Picture Perfect Places

The time has come to take prom and senior pictures and the perfect location is out there.


ute outfits are on, hair is styled, faces are looking flawless, cameras are charged and ready to go, but one thing may be missing for the photoshoot: the perfect location. Because of all the places to go around town, the decision of which to choose seems nearly impossible.

One of the many stunning spots to snap pictures is in the Chesterfield Valley. The colorful murals light up the backgrounds of each picture, creating a vivid and interesting image for everyone who sees it. According to stltoday.com, the murals were designed by sixty students to celebrate the strong levee built by the U.S Army Corps of Engineers.

Addison Jett
Sophomore Addison Jett poses in front of a funky mural in Chesterfield Valley.

“It’s fun to take pictures in front of [the cool murals],” sophomore Addison Jett said. “Whatever mood you’re feeling, you can reflect that through the photos.”

Another place that is highly raved about is Main Street in St. Charles. From the old, brick buildings to the bookstores and train tracks, Main Street displays a vintage vibe that many students cannot get enough.

Junior Makena Schroeder poses on a brick wall in Main Street St. Charles.

“I like how most of my clothes match the colors of the bookstores and the bricks, with the cool warm brown and green tones,” junior Makena Schroeder said. “It makes the photos look more professional, and it’s a super easy and pleasing background.”

Legacy Park in Cottleville offers lovely flowers and trees that amp up the pictures in a way that some typical buildings and other parks cannot.

Lexi Landolt
Junior Lexi Landolt poses by flowers in Legacy Park.

“I feel that [Legacy Park] has a unique type of scenery that other places do not offer,” junior Lexi Landolt said.

The location of where pictures are taken can be one of the most important factors in the perfect photoshoot. Although the options are overwhelming, St. Charles County provides numerous locations that will give stunning picturesque scenery.