Erica- Durango senior.

Someone gave me the nickname "Legs" a few years ago. I'm only 5'8" but grew up standing in the back row with the guys for a group photo, getting asked all the time if I played basketball, and was mistaken for a college student numerous times(in 7th grade.) I remember not wanting to wear heels in High School because then I was even taller than my boyfriend. I was self conscious. I never thought of myself as tall, because 5' 8" was all I knew. I think it was just an illusion though, because it was all in my legs. I'd wear shorts that fit standard school dress code, but would still get stopped in the hallway to do the finger check, making sure the edge of my shorts met the edge of my index finger. 

Erica is the same way. I kept wanting to call her "Legs" out of nostalgia for my own old nickname. We had so much fun on this photo shoot. Hanging out in abandoned houses and random street corners. She loves fashion, so I strived to make her photographs scream to be on magazine pages. Lets just say she made my job easy. :)


  1. Whaaattt???!! These are GORGEOUS!!! She is beautiful & your work is incredible here. These could TOTALLY be in like an Urban catalogue. Love.

  2. Amaaaaazing, as always... FACT: I wish I was her! (That tutu is amazing & I love the purple house.)
    A decade late, but I'm thinking I should have my senior pictures retaken (minus the face backdrops & purple umbrella they made me use, perhaps)... What do you think? :)

  3. Thanks ladiessssss :)

    Kristy: senior portraits at thanksgiving? yes.

  4. Great moody pictures but I like the smiling images best. You should experiment with wider apertures for the pull-back shots - some of the backgrounds are distracting. You definitely want a model like this to pop off the background and be the obvious subject of the picture.

  5. These are great Hailey, love the angles and the black and white. Great choice of locations too. And nice edits.

  6. Hailey, I've been out of contact lately for too many reasons to list here. Bottom line, just saw your last two senior portrait sessions. I'm BLOWN AWAY with how incredible these images are. Your clients are undoubtedly happy and you should be very proud! Amazing work!

  7. Thanks guys! Your thoughts mean the world to me!

  8. Some of your best images to date, imho.
    #9&#10&#18&#19 _ Holy.
    #13 _ Is this actual lighting or did you make adjustments? I love how she pops out of the frame!

    You should consider submitting some of these to contests.

    And PS HAPPY Friggin BIRTHDAY, YOU Lovely THING!