one of my favorite places to do photo shoots in the summer and fall is the rustic old barn , located about 20 minutes from my beaverton studio . it’s perfect at sunset or early mornings for family portraits . the location has other amenities such as grasses, trees and a bridge , pathway and more , so i love the variety. i usually meet families at the barn . i let families bring a change of outfits and some accessories , and i bring a few simple props with me . we typically do at least 3 sets while on location including the whole family, individuals of the kids and some of the parents by themselves .