Looking for the perfect backdrop for your senior photos? Look no further! Here's a guide to stunning locations within an hour of Lewiston/Auburn, categorized to capture the vibe you're looking for:

In Town Destinations: Some Local Favorites

  • Pineland Farms: This expansive agricultural education center offers a variety of scenic settings, from rolling fields and historic barns to manicured gardens and greenhouses.
  • The Riverwalk: Capture Lewiston's waterfront charm with scenic views of the Androscoggin River and the iconic Great Falls.
  • Bates College: The beautiful Bates College campus with its historic brick buildings, manicured lawns, and hidden nooks is perfect for a more classic look.
  • Thorncraig: Beautiful trail with scenic ponds, giant trees, gazebo and more. Perfect for the Nature Lover.
  • Simard Payne Park: This scenic park offers stunning views of the Androscoggin River and the Twin Cities skyline. Perfect for a natural feel with an urban touch.

Will look into at customer request:

  • Lewiston Public Library: The grand architecture and beautiful interior of the library offer a sophisticated and unique backdrop. Perfect locations for the bookworm.
  • Lake Grove Park: The best of all worlds, waterfront, picnic tables, gazebos, and playgrounds
  • Union street Park: Great for the basketball player. This park  has a basketball court.

Maine Oceanscape Scenes

  • Portland Head Lighthouse: An iconic Maine landmark, this lighthouse offers stunning ocean views and dramatic cliffs. (Just under an hour from Lewiston)
  • Reid State Park: Explore the rocky coastline, sandy beaches, and dramatic waves of Reid State Park for a truly breathtaking seascape. (Around 45 minutes from Lewiston)
  • Popham Beach State Park: This scenic beach offers expansive views of the Atlantic Ocean and dramatic sand dunes. (About an hour from Lewiston)
  • Doubling Point Lighthouse: Doubling Point is a lighthouse located on the Kennebec River in Arrowsic. Nothing says Maine like Doubling.
  • Mother's Beach: Situated across the street from Kennebunk Beach, Mother's Beach offers a quieter and more secluded setting with dramatic rocky outcroppings. Perfect for a natural and serene backdrop.
  • Kennebunk Beach: A classic choice for senior portraits, Kennebunk Beach offers a vast stretch of sandy shores and sparkling blue waters.

Maine Rolling Hill Scenes: Androscoggin & Western Maine

While there aren't major mountain ranges within an hour, you can find some lovely rolling hills and scenic overlooks:

  • Sabattus Mountain: Hike to the top of Sabattus Mountain for panoramic views of the surrounding area. (About 45 minutes from Lewiston). Please note, hiking long distances with camera gear is extra!
  • Mount Blue State Park: This park offers scenic overlooks, hiking trails, and a lake perfect for capturing the beauty of the Maine landscape. (About an hour from Lewiston)
  • Richard Bryant Pond State Park: This park offers a variety of landscapes, including rolling hills, forests, and a peaceful pond. (Around an hour from Lewiston)
  • Camden Hills: Start at Mt Battie and work your way down to the harbor, this is perfectly Maine. About 1.5 hour drive.

In the Woods

  • Vaughan Woods State Park: Explore the diverse woodlands, meadows, and scenic Ledge Creek at Vaughn Woods. (About 45 minutes from Lewiston)
  • Sabattus Pond: Take a walk on the trails surrounding scenic Sabattus Pond and capture a sense of tranquility amidst the trees. (About 45 minutes from Lewiston)
  • Range Ponds State Park: Hike through the peaceful woodlands and capture photos near the serene Range Ponds. (About an hour from Lewiston)