Meet Olive. I knew from the moment I met her this girl was going to be a joy to photograph. A theater diva from Ralston Valley High School with a head full of wild curls and a bubbly, spunky personality to match, the Arts District on Santa Fe was the perfect place to showcase this girl’s dramatic side. The colorful street art & gritty urban vibe was the perfect foil for Olive’s animated personality & spirited style, proving that truly all the world’s a stage!
FALL IS FOR FAMILIES and it was wonderful to kick off the fall photo season with my longtime clients, the Lathram family! I first met the Lathrams back in 2013 when I photographed their daughters as part of a school fundraiser. So much has changed since then, and it’s been wonderful to watch their as their kids have grown! Even though this beautiful family now lives in Vail, they made the trek down to Denver just to have their portraits taken. I love their commitment to ensuring the photographic legacy of their family!
Meet Ben. Ben is a senior at the Denver School of Science & Technology who has his sights set on studying business at Wesleyan University in Connecticut next year. I first met Ben a year ago when I photographed his family for a holiday session last November. I love seeing my clients year-to-year and watching how much changes. I’ve watched babies grow into children, children into adolescents, and adolescents into young adults. It never ceases to amaze me how much can change in so little time.
“What I like about photographs is that they capture a moment that’s gone forever, impossible to reproduce.” – Karl Lagerfield
Meet Ryan. My first introduction to Ryan was through an email his mother sent me stating that Ryan was a ‘reluctant young man’ when it came to senior portraits. I laughed at loud at that description because it honestly encapsulates a good 75% of all high school senior guys. While girls are typically over the moon at the chance to have their portraits taken professionally, most guys simply don’t care all that much. No worries, I’ve worked with many young men such as Ryan in the past and I love watching how their initial hesitancy turns into relaxation (and even pleasure!) at having their photograph taken. I think that’s because I keep my sessions so laid back and pressure free. Any worries about having to ‘perform’ or be ‘stiff and cheesy’ simply melt away.
Allow me to introduce Eve. Eve is a senior at South High School and a member of the school’s cross country team. I was thrilled when Eve told me she wanted an urban session for her senior portraits – those are my favorite! The colors, textures and unique backdrops of a city environment are so fun to play with. Despite having a track meet the morning of her photo shoot, Eve had no problem trading her running shoes for her rockin’ wardrobe and hitting the streets of downtown Denver for a killer senior session.
Such a fashionista!
Meet Nico. A cross country runner and member of the Arapahoe High School yearbook staff, Nico has his sights set on applying to the University of Southern California this fall to study business, before moving on to law school someday. You’ve got to love an eighteen-year-old with such high aspirations! Continue reading
I took a break from portrait photography this weekend to go camping in Sunrise, WY to witness the solar eclipse.
Words cannot describe how amazing it is to experience a solar eclipse in its totality. Day gives way to night as the moon’s shadow rushes towards you like a massive dust storm at nearly 2,000 miles an hour. Soon after, the horizon lights up in shades of pink, orange, and purple – a virtual 360 degree sunset. Gazing upward you witness the sun’s corona emitting the purest, most electric white light you’ve ever seen, glowing in a surreal dance around the outline of the moon. All at once you feel infinitely small, and at the same time connected with everything else in the universe. Like a tiny little piece of a very large puzzle.
I had wondered before the experience if it would be better to witness the eclipse alone, or with a group of people. Hands-down I think we made the right choice by joining in with hundreds of others for the event. The best way to describe the crowd’s reaction to the eclipse was ‘primal’. Whoooping and hollering, and cheers of excitement – everyone united in one collective gasp of awe.
Allow me to introduce Jessie Lynn, the newest addition to the Smith family. Shannon, Mike and big sister Finley welcomed this little bundle of joy into the world on August 3rd and together they make the sweetest little family. It was such a pleasure to capture Jessie during these first precious weeks and to share in the yummy warmth and love that only a newborn baby can bring.
It was a pleasure to work with The Bryant Investment Group once again! This RBC Wealth Management team of financial advisors recently added some new team members, so it was the perfect time to update their website with new profile pictures. I love how the use of natural light gives these headshots a fresh, approachable look – Perfect for today’s high-tech, high touch business environment!
Allow me to introduce Harper from Arapahoe High School! This vivacious and fun-loving senior is president of student council and actively involved in AHS’s theater program, both as a member of their elite acting ensemble and having held leading roles in past performances. For her senior portraits, we wanted to highlight Harper’s theatrical side and the Denver Center for the Performing Arts was the perfect backdrop.
Such a doll – Keep an eye out for this rising star!