Spring Break Snapshots

I can’t get Pink’s “Raise Your Glass” out of my head. Only, when I think of my upcoming spring break photo shoot in Chicago, I contemplate changing “glass” to “camera” and using it as my theme song.

I’m just a few weeks away from job shadowing a portrait photographer in one of the most photographed metropolises in world. I can’t wait. I love Chicago and getting the chance to shoot outdoors in the Windy City with one of my favorite pro photographers is an opportunity of a lifetime.

Of course, Chicago is not the only place in the world that offers spectacular backdrops. The following cities are also among the most photographed on the planet. If you are looking for a spring break destination that yields phenomenal photo ops, then consider visiting:


Tivoli Gardens in Copenhagen, Denmark is regarded as one of the most photogenic places on earth. Tivoli has served as the backdrop for legendary photographs taken of world leaders and famous entertainers such as the Beatles to ordinary family portraits. The area is home to an outdoor theater, bandstands, flower gardens, thrill rides and outdoor cafes.


Berlin is considered one of the most vibrant cities in the world. It is known for its beautiful parks, stunning architecture and historic landmarks. However, many professional photographers flock to Berlin to capture memorable shots of the city’s nightlife, which features a diverse crowd from businessmen to buffed bikers.


The Hawaiian Island of Lanai is home to some of the most breathtaking beaches in the world. It is also one of the most well preserved, unspoiled spots on earth. The south side of the island boasts marvelous white sand beaches, swaying palms and crystal clear waters. It’s the perfect place to photograph relaxed and content people.


The Venice Beach Boardwalk in Los Angeles, California offers a hodgepodge of skaters, jugglers, artists, street musicians, comics, fortunetellers, mimes and just about any other exhibitionist under the sun. You can capture the most interesting mix of people within minutes of arriving at the boardwalk. Plus, Southern California’s picture-perfect weather makes taking well-lit shots a breeze.

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Michele Cheplic

About Michele Cheplic

Michele Cheplic was born and raised in Hilo, Hawaii, but now lives in Wisconsin. Michele graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison with a degree in Journalism. She spent the next ten years as a television anchor and reporter at various stations throughout the country (from the CBS affiliate in Honolulu to the NBC affiliate in Green Bay). She has won numerous honors including an Emmy Award and multiple Edward R. Murrow awards honoring outstanding achievements in broadcast journalism. In addition, she has received awards from the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association for her reports on air travel and the Wisconsin Education Association Council for her stories on education. Michele has since left television to concentrate on being a mom and freelance writer.