Mountain Biker Senior Photos

Part of what I do differently with my senior photo sessions is I let kids have a voice in the decisions about what and how we shoot.  Typically when young adults reach their senior year, they want to have a senior photo that feels real to them and represents who they feel like inside.  I negotiate with kids and parents: a certain amount of time making pictures that the parents want, and time dedicated to photos that the senior wants.  We could spend an hour doing glamour shots or spend time capturing your sport, music, art, best friend, or spending time with the family dog.   I want seniors to feel like their senior photos are at the same time authentic and also hyper-real.  We all want to see the best version of ourselves. I loved this photo session because Aidan and his mom, Cyndi, were in agreement that they wanted both kinds of photos.  I was very excited to take the mountain biker senior photos because Aidan is an amazing competitive Enduro cyclist.  Watching him practice made me cringe with fear but it was also incredibly exhilarating and I knew we could get some pretty cool shots.

High school senior getting ready to ride his mountain bike.
High school senior getting ready to ride his mountain bike.
Cyclist unloading his gear.
Cyclist unloading his gear.
Cyclist going vertical on a hill.
Cyclist going vertical on a hill.
Catching air at the Grand Junction National Monument.
Catching air at the Grand Junction National Monument.
Enduro cycling - caught in the air.
Enduro cycling - caught in the air.
Cyclist up in the air above the ground.
Cyclist up in the air above the ground.
Smiling senior on a mountain bike.
Smiling senior on a mountain bike.
Flying over - cyclist in the air.
Flying over - cyclist in the air.
Catching air on a mountain bike - taken from below the cyclist.
Catching air on a mountain bike - taken from below the cyclist.
Senior photo on bycycle - action shot.
Senior photo on bycycle - action shot.
Going vertical on a mountain bike.
Going vertical on a mountain bike.
Mountain biking photo.
Mountain biking photo.
High school senior cycling
High school senior cycling
Enduro Mountain biking
Enduro Mountain biking
High school senior Enduro mountain bike photos
High school senior Enduro mountain bike photos
mom and son dressed in cyclig clothes
mom and son dressed in cyclig clothes
High school senior boy in front of beautiful rock formation.
High school senior boy in front of beautiful rock formation.
Photo of boy jumping in the air looking at the sky.
Photo of boy jumping in the air looking at the sky.
Smiling senior boy.
Smiling senior boy.
Black and white photo of high school senior boy.
Black and white photo of high school senior boy.
High school boy seior photo.
High school boy seior photo.

I'd love to hear what you think of Aidan's senior photos.

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