Wow, I can't believe all of you are graduating already! It seems like just yesterday, we were standing in a sunlit field photographing your senior portraits...
Thank you for making last season so full of beautiful, handsome, smart, and talented young women and men. I can't wait to see what amazing things you'll do!
To celebrate here is a slideshow of all the amazing Seniors I had the honor of photographing this year:
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The Senior VIP Experience was created to boost confidence in young women at a time in their lives when it is most vital by giving them an empowering senior photo shoot.
Through your senior portraits, you'll have an incredibly positive experience that counters the negative messages you are bombarded with daily to help you conquer anxiety and self-doubt.
Our clients love fine-art pieces to display in their home, so we shoot with the final artwork in mind. Whether it's a large wall art piece or an heirloom album, we'll design a custom keepsake just for you.
This time in your life is overwhelming and your time is precious, we understand that. To make this process as relaxing as possible, we guide you through every step, from your initial consultation, to what to wear, to choosing your photographs and your final artwork pickup. Our professional Denver Senior Photography Studio is here for you!
Your Denver Senior Pictures experience:
The Denver Senior VIP Experience includes:
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We are a nationally recognized Luxury Denver portrait photography studio and Sarah's work has been featured on the cover of and inside spreads of Shutter Scene Magazine. Sarah's work has also been featured on major photography websites such as ShootDotEdit and Miller's Professional Imaging and has been nominated for the City of Northglenn People's Choice - Business of the Year.
Our clients value custom, museum-quality artwork hung on their walls, heirloom albums that will last lifetimes, and a one of a kind, high-end experience unlike any other. Your time is precious. We understand that and we want to make your experience as relaxing as possible. We will guide you through the entire process, from your initial consultation to your final artwork pickup, we'll be by your side every step of the way.
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Olivia | Alopecia Totalis Empowerment Photo Shoot | Denver Senior Photographer | Denver Professional Photographer | Denver Senior Photos
Spending 10 minutes with Olivia, you’ll instantly realize she is an outgoing girl with a contagious smile. Everyone wants to be around her. She is a Senior at Broomfield High School, plays softball, and is loved by her amazing group of friends - a normal girl who does normal things. What makes Olivia “different” is that she has no hair. At all. But if you ask me, this is what makes her most beautiful.
Experiencing periods of patchy hair loss, Olivia was diagnosed with Alopecia areata at age 13. That changed at age 17 when she eventually lost it all. Alopecia totalis is a rare disease that attacks the hair follicles causing the hair to fall out.
"My world had been turned upside down by a disease of which I had no control.” Olivia writes, "I no longer looked the way everyone else did, and I felt as if I was not worthy of anyone's attention. As a result, I felt that everything was crumbling down into millions of trivial pieces . . . as if my whole lifetime was determined by this disease. This disease was defining me, it was taking away my happiness.”
I first heard of Olivia's story through her posts on Instagram and instantly knew that I wanted to do something empowering for her. Putting myself in her shoes, it was hard to imagine what she was going through. It would be hard to feel feminine, to feel beautiful, to feel confident...
"I wore hats everyday to school. I was trying so hard to keep it from everyone because I was ashamed. I was ashamed that I no longer looked a certain way . . ." says Olivia,
"This began to negatively impact several parts of my life. I didn’t want to go anywhere with my friends. This disease disrupted my softball season; I was no longer confident and that showed on the field. It affected the way I interacted with my peers in the hallway; I walked to my next class as quickly as I could so no one saw me. My lack of hair controlled how I related to others because I thought they only saw my hats. I allowed this disease to dictate my confidence, my mood and ultimately it changed my personality."
But as I continued to follow her journey through Instagram, I saw a strong young woman who would not to give in. She dug her heals in, refused to controlled by her disease, and ultimately she blossomed... "At the beginning of October 2017, I cut off the remaining meager strands of my hair." Olivia states, "For the first time in a long time, I felt beautiful. What I had been trying to hide for so long could no longer contain me. Hats no longer contributed to my collection of fashion accessories. It didn’t take long to realize how happy I’d become. I felt as if I was no longer carrying 1,000 weights everywhere. The mountain of stress I had been carrying with me since the beginning of the school year was gone. Not one person said anything negative about me wearing a hat or not wearing a hat. Everyone was so proud of me and, most importantly, I was proud of me... I realized cutting off those final strands had liberated me..."
After seeing her break free and blossom, I reached out to her to see if she wanted to do a shoot highlighting her beautiful bald head. Her response was a resounding and enthusiastic "YES!".
For her photo shoot, Olivia and I wanted to show off her natural beauty and confidence with a shoot that wouldn't hide her baldness, but instead show it off! We wanted to show the world that bald is beautiful and your hair does not define who you are - YOU define who you are.
For Olivia, I wanted this shoot to be empowering. I wanted her to feel drop-dead gorgeous. But ultimately, both of us wanted to show others with Alopecia that they are beautiful too. They shouldn't be ashamed and hide their hair loss, no, they should embrace it and love themselves!
To those who have Alopecia or to anyone who looks "different". We want you to know that you are perfect.
You are stunning.
You are strong.
You are amazing.
You can do anything.
You are loved just the way you are.
I'm Sarah, owner and professional photographer of Sarah Lindsay Photography!
We specialize in museum quality custom artwork, like fine-art wall portraits and heirloom albums. We do it all for you, so all you need to do is sit back and relax!
We believe our work allows my clients to feel insanely confident and beautiful, not just in front of my camera, but going forward in life by creating an incredibly positive and self-affirming experience.
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Our Worst Habit | Denver Senior Photographer | Denver Senior Photos | Denver Senior Portraits | Denver Senior Pictures | Sarah Lindsay Photography
This has been something that's been on my mind for a few months now. Why is it that we, as women, criticize other women the most? And we're nasty about it too! When a beautiful woman who is dressed nicely walks into the room, why do we immediately see her as competition, judge her, and make nasty remarks behind her back just to make ourselves feel better? Like, what are we competing for? All of the men? All of the attention? There is an abundance of all of that. So why do we act this way?
Recently, there has been a big feminist movement towards equality and it has been so nice to see women of all ages, races, sizes, etc. come together as ONE to help each other and lift each other up. And yet, in everyday situations, I see and hear women all the time talk behind their friends' backs, make snarky comments about another woman, and generally be a "B" to one another. But why????
In all honesty, I used to be one of those women and it's a hard habit to break since it's been ingrained in us for so long. But that's just it, it's a HABIT. It's something we can and should break! So I made a conscious mindset shift to think about other women differently.
I decided that if I was a real feminist, I should be lifting every woman up no matter what. So I started with my mindset. When I see a woman - pretty, not-so-pretty, tall, short, black, white, young, old - I make a conscious effort to take that knee-jerk reaction judgement and flip it around so it's a compliment. I silently compliment her in my head to make my judgement a positive one. For example, a while ago I was out with my friends and I saw a woman wearing a tight white dress with an open back. My knee-jerk reaction was to judge her and think (please read this is a snotty voice with your nose turned up) "She's thinks she's all that, she thinks she's better than everyone, look at how short that dress is!" but I stopped myself and thought, I would hate it if someone actually thought that of me! I would go crawl in a hole and never come out. So I changed my judgement and thought "That dress looks amazing on her! Look how beautiful that open back dress is! It fits her like a glove!" and it was true, she did look amazing in that dress.
Why do we, as women, immediately go to the negative judgement instead of the positive? Why do we want to tear other women down?
So if you're a real feminist or if you just want the world to be a friendlier place, do this with me. Every time you see a woman, compliment her in your head. Does she have great hair? Great shoes? A nice smile? It will take a while, but I guarantee you will kick the habit and will be a happier person. I'd really love it if you shared your compliments with me so we can do this together!
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