The Best Locations For High School Senior Pictures
A LOCATION CAN MAKE OR BREAK AN IMAGE!
Are LOCATIONS a big deal?
Aside from choosing your outfits, choosing your location is a huge part of what will determine the overall look and feel of your images. It's best to plan for the best time of day for the best light, where we will start shooting and possible travel time between locations. These are a few things to keep in mind when picking a location. It can be as much about the LIGHT than location.
Sometimes it's hard to understand: if you have the most BEAUTIFUL LOCATION, but it's high noon, it's actually NOT ideal. It would be better to be in a tiny grassy field on the side of the highway with BEAUTIFUL BACK-LIGHT. The light is what makes the biggest difference between a mediocre image compared to a STUNNING IMAGE! Trust me on this one!!
Think of an overall "FEEL" or "VIBE" you would like for your photoshoot, and let this help guide your location choices!
The location of your photoshoot matters, but sometimes it may not matter quite as much as you think.
Most of the images in your gallery will be close-up images, meaning you can't always see the entire background. What you CAN see are the colors, light and overall "feel" of the location. For example, if you want a GRAFFITI background we don't necessarily need an entire block, we could possibly just need a wall or two. If you want a "MOUNTAINY" VIBE, we don't need to go up in the mountains, we can pick a field close by with mountains back behind you. We can do some in GRASSY FIELDS, TREES, DOWNTOWN DENVER, ARCADES, in CREEKS... you get the IDEA! The point is: don't get caught-up and stressed over a specific location. Choose a "VIBE" that you want, and I can help you pick spots that will make that happen!
I have one request:
TRUST THE PROCESS!
Some of my most AMAZING IMAGES have been created in the most unlikely locations! I'm not kidding!!Ive asked seniors to crawl into random areas and sit in super uncomfortable positions to get the right angle for the most INCREDIBLE SHOT! They all got some of the BEST IMAGES that I've ever created because they TRUST ME . I may have ideas or location suggestions that sound crazy, but it's because I have decades of experience finding the lighting and composition that will create SENSATIONAL IMAGES. So, my biggest request is that you trust me and trust the process... even if it sounds crazy! You will be glad you did!!
Boulder is definitely a popular location for senior pictures. It offers a BEAUTIFUL natural setting with STUNNING VIEWS of the FLATIRONS, which are iconic rock formations that are synonymous with Boulder. The park provides a variety of picturesque backdrops, including meadows with tall grass and seasonal flowers making it an ideal
spot for capturing MEMORABLE
SENIOR PORTRAITS. The
combination of the natural
beauty of Chautauqua Park and
the iconic Flatirons in the background
creates a unique and VISUALLY APPEALING setting for PHOTOGRAPHY.
Another FANTASTIC LOCATION for senior pictures! ELDORADO CANYON, located just outside of Boulder, offers a STUNNING natural landscape with MAJESTIC MOUNTAINS, abundant trees, and GRASSY FIELDS. It provides a PICTURESQUE BACKDROP that would be perfect for capturing
memorable senior photos in
a scenic outdoor setting.
A FANTASTIC location for a high school senior photo session. It offers a VIBRANT and ECLECTIC atmosphere with a variety of unique backdrops, including back alleys, QUIRKY spots, and PICTURESQUE CREEKS. Explore the alleys: Downtown Boulder has CHARMING back alleys with interesting TEXTURES and COLORFUL murals that can add a touch of urban flair to your photos. These alleys often provide a more intimate and secluded setting away from the main streets.
Boulder Creek runs through the heart of downtown Boulder, offering a BEAUTIFUL natural element to
include in your photos. The creek can provide a SERENE and PEACEFUL setting, and you can get CREATIVE with different angles and perspectives
DOWNTOWN BOULDER'S eclectic atmosphere provides a WONDERFUL OPPORTUNITY to SHOWCASE YOUR PERSONALITY and create photos that truly reflect your INDIVIDUALITY! Utilize urban elements of Downtown Boulder which has a mix of urban elements and NATURAL BEAUTY.
is an excellent location for a photoshoot, offering a dynamic blend of URBAN CHARM, architectural beauty, and various city elements. UNION STATION is a must-visit location in downtown Denver. Its iconic architecture, HISTORIC CHARM, and VIBRANT atmosphere make it a popular spot for photography. Utilize the grand exterior of Union Station as a backdrop, or explore its beautifully designed interior for UNIQUE photo opportunities.
Downtown is filled with unique spots tucked away throughout the city streets, offering ENDLESS POSSIBILITIES for capturing DISTINCTIVE and MEMORABLE senior photos.
Denver is filled with DISTINCTIVE URBAN FEATURES that can add a touch of CREATIVITY to your senior photos. We can look for interesting elements like staircases, doorways, BOOKSTORES, vintage or ornate architecture. These details can help to create VISUALLY CAPTIVATING compositions and add a sense of personality to your images.