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Unique Senior Portraits at Denver Botanic Gardens

October 1, 2021

Senior Yearbook Photography at Denver Botanic Gardens

I’m super excited to get this blog post online today because this is one of my favorite senior sessions I’ve had the chance to photograph in awhile!  I met up with Josie and her mom at Denver Botanic Gardens last week and we spent a couple of hours walking around capturing these gorgeous photos for her. Josie has a very unique sense of style and I love the juxtaposition of the colorful gardens with her B&W outfits. Her make-up was impeccable. I actually thought she was wearing some sort of sticker/applique thing around her eyes, but she hand drew her eye make-up herself! Her looks were extremely well put together with a lot of attention to detail. I loved all of her layered accessories! We had originally planned to do her photos in mid-October in hopes of getting a little bit more of a fall feel, but when I found out that Denver Botanic Gardens closes way before sunset in October we scrambled to schedule her session a little earlier so we could take advantage of the sunset light.  When you see the cool photo of her in front of the Japanese circle gate with the sunset light streaming through behind her, you’ll understand why it’s so important to me to photograph at the right time of day! I had a hard time narrowing down what to share from her session. We walked around for a couple of hours and I could have done a whole extra hour. Denver Botanic Gardens just has so many incredibly photogenic nooks and crannies. I could photograph here for the rest of my life and never get bored. Below are some of my favorites that we got that evening.

Cute senior girl with two toned hair and black and white clothing poses in a floral garden filled outdoor hallway at Denver Botanic Gardens
High school senior girl with two toned hair and hand painted make up poses in front of a natural green garden backdrop at Denver Botanic Gardens
Senior girl wearing a black sheer cape and B&W clothing sits in front of a dark plant garden at Denver Botanic Gardens
Senior girl with two-toned hair sitting in a dark colored garden setting at Denver Botanic Gardens
High school senior girl with hand painted spider web eye make up and a spider web sheer cape poses in a garden for her senior portraits at Denver Botanic Gardens
Senior girl with a B&W outfit poses in front of a colorful waterlily garden backdrop at Sunset
Pretty high school girl with a unique style poses in a fall colored garden setting with a waterfall backdrop at Denver Botanic Gardens
Senior girl wearing B&W clothes poses in front of a cool plant arch at Denver Botanic Gardens
Beautiful senior girl wearing black and white clothes poses in a colorful garden at Denver Botanic Gardens
High school senior girl with hand painted make up and two toned hair poses with arms crossed in the romantic gardens at Denver Botanic Gardens
Creative senior portrait in front of the Japanese Circle Gate with sun shining through at Denver Botanic Gardens
B&W garden setting with aspen tree trunks and white flowers matches high school senior wearing B&W clothes at Denver Botanic Gardens
Vertical portrait of a senior girl wearing a black and white outfit with two toned hair in front of a textured door backdrop at Denver Botanic Gardens

If you are curious about booking your own senior photography session, be sure to check out the SENIORS page of my site and get in touch! I’d love to get you scheduled! 

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