Senior Portraits at Clough State Park

In Portraits, Post, Senior portraits by Aaron Baker2 Comments

On a beautifully sunny late August day, I went out to the back side of Clough State Park in Weare, NH to take senior portraits of the lovely Isabelle. The bugs stayed away and my light stand didn’t mind the occasional  gentle breeze (although Isabelle’s mom, Karen, made a good assistant, helping with the light and a scrim). Although, patches of poison ivy didn’t always allow me to go just where I wanted for some shots – but I still got dangerously close at times. Yeah, poison ivy and I aren’t on friendly terms.

Isabelle has an easy smile and laugh, so we had a good time during the roughly two hours we spent taking photos. Since she likes playing tennis, she brought along a racket and some tennis balls. Her and her mom were a bit worried that her holding a tennis ball with the year she graduates on it might be a little corny, but I think the shot came out fun.

She also had a red evening gown that they thought would make for a somewhat different look in the woods – and the lake. Of course, her being the lake meant I had to get in the lake as well. Good thing I had shorts and the right shoes on! I always enjoy being out taking photos, so I could have gone on for a while longer, trying different things, checking out different places. But the average person can only take so much posing and smiling. Isabelle was a great sport and I think we got some wonderful images.


  1. Hi Aaron- It was so great meeting you on Friday, Isabelle loved the whole experience of the picture shoot. You did a great job explaining everything and making us feel comfortable.

    Most important though, I wanted to let you know we just love the photos you posted! It was the exac look we were wanting. All of the different looks were fantastic.

    Senior portrait meets outdoor experience, couldn’t be better.

    1. Author

      Thank you, Karen! I really enjoyed working with both of you as well and am glad you love the photos! Isabelle did a terrific job posing. I appreciated her ideas, patience, and willingness to try the different settings. It was a great shoot!

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