Colton is a BHS Class of 2012 senior and the younger brother of one of my great friends and beautiful past bride’s, Shannon Ellis. To see Shannon’s wedding sneak preview blog post, click on Durango Wedding Photographer. I was so honored and excited to photograph Colton’s senior portraits! Colton’s mom, Patti, is so much fun, and she came along to help get real smiles out of Colton and also to hold the reflector (little did she know I would put her to work). What a great team we all made! Colton was great to photograph; easygoing with a great smile (great serious face too). He let us convince him to wear more clothing changes than absolutely necessary, including a tie (which we had to have Matt tie for us because the rest of us didn’t know how). Thanks Matt! We finished the session in Rotary Park, where we wandered down to the river and to my absolute shock, the huge fallen tree I use in a lot of my sessions had disappeared! I don’t know if it floated away or was removed, but either way, I can’t believe it’s gone ! My post production lab, PWD Labs, liked Colton’s session so much that they previewed some of their “artistic styling” on his images for me for free! Pretty cool, I think. Hope you love these few of my faves!