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Liliana, Rock Springs High School | Wyoming Senior Portraits

Liliana, Rock Springs High School | Wyoming Senior Portraits

Liliana and her mother drove all the way from Rock Springs, Wyoming for her senior portraits. She also booked sessions in two different seasons; summer and fall! Her fall session will be posted soon – stay tuned. 

July in the city is absolutely stunning. Hot, yet. But stunning. Flower pots have filled out and are colorful, trees are green, and the sunlight is gorgeous. We started on Main Street in a gorgeous pin-striped romper.

Rock Springs High School | Senior Portraits | Wyoming Senior Portraits | Rock Springs Senior Portraits | Amanda Nelson Photography | Summer | Mountains | Wildflowers | Salt Lake City | Urban | Mountains

Rock Springs High School | Senior Portraits | Wyoming Senior Portraits | Rock Springs Senior Portraits | Amanda Nelson Photography | Summer | Mountains | Wildflowers | Salt Lake City | Urban | Mountains | Headshot

Rock Springs High School | Senior Portraits | Wyoming Senior Portraits | Rock Springs Senior Portraits | Amanda Nelson Photography | Summer | Mountains | Wildflowers | Salt Lake City | Urban | Mountains | Downtown

Rock Springs High School | Senior Portraits | Wyoming Senior Portraits | Rock Springs Senior Portraits | Amanda Nelson Photography | Summer | Mountains | Wildflowers | Salt Lake City | Urban | Mountains

These adorable white bistro chairs and tables were a fun location for her second look.

Rock Springs High School | Senior Portraits | Wyoming Senior Portraits | Rock Springs Senior Portraits | Amanda Nelson Photography | Summer | Mountains | Wildflowers | Salt Lake City | Urban | Mountains | Park Bench

Rock Springs High School | Senior Portraits | Wyoming Senior Portraits | Rock Springs Senior Portraits | Amanda Nelson Photography | Summer | Mountains | Wildflowers | Salt Lake City | Urban | Mountains

We drove up the canyon for the second portion of her session. We caught some gorgeous light and sun flares as well as some wild flowers. 

Rock Springs High School | Senior Portraits | Wyoming Senior Portraits | Rock Springs Senior Portraits | Amanda Nelson Photography | Summer | Mountains | Wildflowers | Salt Lake City | Urban | Mountains

Rock Springs High School | Senior Portraits | Wyoming Senior Portraits | Rock Springs Senior Portraits | Amanda Nelson Photography | Summer | Mountains | Wildflowers | Salt Lake City | Urban | Mountains

Rock Springs High School | Senior Portraits | Wyoming Senior Portraits | Rock Springs Senior Portraits | Amanda Nelson Photography | Summer | Mountains | Wildflowers | Salt Lake City | Urban | Mountains

Rock Springs High School | Senior Portraits | Wyoming Senior Portraits | Rock Springs Senior Portraits | Amanda Nelson Photography | Summer | Mountains | Wildflowers | Salt Lake City | Urban | Mountains

Rock Springs High School | Senior Portraits | Wyoming Senior Portraits | Rock Springs Senior Portraits | Amanda Nelson Photography | Summer | Mountains | Wildflowers | Salt Lake City | Urban | Mountains  

 

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Sarah, Brighton High School | Lacrosse Senior Portraits

Sarah, Brighton High School | Lacrosse Senior Portraits

Meet Sarah, a Brighton High School lacrosse player and all-around amazing girl. We had a blast at her session. Her mother is a dear friend of mine and makes me giggle uncontrollably. In between shots, we laughed and laughed. 

We started her session on this adorable porch. Her striped gray dress was the perfect choice for a softer color pallet, complimenting the white railings and pink walls. 

Brighton High School | Senior Portraits | Utah Senior Portraits | Salt Lake City Senior Portraits | Orchard | Amanda Nelson Photography | Spring | Gray Striped Dress | White Porch

Brighton High School | Senior Portraits | Lacrosse | Utah Senior Portraits | Salt Lake City Senior Portraits | Orchard | Amanda Nelson Photography | Spring | Gray Striped Dress | White Porch

Lilacs are my very favorite flowers in the whole wide world. I can’t get enough. So this stunning navy dress by the lilac lined picket fence with the sunlight streaming through about knocked me over! One of my all-time favorite images. 

Brighton High School | Senior Portraits | Utah Senior Portraits | Salt Lake City Senior Portraits | Orchard | Amanda Nelson Photography | Spring | Gray Striped Dress | White Porch | Lilacs | White Picket Fence | Navy Blue Dress | Sunflare

Brighton High School | Senior Portraits | Utah Senior Portraits | Salt Lake City Senior Portraits | Orchard | Amanda Nelson Photography | Spring | Gray Striped Dress | White Porch | Lilacs | White Picket Fence | Navy Blue Dress

Bringing your sports outfits and equipment to your session is a GREAT idea!

Brighton High School | Senior Portraits | Utah Senior Portraits | Salt Lake City Senior Portraits | Orchard | Amanda Nelson Photography | Spring | Gray Striped Dress | White Porch | Lacrosse | Women’s Lacrosse

Brighton High School | Senior Portraits | Utah Senior Portraits | Salt Lake City Senior Portraits | Orchard | Amanda Nelson Photography | Spring | Gray Striped Dress | White Porch | Lacrosse | Women’s Lacrosse

Brighton High School | Senior Portraits | Utah Senior Portraits | Salt Lake City Senior Portraits | Orchard | Amanda Nelson Photography | Spring | Gray Striped Dress | White Porch | Brown Hat

Brighton High School | Senior Portraits | Utah Senior Portraits | Salt Lake City Senior Portraits | Orchard | Amanda Nelson Photography | Spring | Gray Striped Dress | White Porch | Brown Hat |  lacrosse

Finding an apple orchard with blossoms to shoot this pink top was awesome. Tall grasses, blossoms, wooden steps, and picket fences. I can’t decide which option was my favorite!

Brighton High School | Senior Portraits | Utah Senior Portraits | Salt Lake City Senior Portraits | Orchard | Amanda Nelson Photography | Spring | Orchard | Apple Blossoms

Brighton High School | Senior Portraits | Utah Senior Portraits | Salt Lake City Senior Portraits | Orchard | Amanda Nelson Photography | Spring | Orchard | Apple Blossoms

  Brighton High School | Senior Portraits | Utah Senior Portraits | Salt Lake City Senior Portraits | Orchard | Amanda Nelson Photography | Spring | Orchard | Apple Blossoms | White Picket Fence | Wooden Stairs  

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Julian, Skyline High School | Utah Senior Portraits

Julian, Skyline High School | Utah Senior Portraits

This stunning human being graduated from Skyline High School in 2018. You saw her rock climbing lifestyle session last week here. To show her dressed-up side, we headed downtown to get the tulips, rooftops, and city streets. That stunning bright pink dress! And those killer heels! 

Skyline High School | Senior Portraits | Utah Senior Portraits | Salt Lake City Senior Portraits | Downtown SLC | Spring

Skyline High School | Senior Portraits | Utah Senior Portraits | Salt Lake City Senior Portraits | Downtown SLC | Spring

Skyline High School | Senior Portraits | Utah Senior Portraits | Salt Lake City Senior Portraits | tulips

Bringing props to your session really helps your images pop! A hat is the perfect way to finish an outfit.

Skyline High School | Senior Portraits | Utah Senior Portraits | Salt Lake City Senior Portraits | rooftop |  hat

Skyline High School | Senior Portraits | Utah Senior Portraits | Salt Lake City Senior Portraits | rooftop |  hat

Skyline High School | Senior Portraits | Utah Senior Portraits | Salt Lake City Senior Portraits | rooftop |  hat

To round out her urban images, we headed into the foothills to capture some in apple blossoms, lilacs, and spring grasses.

Skyline High School | Senior Portraits | Utah Senior Portraits | Salt Lake City Senior Portraits | orchard | apple blossoms | This Is The Place Heritage Park

Skyline High School | Senior Portraits | Utah Senior Portraits | Salt Lake City Senior Portraits | orchard | apple blossoms | This Is The Place Heritage Park

Skyline High School | Senior Portraits | Utah Senior Portraits | Salt Lake City Senior Portraits | lilacs | fence

Skyline High School | Senior Portraits | Utah Senior Portraits | Salt Lake City Senior Portraits | grassy field

Skyline High School | Senior Portraits | Utah Senior Portraits | Salt Lake City Senior Portraits | grassy field

Skyline High School | Senior Portraits | Utah Senior Portraits | Salt Lake City Senior Portraits | grassy field

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Julian, Skyline High School | Rock Climbing | Utah Senior Portraits

Julian, Skyline High School | Rock Climbing | Utah Senior Portraits

Julian graduated from Skyline High School in 2018. She loves rock climbing so we took a trip to one of her favorite local spots and took some lifestyle images.

Skyline High School | Chalk | Senior Portraits | Utah Senior Portraits | Salt Lake City Senior Portraits | Rock Climbing | Climber

Skyline High School | Senior Portraits | Utah Senior Portraits | Salt Lake City Senior Portraits | Rock Climbing | Climber | shoes

Skyline High School | Senior Portraits | Utah Senior Portraits | Salt Lake City Senior Portraits | Climber | Rope | figure 8

Skyline High School | Senior Portraits | Utah Senior Portraits | Salt Lake City Senior Portraits | Rock Climbing | Climber

Skyline High School | Senior Portraits | Utah Senior Portraits | Salt Lake City Senior Portraits | Rock Climbing | Climber

Skyline High School | Senior Portraits | Utah Senior Portraits | Salt Lake City Senior Portraits | Rock Climbing | Climber

Skyline High School | Senior Portraits | Utah Senior Portraits | Salt Lake City Senior Portraits | Rock Climbing | Climber

Skyline High School | Senior Portraits | Utah Senior Portraits | Salt Lake City Senior Portraits | Rock Climbing | Climber

She makes me so happy!

Skyline High School | Senior Portraits | Utah Senior Portraits | Salt Lake City Senior Portraits | Rock Climbing | Climber

Skyline High School | Senior Portraits | Utah Senior Portraits | Salt Lake City Senior Portraits | Rock Climbing | Climber

Skyline High School | Senior Portraits | Utah Senior Portraits | Salt Lake City Senior Portraits | Rock Climbing | Climber

Skyline High School | Senior Portraits | Utah Senior Portraits | Salt Lake City Senior Portraits | Rock Climbing | Climber

Skyline High School | Senior Portraits | Utah Senior Portraits | Salt Lake City Senior Portraits | Rock Climbing | Climber

 

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Brenna, Summit Academy | Utah Senior Portraits

Brenna, Summit Academy | Utah Senior Portraits

Brenna graduated from Summit Academy in 2019 but silly me, I haven’t blogged since then! We explored downtown Salt Lake City, visiting a graffiti wall behind a seedy building, a rooftop, and the Utah Capitol blossoms. Brenna danced all through high school and was an absolute joy to photograph.

Summit Academy High School | Senior Portraits | Utah Senior Portraits | Salt Lake City Senior Portraits | Downtown Senior Portraits | Ballerina | Graffiti | Urban | Dancer

Summit Academy High School | Senior Portraits | Utah Senior Portraits | Salt Lake City Senior Portraits | Downtown Senior Portraits | Ballerina | Utah Capitol Blossoms | Urban

Summit Academy High School | Senior Portraits | Utah Senior Portraits | Salt Lake City Senior Portraits | Downtown Senior Portraits | Ballerina | Rooftop | Urban

Summit Academy High School | Senior Portraits | Utah Senior Portraits | Salt Lake City Senior Portraits | Downtown Senior Portraits | Ballerina | Rooftop | Urban

Summit Academy High School | Senior Portraits | Utah Senior Portraits | Salt Lake City Senior Portraits | Downtown Senior Portraits | Ballerina | Rooftop | Urban

The blossoms at the Utah State Capitol are the best setting for stunning ballet images.  

Summit Academy High School | Senior Portraits | Utah Senior Portraits | Salt Lake City Senior Portraits | Downtown Senior Portraits | Ballerina | Utah Capitol Blossoms | Graffiti | Urban

Summit Academy High School | Senior Portraits | Utah Senior Portraits | Salt Lake City Senior Portraits | Downtown Senior Portraits | Ballerina | Utah Capitol Blossoms | Graffiti | Urban 

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Window Light Workshop and Staying Inspired | Utah Senior Portraits

Window Light Workshop and Staying Inspired | Utah Senior Portraits

Several weeks ago, I posted about the importance of being inspired by artists outside of your genre. You can see that post here. In a morning workshop sponsored by Pictureline and led by local wedding photographer, Camilla Binks, I was able to photograph this gorgeous model in a downtown studio experimenting with the light provided by the studio windows.

Amanda Nelson Photography | Salt Lake City Photographer | Studio Lighting | Camilla Banks Photography | Photography Workshops | Pink Dress | Back Light | Fashion Photography | White backdrop | Studio Elevn | Salt Lake City Senior Portraits | Get Inspired

Amanda Nelson Photography | Salt Lake City Photographer | Studio Lighting | Camilla Banks Photography | Photography Workshops | Pink Dress | Back Light | Fashion Photography | White backdrop | Studio Elevn | Salt Lake City Senior Portraits | Get Inspired

 

Amanda Nelson Photography | Salt Lake City Photographer | Studio Lighting | Camilla Banks Photography | Photography Workshops | Pink Dress | Back Light | Fashion Photography | White backdrop | Studio Elevn | Salt Lake City Senior Portraits | Get Inspired

 

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Bronwen, Judge Memorial High School | Utah Senior Portraits

Bronwen, Judge Memorial High School | Utah Senior Portraits

Meet Bronwen, a senior at Judge Memorial Catholic High School. I first met her when I was a guest lecturer in her AP photo class a few years ago. Imagine how thrilled I was to get her call about her senior portraits.

Judge Memorial Catholic High School | Senior Portraits | Utah Senior Portraits | Salt Lake City Senior Portraits | Fall Senior Portraits | Mountains | Aspen trees

Judg Memorial Catholic High School | Senior Portraits | Utah Senior Portraits | Salt Lake City Senior Portraits | Fall Senior Portraits | Mountains | Aspen trees

Judg Memorial Catholic High School | Senior Portraits | Utah Senior Portraits | Salt Lake City Senior Portraits | Fall Senior Portraits | Mountains | Aspen trees

Judg Memorial Catholic High School | Senior Portraits | Utah Senior Portraits | Salt Lake City Senior Portraits | Fall Senior Portraits | Mountains | Aspen trees

Judg Memorial Catholic High School | Senior Portraits | Utah Senior Portraits | Salt Lake City Senior Portraits | Fall Senior Portraits | Mountains | Aspen trees

Judg Memorial Catholic High School | Senior Portraits | Utah Senior Portraits | Salt Lake City Senior Portraits | Fall Senior Portraits | Mountains | Aspen trees

Judg Memorial Catholic High School | Senior Portraits | Utah Senior Portraits | Salt Lake City Senior Portraits | Fall Senior Portraits | Mountains | Aspen trees

Judg Memorial Catholic High School | Senior Portraits | Utah Senior Portraits | Salt Lake City Senior Portraits | Fall Senior Portraits | Mountains | Aspen trees

Judg Memorial Catholic High School | Senior Portraits | Utah Senior Portraits | Salt Lake City Senior Portraits | Fall Senior Portraits | Mountains | Aspen trees

Judg Memorial Catholic High School | Senior Portraits | Utah Senior Portraits | Salt Lake City Senior Portraits | Fall Senior Portraits | Mountains | Aspen trees

Judg Memorial Catholic High School | Senior Portraits | Utah Senior Portraits | Salt Lake City Senior Portraits | Fall Senior Portraits | Mountains | Aspen trees

 

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Angelina, The Waterford School | Utah Summer Senior Portraits

Angelina, The Waterford School | Utah Summer Senior Portraits

Ah, Utah mountains in the summertime. Meet Angelina, a Waterford senior and star soccer player.

The Waterford School | Senior Portraits | Utah Senior Portraits | Salt Lake City Senior Portraits | Soccer Senior Portraits | Mountains | Summer | Wildflowers | Canyon

The Waterford School | Senior Portraits | Utah Senior Portraits | Salt Lake City Senior Portraits | Soccer Senior Portraits | Mountains | Summer | Wildflowers | Canyon

The Waterford School | Senior Portraits | Utah Senior Portraits | Salt Lake City Senior Portraits | Soccer Senior Portraits | Mountains | Summer | Wildflowers | Canyon

The Waterford School | Senior Portraits | Utah Senior Portraits | Salt Lake City Senior Portraits | Soccer Senior Portraits | Mountains | Summer | Wildflowers | Canyon

The Waterford School | Senior Portraits | Utah Senior Portraits | Salt Lake City Senior Portraits | Soccer Senior Portraits | Mountains | Summer | Wildflowers | Canyon

The Waterford School | Senior Portraits | Utah Senior Portraits | Salt Lake City Senior Portraits | Soccer Senior Portraits | Mountains | Summer | Wildflowers | Canyon

The Waterford School | Senior Portraits | Utah Senior Portraits | Salt Lake City Senior Portraits | Soccer Senior Portraits | Mountains | Summer | Wildflowers | Canyon

The Waterford School | Senior Portraits | Utah Senior Portraits | Salt Lake City Senior Portraits | Soccer Senior Portraits | Mountains | Summer | Wildflowers | Canyon

The Waterford School | Senior Portraits | Utah Senior Portraits | Salt Lake City Senior Portraits | Soccer Senior Portraits | Mountains | Summer | Wildflowers | Canyon

The Waterford School | Senior Portraits | Utah Senior Portraits | Salt Lake City Senior Portraits | Soccer Senior Portraits | Mountains | Summer | Wildflowers | Canyon

The Waterford School | Senior Portraits | Utah Senior Portraits | Salt Lake City Senior Portraits | Soccer Senior Portraits | Mountains | Summer | Wildflowers | Canyon

 

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Katie, The Waterford School | Utah Summer Senior Portraits

Katie, The Waterford School | Utah Summer Senior Portraits

Late summer in the Utah mountains is unbelievably beautiful, especially for senior portraits. Deep greens, wildflowers, and just a hint of fall color peaking through.

Meet Katie. Scholar. Engineer. Artist. Roboticist.

The Waterford School | Fall Senior Portraits | Utah Senior Portraits | Salt Lake City Senior Portraits | Stripes

The Waterford School | Fall Senior Portraits | Utah Senior Portraits | Salt Lake City Senior Portraits | Stripes

The Waterford School | Fall Senior Portraits | Utah Senior Portraits | Salt Lake City Senior Portraits | Stripes

The Waterford School | Fall Senior Portraits | Utah Senior Portraits | Salt Lake City Senior Portraits | Stripes

The Waterford School | Fall Senior Portraits | Utah Senior Portraits | Salt Lake City Senior Portraits | Stripes

The Waterford School | Fall Senior Portraits | Utah Senior Portraits | Salt Lake City Senior Portraits | Stripes

The Waterford School | Fall Senior Portraits | Utah Senior Portraits | Salt Lake City Senior Portraits | Stripes

The Waterford School | Fall Senior Portraits | Utah Senior Portraits | Salt Lake City Senior Portraits | Stripes

The Waterford School | Fall Senior Portraits | Utah Senior Portraits | Salt Lake City Senior Portraits | Stripes

The Waterford School | Fall Senior Portraits | Utah Senior Portraits | Salt Lake City Senior Portraits | Stripes

The Waterford School | Fall Senior Portraits | Utah Senior Portraits | Salt Lake City Senior Portraits | Stripes

The Waterford School | Fall Senior Portraits | Utah Senior Portraits | Salt Lake City Senior Portraits | Stripes

The Waterford School | Fall Senior Portraits | Utah Senior Portraits | Salt Lake City Senior Portraits | Stripes

 

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Rising Star Riding Academy | Utah Photographer

Rising Star Riding Academy | Utah Photographer

My daughter has been taking horseback riding lessons since she was in Kindergarten. She is a natural and loves everything about it – the horses, the barn cats, the hard work, the fast speeds, the jumping, and especially her trainer.

This is her trainer, Jenn. She is a dream come true and as a mother, I am so grateful to have her in my daughter’s life. Not only is she a skilled and accomplished rider, she’s an amazing trainer who teaches with love, patience, and passion. Watching her work with my daughter often brings me to tears.

As a parent, I am always on the lookout for those special teachers and leaders who fill the gaps of the inadequacies I possess. Jenn is one of those special people in our village who help fill those gaps. She’s teaching so much more than just how to ride a horse. I will forever be grateful to the life lessons my daughter learns out in the arena with Jenn.

Equitation | Horse | Hunter Jumper | Horse Photography | Barn | Horse Trainers | Salt Lake City Photographer | Utah Photographer | Western | Horseback Riding | Pony

Here are a few other fun images I took of the team this past summer.

Equitation | Horse | Hunter Jumper | Horse Photography | Barn | Horse Trainers | Salt Lake City Photographer | Utah Photographer | Western | Horseback Riding | Pony

Equitation | Horse | Hunter Jumper | Horse Photography | Barn | Horse Trainers | Salt Lake City Photographer | Utah Photographer | Western | Horseback Riding | Pony

Equitation | Horse | Hunter Jumper | Horse Photography | Barn | Horse Trainers | Salt Lake City Photographer | Utah Photographer | Western | Horseback Riding | Pony

Equitation | Horse | Hunter Jumper | Horse Photography | Barn | Horse Trainers | Salt Lake City Photographer | Utah Photographer | Western | Horseback Riding | Pony

Equitation | Horse | Hunter Jumper | Horse Photography | Barn | Horse Trainers | Salt Lake City Photographer | Utah Photographer | Western | Horseback Riding | Pony

 

 

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