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Georgetown High School Drum Major | Dawn Fry Photo |Senior Portraits in Austin

It has been both an honor and a privilege for me to create senior portraits for Georgetown High School’s drum majors for several years in a row. Being a musician myself, (I proudly earned a vocal music education degree in college) I find that I am drawn to creatives and photograph senior portraits for musicians, artists, and theater students more often than seniors with other interests. I guess in some way music and art connects us all, and it’s been said you attract what you love.

This lovely senior from Georgetown High School was on my Elite Spokesmodel team and I am so glad I had the opportunity to get to know her and her family through our many events and photo shoots. Not only did we create senior portraits for her, but we also got to spend the weekend with her and her mom on an amazing creative session retreat, do a mother/daughter session, a family session during our fall fundraiser event, and many other events. It was a joy having her on my team. This year she will embark on a new journey to the University of North Texas, and I know she is destined for great things.

We began Morgan’s session in downtown Austin just off Congress. Her bold patterned dress and converse stood out among the grey tones and city concrete.

Her second outfit included another bold print top with black jeans, complimenting her urban surroundings and showing us her tough side. I love the contrast of the bold patterns and the gritty urban scenes.

I so loved that Morgan went with a clean face and natural hair look. She stayed totally true to her personality and style, and it really made her images a reflection of her amazing personality.

Edgy. Urban. Strong. Morgan exudes all three in her fringed “Free Spirit” tee and combat boots. Love this look!

After sweating our faces off in the city, we headed up to San Gabriel Park in Georgetown for some softer, airy images in nature. While Morgan is strong and fierce, she also has a gentle soul and a heart for the environment. Her off the shoulder “Gypsy Soul” tee and jean shorts were a perfect outfit choice for this background. The light through the trees and flowers complimented her outfit and surrounding elements.

I love this bold red top contrasting against the greenery of the park. Another off the shoulder style, it really looked amazing on her. We captured her beautifully with the wood fence and her furry friend got in on the fun. Pets are always welcome on senior sessions with DFP!

Of course we HAD to get some shots of the letterman jacket! So many of Morgan’s achievements are represented in the patches. It is a huge part of her high school career. After all, this is about capturing and preserving memories!

Did I mention Morgan brought her pets? YES!! 3 beautiful dogs joined us for her senior portrait session. Of course, they all had to wear matching bandanas! I die from the cuteness!

One more outfit change and we headed over to the river for some fun water photos. What senior doesn’t love to splash around the water in a dress? It’s pretty much a tradition!

One final hat tip and we were out of there! Wet, tired, and so full of good memories. Thank you, Morgan, for sharing this important moment of life with me. It was an honor to be the preserver of your high school self. I wish you all the best.

~Dawn

 

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

Dripping Springs High School | Nikki L | Dawn Fry Photo

I am so excited to introduce you to this stunning girl. We met one sunny day down in Dripping Springs to capture her senior photos and I was so impressed by her. Nikki started off a little shy at first, but very soon relaxed and knocked this session right out of the park. She is such a natural in front of the camera, and her outfit choices were spot on. It was such a joy working with her.

That red lip is to. die. for! It works so well for her with the matching jewelry and white lace dress. We had a blast walking up and down Mercer Street looking for the perfect backdrops for her images. 
You can’t help but love old gas station pumps! What a great location to shoot! With a quick change, Nikki also changed her lip color to a more muted peach that worked perfectly with her skin tone and outfit. I love the old car doors in the background. 
The best thing about Nikki is that she really knows how to carry herself and pose in flattering ways. Her range of expressions kept the images fun and intriguing. Check out those eyes!
Another quick change to this adorable jewel toned outfit and we found the perfect setting to compliment the colors.
Next we headed out to Founders Memorial Park to shoot in some beautiful green fields and with this amazing old wagon. The sun was setting perfectly behind her, giving off a beautiful golden light.
The floppy hat!!! Oh em gee, how I love it.
This was definitely my favorite outfit of all. Look at those sandals! So cute!
We ended the perfect session with the college shirt and letterman jacket shot. Woo hoo!
Thanks again, Nikki, for an amazing session. It was such a joy working with you and your mom. I hope you enjoy the images.
Dawn

Claire | Anderson High School Spokesmodel | Dawn Fry Photo

I had the great privilege of photographing Anderson High School DFP Senior Spokesmodel, Claire, out in downtown Georgetown. I love the creative challenge of finding backgrounds that will light up her amazing red hair and bring out her eyes. It’s fun to locate different areas of town that will bring the photos to life. 

Teals and blues are always a good choice for my ginger girls. Claire’s eyes just sparkled!
And sometimes, even a red brick wall will look amazing. I love this ombré top that she wore. 
It wouldn’t be a senior session if we didn’t head over to the park to play in the sunshine and water. 
Nailed it. Thanks so much, Claire, for absolutely killing your session. It was so fun to capture your amazing beauty!