Senior Portraits in Erie, PA

As a portrait photographer, senior portraits in Erie PA are some of my favorite projects to work on, as they present the opportunity to work one-on-one with so many unique, talented students. Each Erie senior I’ve gotten to work with has brought so much to the table, and it is such a privilege to capture the light that shines so easily through them.

Erie, PA : a Great Location for Senior Portraits

Erie is full of beautiful locations that I love to visit with students. Seniors who have long lived in Erie always have so many fun memories to share at each stop. Our basic senior portrait package allows for up to an hour and a half of pictures, with two different venues. We’ve found that this is perfect for our senior clients, who will have plenty of time to execute every desired pose, smile, or wind-blown hair toss. Our flexibility in choosing multiple locations gives us even more ways to let the senior shine.

Uniquely You

Every client is different — that’s what makes our job so fun! We take the time to get to know every subject before we take any pictures. We really want to capture you: not just your face, but who you are. No request is too big or small. These pictures are all about highlighting who you are at this point in your life. We challenge you to bring your best style, your loudest laugh, or even to wear your lucky socks. Think about all the things that made senior year special. Scoring the winning goal? Dancing the night away at prom? Curling up with your favorite books after a long day at school? If you loved it, we’ll preserve it with the perfect pictures.


While some students are ready to be hired on as models by the time their senior photo shoot is over, we know that some clients are a little more camera-shy. Don’t let that stop you from getting high-quality captures of these big milestones! Remember: we’re all about making this personal to you. We’ll do everything we can to ensure your comfort and confidence.

There is no better way to commemorate the end of a chapter — and the start of a brand-new one! — than with professional, personal senior portraits. If you or your student is heading into senior year, contact us for more information on scheduling your senior portrait session in Erie, Pa. It would be an honor to work with you.


Silhouette of senior girl during sunset at Presque Isle State Park in Erie, PA
Boy looks off in the distance while sitting on driftwood at a beach on Presque Isle in Erie PA
Girl wearing graduation cap smiles at the camera while looking over her shoulder for Erie PA senior portraits
Young woman stands against graffiti railing for senior portraits in Erie, PA
Laughing girl swinging on a swing at her family's farm in Union City, PA
Boy in suit and sunglasses leans against statue for senior portraits in Erie, PA
Young lady smiling next to Lake Erie on Presque Isle State Park at sunset
Senior boy standing next to graffiti wall in downtown Erie PA
Girls wearing a plaid scarf stands next to a creek in Frontier Park senior portraits in Erie PA
Smiling senior boy sitting against a brick wall at Modern Tool Square in downtown Erie PA
Girl standing against tree at Wintergreen Gorge during the fall in Erie, PA
Close-up portrait of senior girl sitting on a swing
Girl stands next to graffiti walk during Erie senior portraits
Girl in floral print dress walks along Beach One for Sweet Sixteen photos at Presque Isle
Young man in a suit standing on the steps of the Erie Art Museum
Senior girl wades in Lake Erie at Presque Isle State Park
Boy in suit walks down the street for senior portraits in Erie, PA
Girl leans against farmhouse house in rustic senior portraits
senior portrait of a girl wearing SCUBA gear standing in front of Lake Erie
Senior boy in suit and tie walks in front of Bicentennial Tower on Dobbins Landing in Erie, PA
Girl in floral dress standing at life guard station on Presque Isle
Erie,PA Senior portrait of young man wearing baseball uniform and balancing a bat across his shoulders
Girl in gymnast leotard throws up powder at gym in Erie, PA
Girl laughs during hockey themed Erie senior portraits
Young woman leans against railing at Bicentennial Tower for senior portraits in Erie, PA
Senior photo of boy in hockey gear on the ice
Girl wearing a hat plays with her scarg during senior portraits at Frontier Park in Erie, PA
Erie senior portraits of laughing girl holding leather jacket under 14th St. underpass
Senior girl wearing gymnast uniform adjusts her wrist braces at gym in Erie, PA
Dancing girl Erie senior portraits
Senior boy sits on drift wood at beach on Presque Isle State Park in Erie, PA
Senior boy standing under 14th Street Underpass in Erie, PA
Young man in suit leans against ivy covered white brick wall at Modern Tool Square
Girl standing on a beach at Presque Isle State Park
Erie PA boy looks at camera for senior portraits
Senior portrait of young man riding a motorcycle on Presque Isle in Erie, PA
Boy wearing suit stands next to column for senior portraits in Erie, PA
Young lady walking thr trails at Presque Isle State Park
Smiling senior girl rests her arm against a tree at Wintergreen Gorge in Erie, PA
Senior boy leans arm against tree at Presque Isle in Erie, PA
Erie, PA boy smiles at camera for senior photos
Senior girl walks a path during the fall at Wintergreen Gorge in Erie, PA
Erie, PA girl walking on the beach carrying her sandals at Presque Isle
Senior boy walking down the street in Downtown Erie, PA


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Sacred Ayla Tea Co.
Sacred Ayla Tea Co.
January 31, 2022.
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I had my business branding photography done by Matt and he perfectly captured my essence. Each shoot is filled with so much fun and laughter. The preview photo he showed me on the day of the first shoot actually brought me to tears because it was so beautiful. I'm looking forward to expanding my brand more with Matt because he really pays attention and takes the time to bring your vision to life.
Sarah Benson
Sarah Benson
January 10, 2022.
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After some brief research back in 2019 (....then ended up being a COVID bride, reschedule to 2021!) I discovered Matt Mead Photography, LLC, and placed an inquiry. In a short amount of time, I was on the phone getting to know Matt and Teri, and I instantly knew I had found my wedding photographer! I felt as if I was simply chatting with two friends. So real, down to earth, not stuffy, and a joy to talk to. My (now) husband and I wanted someone to authentically capture our day--we didn't want color pops, special effects or anything fake added to our photos--and after reviewing Matt's blog and website, we sealed the deal! Matt and Teri are extremely organized, detail oriented and professional (as an Executive Assistant, these things matter highly to me). They really think of everything and keep the process realistic and totally transparent. On the day of our wedding, Matt, Kayla and Eric were extremely polite and respectful at all times, and my husband and I couldn't be more pleased with our all of our photos! So many special, candid, treasured moments were captured. I cannot recommend Matt Mead Photography LLC enough!! You cannot go wrong.
Zane Lewis
Zane Lewis
November 21, 2021.
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Matt is an amazing guy with a well-developed skillset at his hip. He made the entire session feel like a natural conversation, and the photos turned out absolutely breathtaking. I seriously couldn't recommend a more talented photographer to work with.
Kerry Lewis
Kerry Lewis
November 20, 2021.
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We had MM Photography take my son's Senior photos and I cannot even believe what an amazing job he did capturing this young man's personality. The sessions were fun and relaxed and the variety of expressions Matt captured in the photos was incredible. I cannot say enough great things about our experience with Matt Mead Photography!
Maria Fernanda Torres
Maria Fernanda Torres
November 14, 2021.
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We would highly recommend MM Photography for any and all of your special occasions! We hired Matt as the photographer for our wedding on October 3, 2021. I found Matt’s services online through a google search. After meeting with him and his wife/business partner Teri, I immediately knew that they were genuine people willing to work with what I wanted for our small wedding ceremony. They didn’t want to just sell me a photo package, they provided various options to accommodate my needs. They were also kind enough to recommend a wedding officiant, Lois Thompson, who did a phenomenal job! Before our wedding day, Matt took time getting to know us and our love story via a questionnaire. He also provided us with a 30-minute couples photoshoot at the location of our choice to break the ice and get a feel for his photography style before the big day. We truly appreciated that! On our wedding day, Matt and his team went above and beyond our expectations! They were punctual, organized, professional, and easy to communicate with. We LOVED every single photo taken, making it extremely tough when choosing favorites for our photo album. A good problem to have, really! Matt and Kayla truly love their profession - it’s evident in every single photo they take!
Katrina Little
Katrina Little
November 5, 2021.
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5 stars honestly aren’t even enough! We found Matt in April 2020 when I had severely procrastinated finding a photographer for our original wedding date of 10/10/2020 and it seemed like everyone else was getting married that day and after countless messages to photographers asking if they were available I sent one to Matt and Teri thinking their response would be the same “Sorry, we’re already booked” but luck was on our side that day and they had just become available. Honestly, I wish I would have just reached out to the, from the beginning instead of trying to find someone else. From the first video call we had with them we knew we needed Matt to photograph our day and the day after that call we officially booked him and could not wait until October….well queue COVID cases going up and us deciding to have a small wedding where we had a family member photograph that so we could save Matt for the big party, we knew as soon as we decided to postpone that no what we had to find a day that worked with Matt. I’m so happy we found a day that worked with his schedule because I’m not sure there’s another photographer that would have been able to put up with our wedding party and all of our shenanigans and captured them as well as he did. With Matt it doesn’t just feel like you have some strange photographer following you around all day, and I literally mean all day, even to CVS when you forget your makeup brushes at home and need to buy new ones, it feels like you’re just hanging out with one of your friends. Ever since our couples session we felt like we had known Matt forever, that’s how comfortable he makes you feel. He works with your awkwardness whether it’s both of you that are awkward or both of you, and if you have a stubborn Saint Bernard he'll even get them to cooperate for pictures. We cannot wait to work with Matt and Teri in the future for all of our important moments that we will need pictures for and we would pick them again a million times over!
Mary Katherine Hoag
Mary Katherine Hoag
October 22, 2021.
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Matt, Terri and the team are the absolute best! They were fantastic to work with leading up to the wedding and on the wedding day. Matt did a phenomenal job organizing our families for pictures and made the process so much fun. Our photos turned out so beautiful and our album is even better than we imagined. Matt Mead photography should be your choice for wedding photography.
Andrea Evanoff
Andrea Evanoff
October 13, 2021.
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10/10 recommend MM photography! From the very beginning we knew that we made the right choice in choosing Matt. We had a couples session/engagement session included in our package and it was awesome to use for save-the-dates and other pre-wedding things. It was snowing and freezing on the day of our engagement session and the photos still turned out great! On the day of our wedding Matt and Kayla were amazing. They talked us through everything and it was a breeze. I loved the mix of candid photos as well as more portrait style photos. All were beautiful!
Marley Euliano
Marley Euliano
October 13, 2021.
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Truly the best in the wedding photography game! Matt and his level of dedication, quality of work and responsiveness are just some of the things that make him far and beyond the best photographer out there. Matt and his wife Teri gave us nothing short of the best experience surrounding our wedding photos. They came out absolutely exquisite. Not to mention, he directed our day perfectly and gave us the right amount of guidance as to "what's next" both in structure of day and photographs! Thank you a million Matt Mead photography team! We love you guys!!!!