colorado high school senior photographer

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

OLIVIA — 2014 SENIOR

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olivia is my second cousin from big lake, minnesota. her family was taking a trip to the mountains and i was so happy to squeeze her in as my last session before maternity leave. she is spirited, beautiful inside and out, and reminds me a lot of myself (being non-meat eaters in a family full of hunters and fisherman, for one!). sweet liv, i hope you absolutely love your senior photos and have an amazing last year in high school. xo!

TAYLOR — 2014 SENIOR

i feel so lucky to have been given the chance to take both of this family's daughter's senior photos. taylor's big sister lauren had me take her photos a couple of years ago and now i've had the chance to get to know sweet taylor, too! taylor was full of light and easy to photograph. isn't her smile just contagious? wishing you all the best in your life's adventures, girlfriend! thanks for spending an afternoon in front of my lens. : )

ALLIE — 2013 SENIOR

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working with allie was so much FUN for me. she's a bright, well-spoken, city-lovin' high school senior with a deep love for fashion and a natural knack for photography. honestly, did i dream her up? awesome fit for me! we had a great time putting together outfits and wandering lodo in denver to get these shots. allie, i'm beyond excited to see where your dream of becoming a high fashion photographer leads you. i loved getting to know you — enjoy your images!