Embarking on a quest for the perfect outdoor family photo session in York County, Maine? Look no further. This comprehensive guide unveils the top locations for a Southern Maine Family Session. From coastal gems to hidden woodland retreats, discover the most picturesque and family-friendly spots that York & Cumberland County has to offer. In no particular order.
Wells Reserve at Laudholm:
Wells Reserve at Laudholm combines coastal charm with natural beauty, making it an ideal location for family photos. Explore the meadows, salt marshes, and historic buildings that add character to your family portraits. It is so nice to find a place that has so much variety. Note: Dogs are not permitted on the property.
Drakes Island Beach in Wells:
Drakes Island Beach in Wells offers a picturesque setting with its sandy shores and expansive views of the Atlantic. Explore the family-friendly atmosphere and discover how to capture candid moments against the backdrop of the ocean. If you like sunsets and dunegrass this is a great spot. Note: Dogs are not permitted on the property at certain times of day or year.
Kettle Cove in Cape Elizabeth:
Kettle Cove, nestled in Cape Elizabeth, is a hidden gem with its rocky coastline and sandy shores. Uncover the visual opportunities provided by the unique rock formations, tidal pools, and coastal views. You do not find a better sunset in this area than at Kettle Cove. Note: Dogs are not permitted on the property at certain times of day or year.
Ocean Park & Ferry Beach State Park in Saco:
Ferry Beach State Park, with its tranquil coastal landscapes and wooded areas, is an ideal location for capturing a variety of family moments. Explore the sandy shores, tidal marshes, and walking trails that make this park versatile for family photos. Note: Dogs are not permitted on the property at certain times of day or year. However, I know of a spot that dogs are allowed all year and it is right around the corner.
Hills Beach in Biddeford:
Hills Beach is a serene coastal haven with a unique blend of sandy shores and tidal marshes. Uncover the visual opportunities provided by the quiet ambiance, from the sandy stretches to the scenic views of the marshlands. A fantastic sunset as well. Note: Dogs are not permitted on the property at certain times of day or year.
Gilsland Farm Audubon Center in Falmouth:
Gilsland Farm Audubon Center, located in Falmouth, boasts open fields, wooded trails, and scenic views of the Presumpscot River. Explore the diverse visual opportunities, from serene meadows to natural habitats. Discover how to capture family moments against the backdrop of this peaceful natural setting. Amazing sunset overlooking a field. Tip: Make sure the check that they have not mowed the field. Note: Dogs are not permitted on the property.
Fort Williams Park in Cape Elizabeth:
Fort Williams Park, home to the iconic Portland Head Light, offers a historic and picturesque setting for family photos. Discover how to capture the charm of this park, from panoramic views of the Atlantic to intimate shots against the rugged coastline.
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