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Portrait Session Locations in Southern Pines Area

November 10, 2022

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Are you looking for the perfect portrait session location?

After booking your portrait session day with me, the next step is to find your ideal location for our backdrop. As a destination photographer, I serve clients all over the East Coast but Southern Pines is where we call home. Here is a list of portrait session locations in Southern Pines and the surrounding areas, including Aberdeen and Pinehurst. Each of these are beautiful in their own right and make a perfect backdrop for your celebration, whether it is a maternity, engagement, proposal, or family session.

Below is a bulleted list of a few favorites that come to mind. Continue reading for a longer description of each location.

  1. Weymouth Center for the Arts & Humanities
  2. Downtown Southern Pines
  3. A private horse farm
  4. Downtown Aberdeen
  5. Boyd Tract
  6. Pinehurst Resort
  7. Village Arboretum
  8. Soiree on South

Other places to consider include your own home, for a cozy experience, or at your wedding venue if you are getting engaged. Additionally, if you have a place that is special to the two of you, I encourage you to dig deep and share these ideas and places with me so we can cater your custom session to look and feel most like you!

Weymouth Center for the Arts & Humanities

Address | 555 E Connecticut Avenue Southern Pines NC

Session Fee | Free outdoor session use if photographer has an annual permit. Scheduling is requried.

Location Description | Open fields, lavender lined gardens, small pond, cottage, variety of buildings and backdrops, some fall foliage in autumn

Ideal For | All types of portrait sessions including young families, maternity, and engagements. Room to explore for kiddos

Downtown Southern Pines

Address | Parking is available around town. I like to meet at the train station and meander through the streets and shops for variety and exploration!

Session Fee | Free / $0

Location Description | Urban vibes with small town feel. Variety of building backdrops, alleyways, greenery and florals sprinkled throughout our walk.

Ideal For | Engagement Sessions, Elopements, Older Families, Couples.

Private Horse Farm

Address | Aberdeen, NC

Session Fee | Free / $0

Location Description | Let me share my little happy place on earth with you! Interactive and beautiful location with rolling fields, white sand paths, flowers, and a white middle aisle barn. You can meet & spoil my horse, Twilight, with all of the treats and meet some of her friends.

Ideal For | All types of portrait sessions including young families, maternity, and engagements.

Downtown Aberdeen

Address |

Session Fee | Free / $0

Location Description | Downtown Aberdeen provides an urban backdrop and is beautifully paired for a second location after leaving the horse farm. I recommend that you end the evening with a walk around town, sharing an ice cream or a cocktail from the local restaurants.

Ideal For | Engagement Sessions, Elopements, Older Families, Couples.

Boyd Tract

Address | 555 E Connecticut Ave Southern Pines North Carolina

Session Fee | Free / $0

Location Description | The Boyd Tract is a part of hiking and trail system, but before we get into the woods, there are rolling hills, open fields, and greenery for a fresh and outdoor session. Perfectly paired with a scheduled session at the Weymouth Center since they are next door to each other.

Ideal For | All types of portrait sessions including young families, maternity, and engagements. Room to explore for kiddos

Pinehurst Resort

Address |  80 Carolina Vista Dr, Pinehurst, NC 28374

Session Fee | Not specified

Location Description | This icon of Pinehurst is perfectly paired as a second location with Downtown Pinehurst or the Village Arboretum because of it’s close proximity. The Pinehurst Resort attracts destination golfers with its world class golf packages and it’s spa is one of the local favorites. It boasts greenery, florals, classic resort backdrop, brick walkways and more.

Ideal For | Engagement Sessions, Elopements, Older Families, Couples.

Soiree on South

Address | 111 W South St, Aberdeen, NC 28315

Session Fee | $75 – $100 per hour

Location Description | A beautiful, light filled boutique venue located in the heart of Aberdeen. White walls for a clean backdrop paired with comfortable and cute couches for use. You are able to bring your own decor too if you’d like to add to the space.

Ideal For | All types of portrait sessions including young families, maternity, brands, and engagements. Room to explore for kiddos!

I hope you found this list of recommended portrait session locations in Southern Pines, North Carolina helpful! If you are interested in learning more about the portrait session experience with me, you can read about the services I provide here or you can reach out to me directly to schedule your session today here! I’d love the opportunity to serve you and your loved ones during the season you are in right now.

This information was provided and up to date as of November 2022. Prices and availability may be subject to change.

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Tricia Michael is a North Carolina based photographer who values the legacy of your unique love story and enjoys preserving your heart-felt, in between memories with fine art imagery.

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