before you solidify the list.
How Notre Dame is too Notre Dame
I know, I know. That sounds crazy, but hear me out. Some of my my requested images are “happy little accidents”. But, I’m going to be honest with you, I need the time to see them. If you are giving me a laundry list of locations (and I don’t know your priority list), then we may not get those “happy little accidents”. By the way, those “happy little accidents” get replicated constantly by other photographers.
Questions to ask yourself:
- What percentage do you want it to scream “ND”?
- If you had only 2 locations to photograph, where would they be?
- Do you HAVE to go on the field?*
- Do I have enough time to get in my location wish list?
- Bride & Groom with their Attendants (10 minutes)
- Bride with her Attendants (10 minutes)
- Groom with his Attendants (10 minutes)
- Bride & Groom at location #1 (15 minutes)
- Bride & Groom at location #2 (15 minutes)
- Bride & Groom at location #3 (15 minutes)
- Bride & Groom at location #4 (15 minutes)
- Travel time to walk from Grotto to the Field (10 minutes)
* The field is absolutely a fun experience but I really feel like it costs you more than the fee it takes to get on the field. What is that? It costs the time in takes to get truly, one-of-a-kind, authentic, romantic portraits. If you don’t want cookie cutter portraits, build the time in your schedule to allow that to happen.
South Dining Hall
updated images coming soon….