Meet Jack | Fashion meets Industrial on Senior Guy Session in Denver

My senior guy clients just plain knocked it out of the park this year. And this handsome visual artist major from the Denver School of the Arts is a great example of what I'm talking about!

Senior Pictures in Denver with photographer J. Koskinen, Merritt Portrait Studio

Jack’s senior session came about as the result of a donation I made to the Denver School of the Arts big annual fundraiser and silent auction (I love meeting new clients through these auctions, AND it always feels great to give back to a school that has given so much to my son!) Working with Jack at my Cottonmill Studio location in Denver was such a blast!! You’d never know this gorgeous guy had never officially been photographed before. He was comfortable, open to direction, confident, and relaxed “on set.” As he's a fellow graphic artist, I enjoyed hearing his feedback on the photos and compositions we were creating as we went. I love a sense of collaboration when working with fellow creatives!

If you’ve been following my posts for a while, you know that one of my favorite things about this studio is the fact that it’s set on the campus of a working, industrial factory. So the grounds offer something new and different to offer on every session. This time, we got to photograph inside THE TRUCK -- the one with the opaque roof that lets all this crazy warm light in, and rolls of metal in the back. What a cool set for a one-of-a-kind set of portraits, which just seemed perfect for Jack’s style -- he looked like a high fashion male model in there to me! Moving on from there the stock yards were also full of great textures, patterns and color to complement his session.

Turns out, I learned just a few weeks ago that, sadly, this was one of my last sessions at this incredible location. The factory that owns this historic building has officially ended our lease as they need their space back. So if you see this post and love this location, I’m officially putting out a LAST CALL for booking this location. If you want a session here, let me know right away and if there’s time to fit in a session, let’s do it!

Time to discover new great locations...

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!

High School Senior Pictures at Industrial Studio in Denver

What can I tell you about photographing this amazing young woman that you won’t see for yourself in the photos from this session? Maybe just how much I ADORE this talented, kind, brilliant and beautiful human!! I could hang out with and photograph Maddie's positive energy, bubbly personality and gorgeous humanity all day long (and nearly did!)

maddie senior pictures traintracks denver

Maddie and I (and her awesome mom, and my son who is becoming such a fantastic assistant on these portrait shoots!) all had a blast photographing her senior portrait session on location in my vintage industrial studio. This unique (and REALLY fun for seniors) studio is located in a factory/industrial complex just south of downtown Denver.

One of the things that makes this studio so interesting is that it's actually a working factory during the week, so there are always new piles of photographically interesting materials to explore as backdrops. And that doesn’t even count the changing natural light pouring in through old windows and vintage glass at different times of day and year. I get so excited walking around with my clients -- the variety allows me to create photos which remain as unique as the person I’m photographing.

I’m telling you, I’m the luckiest girl in the world -- both to get to know amazing people like this AND to get to make them feel this way during their photo sessions! It's an understatement to say that I adore my high school senior clients -- I always end the session feeling like I have a new friend -- someone I wish wonderful things for in their future!

DREAM BIG, beautiful girl... I am so happy to know you and I can't wait to see where you go with your life!!

I’m SO EXCITED to be booking Class of 2016 senior portrait sessions in Denver already! If you or your soon-to-be high school senior kiddo would like to discuss pictures, please drop me a line!

Let’s set up a complimentary consultation and/or book a session to create senior pictures you and your family will treasure for the rest of your life!