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Georgetown High School Beauty | Dawn Fry Photo| Senior Spokesmodel Session

This sweet girl was one of the first class of 2017 seniors I photographed last year. Shelby, from Georgetown High School, is a fabulous DFP Spokesmodel. With the help of her parents and sweet sister, we ventured out one hot August morning to capture Shelby and create her photo legacy. 

Shelby’s after high school plans involve studying nursing, so we made sure to incorporate that personal aspect of her life into her photos. She will make a fantastic healthcare worker someday. Her heart is truly a caring and kind one. 

Since we were photographing in San Gabriel Park in Georgetown, we took advantage of the beautiful sunken garden and fun fountain. It is the perfect location for senior photos.

Shelby brought a variety of props to her photo shoot, including some adorable daisies, balloons, and glitter. She really made her photo session fun and personal.

Another great addition to her shoot was her Georgetown High School letterman jacket, and of course her clarinet, which she played in the school band. Shelby’s senior photos will completely capture who she is in this amazing time of her life. When she looks back on these, there will be no doubt about how beautiful, well-rounded, involved, and fun she was in high school.

Amazing hair and makeup for Shelby was provided by Michelle with Blush You, Inc. Please check her out for all your beauty needs! A special thank you goes out to Shelby’s parents and sister for hauling, adjusting, and light bending for us during the shoot. Shelby’s dad is a master Light Bending Bro, and I so enjoyed spending that hot morning with all of you! You are the best!

~Dawn

Through The Years | Austin Senior Photographer | Dawn Fry Photo

I’ve been avoiding this blog post for months. It’s difficult to put into words how much I love this beautiful girl and how much I am going to miss her. No doubt, if you’ve been to my website before, you’ve seen the amazing Courtney featured throughout. I’ve been photographing her for years – since she was a wee lass!:)But look at her now – all grown up and more beautiful than ever. I can’t believe it. Time has flown so quickly. *sniff*

I first met Courtney on a warm spring day in 2010. She was only 14?? then, and just as sweet as could be. We did our first shoot in a small town setting and then met again a couple of months later for my very first water/trash-the-dress session. Both were an amazing time. The images that came from those shoots launched my adventure into senior portraits. My passion for shooting high school seniors was ignited. I didn’t know I could have so much fun! Here are a few from those sessions – she’s so young!!
Before I knew it, she was about to be a senior! I was so thankful she agreed to be on my spokesmodel team representing Cedar Park High School – we started shooting in February of 2012 with her first styled shoot, and she did a head shot session that spring. We had so much fun with the spokesmodel team, and Courtney, of course, was nothing short of amazing.
This spring, we did her last session as a Dawn Fry Photo Spokesmodel and High School Senior. *sigh* I wanted to cry.  Shoot, I did cry when I was editing the session. lol! Of course, she was amazing as usual, and together we produced some amazing senior portraits.  I just can’t believe she’s headed off to college in a few weeks! 
This has to be my all-time favorite of her. It looks like it came right out of a magazine. Just. Perfect.

Courtney, I love ya, girl! I wish you the very best of everything. May you have an amazing adventure in college and in life. Follow your heart, know the Truth and always remember you are loved. You are going to SHINE!

Edgy Urban Traditional Equestrian | Austin Senior Photographer

I am so behind on blogging my sessions! I hope you can forgive me. The reason is simply because I have been so busy doing senior sessions, that I haven’t had time to sit down and blog the ones I have finished. But believe me when I tell you that I have lots to share! The 2011 Seniors I have had the amazing honor to photograph this year have been so awesome! I have thoroughly enjoyed spending time with each and every one of you.

Today I am featuring the beautiful Meredith, a senior from Pflugerville High School! I just can’t say enough good things about her. She was such a natural in front of the camera! Her mom had warned me that she didn’t like having her picture taken, but from the first click of the shutter, Meredith was rockin’ it. She is a natural model!

For her “Epic” senior session, Meredith and her mom chose 3 incredible locations.  We started the afternoon off downtown on South Congress.  As you can see, Meredith’s dress was the perfect selection for the bright walls and edgy backdrops in this area.

Next we headed to one of the historical homes near 8th Street.  It was absolutely gorgeous and the perfect setting for more elegant, modern senior portraits.

It was very difficult for me to leave that gorgeous green settee in the office. I wanted to take it home!

Here is a just-for-fun edit I did on a shot of Mere on the porch of that amazing building.:)

After shooting at the house, we headed out to Meredith’s home away from home, the horse stables, where she spends the majority of her time. I have to say, this place is magical! When my assistant and I drove up, we both gasped and became giddy with excitement! Jen got goosebumps! It was amazing. And of course, Meredith worked the location and the poses like a professional model. I hardly had to coach her at all. She is a pro!

Of course, her horse was a pro too…well, if anything she was a pro at looking suspiciously at my assistant, Jen, as she distracted her with a reflector.

Here is Meredith in the stables. I just loved how the light was coming through one of the openings.

And finally one of Meredith’s favorites. I like it too. 😉

Meredith – you were awesome! I am so glad I got to meet you and your mom and that we had a beautiful day to hang out and capture you in this wonderful, transitional time in your life. I wish you all the best for the future!

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Small Town USA | Austin Senior Photos

Last month I had the great opportunity to photograph a beautiful girl from Shiner, TX. Introducing the lovely, Rachel!

Because Rachel is from a small town, she really wanted the small town feel in her images. We started out her Senior Portrait Session in the tiny town of Lockhart.

We walked the old town streets and created some beautiful images to tell Rachel’s unique story.

{check out those fantastic shoes!!!}

Rachel has a wonderful sense of style.  She is fashionable and artistic (you should see her artwork – A-Ma-Zing!) and just a beautiful person. Lockhart provided the perfect backdrop for her senior session.

We found this amazing truck in an alley just off the main street drive.
Isn’t she gorgeous! I just love her beautiful eyes.
After spending a good amount of time in Lockhart, we piled in the cars and headed up the road to McKinney Falls State Park for a water session.
{love the BOOTS!}

Rachel was a great sport! It was still very chilly in the water and while she didn’t get too wet, she still played around and waded through it when I needed her too.

She even tried on one of my old performing gowns (which fit! woo hoo!) and we did some more dramatic shots with the off camera flash.
Rachel, I love, love, loved our session and truly enjoyed spending the day with you and your mom. I am so glad you love the images – I am so glad I got to capture your unique story!

Many, many thanks go out to my wonderful assistants for Rachel’s senior session – the talented Allen from Doberenz Photography and Jen! You guys ROCKED the lighting, video and the styling and made the day even more amazing. I am so blessed to work with such great clients and talented colleagues! Thank you all!

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