Cap and Gown- Denver Mini Sessions

The senior class of 2020 had it hard.  They got hit with something no one saw coming and they were stripped of the end of the best year of high school.  Some kids didn’t even get to walk across the stage for graduation and for those that did get to participate it was VERY different!  I knew I wanted to do something to make this season special for them.

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At the end of April most seniors didn’t even have their cap and gown yet and no one knew what would happen with graduations.  Thankfully, my husband’s best friend from childhood is one of the Denver area’s Jostens rep.  Nils hooked me up with caps, gowns and tassels from every possible Denver area school.  Thanks Nils!

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I opened up my garage and set up a black backdrop and made a signup list.  Kids from 15+ different schools signed up to have their picture taken with a cap and gown.

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But it wasn’t just the high school seniors.  I worked with kids from Kindergarten through College and it was such a joy!

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This little guy was SO cute.  I just loved his little hopeful face and the future he has ahead of him.

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The world was JUST starting to open up again and I was grateful to do something for these kids who had missed out on so much.

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The only thing harder than having one kid miss out on their senior year….having twins (scroll down to the end to see some behind the scenes of these shots).

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Next year I will have a senior so this mother/daughter picture turned out to be one of my favorites and really pulled at my heartstrings.  In some ways I think it was harder for the moms and dads than the kids.  The kids didn’t really know what they were missing but the parents were heartbroken to not be able to honor and celebrate their kids.

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These masked pictures tell such an amazing story.  They are going to be able to show their kids these pictures and talk about how the world shut down when they were seniors.

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These mini sessions were my favorite.  I had two days worth of kids lined up in my driveway and they are some of my all-time favorite images.  Probably because these images are so powerful and tell such an interesting story.

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Side note: Can we just talk about how beautiful the lighting was in my garage.  Perhaps I need to shoot in there more often.  😂

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It was a huge success!  So much so, that I want to do it AGAIN!  This year I am offering Cap and Gown Mini Sessions on Saturday, May 8th.  Here is the link if you would like to sign up.  It is $50 and you get at least 3-5 images.

Cap and Gown Pictures

The class of 2021 had it even harder than 2020 as they have missed out on their entire senior year (not just the last few weeks of it).  Grab your senior, and a few of their friends, and give them some images to show their kids what their senior year was like.

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It would make a great gift for any senior.  Sign up here!

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Here are a few fun, behind the scenes photos. We were finishing our basement so no judgement on the messiness of my garage!

Want to see more, unusual senior pictures?  Check out this session from the Sand Dunes!

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