I have been photographing Seniors for the last couple of months. The challenge is finding the best, and varied locations around the area. You want each of the clients photos to be unique, and special. There are several places with easy Public access in Lewiston and Auburn that have enough varied landscape that you can make some interesting photos that the Seniors love. And, without making them all look the same.
The Simard-Payne Park (formerly called Railroad Park) in Lewiston has a very nice walking path the follows the Androscoggin River. There are many trees, flower beds and breaks in the growth along the River, for some very nice photographs. This is a photograph of Christian LeClair in the Park.
This is Hamso Ahmed, also at Simard-Payne Park in Lewiston, Maine.
Another Photo worthy area is the campus of Bates College, also in Lewiston. The stately campus buildings and the Bates Chapel each have a character of their own. Their are many shapes and textures, as well as manicured lawns with trees of many shapes and sizes. Don't forget to walk around the Pond, one of my favorite places for Senior Photos. This is Fatuma Ali with the Pond on Bates College Campus in the background.
Take a short hike at the end of the Auburn River Trail, that runs behind the Hilton Garden Inn, in Auburn. The trail (paved and a fairly easy hike) winds up the cliffs and rocks to eventually overlook Great Falls and the Lewiston skyline. Aisha Love with the Androscoggin River in the background, taken on the Auburn River Walk.
One more area worthy of mention is not actually in Lewiston or Auburn, but in New Gloucester. Pineland Farms is a short 15 or 20 minute drive from Auburn, but worth every minute of it. The grounds cover many acres and there is all sorts of terrain and views. From Gardens to a Pond to an Equine Center with a beautiful white fence, and trails through the woods and meadows. The day I traveled there to Photograph Erin Hubbard was very sunny, with a strong wind. I chose the Gardens as the setting for our Photo Shoot. The high hedges surrounding the gardens would help block the wind, without obstructing the light. Even in September, there were many flowers blooming and the setting was beautiful.
Where ever you, or your client, chooses to have their photos taken, try to make it personal for them. Word of mouth from satisfied and happy customers is the best advertising you can get.