Wow, trying to narrow that down is tough!
There are soooooo many great sites, and
we're introduced to new ones all the time
and they'll be in the least expected places.
I guess if I had to consider all the variables
for making a location a favorite, one would
I'll elaborate on what "favorite"
means though. It's not only a visual thing
like most people would expect; It's also
what makes a great experience for the client.
We not only look at the visual aspect of
the shooting location, but also things like
conveniently accessible by the client as
well as it having facilities for the client
to get dressed and prepped. Cheekwood
kind of has it all. From my own perspective,
I do like what Cheekwood offers visually.
I like that we can shoot in a relatively
small area and have a greatly diverse collection
of images. I also like their type of gardens
that allow us to create a European look
if we wish. Other great sites are Rippavilla
Plantation in Spring Hill, Riverwood
Mansion in Nashville. Don't get me wrong
though, corn fields, standing in the middle
of streams, and old broken barns are also
at the top of my list of favorites. It's
often relative to what the client is looking
for and how far out of the norm they're
willing to go.