A Behind the Scenes Look | Riley | Denver Senior Photos | Denver Senior Pictures | Sarah Lindsay Photography | Denver SEnior Photographer
When I walked into Riley's home for her Design & Wardrobe appointment, I could immediately tell she was an exceptional girl. Riley and her mom gave me a big hug, welcomed me, and we sat down to start her appointment - but not before she opened a little gift from me. You see, Riley is a swimmer, but not just a swimmer, she is an amazing swimmer and swimming is her life. She is in the pool multiple times per day and is a self-proclaimed "chlorine head". So when I saw a cute swimming necklace with her school colors, I just had to get it for her!
Once we went through her Design & Wardrobe appointment: designed her shoot, decided where to hang her senior photo once printed, chose her outfits, and said our goodbyes, I was so excited for Riley's shoot. I could hardly wait the couple of weeks until then! We had decided to shoot at Davidson Mesa, which boasts views of the Boulder Flatirons, sweeping fields, and more. All we needed to do was hope for good weather!
The day of her shoot, Riley got the Senior VIP Experience, complete with hair and makeup professionally done by our talented makeup artist, Jessica. We then headed off to Davidson Mesa for her Senior photo shoot.
The weather was perfect, only a few clouds in the sky, and the temperature was just right. We started off Riley's Denver Senior pictures in an adorable casual outfit, complete with ripped jeans and a cute top. And let me tell you, the second Riley got in front of my camera, she lit up and was so natural, all I basically had to do was click the shutter and she did her thing! She was a pro!
Watch the Behind the Scenes Video of Riley's DEnver Senior Photo Shoot
After her Denver Senior portrait shoot was over, I got to work culling her photographs. It was so hard to choose the best ones because they were all so good! But eventually I selected the best-of-the-best to show her family and prepared for Riley's Viewing & Ordering appointment.
As a gift to my clients this year, they get video books that play a video of their Denver Senior VIP Experience so they can remember how much fun they had during their Senior photo shoot. Well, when Riley's mom opened the book and watched her daughter's video, the tears started rolling down her cheeks. Being such an emotional time - your baby girl's last year of high school and last year at home - I totally understand when the waterworks start. I get emotional watching the videos and it's not even my daughter!
After the video was over, we watched a slideshow of Riley's photographs and chose which photo they wanted to display on the wall so her mom could see her everyday once Riley's gone to college. They also decided they couldn't live without her other images and purchased all of Riley's digital files.
Once I got back to my office, I ordered her Acrylic Print, and waited anxiously for it to be delivered (I get sooo excited to see my clients' photographs printed!).
Riley's Acrylic Print finally came and I opened it with enthusiasm - it was going to fit perfectly in their home!
We scheduled a time for me to deliver her print, and when her family unwrapped their new artwork, their eyes lit up and out came the Ooo's and Aahh's. They were so excited to hang it in their home!
That is my favorite part of being a professional Denver Senior photographer. Seeing how much my clients' adore their printed photographs - whether hanging in their home on in an album on their coffee table - it's so rewarding to give my clients an experience they won't get anywhere else.
Check out Riley's slideshow to see all of her Senior portraits:
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