20 Outdoor Locations for Portrait Photoshoots in eastern Massachusetts

There are so many beautiful places in eastern Massachusetts for outdoor portrait photography! From nature backdrops, to industrial settings and architectural offerings, you have so many choices for your pictures. This page highlights twenty public locations in Boston, MetroWest, North & South Shore and Cape Cod that are perfect for high school senior pictures, family and pregnancy photos and engagements. 

Portrait Locations in Boston

boston skyline harborwalk seaport photoFan Pier Seaport Harborwalk, BostonPhotograph Seaport's Fan Pier Park sidewalk with Boston skyline buildings in background.


Fan Pier Park in the Seaport

1 Courthouse Way, Boston, MA

Cobblestone walkways, close up city buildings and water views



Arnold Arboretum

125 Arborway, Boston, MA

Gorgeous nature landscape in the city!



Beacon Hill

65 Beacon Street, Boston, MA

Stately homes, brick alleyways, cobblestone streets - old New England Charm



East Boston Piers Park

95 Marginal Street, East Boston, MA

A hidden gem with city skyline and water views! Parking is limited. 


The Boston Public Garden

4 Charles Street, Boston, MA

Gorgeous flower gardens, famous foot bridge, weeping willow trees, city + nature views, statues, park benches and wrought iron fences...



The Esplanade

Charles River Esplanade, Boston, MA

Bridges, boats, benches and splendid city views!



College Campuses

Old architecture, manicured lawns, city and nature views


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Portrait Locations Outside of Boston

{in MetroWest and the North & South Shore}

Beaches, historic estates, parks and college campuses are all great spots for family and senior portraits.


Codman Estate

34 Codman Road, Lincoln, MA

Highlights include a turn of the century Italian garden, Federal style home, stone walls and nature views.



Colby Farm

50 Scotland Road, Newbury, MA

Sunflower field sessions at Colby Farm are available in late-August through early-September.

I offer sunflower photo shoots at two additional Massachusetts farms in late-July and early August.

wide landscape photo of sunflower fieldColby Farms Sunflowers Newbury MAA late afternoon sunflower field picture at Colby Farms, in Newbury, MA.

Cushing Memorial Park

80 Dudley Road, Framingham, MA

Large recreation park with wide open space and trails.



Duxbury Beach

257-309 Gurnet Road, Marshfield, MA

6 miles of pretty beach accessed by the historic Powder Point Bridge from Duxbury, or Gurnet Road from Marshfield



Larz Anderson Park

Goddard Avenue & Newton Street, Brookline, MA

It's a wooded, landscaped, and waterscaped 64-acre parkland


North Bridge

Old North Bridge, Concord, MA

This spot is where history and nature meet.



Plum Island Beach

N Reservation Terrace, Newburyport, MA

Natural barrier island public beach - really pretty!  



Queset Garden at Ames Free Library

53 Main Street, Easton, MA

Italianate garden complete with fountains, trellis and stone benches


South Natick Dam

9 Pleasant Street, South Natick, MA 01760

Charles river background, waterfall, lush greenery, stone walls, benches + Shaw Park nearby 



Your Own Backyard!

No need to leave home, I'll come to you!



Wayside Inn Grist Mill

72 Wayside Inn Road, Sudbury, MA

Historic working grist mill with pretty nature and pond views

Wayside Inn GristmillWayside Inn GristmillWayside Inn Gristmill photo prints available on Jennifer LaRoche Photography


Webb Memorial State Park

371 River Street, North Weymouth, MA

Public recreation area with scenic views of Hingham Bay



Wellesley College

106 Central Street, Wellesley, MA

One of my personal favorites, there are so many great spots on campus for portraits including the Hay amphitheater, a big ivy wall, stone bridge, marsh walking path, reed field, nature and lake views.




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Portrait Locations on Cape Cod

I created a separate web page dedicated to portrait locations on Cape Cod!

Click here to learn about the gorgeous beaches, marshes and boardwalks the Cape has to offer.

Mayflower Beach, Dennis, MassachusettsMayflower Beach, Dennis, MassachusettsA picture of Mayflower Beach in the winter


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Scheduling a Portrait Photoshoot

with Jennifer LaRoche Photography


For photo session details and to book a specific date and time, please visit these pages: 

High School Senior Pictures

Maternity and Family Portraits

Personal Branding Photography and Headshots