Hannah’s Senior Model Session | Colorado Springs Photographer

I was so excited to get Hannah’s senior model application, and couldn’t wait to get her session scheduled! After we had our first meet and greet, we decided on a couple of different ideas she had for her senior pictures. One was more traditional, and that’s where we started at. We chose North Cheyenne Canon for our first session, and found some gorgeous spots that I haven’t used before. We started off in a open field with mountains in the background and then worked our way up through the canon. It was such a great pleasure getting to know Hannah and all of her accomplishments and her goals for the future. She is a great care taker and loves children, and has a bright future ahead of her in the hair and makeup industry. Here are a few of my favorites from her session!

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Senior Models 2018 | Cara & Sheridan | Blackbird Studios

I had such a great time getting to know both Cara and Sheridan at our first senior model shoot! They are with our Senior Model Program and we want to do something stunning! So we ventured out on our first shoot and went Manitou Springs. Shayla and I fell in love with their prom dresses and so we wanted to start their first session with them, and boy did they both look so gorgeous! We shot at a couple of different parks in Manitou Springs. The first one was the 7 Minute Springs park. I love shooting here and using the architectural structure of the gazebo, the dramatically big stairs and the artwork that is around the park.

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There is also another park right across the street from the gazebo that leads down to the creek, and we knew that we couldn’t pass up the opportunity to go there! We found beautiful peonies that matched Cara’s dress and Sheridan did an awesome job holding her balance while we shot in the creek!

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I have also been eyeing another park in Manitou Springs, that I have been driving by on a regular basis.  I feel in love with the luscious green trees and grass that surrounded this area and I knew I needed to take them there. As we got there we were so excited for the sun to finally come out and give us a true golden hour to finish up our session!

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Before we ended this session, Cara and Sheridan wanted to get some more pictures that captured how special their friendship is. This was the perfect way to end such a fun and beautiful session! Want to become a Senior Model for Blackbird Studios? Fill out our application now and get started with your specialized session!

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Kala’s Senior Session | Colorado Springs Photographers

A couple of weeks ago I had the chance to shoot with Shayla Marin Photography on another senior session. Shayla and I are two peas in a pod when it comes to photography and photographing! It’s crazy how much we think a like and often have the same vision on a shoot. We have started our kick off with the senior class of 2018 and we had such a beautiful model-Kala. She was flawless with her modeling and did such a great job! We decided to do the this session in both digital and film. Shayla shot the digital while I did the film, and the turn out was fantastic! The location that we chose was near the studio. Old Farm Park. Here you can easily hike the plateaus and get a beautiful views of Colorado Springs and of Pikes Peak. It also have a dessert like feel to it, and you have to watch out for the cactus! Another cool thing about this park is that they have an old silo that we were able to get inside, and Shayla had a cool idea of using a smoke bomb with an umbrella-and these shots came out incredible! We started the shoot right about 4pm in the afternoon and into golden hour.  Here are some of our favorites:

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Giving Back to the Community | High School Seniors | Colorado Springs Photographer

I have been working on a project that is very special to me, and I am so excited that it is all coming together! I am a strong believer in giving back to the community, and I can do through my photography. I am giving away 5 free photo sessions for graduates of  2018! There are many circumstances that seniors often face when in High School and this is huge accomplishment for them, and they deserve to have a day for themselves about themselves!

Blackbird Studios has teamed up with professional hair/makeup artists and Plato’s Closet for an incredible contest.  This is your chance to nominate a 2018 graduate for a “Free Photo Session” made possible by Blackbird Studio in Colorado Springs.


How to nominate:

Write a 500 word paragraph on the person you are nominating and why.

Senior PosterSubmit it to Blackbirdsstudiosco@gmail.com by April 25th, 2017.

Be sure to add a phone number and address of the nominee so that Blackbird Studios can contact them when they win!



Must be a senior graduating in 2018

Must live in El Paso County


Winning nominees will receive The Platinum Package which includes: Unlimited session time compliments of Blackbird Studios. Unlimited outfit changes, professional hair & makeup and a shopping spree at Plato’s Closet. Winner can choose up to 3 locations for their senior photo session. They will also receive an 8×11 photo album complete with photos from their session, a yearbook submission photo, their own private online gallery and a minimum of 50 images w/print release.


Blackbird Studios believes in giving back to their community and they are looking forward to awarding 5 deserving students in the El Paso County area the opportunity to have their senior photos done in style, all for FREE. Send in your nominee today.


For additional information you may contact Blackbird Studios at (719) 213-8693.