Adventure sessions: what are they and should you do one?

If you've ever spoken to a photographer or are familiar with the photography world, you may have heard the term "adventure session" mentioned a few times. I have to admit, when I first started learning photography (eon's ago at this point) I had no idea what adventure sessions were. If I'm being honest, adventure sessions weren't even that popular until a few years ago. As the photography world has continued to change and shift, so has the terminology. Adventure sessions are growing more and more popular and I am not mad about it. In fact, I wish more couples knew what adventure sessions were and how stinkin' great they can be. That's why if you're a couple searching for a photographer, whether it be for a fun shoot or maybe you just got engaged, knowing what an adventure session is may help you in deciding what is the best fit for you and your boo.

adventure sessions: what are they?

From the outside looking in, an adventure session doesn't seem like anything more than just "exploring" but let me tell you it is so much more than that! Adventure sessions are basically sessions where you can go out and do just about anything with your partner. The sky is really the limit! With adventure sessions, you're typically given more time, so that you can do more and explore more without having to rush. With that, you're also given more images which if you're someone who values capturing these memories than an adventure session may be right up your alley!

who are adventure sessions for?

Adventure sessions are for any couple looking to do something different and fun rather than a traditional photoshoot. Now, don't be confused. You do not need to be engaged in order to book an adventure session. Some couples will choose to have an adventure session to celebrate an anniversary, propose, or just have fun with their partner. You don't need to have a special occasion in order to book an adventure session, although they are the perfect excuse to do something fun and different with your SO.

where can you go for an adventure session?

The options on where you can go for your adventure session are endless. There are so many opportunities and places to go and explore, and really when I say the sky is the limit, I mean it! I recommend that if you're looking for places to go for an adventure session, first think of places that A.) you and your partner enjoy going or B.) someplace that you have always wanted to go. This could be your go-to restaurant/bar or maybe you're favorite bookstore or sports game. You can also start off somewhere cozy like an in-home session, and then wander around your nearest city/town for something fun and spontaneous. Fun fact, I have actually shot some engagement photos inside Costco! You can find that here if you want to check that out.

Really, the most important thing is that you choose somewhere that both you and your partner want to go. An adventure session is all about creating a fun and unique experience, so you and your partner should be able to enjoy this process.


Adventure sessions are the perfect excuse to go explore with your best friend/partner, get more bang for your buck and have a good time doing it. If you're wondering if adventure sessions are right for you and your partner, then the answer is 99.999% yes. Do it.

Gayle does more than just take photos of people. Rather, it is capturing moments of LOVE and HAPPINESS. Singing to the skies, dancing in a field, smiles that hurt because they’re so big. There is nothing else I would rather be doing than photographing these unique details that make you and your significant other a couple. If this blog puts a spark in you, you know where to click <——— right there!