The Beginning of Senior Season

Jan 5, 2021Seniors, teens

by Candace Miller Photography, Montrose CO

When you aren’t quite sure what you want for the backdrop for your photos, but you live in Colorado, just walk outside. You can go just about anywhere to find something beautiful. That was kind of the case with these senior photos. We didn’t have a lot of time to plan because the yearbook deadline was coming up on us fast. So…we went a few streets over. My friend Gayle and her family own a tree farm here in Montrose. If you need trees, they have the most beautiful Blue Spruce trees…as you’ll see in just a bit. They also own San Juan Gardens and know just about everything there is to know about plants. They are the most kind people you will ever meet so go say hello when you are looking for your plants or trees, and tell them I said hello.

Wesley’s mom was one of the first people that I met when we moved to Montrose, so we’ve been friends for a while. And when she called me in a panic that pictures were due for the yearbook and they didn’t have anything, of course we were going to get it taken care of. We got the date and time worked out and had just enough time to choose one for the yearbook.

Wesley showed up with his brother to provide the comic relief, which a lot of people do. Sometimes the best photos come from laughter and I’m pretty sure they both thought I was nuts, hahaha! Anyway, these two showed up like I could not believe. They totally rocked this session. When I got home to look at these photos I was completely blown away.

“Isn’t it funny how day by day nothing changes but when you look back everything is different.” ~C.S. Lewis

This quote by C.S. Lewis makes me think, as a mom, how hard it is to see all the changes our kids are going through and how hard it is to capture and savor every memory. The day by day goes SO fast that we miss the small details but these details are the things that we will miss the most. It’s hard to see that our kids are growing up. And it’s even harder to see that they are turning into adults right before our eyes.

Wesley, you are a kind, polite, and smart young man! You can do great things!

your friendly neighborhood montrose senior photographer,


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