Ember’s High School Senior Photos in Garden of the Gods

Wanted to feature a senior session so people can see that there is so much more to them than just studio headshots for the yearbook. Senior sessions capture such a special time, and they are always so fun! Hope you’re inspired as you scroll through Ember’s high school senior photos in Garden of the Gods.

Senior Photoshoot in Garden of the Gods

For this photoshoot, Ember and her mom and I hiked up Ute Trail. Aren’t these the most fantastic views? Ember had wanted to incorporate Garden of the Gods because that’s also where I took her sister’s senior photos just a few years ago. You really can’t beat this scenery (for more great photo op locations in Garden of the Gods, see my previous post) and I love the idea of linking sibling sessions by using the same locale.

Despite the similar backdrop, we also made sure to make Ember’s high school senior photos special and unique to her. As a Colorado Springs senior photographer, one of the things I love to focus on with these sessions is highlighting your personalities and interests. The teen years are a time of self-discovery, and graduation marks a whole new season of life.

I love the whimsical, natural style of these senior pictures. In addition to a cute casual outfit, Ember also brought along an adorable sundress so we could get some variety and work with different looks.

Wondering what to wear? I always encourage seniors to pick outfits that are comfortable (wear what you love!) and that display your personality or hobbies. You’re not locked into one outfit either. I say wear one outfit and then bring one or two additional changes of clothing. After all, you’re a complex, multifaceted person–and each outfit expresses just a small part of who you are.

Senior Photos in Colorado Springs

Looking for a Colorado Springs senior photographer? I can’t wait to celebrate this special time with you! Spring and fall are some of the most popular times for senior photos and my schedule is booking up fast, so please get in touch as soon as possible and let’s get started!

Ember's high school senior photos in Garden of the Gods

Colorado Springs senior photos

High school senior girl in white sundress kneeling among yellow flowers in Garden of the Gods, Colorado Springs

Teen girl in sundress sitting on bridge with hills in backdrop and gazing into the distance

Teenage girl looking over her shoulder and smiling, senior photos Colorado Springs

High school senior girl standing on bridge in meadow

Teen girl in white sundress posing for high school senior photos in Garden of the Gods


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