Plateau Valley High School

Plateau Valley Class of 2017 | Caitlynn Grace

Caity Grace, Plateau Valley Class of 2017, is the first Senior to make the blog this season!  Caity is a Cowboy!  I don't mean a boot wearing, country singing, cow wrangling kinda cowboy - she is a Plateau Valley Cowboy (KAC!)!  She is an amazing young woman, so sweet and down to earth who has future plans to play college basketball after she turns her tassel in the spring.  Caity came over the hill to hang out with me in Silt for her Senior Photo Session which was nothing short of AMAZING!  See for yourself...

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Madison | Class of 2015 | Western Colorado Senior Photographer

Folks, meet Madison!  She is a Senior from Dayton, Texas who has got some serious Style!  I mean serious!  I had the pleasure of taking Madison's Senior Portraits a few weeks ago while her family was visiting Colorado over Christmas break, an annual tradition.  Madison is part of a competitive Cheer Team in her home town and I've checked out some of her Cheer pictures, they are amazing!

We took Madison's pictures on what seemed like the coldest day of the year!  It was snowing off and on and just down right bitter.  We took breaks often to warm up and at one point I even had to take off my boots to let my toes thaw!  When we finished up her session at Powderhorn Resort it was a whopping 4 degrees out!  Brrrrrr!  It was so much fun, we had a blast and the images are stunning!  Take a look and leave her some love in the comments!

MUA (makeup artist):  Kiss & Makeup by Marielle Michelle Fazzi


Congratulations Madison!



Austin | Grand Junction Senior Photographer | Fruita Monument High School

Meet Austin, a Senior at Fruita Monument High School and a 2015 Graduate.  I had a blast taking Austin's senior portraits as he is a charming, bright and definitely handsome young man!  Curious to know why Austin chose to use a pistol as a prop for some of his images?  Well here's the story...  Austin has been competitively shooting handguns for about 5 years.  The action shooting sport he competes in is called IDPA (International Defensive Pistol Association).  Austin found his passion with handguns and has climbed his way up to the master classification and recently took third place at the national championships competing against ALL ADULTS!  He has also recently picked up a sponsorship from Wilson Combat, the best custom 1911 pistol model manufacturer on the planet.  Austin is planning to attend college locally at CMU but if he happens to land a scholarship for shooting at Texas A&M, then he would love to venture south for his degree.

To learn more about the IDPA or Wilson Combat, please visit these links.

Congratulations Austin!


Kale | Grand Junction Colorado Senior Photographer

It's time for round 2 of Kale's Senior Portraits!  Kale is one of my 2015 Senior Model Reps so she was awarded two rounds of senior sessions.  You can see her previous mini session here: Kale | Palisade High Class of 2015

In case you haven't figured it out yet, Kale is a Senior at Palisade High School and she will be graduating this coming spring!  Kale is on the Varsity Cheerleading Squad at Palisade and it seems to be a big part of her life.  She has a great sense of humor and kept me laughing throughout both of her sessions especially when she ventured out into the field of lavender surrounded by thousands of bees!  Kale's favorite color is PINK and when I asked her what her dream job would be, she said either a Special Education Teacher or a Food Tester (because she likes to eat.  A LOT.)  Hmmmm.....

Congratulations Kale!  I wish you the best of luck in this journey called LIFE!




Sierra | Class of 2015 | Fruita Colorado Senior Photographer

  Sierra is a recent graduate of Fruita Monument High School with a plethora of many talents!  She was a member of the POMS team at FMHS, she loves tennis, fashion design, photography and singing!  I had the pleasure of photographing Sierra at two different sessions as she was one of my Senior model reps and we had so much fun together!  I'm so excited to watch her go out into the world and achieve greatness!

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Mychaela | Senior Portraits | Plateau Valley High School

You want to know why I love high school seniors so much?!  Because of their diverse personalities!  Each one of these beautiful human beings is so unique and I really enjoy every minute that I get to share with them capturing their individuality.  I was so excited when Mychaela reached out and asked me to take her senior portraits.  She had so many neat ideas to bring to the table and I just couldn't wait to get started!  We played with guns, trucks, lipstick, fire trucks and even took a swim in the creek!

 See for yourself.......




Congratulations Mychaela!