Top 3 Session Locations 2016
The Top 3 Session Locations 2016 line of posts are becoming one of my favorite traditions. I know I’ve only written one so far, but I hope to keep carrying this forward in the future. This will be both a good resource for me to turn to and also a great one for clients. Every year, I hope to find new, great places. If you have any places you recommend, let me know!! In 2016, I got to photograph in a bunch of good locations. I hope to continue to explore old and new places.
Third Place – Doyle Conservation Area, Leominster, MA
My nomination for third place is the Doyle Conservation Area in Leominster, MA.
I photographed Maddie’s session senior photos there this year and this place never gets old. I don’t like doing too many sessions here a year because I want to be able to provide people with a variety of choices. This location makes the cut year after year because it’s such a large location that no session looks the same. There’s always new spots to use. Also, over the years that I’ve been coming here, it’s just become more grown in and beautiful. We somehow always happen to get there on days that are nice and when it looks best. There are also sides of it I really haven’t explored. The reason it’s not further up though is because it tends to be my go to and there were a lot of other fabulous places we went this year. See more of Maddie’s session here.
Second Place – Crompton Collective, Worcester, MA
My second favorite location choice is the Crompton Collective in Worcester. I photographed Ben + Erin’s wedding there in July and it was the second time I had been there (first time for a wedding), but I immediately fell in love with the place.
It’s located in a spot in Worcester that has a lot going on right now. The shops around are super artsy and hip. I mean, the side of the building even has a giant mural on it. Everything is very different, but perfect for a younger generation of couples. There’s a courtyard with a fountain, a grassy area with lights strung up. It’s really picture perfect. It’s geared towards couples that are looking for something a little different. The tables are all family-style, the dance floor is surrounded by string lights, and everything is styled in a very vintage way. Everyday Crompton is also a vintage store selling re-purposed, homemade, and vintage goods. I highly recommend checking it out sometime. Ben + Erin’s Crompton Collective wedding
First Place – Tower Hill Botanic Garden, Boylston, MA
I had a really hard choice between first and second. As far as I’m concerned, first and second place are interchangeable. This has been my dream location for quite awhile now and I’m so glad Bridgette wanted her senior photos taken here!
Like I said, I’ve been wanting to photograph here for a LONG time. Now that I’ve been, it’s one of my very favorite places. The staff was super nice and helpful and there are just endless spots we could’ve gone to, to get great photos. The conditions were excellent that day and Bridgette and her mom were super easy to work with in this location. There were flowers and all kinds of different plants and areas to look at. They have exhibits they change out every so often and the grounds are really well done. I’d really love to be able to photograph a wedding here some day, but it was a great spot for senior portraits. See more from Bridgette’s session here.
That concludes Top 3 Session Locations 2016!! I’d like to get back to each of these places to photograph soon. Each of them was really great and I’d go back in a heartbeat. On one of the next posts, I will detail what other places I’m looking forward to exploring this year. For more like this, feel free to follow the blog, like the facebook page, or subscribe to our monthly newsletter (found in the yellow bar at the top of the page)! I’m also excited to announce that we are now on The Knot, check us out!