Senior Spotlight: Meet A Few of My Favs!

As a professional photographer, one of my greatest joys is being able to share my talent with those I love. This summer I had the opportunity to do just that when I photographed three of my nephews that will be seniors this upcoming school year.

Over the next few months I will be sharing a little about some of my senior clients in a “Senior Spotlight” blog. To kick start the blog, I’ve chosen to feature my three nephews. Without further ado, meet three of my favorite young men: Ben, Lennon and Dayne!

 

Ben

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Ben will be a senior at Cherokee Trail High School in Aurora, Colorado this fall, where he enjoys participating in Unified Basketball, Swimming, Hype Club and Video Game Club.

Outside of school, Ben has been very successful in Special Olympics Basketball, Special Olympics Bowling and Special Olympics Swimming and has won several medals for SO Swimming and SO Bowling. He also has a part time job at Dion’s Pizza.

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In addition to sports, Ben is passionate about music and plays the piano and electric guitar. He also loves riding the rides at Disney World, watching movies and playing video games.

After graduation, Ben plans to work for two years and then attend the Community College of Aurora for Performing Arts. When asked about his favorite thing to do, Ben replied, “Hanging out with friends!”

 

Lennon

This coming fall Lennon will be a senior at McNeil High School in Austin, Texas where he is in the FFA program in the areas of Metal and Wood Working. He particularly loves to create things with his hands and to collect different materials that he uses to make furniture and other unique things.Lennon1

Over the summer Lennon is working for his dad’s construction company by cleaning up trash and doing other miscellaneous errands that help the business run smoothly.

This summer Lennon came to Colorado to see family and spend time in the Rockies for several days. During a boat ride on Lake Dillon, Lennon’s favorite gray hat (which is very special to him as he has taken it on travels around the world) flew off his head and into the water. We (I was also on this boat ride) had to turn the boat around a few times so that this treasured hat could be fished out of the water – and I have the video to prove it!

Lennon2Lennon also loves to spend time with friends and chilling with his two dogs. After graduation he hopes to become a welder and perhaps open his own shop one day.

 

 

 

 

Dayne

Dayne will be a senior at Reedy High School in Frisco, Texas this fall. In his free time he enjoys many hobbies including cooking, scuba diving, fishing, golfing and of course, playing video games!Dayne1

Dayne works at Chick-Fil-A part time and had a busy summer traveling. In addition to his trip to Colorado to visit family, he also went on a scuba diving vacation and will be heading to Mexico soon for another diving trip and to relax on the beach.

When asked what he is passionate about, Dayne lists working on cars and welding. After graduation he intends to pursue a computer related job, or a “hands on” job such as a mechanic or welder.Dayne2

Ben, Lennon and Dayne — I wish you all a successful and fun senior year!

 

Love,

Aunt Wendy

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Captured Moments Presents … Good Things Come in Threes!

Because today is the third month of the year. Because good things come in threes. Because I was out of town and didn’t have access to my photos when their real birthday happened on December 1. Because my triplet nephews are the bomb!

I was waiting until the perfect time to post photos for their birthdays and today is it! Happy (belated) birthday Cal, Ty and Zack! I have loved watching you grow into amazing young men (and of course photographing you throughout the years)!

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Our Good Luck Charm At The Red Kettle

Today was a beautiful day to be ringing the bells for the Salvation Army, and as a special treat, we were joined by our good luck charm — our dog Boomer!  We couldn’t have asked for a more spectacular winter day and Boomer was the big draw. Few could pass by his adorable face and not drop some money in the bucket!

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Once again, we were the ones most blessed by this opportunity to help out the Salvation Army, and each year we experience something that has not happened before.  In addition to the many folks who stopped to thank us and/or put a few dollars in the bucket, this year we had a “drive up” drop off as a man pulled up beside us to hand off his donation. And Boomer was the recipient of much love and attention from the passersby, even receiving a large milk bone from one generous man who also made a donation to the Red Kettle.

BIG THANKS to our friends who drove (and rode their motorcycle) across town to make a donation to the Red Kettle, as well as to those who “happened upon” us and also donated. It was wonderful to see your smiling faces and your support always makes the time fly by!

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If you were unable to come visit us today, please consider making a donation to another Red Kettle and help those in need this Christmas season.

Wishing you a blessed Christmas and a healthy and prosperous 2018!

~Wendy

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Colorado Springs Senior Photographer presents…

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“Kissed by the sun” is how I would title this portrait of Garret. I can almost feel the warmth emanating from the fall foliage and sun on his hair.

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Captured Moments Senior Photographer presents…

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It’s true, the eyes have it, and Rachel has some of the most beautiful eyes I’ve ever seen! Her hat and outfit complement her eyes, lips and porcelain skin!

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Happy Birthday Big T!

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Twenty six years ago today this amazing man blessed our life with happiness and joy! We can’t imagine life without you big T! We love you and wish you the happiest of birthdays!

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Colorado Springs High School Senior Photographer presents …

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This was a first — I had never photographed anyone in their fencing attire before this session with Connor, but it was a blast coming up with some fun poses to show off his sport. This one was my favorite due to it’s simplicity and rugged emotion.

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