Mickayla is a Class of 2012 senior at Piedra Vista High School. She decided she wanted something different than everyone else’s for her senior portraits. So, she came to Durango and chose us to photograph her portraits! She’s an outdoorsy one, a self declared “earth muffin”, so we photographed everything outside. We headed north for some long grass, pretty fall colors, mountains, etc. We ran into a few scary grasshoppers, but otherwise, had a great time! Mickayla brought a tie dye shirt she had made and it looked great with the fall colors! We came back into town to photograph a few “trashing the formal” shots, with Mickayla splashing around in the river and the mud. The water was freezing, but she said that after she went numb, it was totally fine. Her best friend Sarah came with her for her session and she made a great assistant! She yelled at Mickayla to “smile pretty” whenever she wasn’t, which made me laugh the whole time. I photographed Sarah for her senior portraits just this morning, so stay tuned for her blog post in about a week.