To say I am behind on blogging my favorite senior sessions from 2016 is an understatement! Since we are already photographing the class of 2018 I figured I should probably try to catch up from the class of 2017! I had so many wonderful students and will continue to blog about them regardless of how long it's been since our portrait session to place. Ian was so fun to work with and I am happy to finally share some of my favorite photos from his senior portrait session in Denver!
I always ask my seniors a few questions before the photo shoot so I can get a better sense of who they are and help them choose a fitting location and wardrobe. When I found out that Ian's favorite bands were Led Zeppelin, Neil Young, Sublime and his favorite movies were anything Quentin Tarantino, Stephen King, Sons of Anarchy I sent him a few urban suggestions and it did not surprise me that he chose the graffiti covered RiNo District. This is one of my favorite places for senior portraits!
Today is Tommy and Krystal's wedding day! So I wanted to share their gorgeous winter engagement photo session we did in Littleton, Colorado earlier this year. I have loved getting to know these two and am very excited to photograph their wedding later today!
I ask every couple a few questions to get to know them a bit better. When I heard how these two met I was nothing but smiles. It's such a sweet story! From the happy couple - We officially met our freshman year of high school in Mrs. Blaze's English class. After dating for a brief moment, we decided to just be friends. We had at least one class together each semester after that and stayed in the same friend group. After going onto college, we remained friends and grabbed lunch or coffee every time we were both back in town visiting family. Right before our senior year of college, we expressed our feelings for each other and have been dating ever since.
It isn’t often that I get to work with a senior as relaxed from start to finish as JJ. The entire shoot was a breeze, with lots of laughs in between poses, and he was remarkably comfortable in front of the camera. His plaid button down and grey hoodie were casual choices that show off who he is on any given day. His smile is contagious, so whoever is lucky enough to receive one of his senior photos is going to light up. I’ve worked with JJ’s sister as well, and these two were made for this!
I’m partial to the graffiti backgrounds that can be found in downtown Littleton, but the purple and blue image with the bird in motion is really unique. The scene looks as though it was done with sidewalk chalk, and adds to JJ’s effortlessly cool style and the colors pop. These graffiti photos are going to be a great way to show off his fun side.
I’m lucky to get to work with so many high school seniors, and when they find confidence in their photos I feel even luckier. Senior graduation photo shoots document a time of transition, and are often the first time high school students get to see themselves as an adult. It’s awesome to get to witness those moments as a part of my job. All of my senior photo shoots are fun, but when the senior is as ready as JJ, the shoot is bound to be a great one!
A few years back, I was lucky enough to do portraits for Mikayla and her family, and she decided then and there that I was going to do her high school senior photos. When her mother saw that I was looking for Senior Reps, Mikayla was quick to sign up. Considering how easy she was to work with during her family portraits and how happy and energetic she is, I was glad to see her application come through. She was very enthusiastic about her senior rep session, and matched her wardrobe to the urban location in Littleton. She’s very stylish and was eager to put a look together that would compliment the setting. She did a great job!
The location and her style added a sophisticated and chic look, Her white pants, gold accessories, and black shoes finish off a simple yet classy look.
We strive for senior portraits to be a reflection of the student, so for Mikayla, this urban setting worked perfectly! We are happy to have her as one of our high school senior reps and can’t wait to show off more of her amazing style from her full session this summer!
Senior photo sessions can feel like a lot of pressure to some students, but Justin enjoyed his time in the limelight. We did his rep session in Littleton, and the location was perfect for him. The distressed door are some of my favorites, and Justin’s serious side was complimented perfectly by the setting. His green shirt stood out against the more simple, modern backdrops and worked well with the graffiti art background as well. The fact that his button down is the same shade as the graffiti was an awesome coincidence.
Justin loved the urban scenes, but really started smiling when the Patriot’s jersey came out. The change of wardrobe also came with a change of setting, giving the shoot a great mix of urban and nature. Justin strives to become a sports analyzer, so the jersey represents more than just his love for the game. He couldn’t stop himself from checking his March Madness scores as we were walking to different shoot locations and I enjoyed hearing his take on the Final Four.
Justin was a joy to work with, and was quick to sign up to be one of my senior reps! He has big dreams and I’m excited to see what his future holds. Game on Justin!
It's spring and the weather is changing and everything is beginning to bloom and turn green! It's that time of year again for Silver Sparrow Photography's annual spring family mini sessions! This is always such a fun event and always sells out quickly. These events are perfect Mother's Day gifts and great for updating your family portraits!
This maternity portrait session with Marci was absolutely magical from beginning to end (pun completely intended). I have seen so many awesome nurseries all over Colorado, but this one completely wowed me. Every single detail of the room was handmade and created in an amazing Harry Potter theme by Marci and Nick and it was insanely creative!
Before you even walked into the room you are greeted with a brick wall overlay with a “Platform 9 3/4” sign on it. Imagine being able to enter the wizarding world everyday at nap time! Above the crib, little Amelia’s name is written in the famous Harry Potter font, lightning on the “M” and all. Handmade flying keys made up the mobile. Every detail of the room was made in a Harry Potter lover’s dream, and most of it was all done by hand. These parents are so imaginative!
The light in the center of the room was made to look like the floating candles in the Great Hall, Of course it’s difficult to pick, but one of my favorite details were the pictures on the wall. They were all pieces of artwork with the newly illustrated covers of all of the Harry Potter books! Seriously, this room blew me away.
Photographing happy new parents is always great, but this family made it even better. They’re already working so hard for their daughter! She’s going to love growing up in this room.. Who knows, maybe she’s the Chosen One!
It was a busy year in 2016! Which is great in so many ways, but it also means I have fallen drastically behind in blogging! I will be featuring so many wonderful portrait sessions over the next few weeks so keep on eye on our "What's New" section!
Today I want to feature one of my favorite fall family sessions from last November. This family was the sweetest and their darling daughter was full of so much energy and big smiles! The warm Colorado weather was perfect for their family portraits. We went to one of my favorite locations in Morrison, Colorado and walked the trails, played in the leaves and had a fantastic time...we even paused for a few photos along the way!
This adorable couple was a pleasure to work with! From the first time they reached out to me I knew we would have a great time getting to know each other. They are having their first child and really wanted some beautiful outdoor maternity photos. We discussed a few locations around Littleton and landed on this gorgeous open space. I love the colors they chose to wear because they really popped against the winter background.
Has it been longer than a year since your last professional headshot? Have you changed jobs? Changed your hair style? It's the perfect time of to update your photo!
Calling all Class of 2018 students!!
What is a Senior Rep? Senior Reps help promote our studio and are an extension of Silver Sparrow Photography. In return you receive huge discounts on sessions, huge savings on prints and products and a second summer session for free! We provide all reps with the tools to help promote the studio. Some examples are handing out rep cards, social media posts and talking about Silver Sparrow Photography with other students and friends.
We are looking for all kinds of reps! Are you fun, energetic, outgoing, responsible, active in school, active on social media and loves photos? Then this is for you!
As a Senior Rep you will also be able to participate in our themed shoots throughout the year!
I'm not the kind of gal that gets super excited about what I call the "fluffy" details of a wedding. You know, the perfect color scheme or the adorable favors or even the trendy donut bar. These are all well and good, but I'm after the real stuff—the look on the groom's face when he sees his bride for the first time. The emotional father daughter dance. The toast that everyone cries at. Those are the moments that make me love photographing weddings. And this wedding was full of the real stuff.
Matt and Karlye are my kind of people. They are high school sweethearts who love being outside and listening to live music. Their whole energy was full of life. And their wedding was exactly representative of who they are as a couple too: laid back and so, so in love. They got married at the Meadow Creek Lodge in Pine, Colorado, the perfect mountain setting for a couple that obviously feels most comfortable outdoors. Matt wore a perma-grin as Karlye came down the aisle, as did her father. Karlye's brother officiate the wedding which added such a special touch. They made their way through teary vows, and when it started to rain, they barely noticed. Matt walked his barefoot bride down the aisle after what can only be described as a celebratory kiss.
Their reception was one of the most emotional I've been to. They had extremely heartfelt speeches and there wasn't a dry eye in the house, including me! The people around them were so unbelievably supportive and genuinely happy to see them married. See what I mean? The real stuff!
Matt and Karlye, thank you so much for trusting me to capture this incredibly special day. When you guys turned toward your friends and family to be announced as a couple, I thought to myself, "This might be the happiest couple I've ever photographed." Your faces made it look like you just made the best decision of your entire lives. And I think you probably did.
This year has been so wonderful! I have photographed a lot of weddings with amazing couples and some incredible destinations! From Colorado to Cancun, it has been an awesome year!
These are a few of my favorite moments from this 2016.
This year has been amazing! I have had so many wonderful returning clients and have met a lot of great new people that I can't wait to see again. I love seeing families grow each year. We always find fun locations where the kids can run and that's what I love about outdoor portraits in Colorado...plenty of gorgeous scenery with room to play!
Many clients bring their pets and I encourage it! They are just as much apart of the family as anyone. The first photo was my first family portrait session of 2016 and they were a lot of fun! We went to a couple locations in Littleton and at one point they started a snowball fight! It was a great way to start the year.
From the very start, I knew that family would be a huge part of Zach and Alex's big day. They talked about them and how they would incorporate family members from the beginning, especially their kids. Even the proposal was done with their families, on Thanksgiving at Zach's mom's house. And to me, that's exactly what matters on a wedding day. Not the dress, not the colors, not which flowers she chose, but the people they would be saying their vows in front of. Their enthusiasm about the people in their lives made me so excited to work with them.
On the day of their wedding, I saw even more how important this piece was to them. They spent most of the day hugging their families and chatting with them—I could feel the love all around!
One of the most hilarious moments during the cake cutting was Zach surprised Alex with quite the smash, getting cake everywhere. But a few seconds later, Alex's aunt had her back and retaliated by serving Zach some cake in the face. I'm pretty sure they were both still digging cake out of their noses the next morning.
Overall, the wedding reflected exactly what Zach and Alex represent: connectedness. They prioritized one another above themselves as individuals and the day was a true celebration of their love and family. I felt honored to be a part of it and to watch the beginning of the marriage.