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“We searched for hours on Google for the right senior photographer...when we saw your images, they just seemed more sophisticated.” - Robyn Seniors @ 5280 believes in creating unique sessions for each of our clients, either on location or at our studio. We started Seniors @ 5280 to create something unique and special. The factory approach we’d seen in Senior photography, fixed sets and bland poses, seemed boring and stale. By bringing fashion and sports magazine cover photography to Seniors, we create incredible, treasured images for our clients.

Our attention to detail shows through every image. By focusing on styling, makeup, lighting and post processing, we take great care in every step to create images similar to the covers of today’s sports and fashion magazines. Our clients refer to our images as “more sophisticated” and “original.” In additon, the photos are frequently used by our client’s for their modeling portfolio. And, nobody in the Front Range does sports photography better than Seniors @ 5280. Capturing the aspects of your senior’s life, they’ll be able to look back years from now and remember this amazing time. Seniors @ 5280 limits the number of sessions we shoot in a year, to keep our creativity high and images unique. If your interests lean toward traditional senior photography, we also offer Studio B, a higher volume and lower price alternative.

Schedule your consultation today. It’s free and we’ll show you the possibilites of a Seniors @ 5280 photo session.

Summer is gone before you know it and we book up early for the entire season. Don’t scramble at the last moment, most school pictures are due early fall.

Jay and the Seniors @ 5280 team

CHOOSING YOUR SESSION { EXCLUSIVE ACCESS } Six hour premier session for the senior who wants the best. If you play multiple sports or have extra cirricular activities, this is the session for you! Allows multiple locations. Our makeup artist and stylist, included, will work with you to design a one-ofa-kind experience. Minimum purchase required.

{ THE WORKS } 2 1/2 hours to capture everything about your Senior. Allows multiple locations either outdoors or in the studio. Usually 6-8 outfit changes.

{ ESSENTIAL } Our basic, single location senior session, on site or in the studio. Seniors @ 5280 unique senior session in a compact 1 1/2 hour session with multiple outfit changes.

{ BFF SESSION } If you and your best friend do everything together the BFF session is a great way to get images together and save money!

{ SPORTS } • • • •

Up to 1 hour Single location 10-15 images presented Available as an add on only


The sports session add on has become one of our most popular features. We can pair several students together to get amazing action shots and sports portraits.

INTRODUCING STUDIO B alternative pricing

Shot by Studio B Overview Seniors @ 5280 introduced Studio B to provide a price sensitive alternative to our signature style. Each year Seniors @ 5280 hires new staff photographers and trains them in the off season. They produce excellent work. Last year we booked out our sessions for the year in July and ended up referring dozens of clients to Studio B. The clients loved the lower cost and results.

Traditional style Studio B shoots a more traditional senior style. We realize the edgy/fashion approach of

Seniors @ 5280’s main studio doesn’t appeal to everyone. Check out Studio B’s gallery on our website.

Pricing Studio B sessions are one hour and 15 minutes. Mom’s with sons who hate photoshoots, this is the shoot for them. It allows for up to 3-4 outfit changes. We shoot on location or in the studio on specific days. Studio B print pricing is also priced for budget-conscious parents.

So give us a call today if you need beautiful senior photos in a hurry with great pricing options from our Studio B!


OF YOUR SENIOR SESSION Not stylizing your shoot We provide a wardrobe styling session prior to a shoot, with your wardrobe and our wardrobe of accessories and outfits. A great shoot is as much about great styling choices as it is the technical aspects of photography.

Yearbook only Senior pictures are much less about the yearbook shot and more about the memories the senior and family will keep as they leave to go into the world. The yearbook photo should be great, but in the end, it’s a 2” x 3” photo. It simply can’t do justice to your personality, sport or style!

Using fixed sets

and great moments. Don’t settle for a simple letterman jacket shot. Sports are so much more!.

Waiting till fall Seniors @ 5280 usually books up for the year in mid-July. In fact, almost every good photographer in Colorado will book up in the mid-summer months. Deadlines for school pictures range from September 1st to late November. If you wait till September to book, it will be difficult to find good photographer. Seniors @ 5280 offers great discounts in the May/June season. We offer 40% discounts till June 15th and 35% discounts till July 1st.

Good cameras

So many photography studios take the easy way out. They shoot the same sets, year after year; the same poses; the same lighting. There’s no imagination and it blends everyone into one homogenized style. It doesn’t emote any of your personality or individuality.

A great camera does not mean great pictures. Simply having a top camera does nothing for lighting, posing and stylizing a shoot. Most clients who reshoot with us originally went to a friend with a “nice camera.” A bad pose or bad lighting can add 20 pounds to a person’s body.

Don’t avoid studio shots all together, but use it to augment your location photoshoot and get some great finished looks simply not possible outside.

No makeup artist

Letterman jackets Thousands of hours on the field, in the gym. Hundreds of games

These are typically the last professional pictures, before a senior gets married. A makeup artist can take your photos to a different level and they aren’t expensive. Typically they’ll charge under $75 for multiple looks.

What to look for Take a look at what happens when all of these mistakes are avoided. So many different, amazing looks can be created with the right combination. Breonna, pictured above from Facebook, was our top model from last year and is featured on the next two-page spread. See how different and amazing she looks! Paired with our in-studio makeup artist and stylist, we shot a variety of looks, locations and styles...turn the page and see the possibilities when everything is pulled together!! You’re one of a kind, make your photos as unique as you!



“The experience and results lived up to Seniors @ 5280’s reputation. We travelled from Washington State to have our photos taken and it was well worth the trip” - Vanessa

16th Street Mall Coors Field Larimar Square Confluence Park Millenium Bridge and many, many more. Unique backdrops only downtown Denver can provide



“The atmosphere of each photoshoot was incredible and fun-. There was never a dull moment. Jay is a fun guy who loves what he does-- you can tell through his work” - Melly


colorado THE FRONT RANGE has some of the most beautiful country in the world. From the FlatIrons to the Botanical Gardens to Boulder to Wash Park, we shoot everywhere along the Front Range. We know the best locations for creative, unique shots you won’t see anywhere else.



“Nobody does sports portraits better than Seniors @ 5280. No one in Colorado is even close! I can’t decide which photos to choose.” - Donna

{ SPORTS SESSIONS } • Included with the “Exclusive Access” session • Also available as an add-on • 1 hour per session • Multiple athletes for action shots • Digitally stylized • Discounts for multiple sports

a GREAT sports portrait is about intensity and emotion... it captures your story, personality and HARD WORK!

“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.� - Marianne Williamson


No Colorado studio does sports like Seniors @ 5280. We shoot 100’s of athletes per year and know how to take great sports portraits. We’ve played most sports and understand the nuances of the game, with attention to detail and understanding the proper form. Great senior sports photos show action and tell a story. We’ve had athletes flat out tell us we would have a hard time capturing the essence of their sports in a single photograph. In the end, they were amazed we were able to create a portrait that told a story of the best times of their career. We put together group sessions so we can add extras to the scenes and make the shots look like a real game. As you can see, it’s hard to tell it isn’t. The images you get belong on the cover to today’s leading sports magazines. If you’re an athlete, Seniors @ 5280 is the clear choice.




OUT OF YOUR SESSION Eye Color Green Eyes Warm colors such as deep purples, plums, lilacs, golds, bronze, deep green, mauves, copper, brown, medium pinks, apricots and peaches work well for green eyes. Avoid the cooler colors such as blues, silvers, whites and pastels. These will tend to make you look washed out. Use brown instead of black eyeliners, or perhaps bronze or gold. Your lips and blushes should be similar colors. You can also match with a burgundy color for lipstick. Try out a few of these looks and styles and see what you like before your photoshoot. Blue Eyes Generally, blue eyes work best with gray, violet, taupe, purple and deep blues. Using dark shades of blue bring out more natural blue tones in your eyes. If you mix black liner with bright blue, it gives you more of the popular smoky effect. For a more fun/funky look, mix silver, fuschia or turquoise in. Blond hair, fair skin can also mix in violet, lavenders and pink where as red hair might work better with shades of brown… your hair and skin tone really call for a more natural looking eye shadow. Add a gold shimmer to the brown tones to add a

distinct finished look. Blue eyes have different shades and intensity. Warm browns, taupes and soft peach colors work well also. Brown Eyes Okay, here’s the easy part. Brown eyes work with almost everything stated above. Darker skins should stay away from white or light colors and look for eye shadows with deep, rich colors. Fair skin tones should stay away from the darker colors and migrate toward lighter shades. The bottom line is, experiment. So many factors come into play such as outfits and the casual or formal nature of the event or look. But, from dramatic to relaxed and casual, the tips above will make sure the foundation of colors and tones are in place for a great look!

Final Thoughts A couple final thoughts. Don’t get your haircut the week before your session. We’ve all had those bad haircuts and now is not the time to be experimental. You don’t want to end up with a style you’ll regret. And, add color and accessories to your session. Black, white and grey are great, but they get old quick. Adding splashes of color or heck, full on color make for more interesting portraits. And don’t forget those accessories!. Finally, check out our website, we have tons of advice on getting ready for your session. And our link to Pinterest has the latest styles in one easy access point.

the 5280

difference • Seniors @ 5280 creates art for your walls; images that provide treasured memories for years to come. • Photography should be unique to the individuals and families and capture the various aspects of your life and personality.. Seniors @ 5280 doesn’t believe in canned sets and poses. • The world is an amazing place and rife with stories, backdrops and stunning locations. We do shoot in our studios for specific looks and controlled lighting, but nothing beats the great outdoors. • We guarantee our work. From the shoot to the end products. If you’re not completely satisfied with your photo shoot, we’ll reshoot you and if you’re still not happy we’ll refund the full sitting fee. We want you to be ecstatic with your senior pictures. • If you’re looking for the cheapest photographer out there, we’re probably not the right choice. We don’t take shortcuts on our post processing, shooting, printing, etc. We don’t release anything to market that hasn’t gone through our full, detailed process. Attention to details creates the perfect set of portraits. • We are commercial fashion and sports portrait photographers who photograph models and seniors. We approach all of our portraits as if they are intended for magazine covers or art gallery shows. These images are intended to be a featured piece of art in your home. • We teach you how to pose, not just pose you. We structure our looks and settings based on your style; the primary reason our images look so different than the rest of the market. • Your shoot is unique, from stylizing the outfits to helping you select your print products to match your interior decorating style. We can even help you place the portraits on your wall if you need us to. • Meeting people and long term friendships are as important to us as your business and we try to keep up with the lives of all our clients. We share parts of our life with our clients from our daughter’s latest antics or things happening at the studio. We celebrate the key moments in our lives with all the amazing people we’ve been fortunate enough to meet along the way.



Up to 40% off for May through June sessions




2014 Catalog Seniors @ 5280  
2014 Catalog Seniors @ 5280  

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