Finally! It's your senior year in high school. Or maybe it’s your son’s or daughter’s final year in high school before they head off to college. Everyone has the obligatory and boring cap and gown portrait for their high school yearbook, but it doesn't represent a senior’s individual sense of style and their personality. That's exactly what I will capture... YOU. And all while having tons of fun with it.
This was sadly was my last high school senior photography session for the class of 2015, but we had the chance to go out one more time this year to Nelson's Landing after a massive rain storm the day before would have made the dry lake bed a mud bath... or so we thought! Either way we stuck to the plan and shot around the ghost town until the sun set behind the canyon walls.
Hands down I think the dry lake bed is my favorite location for the Vegas area, but this was my first shoot there for senior pictures. Avea definitely rocked her shoot... especially when I found out about being in cheer in the past when I asked her to jump for one of the shots. I didn't expect this petite girl to launch off the lake bed like she had springs in her bare feet.
It's Senior picture time! I love working with seniors... they'll climb on whatever rock you want and can be way more adventurous for photos. Krista has lived in Las Vegas her whole life and wanted something that showed the part of Las Vegas that she loved: the desert rocks by Red Rock Canyon, the desert landscape, and a place where she would go hiking with her family on the weekends as she grew up. Just on the other side of the entrance to Red Rock Canyon is the tucked away treasure of Calico Basin.
Taylor is another lucky winner from the Senior Portrait giveaway and also an aspiring photographer. I had a great time wandering around the Desert Wetlands Park on the east side of Las Vegas shooting Taylor's pictures with her and her family while working around the unexpected slip and mud slide the park had become. No crazy desert rainstorm the day before or deep mud could ruin this Senior portrait shoot. We talked film photography (yes! awesome film!), photo assignments, and her plans after she graduates. I can tell she's just as crazy about photography as I am and wish her the best of luck in college! Here are some of my favorites from the day: