Adam Matelan’s Lighthouse Beach Senior Portraits

Oct 1, 2020

I had the pleasure of taking the senior portraits of another soon-to-be graduate from my alma mater, McDowell High School. Although 2020 has certainly been an odd year, we’re certain that Adam Matelan and the rest of the class of 2021 will go on to do extraordinary things. It’s an honor to commemorate this huge milestone with Adam, and we’re thrilled to share some of his  Lighthouse Beach senior portraits with you now.

Young man poses next to fence for Lighthouse Beach senior portraits at Presque Isle State Park in Erie PA

Meet Adam

Adam is planning to take after his mother, hoping to study pre-medicine at either Gannon, Duquesne, or Penn State University. With such a complicated major, it’s clear that Adam is a driven student — maybe that’s why his dad surprised him with a car! This exciting gift was so fun to work into Adam’s photo session, and really helped let his personality shine.

Young man sitting on the ground next to his car at Presque Isle state Park in Erie PA

We had a blast getting to know Adam and all of his hopes for the future. We’re confident that he will accomplish amazing things, no matter where life takes him. He’s a model student, and it was such a privilege to have him as a student model!

Lighthouse Beach Senior Portraits

Presque Isle State Park is a gorgeous staple of Erie, and a favorite location of ours for senior portraits sessions. With water fronts, wooded areas, secluded trials, and stunning views, there are endless options for backdrops and poses. It’s a photographer’s dream!

Young man sitting on driftwood and smiling for Lighthouse Beach senior portraits in Erie PAfo

For Adam’s shoot, we opted to take his senior portraits at Lighthouse Beach, home of the historic Presque Isle Lighthouse. It was put into service in 1873, over eighty years before me and Adam’s high school was built. Our incorporation of Adam’s new car into the shoot made things a bit more modern, but the rustic brick, nature, and streaming sunlight did not go unappreciated.

Laughing young man sits on the fence at entrance to Presque Isle Lighthouse in Erie PA

High school graduation is a time of great transitions. Don’t let life’s pivotal moments pass you by, without pausing for professional captures! Matt Mead Photography is here to give you top-quality preservation of your favorite memories, biggest accomplishment, and widest smiles.

Smiling young man next to fence around lighthouse at Presque Isle in Erie PA

If you or your child are graduating this spring, contact us today to book your photo session! It would be an absolute privilege to get to know your student’s personality, dreams, and favorite poses. It can be hard to capture so much heart in a single frame, but we’ll do our absolute best to deliver you a product that you can treasure forever.