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Colorado Mountain Senior Portraits for High School Senior Girl

October 25, 2019

Pretty Fall Color Senior Girl Portraits on Squaw Pass Road

This gorgeous Colorado mountain senior portraits session I’m featuring today is special for me because this young lady’s mama is one of my favorite people I have met while doing derby.  Her mom, Sissy, and I go back quite awhile now since we both originally skated for the Rocky Mountain Rollergirls way back when it first started. I’m pretty sure she was there back when we were skating at the old Roll O Rama on Welby Road in North Denver before it was turned into a porn warehouse.  But back to the lovely Sissy Rinkshaw, aka, “Jill,” she was one of the sweetest people to comfort me when I first learned about my mom’s tongue cancer and I’ll always remember that.  

Jill has been an awesome single mom raising her daughter, Corryn. I cannot believe Corryn is already a senior!  All of my friend’s little ones that I watched hanging out on the sidelines while their moms skated at practices throughout the years are growing up and turning into young adults.  It’s such a wonderful thing to witness despite it making me feel a teensy bit old. Corryn is a really impressive young woman and Jill has so much to be proud of in her. She’s been chosen as a finalist through QuestBridge and is on track to hopefully win a full ride scholarship to college.  I am keeping my fingers crossed for her that she gets chosen.

Bright Autumn Color Senior Portraits in a Colorado Aspen Tree Forest

If you’ve been following along with my journal this year, you will recognize this gorgeous mountain meadow location we went to for Corryn’s portraits. It’s the always stunning Beaver Brook Watershed trailhead and the prime color was finally there in time for Corryn’s session.  I love all of the serious and moody looks she pulls off so well. I think they went nicely with the moody feel of the scenery this time. But of course, I always love the fun and candid laughing moments I caught in between too. Corryn is a little bit camera shy which I can definitely relate to.  Despite this being my profession, I much prefer being behind the camera so I know how she felt having to pose for pictures. Still, she was a good sport about participating in all of my silly ideas and I hope that she likes what we came away with because of her cooperation.  

All the best to you in your senior year, Corryn!  I’m rooting for you!

Pretty fall color high school senior portraits in a mountain meadow on Squaw Pass Road in Colorado
Gorgeous fall color senior portraits on Squaw Pass Road in Evergreen Colorado
Soft smile on a high school senior girl with pretty aspen tree backdrop on Squaw Pass Road in Colorado
Senior girl with serious look aspen tree background with green sweater top in Colorado
Senior girl wearing green leans against aspen trees for her Colorado yearbook photography session in Evergreen
Smiling high school senior girl with ombre hair with aspen tree backdrop in the fall foliage on Squaw Pass Road
Smiling high school senior girl with pretty fall color backdrop at Beaver Brook Watershed Trailhead in Colorado
A sweet photo of a senior girl and her mom with a pretty fall color backdrop in Evergreen Colorado
Pretty colorful high school senior portrait in an aspen tree forest on Squaw Pass Road in Colorado
Cute photo of a senior girl laughing with her eyes closed on Squaw Pass Road in Evergreen Colorado
Beautiful fall color senior portrait of a girl wearing a dark green sweater lying in a fall color mountain meadow on Squaw Pass Road in Colorado
Casual high school senior portrait with mountain backdrop on Squaw Pass Road in Evergreen Colorado
Beautiful moody high school senior portrait on a fall color day in the Colorado mountains
This one is my favorite!

Check out THIS LINK and THIS LINK for other examples of Colorado Mountain Senior Portraits at this same location.  To find out more information about booking your own Senior Photo session please head over to the SENIORS section of my website

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