I was an Art & Art History major in college, so it was personally exciting for me to get to work with this absolutely lovely Visual Arts major from Denver School of the Arts.
And I have to say -- as much as I am in love with her session photos, it was the gift of getting to know Andie even a little bit -- her brave spirit, her creativity, her pursuits of social activism and her loving soul -- that I truly appreciated. Honestly this is the part of the whole portrait experience that I share with my clients that most makes me in love with what I do.
For Andie’s high school senior pictures, we took advantage of a quiet Saturday afternoon wandering the colorful Santa Fe Arts District. This was my first time photographing this particular vibrant neighborhood, and using gallery fronts, street art, trees and great light as a backdrop is -- not at all surprisingly -- quite fun! Of course, it helps that this striking young woman is utterly adorable in front of the camera. Composing her stunning features (including the deepest and most soulful brown eyes) against the backdrop of street vignettes and urban art was immeasurably satisfying.
To hear from her mom at our reveal session that I really "captured Andie" ... that is one of the most heartwarming and special compliments I can aspire to receiving. We sat for hours in her reveal session, looking at photos and connecting about life, art and the shared human experience. Did I mention how much I adore Andie and her mom?
I know I’ve said it before, but I need to again reiterate how much the experience of an in-person proofing session -- with real prints -- kicks butt over trying to ask clients to proof their photos on a screen! We had such a blast sorting colors, comparing expressions, and admiring the abundance of her personality and beauty that shone through in her photos.
So much love!
I’m a Denver based 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 -- I create an immersive and empowering experience, custom tailored around the personality and interests of each individual client. I would love to chat with you about designing an high school senior photo shoot for you!