Austin's Senior Portrait in Old Town Longmont
October 31, 2013

Senior Portraits in Downtown Longmont


Eric and I know Downtown Longmont pretty well. We both call it home. We were asked to find a spot for Austin’s senior portraits and also some portraits with his sisters so we immediately thought about some of our favorite spots. Then we had a sudden realization that most of them were flooded out. I took it as an opportunity to scout Longmont with fresh eyes to find the perfect spot.

Austin's Senior Portrait in Old Town LongmontAs it turned out Austin and his family were looking for a fun, urban background rather than a natural scene. That was fine with us, since most of our scenic spots looked like a war zone. Downtown, however, was largely spared and we knew we would find some great spots there. I knew the new alleyscapes and breezeways would make for a good background but I got to the shoot about an hour early to fine tune my scouting. I found several good spots and when Eric arrived we narrowed it down even more to two spots.

We had a great time photographing Austin. He was a good sport even when we used a massive reflector to shine light on him. I’m sure he welcomed the extra warmth of a chilly October morning. And, when it was time to bring in his sisters, he graciously sidestepped the spotlight so we could get them in the photos.

Alex and Addison were great to work with as well. They stepped right in and made our job easy. We had such a great time, it made me rethink our typical spots. I’m glad we were forced to re-scout our locations. We now have more options when people ask us where we should shoot the portraits. Many of the locations we found would have worked fine for Austin and his sisters but we took the extra time to look for a place that would work for the number of people and would match the look they were going for.

If you’re looking for a photographer for Senior Portraits, please drop us a line and see if we have a good spot picked out just for your senior. If not, we’ll scout until we find the perfect spot.


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Chris Stark
Wedding Photojournalist at Stark Bellamy Photography
Chris Stark is an award-winning photojournalist and former news photographer who honed his craft at several Colorado newspapers. Documentary wedding photography translates perfectly into Chris' fly-on-the-wall style. Chris lives in Longmont, Colorado with his wife and daughter and spends his free time on the bike or hiking with his family.