Shawna’s shoot was a complete Party! Literally!! She brought along her two horses: Party and Prince. They were such beautiful animals and reallllly good sports considering the fact that we were right next to very active railroad tracks. Party even went down into the trees and took pictures with us over well over an hour. Guys. I even got one of Party SMILING!! His smile isn’t nearly as pretty as Shawna’s! Shawna, thank you to you and your amazing parents for allowing me to be a part of this special day. It was a dream!!
I loved Paige’s shoot! It was a beautiful early morning session filled with sunrise and city views. We headed over to a beautiful stream for our second location… snow run off. That’ll wake you up!! Paige and her mama are NOT morning people so the fact that they didn’t get into town until midnight the night before (they came from Kansas!!) and were up at 5am for their session was beyond impressive! Way to go girls!! I kept telling them it was worth it… hopefully they agree. :)
Esmeralda came out here all the way from Kansas for her senior pictures. Her mom, dad, and older sister even tagged along! Her parents are from El Salvador (so cool!!) and said that Cheyanne Mountain reminded them of home! Who knew!! Esmeraldas pictures turned out so stunning. The light was amazing and she was absolutely breathtaking!
Ethan’s shoot was so full. Just that. Full. We had his motorcycle, his grandfather’s gun, and his guitar. The morning was so beautiful and I’m so happy we were able to include all of his loves. He’s such a fun guy who loves to laugh and is very much a deep thinker. Plus I photographed not one but two of his sisters. LOVE this family!!
I’ve knowns Hunter’s parents for years. We have even vacationed together (take me back to the beautiful beaches of Mexico!!). But I haven’t ever spent time with Hunter until his senior session. At first he was simply putting up with us mamas. But by the end of the session he was excited for the ordering session and super excited to see and pick out all of his images. I call that a serious win!!
This shoot was beautiful from beginning to end. Christa is an amazing girl. She is very talented and so incredibly kind. I loved getting to know her and her sweet mama!! I’m so happy they loved their pictures as much as they did. People don’t come better than them.
I knew Elizabeth wanted something really special for her session. She had mentioned she wanted nature AND something fun and funky so I suggested the RiNo Art District in Denver. That place did NOT disappoint. Every direction you turn is a new look and a new fun wall. I could have shot there allllllll day long! I love it when my girls are up for something new and different. And I LOVVVVEEEE it when they trust me!
For Kelly's shoot we headed out to the Paint Mines in Calhan. It was worth the hike! I was so glad she braved the early morning with me because we had thunderstorms NON STOP for a few weeks straight. It would have been super stressful and her beautiful curls would have been toast! It was such a great morning!! Loved every moment I spent with Kelly and her darling mama.
This beautiful girl came all the way out to sunny Colorado Springs for her senior pictures from Kansas. She wanted a different look than all of her friends and I think we delivered. She was exceptionally sweet and so appreciative. I LOVED spending my morning with her. Hopefully she had as much fun as I did!!
P.S. Yay for another successful morning shoot! The week of Monica's pictures AND the following week were jam packed full of afternoon storms!
Luke and I have a long history. It started with his mom being Carter and Addi's kindergarten teacher. We absolutely LOVED having her spend so much time with our children. She was even Carter's teacher when he was diagnosed with cancer and came over on her off time to tutor him and make sure he didn't fall behind while not going to school. Fast forward a handful of years and I took his sister's senior pictures... and totally fell in love with her! Being amazing definitely runs in this family. Luke was a dream to photography and I honestly couldn't have asked for better locations! The only problem was me trying to get pictures of him serving the ball. For real, guys, I was STRUGGLING!! haha!!
Elise flew out for her senior pictures from Oregon. She wanted the Colorado feel and since I did her sister's pictures a few years ago it only seemed natural. Speaking of natural, have you ever seen such a natural beauty?!? Every picture was complete perfection!!
Plus, I've known her forever... ok not quite THAT long but for sure since she was in braces and much much shorter. It's been amazing seeing the beautiful and kind young woman she has become.
Natasha is so darn cute! She drove 12 hours to get to me from Missouri for her senior pictures. We had beautiful weather and so so so much fun! I loved watching her dance in the middle of the street and hearing about the 25 schools she has toured while trying to decide where she is headed next year... I mean, a dancing business major needs to be picky! Thank you, Natasha! I adore you!!
To say this cute boy is a crack up and goof ball is an understatement. He is a BLAST! He is, hands down, one of the happiest humans I have ever met. And he plays the guitar amazingly. (Look out ladies!) One day, hopefully lots of years from now, he will make some girl very very happy and keep her laughing for the rest of their lives!
Ryann was the lucky winner of a free mini session with her best friends from my make-up night last month. We had so much fun at her session and I feel so lucky to have met her and her two besties!
Leah's shoot was so fun! It was nice and early and the weather was absolute perfection. She chose two beautiful and very different locations which I always love. One showed her more natural, feminine side, while the other showed off her fun loving side. And both locations were so perfect for her!!
These girls are so cute and fashionable. I also loved the confidence. They seemed to totally hold their own with the older girls. I can't wait to watch them grow up over the next few years!!
These girls are such beauties. I love that they have worked so hard to be where they are and I hope they form friendships that last a lifetime. Plus, they are totally killing it in those shoes and LBDs.
This year there are three beautiful senior girls on the PCHS Varsity Cheer team. Two of them I have been taking pictures of for a few years and one is a newbie. They have sass and spunk which made taking their pictures SOOOO michu fun!!
I have been taking pictures of this adorable cheer team for... honestly, not even sure how long anymore. 6 tears, maybe??? 7...? Anyway, a LONG time! Each year we let the girls come up with the theme and every year they come up with something perfect! Then I pick a location that worked great with what they've picked. This little black dress theme is definitely one of my favorite themes though! So darn cute!!
This themed shoot was so cool! The girls each picked out a mask that went with their dress AND their personality. These masks showed off their beautiful eyes and the pop on their lips just added to the drama. I'm so glad they were up for the challenge of the Masquerade theme. I wouldn't change a single thing about it... except for how uncomfortable their shoes were. ;)