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!
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
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!
Such a beautiful session with Taylor of Arapahoe High School this week! We enjoyed a lovely late afternoon along the South Platte River, complete with a little sun, some afternoon clouds, a bit of thunder, and even a surprise snake – EEEK!! That last one certainly spooked the daylights out of mom & me (he was BIG!), but Taylor remained cool as a cucumber despite our reptilian encounter.
Grace under pressure for sure!
Allow me to introduce Peyton Smith of Arapahoe High School! In addition to being V.P. of Student Council, Peyton is an accomplished cellist and avid reader. It was so fun to showcase these diverse interests during her senior session this week! Once again I’d like to tip my hat to Marilin Stull of Pretty Neat for her help in styling Peyton’s spunky personality!
Another great senior session this past week – this time with Isabelle Jones of Arapahoe High School! I just love Isabelle’s carefree style & easy going personality. The open meadows and flower fields at Hudson Gardens were the perfect backdrop for this natural beauty.
It was a great kick off to the senior portrait season this week with this beauty from Heritage High School! This girl is such a sweetie & managed to look fresh and lovely throughout the session despite the sizzling hot temps we were dealing with. Maybe it’s her experience as a varsity cheerleader that gives her such grace under pressure!
Isn’t she lovely?