Senior Session at the Boston Charles River Esplanade

I’m so happy to see this wonderful family again! This spring, I caught up with them while photographing their senior! A few years back, I got to photograph her big brother so it was extra special to be part of this moment for the family again. Congratulations to such a beautiful and smart young lady. I loved hearing about all of her achievements and future plans during her Charles River Esplanade senior portraits!

Boston Charles River Esplanade Senior Portraits

The Charles River Esplanade is a gorgeous park in the Back Bay area of Boston. It’s always beautiful and in the spring, it’s even more glorious. We were lucky to have the beautiful pink cherry blossoms in bloom during these senior portraits. Although it was cloudy, rainy, and cold – the sun came out right at the time of our session and we had a lovely evening on the water. I’m so glad that the weather cooperated for us and the sunset came out to play! It reminded me of the pink and purple sky we had at her brother’s senior portrait session.

For these portraits, the graduate had three outfits to choose from. I love that she chose super cute spring dresses and a comfy look featuring a sweatshirt from Spelman College, where she’ll be going in the fall. It was a fun look to end her session. One of my other favorite moments was taking the time to capture new photos of her and her mom. These images are always emotional – especially with high school seniors!

Congratulations again to this lovely lady! I know she’s going to go on and do amazing things in her future!!

girl holds pink cherry blossom under treeing white sweater during Charles River Esplanade senior portraits
senior leans against black railing inside Charles River Esplanade
girl holds shoulder in white sundress during spring senior portraits in Boston
senior smiles over her shoulder with pink blossoms behind her during Charles River Esplanade senior portraits
senior poses among branches of pink blossoms during spring senior photos in Boston MA
high school senior holds hair between fingers under cherry blossom tree during Charles River Esplanade senior portraits
girl sits with arm leaning on knee in field during Charles River Esplanade senior portraits
high school senior sits leaning head to the right during Charles River Esplanade senior portraits
high school senior girl in white sundress brushes hair behind her shoulder with cherry blossoms hanging around her
high school senior stands on edge of park during Charles River Esplanade senior portraits
black girl in Spelman College sweatshirt holds branches of tree with cherry blossoms
senior and mom hug under tree with pink cherry blossoms during Charles River Esplanade senior portraits
black woman leans against tree trunk in white and blue college sweatshirt during Charles River Esplanade senior portraits
senior sits on wooden dock looking over water and Boston skyline during senior portraits


Helena Goessens is a maternity, newborn, family and senior photographer based in Dedham, MA. She loves to work with families and little ones in a fun and relaxed atmosphere. Her style is simple and natural and she specializes in capturing those special moments to savor a lifetime. Helena Goessens offers sessions in the comfort of clients homes, outdoors and on location for those special occasions. Contact her at  or call her at  617-584-9891.  For more of her work, visit her website at

Add a comment...

Your email is never published or shared. Required fields are marked *

Helena Goessens is a Dedham, MA. photographer specializing in baby, children and family photography. Serving Norfolk County, Newton, Needham, Dover, Wellesley, Canton, Boston and surrounding communities.

Stay in Touch!


For Dates and Announcements,


Sign up here!


FOLLOW ME on Instagram


FOLLOW ME on Instagram

authentic . contemporary . whimsy


NAPCP MeritBadge2021 1
Click Pro Member - Helena Goessens Photography
NAPCP 24_25
200 px helenagoessens transparent
160px MasterPhotographerFamilySeal