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New Location For Senior Pictures

I’m always looking for new spots for senior pictures and family photoshoots. Currently, in my Senior Portrait Location Guide, I have three nature locations and 3 urban locations, plus the seasonal flower gardens as well. But creatively I love finding new spots so I don’t get bored by the same locations over and over. This spring I’ve done half a dozen family portrait sessions at the same park and I’m ready for something new!

I have a list of things I’m looking for when I’m assessing if a park will work for a photoshoot. First thing I want to look for is how accessible the park is. Often I have clients that need flat or paved paths or maybe prefer something that isn’t a ton of walking between photo spots. I’m looking for where the light will be during sunset and if there is open shade for nice even light. I also love to see how much variety we can get at one spot. Are there bridges, boulders, water, wildflowers, or tall grass? Some parks might look nice in one or two spots, but I need to find at least 6 spots to stay creatively engaged with a location. That way if someone else is there in the spot we want, we have alternatives. Or if for some reason the tall grass we planned on got mowed, there’s another spot that has that field look we want.

Tall grass field, trees, wild flowers, creek, rustic location for senior pictures-Hillsboro,Oregon-AnnaGrafPhotography

This new to me location is in Hillsboro and I’m adding to both my Senior Location Guide and my Family Portrait Location Guide because I think it ticks off every box! It’s a big loop of a hike, yes there is a lot of walking but it’s mostly on a paved path. The elevation change isn’t too bad, it’s downhill on the way in and uphill on the way out, but not very steep. There are multiple wood bridges, rustic wood fences, several big open fields, beautiful trees with a forest-feel, and even access to shallow water with big boulders in the creek. This will be wonderful on a super hot day to end your session in the creek! Visit my Instagram to watch the reel of me scouting this whole location.

Nature Park Location for Senior Pictures-Hillsboro,Oregon-AnnaGrafPhotography

Because I need photos to show you how amazing this new location is, I’m offering $100 off your session fee for Class of 2025 Seniors or a Family Session that book for July 2024. I have a few spots open on weekends and weekday evenings. Please email me at and let me know if you’d like to book one of these spots. Ideally, I’d like 1-2 seniors and 1-2 families so that I have a variety of images for my location guides. Everything else will be the same, you’ll get my What to Wear Guides, tips for your session, and a reminder the day before. I’ll guide you through the whole photoshoot, pose you, help pick outfits if needed and sessions have a minimum purchase. Can’t wait to do a shoot here!

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