Falls Lake State Recreation Area
Falls Lake State Recreation Area in Wake Forest provides a stunning natural backdrop for any kind of portrait. Every person and every photo shoot is different, but there is no substitute for a beautiful glowing lake and brilliant greenery in the background. New Light Road and Creedmor Road are two places around the park that I enjoy taking pictures around. It’s actually just a very short drive away from the city, and always proves to be a nice and peaceful escape from the noise and fast pace of urban Raleigh.
Many different varieties of plants and animals can be found throughout the park, and on a nice day, you can enjoy swimming, boating or camping on the water, and you can also hike along a stretch of the Mountains-to-Sea Trail.
The Falls Lake Project was completed in 1981 for the purpose of providing a source of water and controlling flooding in the Raleigh area. The lake itself is 12,000 acres and the park contains 26,000 acres of beautiful scenery to photograph and enjoy.
For more information about Falls Lake, visit the park’s official page on Raleigh Parks & Recreation’s website.
To see some of my portraits I’ve done in the past, please visit my portrait photography gallery.