denton guyer senior portraits of ashley in a summer dress at sign shop in grapevine texas

Ashton - Denton Guyer Senior Portraits

Photographed in the streets and shops of Grapevine, TX

Ashton is a senior at Denton Guyer. We decided to go to Grapevine and work through their main street with all of the charm and decor for her Guyer Senior Portraits. We walked up and down the streets creating extraordinary looks with ordinary things. Take a look below to see more of our journey through the streets of Grapevine, Texas.

denton guyer senior portraits at master made feed grapevine tx
Denton Guyer Senior Portraits of Ashley at the Master Made Feed store - Grapevine, TX

Unique Denton Guyer Senior Portraits with Ashton

I really wanted to stretch the creativity on this photo shoot and Ashton and her mom was more than game to give it a go and have fun with it. Grapevine had been an area that I had been to several times for their Christmas activities (which are legendary) but I had never been there yet for a photo shoot.

Our first stop was to work with some shadows that I saw on the side of a building by where we were parked. I know this may not be there later as the sun changed, so this became our first area to work with. You can see that photo below with the shadow cutting across her to create an interesting look out of an ordinary wall.

We ventured on to this second spot that you see above and below. This was actually the Master Made Feed store in Grapevine. They were even kind enough to let us have 2 AA batteries needed for one of my flashes.

I loved all of the different colors in the lawn ornaments and knew it would be an interesting background for Ashton’s Guyer senior portraits. I also knew that it would present a really fun challenge, which is what this shoot was all about. It was not just the different colors, but it also gave it a very rustic Texas feel.

denton guyer senior portraits at master made feed grapevine tx
One of two red airplanes in the background of this portrait, matched our car perfectly.

Traveling Down the Street in Historic Grapevine

After spending some time at the feed store, it was time to carry on down the street. We made our way closer into the middle of main street and our next stop was on the side of the historic visitors center. 

There was beautiful light hitting this area as well as they had these little ledges that I knew that we could sit on next to the windows. It got us out of the hot sun but at the same time could take advantage of the beautiful light pouring in.

Her mom was there to help me hold our lights on this shoot and that was definitely handy in the somewhat windy conditions. I love this photo below, which is a close up of Ashton and shows off her nice makeup, eyes, and beautiful long hair.

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Closeup of Ashton for her Denton Guyer Senior Portraits in the streets of Grapevine

New Poses for Ashton's Guyer Senior Portraits

One of the other goals of this shoot was to do a lot more focus on interesting and creative poses inside one location spots more than I typically do. These two shots below are a perfect example of that. Paying attention to the smallest of details really helps elevate those poses to the next level.

Something we often tell people in poses is ‘soft hands’ and to point your toes. You can see that happening in both of these photos. Using a simple ledge like this, with beautiful lighting and a great pose, makes it look like a fashion shoot in the streets of New York City.

girls denton guyer senior portraits in the streets of grapevine tx
girls denton guyer senior portraits in the streets of grapevine tx
girls denton guyer senior portraits in the streets of grapevine tx

Shadow and Light

I have been well known over the years for my use of finding or creating interesting light in my photographs. As I talked about at the beginning of this post, I saw this light coming across this metal wall as we made our way out of the cars. I knew this location would keep changing as the day went on, so it was time to stop then and there to take this photo.

The lighting on her was perfect for this photo and required nothing but natural light. A fun hat, by the way, makes for a great accessory on a photo shoot.

girls denton guyer senior portraits in the streets of grapevine tx

The Historic Train Station of Grapevine

As the light in the day started to fall off more, we made our way further down the street to the side of the train station. Here I knew that I could gather softer light in the shade and do some detail close up photos.
 
Jean jackets have definitely made a roaring come back over the last few years and makes for a great look to your senior portraits. With Ashton’s blue eyes, I knew it would be fun to do some looks with her playing with the collar of her jacket. By this stage of the photo shoot, which was nearing the end, people relax a lot more and are able to really start having fun with the different poses and working with the camera.
 
This is the time of the shoot that I really sit back and let them try different things and really have fun. We typically will find the best poses in the in-between of these moments.
denton guyer senior pictures in a jean jacket grapevine texas
denton guyer senior pictures in a jean jacket grapevine texas
denton guyer senior pictures in a jean jacket grapevine texas
denton guyer senior pictures in a jean jacket grapevine texas

A Fun Red Dress

You can’t go wrong with a fun red dress. It’s bold and gets a lot of attention in any scene. This was a homecoming style dress and added a fancier element to the photos that the other two more relaxed outfits did not.

See more of her photos from various parts of the photo shoot by scrolling below and checking them out. I hope that you enjoyed what you saw of Ashton’s photos and are ready to book your free consultation to talk about your own Senior Portraits!

denton guyer senior photos fashion inspired in red dress
denton guyer senior photos fashion inspired in red dress
denton guyer senior photos fashion inspired in red dress
denton guyer senior at historic grapevine railroad
girls denton guyer senior portraits in the streets of grapevine tx
denton guyer senior portraits at master made feed grapevine tx
denton guyer senior at historic grapevine railroad

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This Post Has 2 Comments

  1. Your work is gorgeous! Any of these I could see being used in editorial and commercial uses too – what lucky clients you have!!

  2. What a cool and unique location for a senior portrait session! She is gorgeous and killed it in every shot, you do amazing work!

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