Cheyenne’s Senior Portraits

When I graduated college and started working in the photography field, I did pretty much every job you can imagine, I worked in photo darkrooms developing film and making prints, I worked at cheesy portrait studios doing family and senior portraits, I assisted commercial photographers (one of the hardest jobs ever), I was a photographer at Lisa Frank doing their catalog and print work, I was the staff photographer at College Times, working on fashion spreads and occasional cover art (one of the best jobs ever), I’ve worked as a retoucher, a photo editor, and still do art directing on a freelance basis. All of these jobs have taught me so many valuable skills, and have made me the photographer I am today. I was thinking about all of this while I was preparing Cheyenne’s portraits for my blog. I am so thankful for all of these experiences, and I’m still completely obsessed with photography, even after all these years.

Now onto Cheyenne! It was so much fun preparing for this shoot,  Cheyenne is an aspiring photographer and writer, and she had a ton of ideas. I wish I had taken a behind the scenes shot so you could see the mess we created together. It was just the two of us, and we lugged wardrobe, props and camera gear down this really long trail, we even brought spiders home with us. For all that work, I think we got some pretty awesome shots.