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Iam so pleased to share this seriously awesome young lady on the blog today. Mary is the daughter of one of my good friends and is super sweet. It can be so uncomfortable being in front of the camera but she was game to try all of my silly prompts; "Yes, do a dance right here on the sidewalk in front of everyone!" Haha, I promise it wasn't as painful as I make it sound. We had fun wandering around the Rino Art District in North Denver taking advantage of all of the awesome street art. We're all Stranger Things fans so we had to get a photo with the awesome mural created by the Arty Deeds crew. And of course, I always want to stop by Gemma Danielle's gorgeous geometric mural at Crema Coffee at Mary's senior photo session was no exception. I was having so much fun with my buddy and her great kiddo that I could have kept photographing but as with all sessions, the sun was setting and it was time to call it a night. Check out some of my favorites below!
Poor Bethany and I have had to reschedule her senior photos so many times due to the unpredictable spring weather that Colorado is known for and that we've definitely been experiencing as of late. Even as I write this I hear we may get another snowstorm on Friday! Originally we wanted to get the lilac blossoms at City Park but when the heavy spring snowstorm took those out I suggested we change location. Daniels Park is located just south of Highlands Ranch and west of Castle Pines. I've only photographed at the park one time before and it was on a frigid winter day in December. I mostly remember the low temperature but I also remember it having one hell of a view so I thought maybe it was time to try again. I am so glad that we did because I could not get enough of the views which they say reach from Pikes Peak all the way to Longs Peak! It was a little on the windy side but I suspect that's just how it always is at this location. Bethany managed to work with it though and we used it to our advantage for that awesome windswept hair look! There were a bunch of other people out enjoying the views that evening and I think after you see the pictures below you'll understand why. (Not related, but I could totally see this being a pretty awesome picnic date location!) I couldn't ask for better scenery as the sun was setting. Bethany was a total natural in front of the camera and part of me wonders if it's because she has some experience working behind the lens too. She photographed a couple of her classmates' senior yearbook photos earlier this year and enjoys photographing. She is a very driven gal with a lot of independence. She's planning to join the navy after high school and I wish her all the best in her endeavors after high school!
It's graduation season here in Colorado and across the country with graduates of all education levels celebrating their years of hard work and receiving their diplomas. It's also springtime and when the blossoms are blooming I cannot get enough of photographing people and families outside. McKenzie and her family wanted to celebrate her success in graduating from the University of Colorado at Boulder with some graduation pictures with the whole family. I loved that they wore their CU gear for these while McKenzie rocked her cap and gown. We also headed for the iconic flatirons mountain backdrop at Chautauqua Park which I think is the perfect place to be photographed when you are celebrating your soon to be CU Buff alumni status. McKenzie's whole family stood proud with her for these updated family photos at this important milestone in her life. And I like to think they had a little bit of fun too playing some games, exploring the hills behind the dining hall and smelling all of the lovely spring flowers along the way. Around sunset we finished up with the majestic flatirons in the backdrop. Soon McKenzie will be leaving the beauty of Boulder Colorado and moving on to new adventures as she attends law school in Wisconsin. I wish her all the best of luck in her life goals!
Imeant to post this gorgeous high school senior gal awhile ago but due to autumn being an incredibly busy time for photographers I ended up saving it to share with the world today. This very photogenic young lady is the daughter of one of my old derby friends and we met up in the Golden Triangle area of Denver and used the interesting area around the Denver Art Museum and Civic Center Park. As we creep closer to the time of year when seniors all over Colorado are finishing up their final year of high school I thought it would be fun to share these images. I love the way senior portraits celebrate a turning point in life. They offer a glimpse of a young person as they embark on the journey of adulthood and go out to make their mark on the world.