Fall Beauty Senior Session: Lake Orion and Oakland Township

by | Jan 31, 2024 | Senior Photography | 4 comments

Fall Beauty Senior Session in Lake Orion and Oakland Township

The fall beauty during Emily’s session was two-fold, both Emily and the gorgeous fall day and surroundings.  In the planning phases for Emily’s senior portrait session, her mom talked about her love for the nearby Bald Mountain Recreation Area.  To get a little more variety we also decided to start Emily’s session in downtown Lake Orion, not very far from Oakland Township.  I told her mom about the cute alley with lights and they already loved the idea of capturing the small town during her session.  This was a good tie-in to her brother’s senior session that I photographed in downtown Rochester and the nearby Clinton River natural area.  Like Rochester, Lake Orion has such a cute downtown with great spots around many of the corners, which we were sure to check out.

Fall Beauty Senior Session in Lake Orion

Fall Beauty Senior Session in Lake Orion and Oakland Township

Bald Mountain Nature Park features tranquil lakes surrounded by lush foliage, which provided a peaceful and scenic setting for this senior’s photo session. One of the best times to capture the magic of fall is during the golden hour – the period shortly after sunrise or before sunset. The soft, golden light fills the surroundings, enhancing the warmth and richness of the fall foliage. The lighting this evening did not disappoint!  This image of Emily still makes me gasp!  She is just stunning, surrounded by those golden fall colors.

Fall Beauty Senior Session in Oakland Township

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Here are a few of Emily’s senior portraits that I submitted to, and were published by, Senior Year Magazine.  They asked for submissions featuring different uses of natural light and off-camera flash, and I’m excited to say that many of my images were featured and published in their magazine.  You can see my images that were published in Senior Year Magazine here!

Published in Senior Year Magazine


You could think about planning your senior session during this magical fall time in Michigan so we can create your own gorgeous fall senior portraits.  I’d love for you to Contact Me so we can customize a fun senior session just for you or your high school senior.



  1. Brandi

    Fall in Lake Orion looks like the perfect place and time for senior pictures. The fall foliage is absolutely stunning! The wall covered in vines is gorgeous!

  2. Andrea Sollenberger

    Emily is a beauty in her fall senior photos. What a lovely spot for a beautiful fall backdrop. The colors are amazing!

  3. Michelle Robertson

    Fall is such a gorgeous time for senior portraits, and Emily chose the perfect outfits to complement the fall colors! Your work is beautiful, so it doesn’t surprise me that you’ve been published! Congrats!!

  4. Kelleen Hite

    Oh those colors- fall is such a perfect time to get senior photos, and these portraits capture it beautifully of Emily! Congrats on being published, with such beautiful work, it’s no surprise!


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