Raquel is a Durango High School Class of 2012 Senior and one of our models – and a favorite repeat client of mine as well. I got to photograph Raquel’s family for her 16th birthday present and now she’s a senior! We have so much fun shooting together and I guess we’ve done it enough now that we were completely on the same page during this last session. Every time I went to suggest something, Raquel would have just been about to suggest the same thing and vice versa! So we just fed off each other with new ideas – like “yea – I was just thinking that – let’s do it!” We started with Dudley, Raquel’s adorable new puppy, whom I’ve fallen in love with. He wasn’t nearly as excited about the session as I was, but that’s ok. Then we headed over to Santa Rita park to use the rose garden and to photograph Raquel with her car, a BMW convertible, that she also got for her 16th birthday from her grandpa. LOVE this car – we, myself and my assistant, Katie – rode around in the back sitting on top of the seats with the top down, having more fun that we probably should have been having. Then we took Raquel’s car down to the river trail and parked it just off the trail. We used the train tracks there too, then headed back to the studio. We used our new pink backdrop and vintage yellow wingback chair for one of my favorites from the session. As you can tell, we got a lot of great images, so here’s just a few of my many, many faves. Hope you love them!

To see Raquel’s family session blog post from her birthday, click on Durango Family Photographer. To see Raquel’s senior model session blog post, click on Durango Senior Model Photographer. To see Raquel’s paint splatter session blog post, click on Durango Paint Splatter Photographer.