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Senior Photos at Denver Botanic Gardens During Summer

August 11, 2021

High School Senior Photos at Denver Botanic Gardens

I’m super excited to share these gorgeous senior photos on the journal tonight.  I first met Gillian and her mom at their blended family photoshoot down in Colorado Springs and then I got to photograph her mom’s wedding this past year right before the Covid lockdowns happened. And now I get to share another big milestone in their family’s life, Gillian is now a high school senior!  She wanted to do a garden session and in my opinion, Denver Botanic Gardens is one of the prettiest garden settings in the entire state so I suggested it for her pictures.  They agreed and decided to make the trip up from Colorado Springs to create these stunning photos. Despite checking the weather before we met up, we managed to find ourselves stuck in a bit of a surprise rainstorm.  Right when I parked at Denver Botanic Gardens, the sky just opened up and poured down on us!  We managed to get Gillian inside the gardens and decided to start off in the covered greenhouse area first to avoid ruining her hair.  I have used that awesome greenhouse for cold weather and rainy sessions in the past as a great bad-weather backup so I was happy we were able to use it that evening.  Luckily though, the rain finally decided to quit and we were able to venture outdoors where we captured the rest of these pretty senior photos. I honestly can’t even pick just one favorite because Gillian is so photogenic and such a joy to photograph!  I did manage to narrow some of them down to create this blog post though so have fun taking a look through some of my top picks below!

A senior girl wearing a white top stands in front of a pretty orange tropical floral plant at Denver Botanic Gardens for her Senior Photos
A pretty blonde senior girl wearing a white short sleeve blouse in front of a waterlily garden at Denver Botanic Gardens
Senior girl wearing a white short sleeve blouse and jeans poses for her senior portrait in front of the waterlily garden at Denver Botanic Gardens
Cute sassy senior girl portrait in a beautiful garden setting in Denver Colorado
Cute senior girl with blonde hair wearing a short sleeved white top laughs in front of a pretty cactus backdrop
Denver Botanic Gardens Senior Photos in front of a pretty pale pink floral backdrop during summer
A senior girl is photographed at Denver Botanic Gardens in Colorado
A senior girl wearing a blue chambray shirtdress with a green archway at Denver Botanic Gardens in Colorado
Pretty blonde senior girl wearing a long sleeved blue chambray shirt dress in front of historic green solarium at Denver Botanic Gardens
High School Senior girl with long blonde hair wearing a blue chambray shirtdress in front of a pretty blue tile waterfall fountain at Denver Botanic Gardens

Are you looking to do your own high school senior photos at Denver Botanic Gardens? I’d love to help you out. Be sure to take a look at the SENIORS page of my site and get in touch!


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