I don’t get to photograph many seniors, but senior sessions are one of my favorites to shoot. It’s wonderful watching a senior’s excitement as they prepare for college or to start their new life. When Cory’s mom contacted me, I was naturally thrilled and couldn’t wait for the session. He wanted a desert backdrop and asked to shoot at Sabino Canyon. The day we met was a beautiful Tucson spring day with beautiful sunlight and mild desert temperatures. I took Cory and his mom to my favorite spot at Sabino Canyon. It’s a quick and easy walk, but there are tons of saguaros, jumping cactus, and after sunset, the mountain views are spectacular.
Cory’s wardrobe for his session was simple, but classic. His first set of photos we photographed him in jeans and a brownish-maroon button-up. His second outfit was more formal pairing a button-up with slacks and a leather belt. We finished his session with a casual white button-up and relaxed jeans. The colors he wore were an excellent match for the desert backdrop he chose. He stood out, but paired well with his environment.
His session lasted one to two hours and I captured a ton of photos. Although the area I shoot in is small, I took my time photographing a large variety of poses and backgrounds. From desert saguaros to the sun setting against the Catalina Mountains. Cory asked specifically for a photo of him looking toward the sunset from behind. Thankfully the sky was amazing and Cory got the photo he requested.
The session was gorgeous, but the one thing we didn’t capture was Cory in his cap and gown. This led to a second amazing session with Cory. Stay tuned for the second of Cory’s two senior sessions at Sabino Canyon.