E L L E // Creative Portraits | Lakewood, Colorado Photographer

A great shoot location in the Lakewood, Colorado area is Lakewood Heritage Center which is right next door to Bel Mar Park. I love that this Denver central location is just slightly west of the downtown area, not far from my Littleton or Highlands Ranch potential clients and just down the road from people in the Golden, Arvada and Englewood areas too! This is an ideal spot if you’d like some nature backdrops incorporated into your photos, but there are also some really neat structures and vintage looking buildings that can give some rustic textures to your session as well. And, I’ve even found I can mimic a slightly quaint urban vibe against the right walls in this area as well. Depending on the time of year, you can stumble upon wild flowers, tall grass fields, evergreen or crab apple trees, a lake, bushes, natural grasslands and a variety of trees, dirt paths and paved sidewalks, large rocks, open space and historic structures, tractors and other farm inspired buildings too. There’s honestly a little of everything and some fun surprises at this somewhat hidden gem of a photography shoot spot! Here’s a peek at some recent teen’s creative portraits I captured at this fun location. Can you see some of the variety of possibilities for backdrops, in these shots of Elle, if you choose this location for your own photo session? It’s one of my favorite locations to photograph Denver locals.
E L L E ✨ The camera loved this sweet teen!

Concert Photography | Cherry Creek Arts Festival Photographer

“Take me to another place, take me to another land
Make me forget all that hurts me, let me understand your plan” -Arrested Development

Honored to have been a part of the volunteer photography committee at this year’s Cherry Creek Arts Festival’s Concert for Arts Education, featuring the Grammy Award winning, hip-hop, socially conscious, band Arrested Development. I had an awesome time capturing the band members and listening to their amazing live performance while also benefiting the students in our Denver community with future Cherry Arts art education exhibits, demonstrations, classes and interactive art! Fantastic, giant, inflatable sculptures stage backdrop art was created by artist Nicole Banowetz. Grateful for opportunities to shoot concert photography and look forward to doing more!

rich color + moody summer urban senior guy portrait session

Sneak peek preview from a recent George Washington High School, Class of 2019 senior shoot with this handsome young man.  Thanks for a fun, casual shoot Preston and for being willing to be flexible in some gritty, but good textured streets of downtown Denver.
Are you a Denver Metro area high school senior?  It's time to capture this special milestone with fun senior year portraits you'll treasure forever!  Let's do a photo shoot and highlight YOU!  You'll probably need to turn in a yearbook photo soon, so book your senior pictures session today.  Many local high schools have a yearbook photo deadline as early as late September or early October.  My current turnaround time for retouched photo sessions is approximately 1-2 weeks, so don't delay in securing your portrait session date.  I'd love to meet & photograph you.  A rural style natural park setting, an urban cityscape with a bright painted pop of color or graffitied wall, or some other unique setting, which would you prefer for a backdrop to your personalized shoot?  We can reflect YOU, your hobbies, your talents, your sports or anything that might express your personality!  I have affordable portrait sessions and if you click on my previous Senior Pics Special blog post, you can save even more if we get you scheduled in August with my summer sale!

Denver High School Seniors Photographer | Creative + Affordable Portraits | brooke austin P h o t o