Borderland State Park
What could I possibly write about Borderland State Park that would properly explain the regality and experience you will feel while on location?
Borderland State Park is home to a mansion that was built in 1910 by a Harvard botanist, Oakes Ames and his artist wife, Blanche Ames. Sitting on 1,843 acres of land, Borderland State Park offers an almost unlimited amount of artistic opportunities for your very own fine-art portrait session.
When most of my clients choose Borderland State Park it is for it’s high end, royal vibe.
It feels as though one could half expect to pass a Bridgerton in the courtyard. I myself have taken my own children to Borderland State Park for portraits. Though I captured many beautiful images, my favorite part of the whole experience was hearing the “whispers” of people passing by, wondering aloud about whether or not my son was an actual prince and my daughter a real princess and seeing the smiles take over their faces. I thought they were going to turn inside out with glee. As we proceeded to explore the grounds, they imagined what it would be like to live in such a place. It made for one of my favorite Christmas cards to date. And the kids still talk about our time there and ask when we can go back! Little do they know that Borderland State Park is a place we can visit any time and not just for pictures. Horseback riding, ultimate frisbee and miles of walking paths are just a few things that Borderland offers to it’s daily visitors.
Where is Borderland State Park located?
Borderland State Park is located in North Easton, MA. Parking is located near the entrance of the park and has a year round $5 parking fee for MA residents ($20 for non MA residents). It is possible for the park to reach maximum capacity on popular days and will temporarily close until parking becomes available again. It is worth noting that the park reaching maximum capacity has never happened to me and every session has gone off without a hitch, but, I felt it necessary to add this bit of information in, just in case.
Wanting a totally unique experience?
Bring it on! Borderland State Park is open to biking, horseback riding, fishing and boating. If you enjoy doing any of these things and would like to bring them along to incorporate them into your session, let’s do it!
I have done my fair share of sessions on these very grounds and know of all the nooks and crannies that are worth stopping by to create a truly unique session.
Gentle reader, if regality and fantasy are what you seek, look no further.
For more information on the history of Borderland State Park, click here.
For additional location options, check out the blog I wrote with a list of my top photoshoot locations in New England.