Great Sites For Portrait Photography Around Manchester Connecticut

People often want to find great sites for taking outdoor portraits.  Manchester, CT offers a number of great photo sites that work well for portrait photography.  Even if you don’t ask me to do the photographs I’ll offer you some ideas for great places to take photos (especially portraits) in the greater Manchester, Connecticut area.

The first place I recommend is Northwest Park.  It has easy access to I-84, ample parking, and (most of all) great photographic sites.  When you enter the park by automobile, bear right and continue on to the picnic pavilion.  At the picnic pavilion you have a number of photographic vistas to choose from!  And all of them are within easy walking distance.

My model isn’t the handsomest man in the world, but he works for free and kind of looks like me.

05-24-12_012The Children’s Butterfly Garden offers a variety of photo opportunities.  Perhaps the best opportunity is the natural frame the entrance makes.



A few steps away is the overlook on Union Pond. 05-24-12_017



05-24-12_024As you leave the overlook and turn left (heading toward Manchester), you will notice a path that goes into the woods.  The woods offer an escape from the sun on a hot, summer day.  There are great places to stop along the path and use as backgrounds for your portrait.


Go back toward the overlook and go down the stone stairs to the shores of Union Pond.  05-24-12_041The area beneath the overlook provides some great background opportunities.


The greater Manchester area offers some great photographic opportunities and I will share more of them so that you can find interesting places for your portrait photography.

Jim the Photographer  Manchester CT


About Jim The Photographer

I am a photographer from Manchester, Connecticut. My photographic interests are many and varied.
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