Category Archives: High School Senior Photography

facing forward | class of 2013 | Santa Fe, NM High School Senior Photographer

Connections…  It’s funny how one thing leads to another, isn’t it?  I got this senior session as a result of the this little sweetie’s session.  You can probably tell by looking through my blog that senior sessions are not a main focus of mine, but this particular senior session ended up being a favorite.  Not JUST because of the Harley, of course…..  ;)

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One reason I love photographing children and babies is that they are so natural in front of the camera.  It’s rare for them to ask “Where do I look?  Where do I put my hands?  Is my hair okay?” ;)  I’m not saying there is anything wrong with feeling a little camera shy!  I just gravitate toward the free-ness of the littles in this regard.

However, sometimes you get an adult who is super natural in front of the camera.

This was one of those times.

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Derrick’s mom called me right before I left the house to meet up with them, asking if it would be “possible” if he could bring his brand new early graduation present to his session—aka a Harley!  Um, YES please!!  :)

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Thanks so much for a great session, and best wishes to you as you move forward in your life!

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March 7, 2014 · 10:20 pm

August Rain, Class of 2012 | Santa Fe, NM High School Senior Photographer

Several weeks ago, I had a high school senior session schedule that had to be postponed a week—and what a good thing!  Just days before the actual session, all of the lovely trees and flowers in downtown Santa Fe came into bloom, creating a beautiful backdrop for a beautiful young lady’s senior portraits. :)  We did a lot of walking, a little climbing, some sweating (on my part anyway, as usual–why do I always get so hot on portrait sessions?) and ended up with some great portraits which I hope will bring back wonderful memories for years to come!  Thanks, August and Kelly, for asking me to help you capture this special time!  It was my pleasure! :)

 

high school girl senior portraits santa fe new mexico nm

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Jonathan, Senior 2012 | Santa Fe, NM High School Senior Photographer

I spent a really nice hour or so last week in the Santa Fe Riverbed, in downtown Santa Fe; and why else would I be there but for a high school senior session!?!?  :)  Meet Jonathan, class of 2012!

guy high school senior portrait, seated in santa fe riverbed, downtown santa fe, nm

high school senior guy portraits in santa fe riverbed, downtown santa fe, nm

There we were, minding our own business, doing our own thing, when something caught my eye in the background as I was looking through my viewfinder.  Tan color, long fluffy tail, pointy nose….  WHAT?!?!  Yes, it was definitely a coyote, wandering right through downtown Santa Fe!

coyote standing by santa fe riverbed, downtown santa fe, nm

(Here is where I admit that 1.) I moved to Santa Fe almost exactly a year ago, and while I was obviously aware that they inhabit the area, I never expected to see one *DOWNTOWN* of all places;  2.) I have seen coyotes before, in zoos, and they look much smaller behind cages and while they are of course doing the “zoo thing” a.k.a. napping in the corner where they are barely visible; and 3.) I was at first concerned that it might have rabies—why else would it be wandering around downtown with plenty of people out and about?  But–it definitely looked scared, and “they” say animals with rabies lose their natural fear of humans, so I just took a quick picture and watched him run away down the riverbed…  Yes,* our* riverbed….  )  Oh, and for the record, Jonathan definitely didn’t look bothered in the slightest.  In fact, I think he thought it was “cool.”  Such a guy.

high school senior guy portraits in graduation gown

 

high school senior guy portrait in graduation gown in santa fe riverbed new mexico

high school senior guy portraits with gown over shoulder, santa fe, nm

Jonathan, thanks again for the chance to work with you on your senior portraits!

 

 

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Brittany | Class of 2012 | Santa Fe, NM High School Senior Photographer

high school senior girl black and white leaning face on hand

I enjoyed what was possibly one of my easiest and most enjoyable sessions ever a few weeks ago, up in Hyde Park in the Sangre de Cristo Mountains here in Santa Fe.  Brittany and I were on a mission….  senior portraits that would capture who she is and not make her mom cry.  (Okay, never mind that last part.) ;)  Brittany is a gorgeous girl who basically let me do whatever I wanted for the session; what’s not to love?!   Despite the *extremely* cold temperatures, she managed to look beautiful, natural and comfortable; and my personal favorite part of these portraits we made is that her sweet and lovely personality shines through.  So at this point, I’ll just let the images speak for themselves!

high school senior girl portraits fall hyde park santa fe

high school senior girl portraits leaning on log aspens in background fall hyde park santa fe nm

high school senior girl portraits sitting against rock wall

high school senior girl portraits cap and gown class of 2012

high school girl senior portraits cap and gown hyde park santa fe nm leaning on fence

high school senior girl portraits lying in stand of aspens chin in hand

high school senior girl portraits lying on ground chin on arms

high school senior girl portraits black and white lying on back in grass

Love, Lisa

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