I did a Senior Session in the rain tonight! It wasn’t a torrential downpour but still… quite damp. The trick is finding overhangs to keep dry under … or sometimes a puddle makes a good backdrop!
I had a great time photographing the Paris Family at Hudson Gardens last weekend! Their portrait session is a good example of how I do a large family group along with “breakdowns’ of each individual family. You can see we did quite a few variations during this one hour session (and I didn’t post all of them). I usually arrange the group in a couple of different locations and then work with each family to find a unique look for them, as well. In a park like Hudson Gardens we are spoiled for choices and this is often a collaborative process where we walk along and I say” I like this spot” or one of the kids says,” can you take my picture on this rock?”. The answer is always, “Yes”!
High School Senior “Mini Sessions” have been very popular at our studio this year! At first glance a MINI session can seem a bit limiting – 30 minutes, one outfit and the Senior must be photographed in Olde Town Arvada – but Olde Town has so many backgrounds, we can create a variety of looks in just a short time. Here are a few samples from Emily’s recent mini senior session. Each location I used for her is unique and all are within a 3 block radius which makes a mini session totally doable within a half hour – without rushing. The main focus of High School Senior Mini Sessions is to create a photograph for the yearbook. Each High School has it’s own requirements but are normally looking for a vertical, head and shoulders portrait sized according to their specifications and delivered electronically by their deadline. This service is included in every senior session we offer (including mini sessions) we’ll even retouch if needed at no extra charge – gotta look good in the yearbook, right! All the senior has to do is choose their favorite for the yearbook portrait – we do the rest. And of course, our full line up of services, packages and products are available to order, either online or in person. I’d love to talk with you more to see if a Mini Session is a good fit for you!
The History Park in Golden is a popular location with portrait photographers ~ it’s certainly one of my favorites! The rustic charm here creates a great vibe, especially for families with young children! There are many things to keep kiddos engaged in at this park including a chicken coop, garden and historic buildings. Here are a few favorites from a recent family portrait session. We wandered down to Clear Creek towards the end of the session, Paul and I photographed Mom and Dad’s wedding by a river years ago so it only seemed right!