Sometimes the coolest things happen. This senior session was amazing on so many levels - first of all, I met this great guy a few years ago when I did senior portraits for his brother. He's a senior and one of those guys with a plan and a personality and everything, I love it. It was such a pleasure to get to spend a couple of days hanging around with him.
Why a couple of days? Because his mom put together an AMAZING couple of locations for us to go do pictures! Let's start with the highlight (for me anyway) - horses at the Stables at Tamaya Resort. SO FUN. He is a country kind of guy who rides often - and I have been wanting to do a horse session forever, heaven.
I loved everything about this: taking pictures of this inspiring guy, with beautiful horses, in front of the mountains. Amazing.
We were told that this horse was a real performer. I agree - matching grins!
The people at the Stables were so nice! And they have more than 100 beautiful horses! (I think the Christisons need to plan a family trail ride!) Thank you so much to them for so generously sharing their time and horses with us.
But that was not all! Through some good connections, his mom also got an invitation for us to do photography at Los Poblanos Inn and Farm. What a gorgeous setting! I'd never been there before but I will definitely be looking for more opportunities.
I loved the farm area, and I didn't realize this but they have a farm shop so I can go back and browse around and enjoy the atmosphere later on.
The landscaping is gorgeous, and there are all these wonderful patios and architecture too. Perfect for senior photography - or weddings, which I'm guessing is a lot more common there.
And, you might think those two amazing locations would have been enough, but one of my favorite things about senior portraits is incorporating hobbies and interests, and it would have been a little tricky to do that on location.
So we did a few studio portraits as well, so we could include skis...
and he is a champion bowler, how cool is that?
So many amazing pictures. (You might think I'm not holding back here, but I am actually showing a lot of restraint in how many images I post.) Thanks so much to this senior and his mom - it was a huge pleasure all around! Best wishes to you as you move on!
If you are interested in senior portraits, I'd love to chat with you and discuss it. We can meet in person or talk on the phone, or you can email me. I also have more information about my senior portraits on my website.