When I had my own high school senior portraits done an unspeakable number of years ago, options were limited to going to a studio, and doing two photos. One in a cap and gown, and one in a suit and tie. That was it. Luckily the options today are not nearly so limited. When I photograph senior portraits here in Colorado, I try to really capture students’ personalities in amazing mountain scenery. The following is a selection of some of my favorite examples of senior portraits over the years, and some advice to get the most out of your session. Continue reading
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In addition to changing leaves, sweaters, and watching people get excited about pumpkin spice everything, my favorite thing about fall is senior portrait photography. Cole and his mother came to me a few months ago with some photo ideas. Cole is from Wisconsin, and really wanted to get some photos that captured the Colorado outdoor experience. He was especially interested in showing his love for Breckenridge and fly fishing. So we thought, why not go fishing in downtown Breckenridge? Continue reading »
It’s been a little while since I did one of these anatomy posts, so I wanted to start back up with a pretty abstract image. I was photographing the couple posing on the banks of the Eagle River in Beaver Creek, Colorado. I was getting some nice full body shots of the couple and their reflection in the river, but I wanted to try something a little more abstract. I found a place where the water was still enough to try to get a clear reflection, but still had enough movement to allow some motion blur of the aspen leaves swirling in an eddy.
Although my primary focus is on wedding photography, I photograph a lot of other things as well. This year took me all over to photograph things like a red carpet event for my friend, MJ Dougherty’s, new book, Life Lessons of a Total Failure, in Los Angeles. It also took me to Mexico to photograph a resort. I did a lot of family photos this year as well as photographed several events in Breckenridge like the Breckenridge Film Festival, and the Moth Radio Hour, a nationally syndicated story telling program. There were also the usual mountain bike races and white water trips to photograph as well.
Senior photos entail everything from head shots, to environmental portraiture and action photos. They need to be flattering but also reflect the individual’s interests and personality.
Michelle and Jeff asked me to photograph their wedding next summer, so they came out to the mountains this past fall with me to photograph their engagement photos in Breckenridge, Colorado. They brought their rather shy dog with that they rescued a few weeks earlier, and I think the photos of the three of them turned out really well.
While the majority of what we do here at Timothy Faust Photography revolves around weddings, those are not the only things we photograph. This summer we spent a fair amount of time each week photographing family portraits in Breckenridge, like we do every year, but this year we spent more time photographing events like the USA Pro Cycling Challenge road bike race, the Breck Epic mountain bike race, as well as some local bike events around town. Enjoy some of our non wedding images from this summer.
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