jack in the canyon | east high school senior photographer

As a senior photographer, I photograph a lot of teens. I hear their stories about where they’re off to next, I watch mom tear up a bit at the though of her baby going off to college. I see the excitement in the senior’s eyes as they are about to head off to the next step.

This year I watched my own senior grow and mature and start to plan what his college life would be. We did his football photo session at the Salt Flats, did another football session at the East High School football stadium, but this session was different. This was a session that we squeezed between all of the other things that we had on our list at the end of the school year. We grabbed his cap and gown and headed up the canyon for a quick photo session and I am so glad that we did. These photos show him as such an adult. It’s amazing to me how he has grown, I am so very proud of him and excited for his next steps.

Salt Lake City Utah high school senior photographer Carrie Owens photographs football player in the canyon

Salt Lake City Utah high school senior photographer Carrie Owens photographs football player in the canyon

Salt Lake City Utah high school senior photographer Carrie Owens photographs football player in the canyon

Salt Lake City Utah high school senior photographer Carrie Owens photographs football player in the canyon

Salt Lake City Utah high school senior photographer Carrie Owens photographs football player in the canyon

Salt Lake City Utah high school senior photographer Carrie Owens photographs football player in the canyon

Salt Lake City Utah high school senior photographer Carrie Owens photographs football player in the canyon

Salt Lake City Utah high school senior photographer Carrie Owens photographs football player in the canyon

Salt Lake City Utah high school senior photographer Carrie Owens photographs football player in the canyon

Salt Lake City Utah high school senior photographer Carrie Owens photographs football player in the canyon

Salt Lake City Utah high school senior photographer Carrie Owens photographs football player in the canyon

Salt Lake City Utah high school senior photographer Carrie Owens photographs football player in the canyon

Salt Lake City Utah high school senior photographer Carrie Owens photographs football player in the canyon

Salt Lake City Utah high school senior photographer Carrie Owens photographs football player in the canyon

This past weekend we dropped him off at his summer apartment at Utah State University. This mama wasn’t ready, but he is, so I’m surviving. It’s so wonderful to see all of their hard work pay off, to know that you’ve done the best that you can and they’re able to go and do big things in the world now.

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5 reasons to do your senior session in the summer | salt lake city utah high school senior photographer

People often ask me when the best time to have your senior session done…the real answer is whenever you have the time. Don’t miss out on getting senior photos because this time is such a big milestone! But in the best of cases I’m a huge supporter of summer and there are tons of reasons why…some of which were really hammered home this past school year with my own son’s senior photos and announcements.

salt lake city utah senior photographer Carrie Owens photographs girl at her downtown studio

one | your schedule is more open

During the summer months you aren’t as bogged down with classes and athletic responsibilities so you have more available time to get your session in without feeling like you’re going to miss out on life. Trust me, I know that you’re still busy, but finding the time without the extra added stresses of school is a blessing. We can work with the sunset (or sunrise) and makes sure that you have images that you adore and aren’t feeling rushed to squeeze in a session.

Salt Lake City high school senior photographer Carrie Owens photographs happy girl in the canyon

two | the weather is more predictable

Yay for summer…although we do sometimes get a crazy storm here or there you are dealing with a much more reliable situation. We will deal with the heat (not exactly my favorite) but the sun and the light is stunning. We want to take advantage of that! And fewer reschedules due to rain (or snow!!).

salt lake city utah high school senior photographer carrie owens photographs a teen in the canyons

three | you have photos to use all year long

For the seniors that get their images right before graduation they tend not to do a whole lot with the images on social media…but I want to create amazing images for you use in your insta feed all year long. Use your images for holiday gifts for loved ones, use them on your announcements without having to rush at the end of the year when you’re already so over scheduled that it often slips by the wayside. Have a backlog of images that you can use when you’re wanting something amazing on your feed. And if you’re wanting some styled images that really speak to your passions – I am your girl.

Salt Lake City Utah high school senior photographer with beautiful blonde girl at the studio near trolley square

 

four | my schedule is more open

This fall I will have my oldest in his first year in college and I’ll have my own senior (and a sophomore) so my available session times are limited during the school year to ensure that I give all of my clients my very best. These dates fill up quickly as I am also saving spots for my summer client’s athlete add on sessions (yes – if you book a summer session you get first dibs on a time for your athlete session…and trust me, you want this session!!). Between football games and swim meets and polo games and school work everyone is busy…the summer is so much more laid back, so let’s take advantage of it!!

salt lake city utah high school senior photographer carrie owens photographs East high school football player

five | you’ve got that summer glow

And the carefree look. Your skin is golden, the sun is golden and your smiles are bigger. Fewer responsibilities during the summer months means that your shoulders are relaxed and you’re feeling good. That translates into your images and we will great a collection of photographs that you love.

cottonwood heights utah high school senior athlete photographer Carrie Owens photographs swimmer and polo player at the pool

 

So what are you waiting for? It’s time to get your main session scheduled. And if you’re wanting to add on an athlete session (I highly recommend it!!) we can talk about the timing for that session as well and get your basic timing nailed down. We can easily find time later in the year for your athlete session when the field of choice is open and you have access to your gear, but trying to accommodate both during the school year can be really tough.

 

Salt Lake City Utah high school senior athlete photographer Carrie Owens photographs senior male swimmer at the pool

Send me a message today and let’s get your session on the books for the upcoming summer months…because before you know it we’re going to be heading into the first day of school. It goes fast and you want to enjoy every moment of it.

xo,
c

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kate at the studio | salt lake city utah high school senior photographer

Kate was a dream to photograph for her senior session. She brought a great mix of outfits that showed off her personality and we had a great time shooting in the studio and in the neighborhood and the garden. I love her sweet personality and she has the best giggle…also her serious face was spot on gorgeous.

Salt Lake City Utah West High School senior photographer Carrie Owens photographs girl in her studio

Salt Lake City Utah West High School senior photographer Carrie Owens photographs girl in her studio

Salt Lake City Utah West High School senior photographer Carrie Owens photographs girl in her studio

Salt Lake City Utah West High School senior photographer Carrie Owens photographs girl in her studioSalt Lake City Utah West High School senior photographer Carrie Owens photographs girl in her studio

Salt Lake City Utah West High School senior photographer Carrie Owens photographs girl in her studio

Salt Lake City Utah West High School senior photographer Carrie Owens photographs girl in her studio

Salt Lake City Utah West High School senior photographer Carrie Owens photographs girl in her studio

Salt Lake City Utah West High School senior photographer Carrie Owens photographs girl in her studio

Salt Lake City Utah West High School senior photographer Carrie Owens photographs girl in her studio

Salt Lake City Utah West High School senior photographer Carrie Owens photographs girl in her studio

Salt Lake City Utah West High School senior photographer Carrie Owens photographs girl in her studio

Salt Lake City Utah West High School senior photographer Carrie Owens photographs girl in her studio

Salt Lake City Utah West High School senior photographer Carrie Owens photographs girl in her studio

Salt Lake City Utah West High School senior photographer Carrie Owens photographs girl in her studio

Salt Lake City Utah West High School senior photographer Carrie Owens photographs girl in her studio

Salt Lake City Utah West High School senior photographer Carrie Owens photographs girl in her studio

Salt Lake City Utah West High School senior photographer Carrie Owens photographs girl in her studio

Salt Lake City Utah West High School senior photographer Carrie Owens photographs girl in her studio

Salt Lake City Utah West High School senior photographer Carrie Owens photographs girl in her studio

Salt Lake City Utah West High School senior photographer Carrie Owens photographs girl in her studio

Salt Lake City Utah West High School senior photographer Carrie Owens photographs girl in her studio

Salt Lake City Utah West High School senior photographer Carrie Owens photographs girl in her studio

Salt Lake City Utah West High School senior photographer Carrie Owens photographs girl in her studio

Truly a stunning young woman, I loved having Kate at the studio. The garden never ceases to amaze me in any season. Where are your dreaming about having your high school senior session? Somewhere up the canyon? Looking for something more urban? Some inside lifestyle images? Or a mix of all? Let’s start a conversation and start planning your dream session.

xo,
c

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charlie in the canyon | cottonwood heights utah high school senior photographer

I love photographing high school senior guys even though I’m pretty sure that the idea of a senior photography session isn’t high on their to do list. I firmly believe in the importance of photographs of your senior, this time is such a huge milestone in their lives – and in yours. It is important to document this time in a way that everyone gets their needs met. I want to always make sure that my seniors are happy and that we’re getting the shots that they want – if that means a quick 30 minute session up the canyon or a more involved session including outfit changes. The session can be what you want, let’s get together and figure out the best option for your senior. Charlie and I had a quick trip up the canyon to make sure that he had some images to compliment his football session at the high school field that took place earlier in his senior year. I love how they turned out and I loved getting a chance to get to know him a bit better and chat about his plans for the coming year. Congrats on your graduation, Charlie, I know you’re off to do amazing things!

cottonwood heights utah high school senior photographer Carrie Owens photographs senior Brighton football player in Big Cottonwood Canyon

cottonwood heights utah high school senior photographer Carrie Owens photographs senior Brighton football player in Big Cottonwood Canyon

cottonwood heights utah high school senior photographer Carrie Owens photographs senior Brighton football player in Big Cottonwood Canyon

cottonwood heights utah high school senior photographer Carrie Owens photographs senior Brighton football player in Big Cottonwood Canyon

cottonwood heights utah high school senior photographer Carrie Owens photographs senior Brighton football player in Big Cottonwood Canyon

cottonwood heights utah high school senior photographer Carrie Owens photographs senior Brighton football player in Big Cottonwood Canyon

cottonwood heights utah high school senior photographer Carrie Owens photographs senior Brighton football player in Big Cottonwood Canyon

cottonwood heights utah high school senior photographer Carrie Owens photographs senior Brighton football player in Big Cottonwood Canyon

cottonwood heights utah high school senior photographer Carrie Owens photographs senior Brighton football player in Big Cottonwood Canyon

cottonwood heights utah high school senior photographer Carrie Owens photographs senior Brighton football player in Big Cottonwood Canyon

cottonwood heights utah high school senior photographer Carrie Owens photographs senior Brighton football player in Big Cottonwood Canyon

cottonwood heights utah high school senior photographer Carrie Owens photographs senior Brighton football player in Big Cottonwood Canyon

cottonwood heights utah high school senior photographer Carrie Owens photographs senior Brighton football player in Big Cottonwood Canyon

cottonwood heights utah high school senior photographer Carrie Owens photographs senior Brighton football player in Big Cottonwood Canyon

If you have a son who is graduating next year, take some time to talk with them about a senior session. What is important to them and what is important to you as far as senior photos go? Do they want an athlete session? Just a regular session? Are they up for the idea but want it to be pretty quick and painless? We can absolutely make that happen.

xo,
c

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allix in the pool | cottonwood heights utah high school senior athlete photographer

As a high school senior athlete photographer I have a special spot in my heart for swimmers and polo players. If you didn’t catch this beauty’s senior session at the studio you have to take a look here…she’s a stunner for sure! And she’s a pretty fierce athlete to boot. Allix has been a swimmer and water polo player for as long as I can remember and it’s been great fun to watch her grow and dedicate her time to her sports over the years. There’s something pretty intense about a water polo player. Their determination and tenacity required to play the sport makes for some pretty amazing athletes and wonderful people.

cottonwood heights utah high school senior athlete photographer Carrie Owens photographs swimmer and polo player at the pool

cottonwood heights utah high school senior athlete photographer Carrie Owens photographs swimmer and polo player at the pool

cottonwood heights utah high school senior athlete photographer Carrie Owens photographs swimmer and polo player at the pool

cottonwood heights utah high school senior athlete photographer Carrie Owens photographs swimmer and polo player at the pool

cottonwood heights utah high school senior athlete photographer Carrie Owens photographs swimmer and polo player at the pool

cottonwood heights utah high school senior athlete photographer Carrie Owens photographs swimmer and polo player at the pool

cottonwood heights utah high school senior athlete photographer Carrie Owens photographs swimmer and polo player at the pool

cottonwood heights utah high school senior athlete photographer Carrie Owens photographs swimmer and polo player at the pool

cottonwood heights utah high school senior athlete photographer Carrie Owens photographs swimmer and polo player at the pool

cottonwood heights utah high school senior athlete photographer Carrie Owens photographs swimmer and polo player at the pool

cottonwood heights utah high school senior athlete photographer Carrie Owens photographs swimmer and polo player at the pool

cottonwood heights utah high school senior athlete photographer Carrie Owens photographs swimmer and polo player at the pool

cottonwood heights utah high school senior athlete photographer Carrie Owens photographs swimmer and polo player at the pool

cottonwood heights utah high school senior athlete photographer Carrie Owens photographs swimmer and polo player at the pool

cottonwood heights utah high school senior athlete photographer Carrie Owens photographs swimmer and polo player at the pool

cottonwood heights utah high school senior athlete photographer Carrie Owens photographs swimmer and polo player at the pool

cottonwood heights utah high school senior athlete photographer Carrie Owens photographs swimmer and polo player at the pool

cottonwood heights utah high school senior athlete photographer Carrie Owens photographs swimmer and polo player at the pool

cottonwood heights utah high school senior athlete photographer Carrie Owens photographs swimmer and polo player at the pool

cottonwood heights utah high school senior athlete photographer Carrie Owens photographs swimmer and polo player at the pool

cottonwood heights utah high school senior athlete photographer Carrie Owens photographs swimmer and polo player at the pool

cottonwood heights utah high school senior athlete photographer Carrie Owens photographs swimmer and polo player at the pool

Getting to photograph high school seniors in their element is such a great addition to their senior session. I’m looking forward to the class of 2020 seniors and what amazing images we can create together. Want to see more of these seniors? Are you a high school senior athlete? Let’s be friends on Instagram, I want to support you as you go into your senior year! Check out Carrie Owens Photography on Instagram here!

xo,
c

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