Probably about 80% of my clients are female seniors and I really love photographing them. Girls tend to be a bit more excited about the session and more into all the details and planning which just really fuels my ideas and excitement. But there is something really fun and fulfilling about capturing senior guys.
Most of my senior guys are a little less enthusiastic and they usually come in with some hesitation. And I totally get it. But while this might be bragging, I have to share that my senior guys leave with a smile because actually had fun at their session (some have even wanted to do a longer shoot because it wasn't nearly as lame as they thought it might be!)
And yes, I am totally lumping all these guys together and in all honesty, everyone is different. But if you senior guy is a little less than enthusiastic about capture senior portraits and doing this whole thing, just know that I totally get it and that I can absolutely help with that.
One of my best tools in helping this senior portrait thing be less lame is that I make sure the senior has as big a say as possible in the location and the outfits. Sure, moms and sisters and friends all help but when the senior is able to really contribute and feels like they can really be themselves, it really helps. So I always try to give voice to what color the senior guys likes to wear, what locations he likes to go to with friends or he thinks would be cool to use for his session, and then incorporating what he loves like his sports or hobbies or even his truck or dog, can really take a lame photoshoot and make it full of his personality.
So I know this has been a lot of me writing and I promise I will get to the images here but I just have to do a quick shout out to Dan-the-man here who is so near and dear to my heart. I got to teach him as a sophomore in high school and being able to see him again as a senior was so good. He growing into a great man and I am so excited for his future - he is going to do amazing things! So without further ado - I will get to the pics!
To begin the session, we started out at Daniel's high school football field. A classic jeans and white t-shirt was a great look and it was easy to add Daniel's letterman jacket to change it up. I will say that a football field with the stands is a great location for an athletic session.
And can we just chat really quickly about how fun it was to have Daniel, his mom, and two older sisters at the shoot all together? Dad even joined us later and it really was a whole family affair. I laughed a ton, got just a little misty eyed, and had a seriously good time with the whole crew!
Next we headed up towards Horsetooth Reservoir to a favorite place that Daniel likes to fish. We were able to capture some images of him with his truck before we branched out into the worst mosquitos EVER to capture some near the water. It was worth it!
A quick clothing and change before the mosquitos...
We were pretty quick to get out of that mosquito haven and head up to the overlook at Horsetooth Reservoir. The wind started to really kick up but I loved what we were able to capture at such an iconic and Colorado-y location.
I feel so blessed to have been able to create these images with this family. I always seem to be able to work with the best ones! If you are interested in hearing more about my Ultimate Senior Portrait Experience, be sure click this link to read more. If you have questions or are ready to book your session, you can contact me here and we can connect.
I can't wait to capture your senior in a way that showcases exactly who they are!