I think living in Southeastern Pennsylvania is pretty special. Within two hours I can go from the Pocono Mountains or to the Jersey Shore or to the Chesapeake in Maryland. Each area is unique in itself and great to photograph at. But I have some pretty awesome places close to me that are just as beautiful to photograph at.
Lots of Stone and History
Lock Ridge Park and Furnace Museum in Alburtis, PA is an old iron mill. There are still stone walls on the grounds as well as old railroad tracks that ran straight through the iron mill when it was operating. There is an old railroad cart that sits on the rails and makes a perfect place for a dog to stand or sit on. I think the arches are so unique to photograph dogs in. It gives the picture a multi-dimension look. Along with the old iron mill, there is a bridge and a stream that runs through the property and a field filled with lush green grass in the summer.
Quakertown, PA, has been on a slow incline of getting cleaned up with some nice photo ops downtown. I have stumbled upon the newly renovated train station and The Trolley Barn Public Market on the other side of the tracks. They don’t mind if you have a seat at a table in the outdoor seating section to catch a photograph or two The burnt orange umbrellas offer some shade on those sunny evenings.
In fact it’s such a quiet place to photograph at that you might not mind having a little dance with your favorite dog.
My Favorite Spot
Is anywhere in the The Green Lane Park. There you will find a big assortment of backdrops to have behind you. Woods, trails through the woods, dams with water flowing over them to spill into the streams. But my most favorite spot is the dock on the far end of Deep Creek Lake. An early morning photo session will allow the sun to peek up from behind you.
I truly believe that I live in a vey unique area with so many various places to go to for your session.
When you are finished looking at the beautiful places in Southeastern PA, head on over to Ina from Ina J Photography talks about the 5 things that she considers when choosing a location for outdoor pet photography sessions in Canberra.