Pop Portraiture | Senior Pictures with a Comedic Twist

OK so first off, Greetings! It has been a while! The beginning of a new year is always a quiet time of reflection, and assessing business goals for my portrait studio for the year, and regrouping after the craziness of summer, fall and winter sessions. It was an incredible year for my photography business, and I’m ready to get back and blog some of last year’s amazing SENIOR SESSIONS!!

And seriously, who better to start that off with than THIS AMAZING HUMAN!!

senior portrait with comedic, snl feel in Denver, photographer Jennifer Koskinen, Merritt Portrait Studio

I find it completely impossible not to smile around Cammy (actually his whole family is pretty smile-inducing). Talented, bright, and with a spirit and laugh that is positively infectious. His enthusiasm for life and for supporting those around him inspires me and makes my soul happy (seriously, this next generation is pretty awesome).

Fun, colorful pop senior photos in Denver, by photographer Jennifer Koskinen, Merritt Portrait Studio

When he described his unique vision for his senior photos, I was excited for a session that fell a bit outside my normal high school senior comfort zone. For this one, we were going to create SNL-inspired, vibrant and fun “bumper” style photos, drawing on Cammy’s comedic, fun loving personality and adding colorful, pop / poster style effects in post production. We collected and shared ideas via Pinterest, booked time in my studio co-op, and we were off!

Happy, studio senior picture photostrip in Denver, by photographer Jennifer Koskinen, Merritt Portrait Studio

As you can clearly see, this kid has personality for miles, so capturing authentic expression genuinely was a an effortless process, essentially we enjoyed a session of mostly joking around and sharing copious laughter, with some intermittent actual photographing!

Fun, colorful pop senior photos in Denver, by photographer Jennifer Koskinen, Merritt Portrait Studio

Post processing his set was incredibly satisfying. I initially learned to use photoshop back in my architecture days, applying textures to 3D models I’d built in AutoCAD. So a photoshop project in portrait work taps into an old skillset for me, and it was really fun to stretch those muscles! Color and effects were added to provide the POP of our desired visual aesthetic.

Playful senior pictures in Denver, photographer Jennifer Koskinen, Merritt Portrait Studio

Thank you, Cammy, for your talent, your spirit, your kindness… and for inviting me to be part of your senior picture experience and vision! I’ve been looking forward to this collaboration for years!

ABOUT THE PHOTOGRAPHER: I’m a fun-loving Denver high school senior portrait photographer specializing in bringing out connection, personality in the EYES by giving my clients more than just senior pictures for their yearbook. In collaboration with each client I design an immersive and empowering portrait experience, custom tailored around the personality, style and interests of each awesome senior. Let’s grab a coffee and chat about designing an amazing high school senior photo shoot for you!