Our grand daughter is very seriously considering a small Christian college to pursue her higher education. Oklahoma Baptist University, Southwest Baptist University, Quachita University, and Harding University are all on her radar. I thought that the Mildred Cooper Chapel in Bella Vista, Arkansas might make a good backdrop for her senior portrait. The building was designed by Fay Jones. Those Gothic arches are steel. The remainder of the structure is wood and glass.
Along the walk to the chapel above there are azaleas and dogwood trees. This backdrop would limit the photo shoot to early spring. In fact, it is already, nearly too late to do this year. But, it is something to keep in mind.
That footbridge that you saw in the first image is nestled in a very shaded area of the walking trail. It would provide great light nearly anytime of day. In other words you don't have to be there at sunrise or sunset to get good photos. Plus, it provides multiple textures to include in the back drop.
A local park would provide a more pastoral scene if I choose. The truth is, ALL of these photos are local. I didn't drive more than two miles from our house to get any one of these images! Yes, I live in a beautiful part of the world. The other great thing about these potential backdrops is that all but one will work in spring or fall! So, which one do I use? I'm open to suggestions, but I do have a preference.