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MORGAN — 2015 SENIOR

Flower child high school senior photo session in Lincoln, Nebraska by Tara Polly Photography.Morgan is my goddaughter and I love and adore her wholeheartedly. I was asked to be her godmother when she was a toddler and I was something like fifteen. It was a job I didn't know if I was cut out for but wow. It was been my honor to giggle with her and talk her through some hard stuff and let her apply heavy black makeup to my eyes for fun along the way. I am so proud of the woman you are, Morgan. Thank you for letting me take these for you and for bringing the laughs like only you can!

 

Flower child high school senior photo session in Lincoln, Nebraska by Tara Polly Photography.

Flower child high school senior photo session in Lincoln, Nebraska by Tara Polly Photography.

Flower child high school senior photo session in Lincoln, Nebraska by Tara Polly Photography.

Flower child high school senior photo session in Lincoln, Nebraska by Tara Polly Photography.

Flower child high school senior photo session in Lincoln, Nebraska by Tara Polly Photography.

Flower child high school senior photo session in Lincoln, Nebraska by Tara Polly Photography.

Flower child high school senior photo session in Lincoln, Nebraska by Tara Polly Photography.

Flower child high school senior photo session in Lincoln, Nebraska by Tara Polly Photography.

Flower child high school senior photo session in Lincoln, Nebraska by Tara Polly Photography.

Flower child high school senior photo session in Lincoln, Nebraska by Tara Polly Photography.

Flower child high school senior photo session in Lincoln, Nebraska by Tara Polly Photography.

Flower child high school senior photo session in Lincoln, Nebraska by Tara Polly Photography.

Flower child high school senior photo session in Lincoln, Nebraska by Tara Polly Photography.

Flower child high school senior photo session in Lincoln, Nebraska by Tara Polly Photography.

Flower child high school senior photo session in Lincoln, Nebraska by Tara Polly Photography.

Flower child high school senior photo session in Lincoln, Nebraska by Tara Polly Photography.

Flower child high school senior photo session in Lincoln, Nebraska by Tara Polly Photography.

Flower child high school senior photo session in Lincoln, Nebraska by Tara Polly Photography.

Flower child high school senior photo session in Lincoln, Nebraska by Tara Polly Photography.

Flower child high school senior photo session in Lincoln, Nebraska by Tara Polly Photography.

Flower child high school senior photo session in Lincoln, Nebraska by Tara Polly Photography.

Flower child high school senior photo session in Lincoln, Nebraska by Tara Polly Photography.

Flower child high school senior photo session in Lincoln, Nebraska by Tara Polly Photography.

 

CAROLINE — 2015 SENIOR

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Free-spirited high school senior photos by Tara Polly PhotographyI've been lucky to shoot some amazing senior girls this year and Caroline is no exception to that. I'm always up to travel for sessions so Caroline and her family flew me out to Washington D.C. to take her senior portraits — hello, dream location! We had the best time in Georgetown and Dumbarton Oaks and near the airport laughing and creating together and forcing Caroline to make weird faces. It was the best! We even got a photo of her with a huge jet behind her to emphasize her love for travel. There's nothing I get more excited about than "crazy" ideas like that. I live for 'em.

Also, Caroline is my husband's cousin and a budding photographer herself — check out her stuff! She has such a great eye. And she's brilliant and loving and thoughtful and funny and going off to college next year at William & Mary and okay guys I'm gonna cry because I joined ben's family about a decade ago and now this little sweet thing I met way back then is a woman with a great big heart so I gotta go now bye. I hope you adore your photos, Caroline!

 

Free-spirited high school senior photos by Tara Polly Photography

Free-spirited high school senior photos by Tara Polly Photography

Free-spirited high school senior photos by Tara Polly Photography

Free-spirited high school senior photos by Tara Polly Photography

Free-spirited high school senior photos by Tara Polly Photography

Free-spirited high school senior photos by Tara Polly Photography

Free-spirited high school senior photos by Tara Polly Photography

Free-spirited high school senior photos by Tara Polly Photography

Free-spirited high school senior photos by Tara Polly Photography

Free-spirited high school senior photos by Tara Polly Photography

Free-spirited high school senior photos by Tara Polly Photography

Free-spirited high school senior photos by Tara Polly Photography

Free-spirited high school senior photos by Tara Polly Photography

Free-spirited high school senior photos by Tara Polly Photography

Free-spirited high school senior photos by Tara Polly Photography

Free-spirited high school senior photos by Tara Polly Photography

Free-spirited high school senior photos by Tara Polly Photography

Free-spirited high school senior photos by Tara Polly Photography

Free-spirited high school senior photos by Tara Polly Photography

Free-spirited high school senior photos by Tara Polly Photography

Free-spirited high school senior photos by Tara Polly Photography

Free-spirited high school senior photos by Tara Polly Photography

Free-spirited high school senior photos by Tara Polly Photography

Free-spirited high school senior photos by Tara Polly Photography

Free-spirited high school senior photos by Tara Polly Photography

Free-spirited high school senior photos by Tara Polly Photography

Free-spirited high school senior photos by Tara Polly Photography

Free-spirited high school senior photos by Tara Polly Photography

Free-spirited high school senior photos by Tara Polly Photography

Free-spirited high school senior photos by Tara Polly Photography

Free-spirited high school senior photos by Tara Polly Photography

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Free-spirited high school senior photos by Tara Polly Photography

Free-spirited high school senior photos by Tara Polly Photography

Free-spirited high school senior photos by Tara Polly Photography

Free-spirited high school senior photos by Tara Polly Photography

Free-spirited high school senior photos by Tara Polly Photography

Free-spirited high school senior photos by Tara Polly Photography

Free-spirited high school senior photos by Tara Polly Photography

Free-spirited high school senior photos by Tara Polly Photography

Free-spirited high school senior photos by Tara Polly Photography

Free-spirited high school senior photos by Tara Polly Photography

Free-spirited high school senior photos by Tara Polly Photography

Free-spirited high school senior photos by Tara Polly Photography

 

RAVEN — 2015 SENIOR

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Gorgeous urban high school senior photos by Tara Polly PhotographyRaven is such a bright light. I've been blessed to spend some time as an adult in the spiritual high school group she helps to lead and just witnessing her path has been inspiring. She is a talented artist and hopes to move to Portland (a girl after my own heart!) and is kind and giving and uniquely, wonderfully Raven. Thank you for letting me take your Five Points senior photos, girl! So much love for you.

 

Gorgeous urban high school senior photos by Tara Polly Photography

Gorgeous urban high school senior photos by Tara Polly Photography

Gorgeous urban high school senior photos by Tara Polly Photography

Gorgeous urban high school senior photos by Tara Polly Photography

Gorgeous urban high school senior photos by Tara Polly Photography

Gorgeous urban high school senior photos by Tara Polly Photography

Gorgeous urban high school senior photos by Tara Polly Photography

Gorgeous urban high school senior photos by Tara Polly Photography

Gorgeous urban high school senior photos by Tara Polly Photography

Gorgeous urban high school senior photos by Tara Polly Photography

Gorgeous urban high school senior photos by Tara Polly Photography

Gorgeous urban high school senior photos by Tara Polly Photography

Gorgeous urban high school senior photos by Tara Polly Photography

Gorgeous urban high school senior photos by Tara Polly Photography

Gorgeous urban high school senior photos by Tara Polly Photography

Gorgeous urban high school senior photos by Tara Polly Photography

Gorgeous urban high school senior photos by Tara Polly Photography

Gorgeous urban high school senior photos by Tara Polly Photography

Gorgeous urban high school senior photos by Tara Polly Photography

Gorgeous urban high school senior photos by Tara Polly Photography

Gorgeous urban high school senior photos by Tara Polly Photography

Gorgeous urban high school senior photos by Tara Polly Photography

Gorgeous urban high school senior photos by Tara Polly Photography

Gorgeous urban high school senior photos by Tara Polly Photography

Gorgeous urban high school senior photos by Tara Polly Photography

Gorgeous urban high school senior photos by Tara Polly Photography

Gorgeous urban high school senior photos by Tara Polly Photography

Gorgeous urban high school senior photos by Tara Polly Photography

Gorgeous urban high school senior photos by Tara Polly Photography

Gorgeous urban high school senior photos by Tara Polly Photography

Gorgeous urban high school senior photos by Tara Polly Photography

Gorgeous urban high school senior photos by Tara Polly Photography

Gorgeous urban high school senior photos by Tara Polly Photography

Gorgeous urban high school senior photos by Tara Polly Photography

Gorgeous urban high school senior photos by Tara Polly Photography

Gorgeous urban high school senior photos by Tara Polly Photography

Gorgeous urban high school senior photos by Tara Polly Photography

Gorgeous urban high school senior photos by Tara Polly Photography

Gorgeous urban high school senior photos by Tara Polly Photography

Gorgeous urban high school senior photos by Tara Polly Photography

Gorgeous urban high school senior photos by Tara Polly Photography

Gorgeous urban high school senior photos by Tara Polly Photography

Gorgeous urban high school senior photos by Tara Polly Photography

Gorgeous urban high school senior photos by Tara Polly Photography

Gorgeous urban high school senior photos by Tara Polly Photography

Gorgeous urban high school senior photos by Tara Polly Photography

Gorgeous urban high school senior photos by Tara Polly Photography

Gorgeous urban high school senior photos by Tara Polly Photography

 

CLARISSA — 2015 SENIOR

Amazing Colorado senior portrait session by Tara Polly Photography
Amazing Colorado senior portrait session by Tara Polly Photography

Clarissa is my cousin! Well, she's my mom's cousin's daughter. Close enough, you guys.

I was so lucky to get a chance to photograph her this summer when she and her family came to Colorado on vacation from Minnesota. I keep getting to take these senior photos for my family and it's making me happy! Clarissa's was one of those shoots where it was just... working. We were loving hanging out and time flew for me and I was just in my creative space and connecting and catching up and it was a gorgeous summer night — ah, heaven! Clarissa is one of the seniors I shot in 2014 that helped me realize that high school seniors are a huge passion of mine and that I want to focus on them more in 2015. There's nothing more I love than taking someone who says "okay good luck because I'm really not photogenic" in the beginning of their session to someone who is whipping their mane around like a damn model by the end. And then handing over these photos and being all like, guess what? You're beautiful, did you know? Well here are these photos where I think I captured it pretty well. It makes me light up. Showing girls this age the way I see them is a gift I am so grateful to give.

So here's my model badass gorgeous cousin Clarissa from Minnesota. Her hair has its own soul. And zipcode. And opinions. It's everything.

Amazing Colorado senior portrait session by Tara Polly Photography
Amazing Colorado senior portrait session by Tara Polly Photography
Amazing Colorado senior portrait session by Tara Polly Photography
Amazing Colorado senior portrait session by Tara Polly Photography
Amazing Colorado senior portrait session by Tara Polly Photography
Amazing Colorado senior portrait session by Tara Polly Photography
Amazing Colorado senior portrait session by Tara Polly Photography
Amazing Colorado senior portrait session by Tara Polly Photography
Amazing Colorado senior portrait session by Tara Polly Photography
Amazing Colorado senior portrait session by Tara Polly Photography
Amazing Colorado senior portrait session by Tara Polly Photography
Amazing Colorado senior portrait session by Tara Polly Photography
Amazing Colorado senior portrait session by Tara Polly Photography
Amazing Colorado senior portrait session by Tara Polly Photography
Amazing Colorado senior portrait session by Tara Polly Photography
Amazing Colorado senior portrait session by Tara Polly Photography
Amazing Colorado senior portrait session by Tara Polly Photography
Amazing Colorado senior portrait session by Tara Polly Photography
Amazing Colorado senior portrait session by Tara Polly Photography
Amazing Colorado senior portrait session by Tara Polly Photography
Amazing Colorado senior portrait session by Tara Polly Photography
Amazing Colorado senior portrait session by Tara Polly Photography
Amazing Colorado senior portrait session by Tara Polly Photography
Amazing Colorado senior portrait session by Tara Polly Photography
Amazing Colorado senior portrait session by Tara Polly Photography
Amazing Colorado senior portrait session by Tara Polly Photography
Amazing Colorado senior portrait session by Tara Polly Photography
Amazing Colorado senior portrait session by Tara Polly Photography
Amazing Colorado senior portrait session by Tara Polly Photography
Amazing Colorado senior portrait session by Tara Polly Photography
Amazing Colorado senior portrait session by Tara Polly Photography
Amazing Colorado senior portrait session by Tara Polly Photography
Amazing Colorado senior portrait session by Tara Polly Photography
Amazing Colorado senior portrait session by Tara Polly Photography
Amazing Colorado senior portrait session by Tara Polly Photography
Amazing Colorado senior portrait session by Tara Polly Photography
Amazing Colorado senior portrait session by Tara Polly Photography
Amazing Colorado senior portrait session by Tara Polly Photography
Amazing Colorado senior portrait session by Tara Polly Photography
Amazing Colorado senior portrait session by Tara Polly Photography
Amazing Colorado senior portrait session by Tara Polly Photography
Amazing Colorado senior portrait session by Tara Polly Photography
Amazing Colorado senior portrait session by Tara Polly Photography
Amazing Colorado senior portrait session by Tara Polly Photography