With school back in session, you know what that means! It’s time for high school seniors to start looking to the future and for senior pictures to be taken. We recently had the opportunity to take Taylor Haskell’s rustic senior portraits. Taylor is a senior at Union City High School. Her farm-inspired session was a lot of fun, and we enjoyed getting to know all about Taylor.

Senior portraits are something special. It’s always a fun challenge to balance both parts of a senior’s personality in their portraits: who they are at this point in their life, and who they hope to become.

All About Taylor

Girl stands in woods next to family farm for rustic senior portraits

From seventh grade until last year, Taylor was an active member of her school’s Cross Country team. Last year, Union City’s Girl’s Cross Country team took second place in the state. Unfortunately, Taylor could not participate in the sport this year due to a stress fracture in her foot that happened last fall.

Laughing girl swinging on a swing at her family's farm in Union City, PA

In addition to athletics, Taylor was Head Stage Manager for her school’s production of the musical The Pajama Game.

Helping People

Taylor isn’t only involved in extra-curricular activities. She is also a volunteer fire firefighter.

Girl leans against farmhouse house in rustic senior portraits

Needless to say, Taylor has a heart for helping other people. In December she will be taking her EMT test. Afterward, she hopes to become either a Paramedic or a Pre-Hospital Registered Nurse.

The Farm-Inspired Rustic Senior Portraits

We did Taylor’s rustic senior portraits session at her great-grandparent’s farm. On top of being a working farm, her great-grandparents also make maple syrup. The farm provided a gorgeous backdrop for the photos—perfect for this time of year.

Girls stands in the middle of a field on family farm in Union City, PA

Smiling girl sits in a tree on family farm

It felt fitting to mark this milestone in Taylor’s life somewhere she has a history and it was obvious that Taylor was in her element at the farm. By taking her portraits somewhere she felt comfortable, we were able to highlight her personality even more.

Girl walking through a corn field during rustic senior portraits

Smiling girl standing in a corn field for rustic senior portraits

Looking to the Future

It was a pleasure getting to know Taylor and the shoot was a lot of fun. Because of her motivation and community involvement, we know she will go far. We wish her the best of luck.

Close-up portrait of senior girl sitting on a swing during rustic senior portraits session

Are you looking for a senior portrait photographer in Erie, PA? At Matt Mead Photography, we believe building relationships is the best way to capture those moments that tell the world who you really are. Contact us today to get started.

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