Category Archives: Cedar Park

Jacie | Cedar Park High School | Dawn Fry Photo

Jacie is one of my amazing spokesmodels from Cedar Park High School.  She is on the yearbook staff and loves to take photos for all the school events. If you end up in a random photo in the yearbook, Jacie probably took that shot. I love her to pieces – the camera ADORES her. She has an uncanny ability to know exactly what pose and position will look best in photos. When I asked her on her shoot if she practiced posing in front of the mirror, she excitedly said, “Yes!”  So. Awesome. I can’t get enough of Jacie’s pictures. 

Jacie has so many sides to her personality, and she decided for her photos she wanted something edgy and urban, and something soft and natural. She totally rocked both with her outfit choices and looks. I am so proud of her for creating the perfect session to display her personality. We started out with the edgy side in downtown Austin. 
Soon after we headed over to Bull Creek for the softer side. I loved the contrast of the white and black dresses she chose for this one location.
Of course, we had a little silly fun too. 😉
I always try to do a photo progression into the water for these kind of shoots. You don’t want to ruin the hair and makeup too soon! Jacie was a pro. 
Thank you, Jacie, for trusting me with your senior photos. I love having you on the spokesmodel team. You are amazing.

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!

This Girl is on Fire | Austin Senior Photography | Dawn Fry Photo

I have a blast on all my sessions. I really do! Senior sessions are by FAR my favorite though, and I get really excited when I have a client that is also really excited about shooting with me. Such was the case with the lovely and absolutely stunning, Chase, from Cedar Park High School.

Chase was amazingly comfortable in front of the camera. We started off in a small town just outside of Round Rock and walked the downtown streets looking for great backgrounds. The green wall behind her in the first image is one of my favorites. And of course, we had to hit my absolute favorite building a few blocks away. The light was absolutely perfect and brought out the sparkle in Chase’s eyes. The shot below is now a 24×36 canvas that hangs right above my desk – I love it so much!! If you have a senior session with me, you will get to see it as a sample at your viewing and ordering session. I just had to have it blown up BIG!

Chase has a great style and fashion sense. All of her outfits went perfectly together from the jewelry to the shoes. She totally expressed her style and personality throughout the shoot. I loved every outfit she wore. I think this white dress is my favorite. It totally worked with those kickin’ boots.
After working the downtown scene, we headed out to my favorite stretch of dead railroad track. If you get there at *just* the right time, the light is AH-MAY-ZING. Unfortunately, the road we were trying to take to get to the track was blocked by a stalled train on another track! Eeek! With only 3 ways in to the place we were going and two of them being blocked, we had to take the long way around town to get there (and of course we pulled up just as the blocking train pulled away from the road – doh!) It all worked out though; the winds worked in our favor, and my awesome assistant, Courtney, worked her reflector magic to light up Chase’s gorgeous eyes. Everything…everything was just perfect.  *sigh*
Seriously. She should be all over the pages of a magazine. 
As the sun was rapidly falling in the sky, we hopped in the car and headed out to the creek for some quick water shots. Chase showed no fear of jumping right in the cold water and using it to it’s full advantage. These shots are so fun and unique – I love it when we get to do water shoots.  Love love love!
And there goes the sun…
Many, many thanks to my lovely assistant and 2013 Spokesmodel, Courtney! She kept Chase laughing and having fun, and her light bending skillz were invaluable. 

And here is the result in products! (I promise my product photography skills will improve – hang with me!) lol! Featured below are beautiful mounted 8x10s, a great assortment of wallets for sharing with the family and friends, a custom designed 6×9 keepsake album, lots of fun extras, and an incredibly stunning 16×20 Roundout Framed Print on metallic paper. Oh em gee that thing is gorgeous!

Chase, you are simply beautiful inside and out and I absolutely loved your session.  I wish you all the best in the future. I know you are destined for greatness.
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Wide Awake | Austin High School Senior Photographer | Dawn Fry Photo

I am SO EXCITED that I finally get to blog this senior session!!! I had the amazing honor of photographing Miss Maria back in June, and with all the hustle and bustle that is summer schedules, she wasn’t able to meet me to see her images until just a couple of weeks ago. But she finally did, and now I can share them with you!  Yay!!

I met up with Maria and her mom early, EARLY one morning on what turned out to be a very hot day in June. Her Awesome Senior Session included two locations, Urban Cowboy (small town scene) and Water, and I have to say, if it weren’t for the heat, I could have photographed her all day. She was amazing! Here is my absolute favorite image from her session, in the layout from the Signature Album she ordered.  LOVE!


She has the most amazing smile, and her hair is incredible! Oh what I wouldn’t do for just some of that gorgeous curl.:)
I had so much fun getting her to express her personality. We pretended to shop, we splashed in the water, we posed and twirled and played with hair, and best of all, we laughed.
And through it all, the water, the heat, the bugs, the wardrobe changes – she ROCKED IT!

She has an inner beauty that shines through, and the camera loves her. 

Maria, you were such a joy to photograph. Thank you for letting me capture your amazing beauty. <3

Are you ready to tell your story with amazing Senior Photos? Call me now to book your session! My schedule is filling up FAST! 512.203.6261

Stacy LaineAugust 31, 2012 - 12:06 pm

Love these… what a gorgeous girl! She looks like SO much fun!