I'll admit: I had no idea this special location existed before this resourceful high school senior shared her vision with me. I'm so grateful for having had the opportunity to photograph this beautiful girl ... at a CASTLE... in Denver!
It’s super fun to design a photoshoot with a senior around his or her style… the choice of location alone can really set the tone for the mood of the senior session and the final pictures. The majority of my clients (understandably) assume they don’t know what they want from their senior pictures, but during our consultation we discover together that they have more of a clear idea than they thought they had.
Stephanie, by contrast, had one of the most clear visions for her senior portrait session of anyone I’ve worked with -- all I had to do was show up!
Her vision was abundantly clear from the first moments of her initial consult. She imagined being photographed in a castle setting in a green dress… and so the pieces fell into place easily.
I didn’t even know there WAS a castle on the front range in Colorado -- but here we are! Special arrangements were made to photograph her senior session at the historic and impressive Cherokee Castle, typically a unique Colorado wedding venue on the front range, south of Denver.
Timeless, lovely, classic, and full of opportunity to create portraits that are not your everyday high school senior pictures! Her look and personal style were absolutely perfect in this setting -- we had a wonderful time exploring the compositional potential at this unique site. Old stone, great textures, beautiful light in some of the interior spaces… and spectacular vistas everywhere.
Thankfully we were just in time with our session, before intense summer storms rolled in late that afternoon.
What a great experience this was for all of us!