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Someone Like You | Austin Senior Photographer | Georgetown High School

Christmas is over, the holidays are wrapping up, it’s almost the end of 2011 and I am so excited!!! Why, you ask? Well let me tell you! I am so excited because BIG THINGS are happening at Dawn Fry Photo in 2012. AWESOME THINGS!!! For one, I am building an AMAZING team of Spokesmodels and planning some super FUN and EXCITING photo shoots and parties for them.  I can’t wait to tell you all about it.  If you are in high school in the class of 2013 or 2014, you HAVE to check out my program and SIGN UP! I am accepting applications right now, and will be interviewing for the spokesmodel positions beginning in January.  My first FREE THEME GROUP photo session for the DFP Spokesmodels is already planned for February, and if you want in, you have to let me know now!

Also, on January 1st, I will be doing an AWESOME, fun and FAB giveaway for 12 days.  If you would like the chance to win a free senior photo session with Dawn Fry Photo, your chance is now.  Details will be posted here on the blog on December 31, so check back for all the details.

In the meantime, check out my latest senior photo session! I am so excited to introduce you all to the amazing and totally cool, Catherine, from Georgetown High school! 

Catherine is such a fun and beautiful girl, both inside and out. I had a blast getting to know her and her mom (and eventually her little bro and dad) during our photo sessions.  She has a great personality and totally rocked her session.
When I met with Catherine and her mom for their pre-session consultation, I could not believe how much the three of us have in common!! We had a blast finding out all the fun things we shared; from driving the same car to ordering the same beverage at Starbucks, to having March birthdays and having lived in the same states, every conversation led us to a new similarity.  It was so fun building a session that would totally highlight Catherine’s personality and tell her story.  Catherine loves the water (it’s the Pisces in her!!) so of course we HAD to do a water session! I love, love, love water sessions!!  
Catherine also has a little bit of an Urban Country side to her as well.  After the trek in the water, we headed out to an old country town for some railroad tracks and store fronts. Of course, she made it look easy, even when I was draggin’ her all over the town square before the sun set and we lost our light. Her style totally fit in with the surroundings.  
The day of Catherine’s session, the plan was to do the water portion with her beautiful, natural wavy hair, and then straighten her hair for the second location of the session in the old town square.  Unfortunately, we couldn’t get her straightener to work on my car AC/DC power inverter, (darn those things draw a lot of current!) and so we didn’t get to straighten her hair. Knowing that straight hair was something Catherine really wanted to have for some of her photos, I asked her if she would be available to do another quick session the next week in downtown Georgetown so we could get that look for her.  Thankfully, she was up for it, and I have to say that I think most of my favorite images came from our second, impromptu session! Catherine’s personality and fun spirit really shines in these images – I SO LOVE THAT!!!  
And of course, she really rocked it with these beauty shots. *sigh* I love her gorgeous eyes and her hair in these against the denim jacket. So, so awesome.  I actually ordered a beautiful sample product (a 16×20 Roundout on metallic paper) with the image on the right (below) and it was STUNNING! 

Catherine, you are amazing and I am so thankful and honored that you chose me for your senior photo session. I wish you all the best in life and I know you will do great things! Thanks for telling me your story!

If you know Catherine or go to Georgetown High, share the love by sharing this on Facebook or leaving her a sweet comment on this post. We will both love it!

What’s Your Story?

ArashMay 27, 2012 - 3:12 pm

– Geez I gotta get on the ball and offer something like this LOL. But seolsuriy, your work is beyond amazing and I love visiting your blog. You truly inspire me and I am so glad to have found your beautiful work! Thank you.

StephanieDecember 29, 2011 - 9:20 pm

Wow, these turned out wonderful! Love my smart & beautiful daughter, Catherine!! Thanks for a great unforgettable experience, Dawn! 😀

Senior at Twilight | Austin Senior Photographer

“I stared because their faces, so different, so similar, were all devastatingly, inhumanly beautiful.” ~
Bella Swan

Ok, I admit it. I am a Twilight fan.  Not in a huge, travel to the actual Forks, Washington and explore La Push beach way *cough, KIM, cough*, but I am a fan. I went with some girlfriends to the midnight showing of Eclipse, dressed in my custom made t-shirt complete with Jacob quote on the back (Team Jacob!!) and it was fun. But I am not really a true fan girl. I read the books once; though I will probably reread Breaking Dawn before the movie comes out in November…

Anyway, all that is to say, it was so fun to do a senior photo session with a true Twi-hard!! Her name is Megan, and she is quite beautiful.

Megan, a class of 2011 senior from Leander High School, arranged for her senior session to be out at a beautiful park just outside of Georgetown, and we met just before sunset. It was a beautiful evening, and we shot well into the…..wait for it…..

Twilight. *snicker*

Ok, I’ll stop now. Megan brought her sweet puppy along for some shots too. And I bet you’ll never guess what her name is.

Yeah, it’s Bella. But I am sure you knew that. 😉

Megan was an awesome subject. After working several locations in the park we came upon some stone work where the light was absolutely amazing. I didn’t want to leave this spot!

This next one is my favorite from the session.


We did a wardrobe change and headed for the trees. Set against the green background, Megan’s eyes popped in gorgeous contrast. I pulled out my favorite lens, a Canon 135mm, f/2 L, and it focused so perfectly on her eyes while making all that green behind her a smooth blanket of color. Dreamy…

Megan, thank you so much for trusting me with your senior portraits! It was so fun to hang out with you and learn a little bit about your story. I wish you all the best!

What’s YOUR story?

Give Me An “S”! | Austin Senior Photographer

I can’t believe I haven’t blogged this yet!  Please let me share with you a few of the amazing senior pictures from my 2011 model, Savannah’s, big senior portrait session!  Back in October (on a wonderfully beautiful day) we trekked around Pflugerville  and Georgetown to capture some really great senior pictures for Savannah.

Of course, being the stunning girl that she is, it wasn’t hard to capture some awesome photos of her. She is such a natural in front of the camera.  Thank goodness I had my wonderful friend and assistant, Jen, there to catch stray hairs and hold a reflector with expert technique.
After a few stops in downtown Georgetown, Savannah changed into her cheer uniform and we headed over to Pflugerville for some more shots.

Ouch! My legs hurt just looking at that! I am so glad I didn’t have to demonstrate that pose for her. 😉  After hitting one park in Pflugerville, we went to a 3rd location for some water photos. I love the water sessions! We always have so much fun! Even though the water was pretty cold, Savannah did an amazing job of making the best of it and we captured some beautiful, playful images.  This is so her personality!

And thanks again to my lovely assistant, Jen, for balancing precariously on a log to hold my off camera flash. Jen, you ROCK!

The result of Jen’s hard work.

Miss Savannah, you make me smile and you make me laugh. I loved every minute of this session, and I hope you enjoy your images for years to come. You are truly beautiful inside and out.  I wish you all the best in your future endeavors!

Thanks so much for looking!

Meet Savannah! Hendrickson High Senior Model | Pflugerville Senior Photographer

I know, I know – I am way behind on my blogging.  You should see my personal blog right now…tumbleweeds are rolling through that one! 😉

As you all may know school started here in our area last week, and some of you may also know that my oldest boy started kindergarten this year. *sigh* It has definitely been harder on me than him. Soooooo, I lost about a week of editing and blogging in all the mess that happened last week.  Getting used to getting up before 7 (seriously??) and having to actually get out of my pj’s and look somewhat presentable at drop-off has been quite the chore.  I have been spoiled by staying home with my boys for the past 6 years.  I have a feeling though that come winter time I will just be throwing a jacket over my pj’s like the rest of the moms and taking him to school with the mom pony tail and dark shades. Oh yeah, you know you all do it!

But enough about me, let’s talk about my girl Savannah. Oh Savannah! I love saying her name – it’s so pretty! Just like her…

Hendrickson High Senior Model, Austin, Dawn Fry Photo

I actually looked up the origin and meaning of her name, thinking I could tie it into a sweet little story, but Savannah means, well, Savannah!  A Savannah is a treeless plain or a plateau. However, it is also the name of a large city in Georgia and a breed of cat.  So, since I can’t think of anything more to say about that, I will tell you a little about her. Savannah is, obviously, gorgeous! And the camera loves her.

Austin High School Senior Portraits, Dawn Fry Photo

Savannah is one of my awesome Senior Models for the class of 2011. I am so excited about doing her big sessions this fall. She totally rocked the head shot session, as you can see.

Awesome Senior Pictures, Dawn Fry Photo, Austin

And very soon I will be taking her out to an awesome location (or 2) for her full session. I look forward to learning even more about her, and sharing it with you as well. 

Pflugerville High School Senior Photos, Dawn Fry

I ordered Savannah’s rep cards this week. I think they turned out great! Here is the front and back.

rep card, senior models, dawn fry photo

I still have a few openings for Senior Models for the class of 2011. If you are interested, contact me soon before the positions are filled.

Thanks for looking!

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KimSeptember 1, 2010 - 8:21 am

Great photos, she’s so pretty. Love her makeup!
I’m likin the new background too!