So a classmate from my MBA program saw some of our pictures and liked what he saw. Long story short we're doing a family shoot (him, wife, son) next weekend. I think his expectations are realistic and he knows this is just a hobby of mine and that I'm not a pro but I want to do the best job possible. I'm not charging (of course!) and using it as a learning tool for me and will be renting some pro glass for sure. The big question I have is how do you guys go about choosing your locations? He is okay with coming up to my area where we could use the Stanford campus (which is beautiful) but it gets very crowded on weekends with tourists and often weddings. Unfortunately a lot of the parks in town are big fields that usually have soccer games or big bbq's going on. I'd love it if there was some more private areas but I just can't really think of any that are even somewhat interesting. So what do you guys usually look for in selecting a setting? I'd love to know!