I love photographing high school senior portraits. It’s awesome because I get to travel on location to beautiful places like Hickory Run State Park in White Haven, Pennsylvania to photograph. This evenings session was with Braden, a Crestwood High School Senior. He loves the outdoors and fishing so we started out near the lake.
Braden is going to Temple to study biology.
Braden was great to work with. He has a laid back energy and goes with the flow. Hickory Run State Park has so many beautiful, natural, organic scenes to utilize as backdrops.
Another great location in the Poconos is Boulder Field. Most of the explanations for Boulder Field suggest it was formed during the last ice age that started 20,000 years ago and lasted about 5,000 years. At that time, a glacier that advanced southward from Canada, covering the United States from the Pacific to the Atlantic shores, came to rest less than a mile from Boulder Field. The rocks range in size from under 18 inches to more than 25 feet in length, with the largest rocks on the eastern end and the smallest rocks at the western end of the field. The tops of the rocks are nearly at the same height over the approximately 400-by-1,800-foot field that slopes at a one-degree pitch.
One of my signature images for high school senior portrait sessions is the last image displayed here. There was limited time to get this shot since the sun was setting and we needed all the natural light for this photograph to work. This image is created in the camera and then touched-up in post afterwards. I love doing fun and creative sessions like this.