Our Top 5 Senior Picture Locations in Fargo, North Dakota

Have you ever thought about how to scope out your (or your teen’s) senior picture locations? And wondered how you could zero in on the best spots that suit their personality?

Trust me, you’re not alone. And, lucky for you, I’m here to help!

I get it—it can be overwhelming at the beginning or in the mad dash leading up to your booked photoshoot date. Though it’s daunting, it is such an important piece of the puzzle. Just like you or your teen’s outfit choices, the location where the pictures are super important. Both should reflect their personal style. 

Don’t worry—I’ve got you covered! This blog will serve as a stress-free guide to finding the best senior photo locations.

Step one: Book your senior photos session. Better yet, I’d love to be your photographer! You already know I have some great locations scoped out for you…

Oh wait, maybe I rushed into things. Let’s do a proper intro, shall we? My name is Stacy, and I’m a senior high school portrait photographer in Fargo, North Dakota, and Moorhead, Minnesota! My ultimate goal: capturing your natural beauty and personality. 

Alright, now go ahead and book your senior session with me. 

Done? Amazing, I can’t wait to meet you! 

Now, let’s skip to the good part…

The Best Locations for High School Senior Photos

I’ve been a high school senior photographer in Fargo, ND, and Moorhead, MN for a while now, and what I’ve learned through my extensive experience is that location is key.

Having insider knowledge and knowing secret spots for clients is what sets photographers apart. Helping match clients with the best locations is an art—much like taking the pictures themselves! And I feel like I’ve cracked the code.

Like most things, some locations will work well for some and not for others. But when you hire a photographer who listens to your input and has the resources to find you an epic spot, that’s where the magic happens. 

On that note, these are my top 5 personal favorite places to take high school senior photos—whether you’re in Fargo, ND, Moorhead, MN, or elsewhere! 

High school senior male on cityscape rooftop during photoshoot

City Overview

In my opinion, there’s nothing like a cityscape. Rooftop locations offer up an amazing opportunity to get a skyline view of city buildings. When it’s not too windy, and the light is just right, these are great spots to get the best pictures.

Depending on the time of day, I frequent many different rooftop locations in downtown Fargo. Every individual building and view offers a new perspective! Choosing one of your favorite buildings or viewpoints for your high school senior pictures would be a great way to add to your personality. It isn’t as obvious to others, but it would feel more special to you! 

girl poses in green dress during high school senior photography shoot on river rocks in Fargo, North Dakota

River and Rapids

Okay, yes, the Red River can be (and look) rather dirty, but I have a way around that… I’ve found a couple of spots where the rapids flow over the rocks—creating an absolutely beautiful backdrop. If being by water is your scene, this is the place to be!

Riverscapes often provide amazing other spots for photographs—like amongst trees or in the grasses. It’s an opportunity to really embrace your nature-loving side and dive right in! 

high school senior photoshoot with girl wearing graphic t-shirt and striped pants in Fargo, North Dakota

Rustic and Industrial

Old brick, rod iron, cement, and chipped paint? Sign me up. I’m a huge fan. Whenever I see buildings with any of these features, I feel giddy. It makes you think about what they’ve seen and how many lives they’ve lived.

I feel like these features of buildings and architecture add so much personality and character. These types of looks create textures and dimensions in images—taking you and your photos to the next level!

high school senior photoshoot in flower field with photographer and girl

Florals

Let’s face it, there’s just something about pretty flowers. They’re so refreshing.

My top picks for those who are looking for a major floral impact are spring orchards, greenhouses, summer wildflowers, and sunflower fields.

To be completely honest, tracking down flower fields isn’t my favorite thing to do—they can be hit-and-miss with the look and feel. But for my clients, I’ll do it! Because when the flowers cooperate, it is absolutely stunning!

Fargo, North Dakota high school senior photography shoot inside with male and photographer

Inside

Most people think of going outdoors when taking high school senior pictures. But since I am more than a natural light photographer, I love shooting in places where others can not.

When I bring my own lights on set, we can create unique shots in locations that better showcase my subject’s (you or your teen) personality. For example, we could elevate places like bookstores, theaters, weight rooms, gyms, and anywhere that you like!


My absolute fave of all fave locations? Downtown and cityscapes. Urban vibes and styles are my personal favorite. I also love indoor shoots using studio lights that I can manipulate to highlight you best! Plus, an added bonus of no wind to compete with. Unless we want to go full-on Beyoncé or Mariah Carey, which I’m ALL about!

senior high school girl poses in field of flowers in Fargo, North Dakota

Find the Best Senior Photo Location

The senior picture locations that work for you and your style are the ones that’ll produce the best result!

Sure, I’m a professional and would love to give you my advice, but it’s all from my perspective. You need to be happy with the pictures because I want you to cherish them for the rest of your life! 

Using this guide to find the best senior photo locations is a great start, but finding the right photographer to partner with is another major step.

And wouldn’t you know, you’ve got one right here who would love to work with you! Book a session with me now and we can start to plan your perfect photoshoot location. 

You can check out my portfolio for girls, for guys, and my Instagram (give me a follow, since you’re already there!). 

I hope you feel more confident about getting the most out of your high school senior photos, and if you’re still looking for a photographer, you know who to connect with.

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