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Sarah – Rock Bridge High School – Columbia Missouri Senior Portrait Photographer

When Sarah contacted me about taking her senior portraits, I was SO SO excited! I took her sister’s senior photos last year. Madilyn’s senior photos were so fun, so I knew it would be just as fun taking Sarah’s photos. Fun runs in this family!

Sarah, her mom Leigh, and I all met for coffee and we talked about what Sarah wanted for her photos. She wanted the best of both worlds: some urban photos and some a little more in nature. So we started our session on the Mizzou campus and my favorite wall of ivy and then made our way downtown.

I loved this shot we took with a prism. I told Sarah, she looks like a badass babe from a future post-apocalyptic society!

It’s pretty obvious that Sarah loves fashion and design from her awesome outfit choices. While she hasn’t chosen her university quite yet (she still has plenty of time!), Sarah wants to study education and design, which I think are awesome goals.

She was dishing out major model vibes at this cool outdoor amphitheater by the Journalism school.

I have to mention that Sarah was a complete trooper, because it was about 100 degrees the day of our shoot but you can’t even tell! I was sweating bullets, but she was just glowing. So pretty!

After we finished our photos downtown, we made our way to one of my favorite spots in Columbia, Capen Rock Park. Sarah’s orange maxi skirt looked phenomenal on her and really popped in the field full of purple wildflowers!

Our last stop was the creek, which provided a little bit of cool air and some fun water pictures!

Congratulations on your senior year, Sarah! Can’t wait to see where you will end up and what amazing things you will accomplish!


Let Me know what you think!

  1. Lucy Turnbull

    June 30th, 2017 at 10:02 AM

    These are so much fun.
    I love how you’ve used that Los Angeles light.

  2. Lynsey

    June 30th, 2017 at 11:37 AM

    This is such a beautiful senior portrait session. I bet the Los Angeles weather was a hot one but you can’t even tell. I love the mix of urban portraits with nature portraits! This is wonderful.

  3. Emily

    June 30th, 2017 at 12:28 PM

    She is so beautiful with her Southern California vibes! I love her hair too! Great use of natural light for the senior photos. Cool Los Angeles locations too!

  4. Melissa Johnson

    June 30th, 2017 at 1:48 PM

    This is such a gorgeous Southern California senior session! I love her outfits and your posing!

  5. sarah

    June 30th, 2017 at 1:52 PM

    Ohhhh southern California makes me swoon! I love these portraits! especially the ones in the water!

  6. Sheryl Bjorn

    June 30th, 2017 at 3:55 PM

    These are great locations in Southern California. I think the concrete setting with her in Blue are my favorite, she looks beautiful in blue! These are beautiful Senior photos, lucky girl!

  7. Emilyanne Hardy

    June 30th, 2017 at 11:52 PM

    These senior portraits are beautiful! She is a true beauty and I love her outfit selections!

  8. Jude

    July 1st, 2017 at 10:14 AM

    Awesome portraits! Senior sessions are always so beautiful. Southern California has all the right stuff!

  9. EJ

    July 1st, 2017 at 1:26 PM

    Love the prism effect, great senior portrait session!

  10. annie

    July 1st, 2017 at 4:11 PM

    she sure did look like a badass babe from a future post-apocalyptic society! Lovely shots


    July 1st, 2017 at 11:06 PM

    Oh I’m so jealous of that Los Angeles light! She is a stunning senior and beautiful photos!

  12. Mercedes

    July 2nd, 2017 at 12:22 AM

    Wow! Southern California is looking lush and amazing. Perfect backgrounds for Sarah’s personality and style. Super gorgeous senior session!

  13. Ali Horner

    July 3rd, 2017 at 9:00 AM

    I especially love the ones in the orange dress. Such a beautiful girl!

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