Portraits for the Artistic or Creative Senior

Choosing a location is one of the most challenging decisions when planning senior portraits.  As your photographer and guide through this process, I love to share a variety of options and if a senior needs more than one spot, I’ll do all I can to make it work.  This Avonworth senior wanted her portraits in a park along with a place with lots of colors to fit her more artistic side.  Right away I knew Schenley Park and the Color Park would fit her perfectly.  She agreed!

The Magic of Portraits at Schenley

Schenley Park was one of my first portrait locations when I started years ago.  Walking down into Panther Hollow can be so magical with all of the greenery, rocky bridges, and the little creeks that wind their way through the park.  It fit this creative senior perfectly.

We started out on the upper part of the park.

senior girl wearing brown overalls and an olive green top. She's sitting with crossed legs on a cobblestone street in Schenley Park, Pittsburgh

images of a senior girl in brown overalls, standing next to a black metal railing in Schenley Park, Pittsburgh

We made our way down into Panther Hollow and had our first outfit change by the lake.

With the first outfit being so casual and cute (I could almost imagine her in a studio, painting), her second outfit was perfect for the lake and then the outdoor garden at Phipps.

senior girl sitting on a stone wall by Panther Hollow Lake in Schenley Park. She's wearing a white dress with an orange cardigan.

senior girl wearing a white flower dress and an orange cardigan in the outdoor garden by Phipps Conservatory

The Creative Color Park

After our photos at Phipps, it was time to head toward the second location.  The Color Park was easy to get to after Schenley because it’s just across the river.

From the first time I saw photos of this place, I wanted to have a session here.

If you’ve never been to the Color Park, it’s a stretch of parking lot type area near the South Side along the Three Rivers Heritage Trail that runs along the Monongahela River.  There are a number of cement barriers and walls and a few picnic tables all covered with brilliantly colored graffiti.  It’s color and trees along with a view of downtown and the 10th Street Bridge.

We had one more outfit change and then started exploring the park.

*and notice the bug on her t-shirt- she designed it and turned it into a decal for the shirt!

senior girl wearing a red plaid shirt and sitting on a graffiti covered bench at the Color Park, Pittsburgh

senior girl sitting on a graffiti covered bench at the Color Park, Pittsburgh. She's wearing black jeans and a red plaid shirt.

images of a senior girl wearing a red plaid shirt and black jeans. She's sitting on a graffiti colored picnic table at the Color Park in Pittsburgh.

Be You at Your Portrait Session!

Are you ready to schedule?  Contact me and I’ll be happy to walk you through the process of planning your senior portraits!!

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