Reese from Ontario | Senior Pictures in Cleveland Ohio

Location: Squire’s Castle | Cleveland Metroparks | Willoughby Hills Ohio

Reese: Ontario - Class of 2023

Reese’s senior pictures were something truly special! We drove up to Squire’s Castle in Willoughby Hills (part of the Cleveland Metroparks), and the results were spectacular!

Senior picture of Reese walking in front of Squires Castle in Willoughby Hills

You’ll get to see more photos in just a second, because there are so many fun shots from Reese’s session. But first, a fun story about Reese! She loves Halloween and getting creative with her costumes. When we found out she hand-made her own costume this year, we knew it’d be fun to do a collab with her! Check out her Poison Ivy-themed shoot here!

Getting Creative With Colored Gels

Shooting senior pictures at a castle allows us to get pretty creative with our set. You’re able to get anything from dreamy earthy vibes to dark/dramatic.

One thing that turned out to be really fun was pairing colored/gelled flashes and a little Atmosphere Aerosol to create a cool hazy effect. It worked perfectly for this particular environment - and Reese added some personal flair into it.

Senior Picture of Reese with green and orange lights inside squires castle near Cleveland Ohio
Epic photo of Reese, lit with teal and orange lights inside tower at Squire's Castle

Exploring Inside Squire’s Castle

There was plenty to explore within the walls Squire’s Castle, as I’m sure many Cleveland visitors would be able to point out.

We decided to try a little bit of everything. The wide open windows proved to be nice props and also allowed us to play around with different lighting scenarios. The interior grounds had plenty of photogenic spots, and thankfully Reese brought several outfits so she could get a perfect variety of grungy to fancy.

Senior picture of Reese sitting outside of Squire's Castle near Cleveland Ohio
Reese learning on a wall of Squire's Castle during her senior photo session
Reese standing in brick window frame in Squire's Castle
Dramatic senior picture of Reese standing in front of a window at Squire's Castle in the Cleveland Metroparks
Reese leaning against an exterior wall of Squire's Castle near Cleveland Ohio
Senior picture of Reese looking like she's stepping on the camera with Squire's Castle in the background.
Reese in a fancy dress in the courtyard of Squire's Castle in Willoughby Hills Ohio

Finally, The Castle Grounds

In addition to the castle itself, the grounds offered plenty of photo opportunities, as you’re about to see!

After spending a good amount of time around the castle, we went to get some senior pictures in a more natural setting. We decided to get both a manicured look as well some untamed nature available to us. Both backgrounds were easy to work with, and Reese was so happy to have such a huge variety to choose from.

Reese leaning on an old wooden fence on property of Squire's Castle
Senior picture of Reese in front of an incredible root system on the property of Squire's Castle near Cleveland
Close up photo of Reese in front of a massive root system
Fall senior photo of Reese on Squire's Castle grounds
Reese posing for a senior picture in front of a large red bush
Senior picture of Reese on Squire's Castle grounds in the fall
Reese posing for a senior picture in front of a wooden bench on Squire's Castle grounds in Cleveland Metroparks

What Reese Had to Say...

As someone who has never been comfortable in front of a camera, Isaac still made it a very fun, pleasant, comfortable, and memorable experience ! He made my ideas and interests that I wanted to incorporate in my senior pictures come to life, nothing was out of the question. I wanted a castle and he made it happen. He also made it a very comfortable atmosphere with great tips and direction to ensure the best poses. I loved my pictures so much it was hard to pick my favorites, he’s the best!
- Reese (from Google Review)

The Final Result

At Coffy Creations, it's no secret we're huge proponents of archival products that are built to last many, many years. Reese picked some our favorite products for her session.

10x10 Fine Art Album with Oatmeal Linen Cover
8x8 Gift Album in Pink Ballerina Linen Cover
Full High Resolution Digital Collection with Printing Rights
20x30 Canvas Gallery Wrap
Fine Art Prints Mounted on 3mm Styrene (hiding inside the boxes)

Visiting Squire’s Castle

If you’d ever like to visit the area yourself, check out this great guide to visiting Squire’s Castle (and the nearby Cleveland/Willoughby Hills area), provided by the awesome team at Rooted In Ohio.

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