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Capturing Moments in Time: Christina's Senior Portrait Session at Pierce Stocking Scenic Drive

Nestled in the heart of nature's marvel, Pierce Stocking Scenic Drive offers more than just a picturesque landscape; it provides a canvas for memories, especially for milestone events like senior portraits. Recently, I had the pleasure of photographing Christina, a senior whose personality and style perfectly complemented the stunning backdrops of this location.

Senior Portrait Photographed at Pierce Stocking Scenic Drive

The beginning of the adventure

Our adventure began at one of the smaller dune overlooks. The scenery here is breathtakingly diverse, ranging from lush forests to sweeping dunes, offering a natural backdrop that's both dynamic and serene. Christina's choice of attire, a unique striped jumpsuit, mirrored her vibrant and energetic spirit. As the we took photos, the color of our outfit did a great job of working both with the sand of the dunes and the greens of the foliage around us.

running up the dunes at the top of pierce stocking scenic drive

At the peak

The true essence of photography lies in its ability to tell a story and share a person's true self, and Christina's session was a tale of exploration and discovery. From the dune overlook, we embarked on a hike to the very pinnacle of the dunes. The journey itself was an integral part of the experience. Each step revealed a new angle, a new perspective of the landscape. At the summit, Christina changed into a pair of pinstriped pants paired with a simple white shirt. The outfit choice was impeccable, blending elegance with comfort, ideal for the stunning overlook that awaited us.

running down the dunes
Classic Senior Portrait at pierce stocking scenic drive
dramatic pose on pierce stocking scenic drive

Changing outfits

As we reached the top, the panoramic view was awe-inspiring. The vast expanse of the dunes, set against the clear blue sky, created a perfect backdrop. These moments, captured during the golden hour, were nothing short of magical. The warm, golden light of the setting sun bathed the landscape in a soft, ethereal glow, highlighting Christina's features and casting long, dramatic shadows.

But our session didn't end there. As the golden hour melded into the blue hour, we delved deeper into the dunes. Christina's final outfit, a beautiful yellow floral jumpsuit, resonated with the changing hues of the sky. The yellow of the jumpsuit, vibrant and full of life, stood in stark contrast to the increasingly cool tones of the evening. This transition from warm to cool colors was not just a visual journey but an emotional one as well.

Senior running down the dunes in the dune grass

From Golden Hour to Blue Hour

In the realm of photography, the blue hour holds a special place. It's the time when the sky transforms into a canvas of deep blues and purples, a brief period that demands quick yet thoughtful captures. The floral patterns on Christina's jumpsuit seemed to come alive under this unique light, blending with the natural textures of the dunes. Every photograph taken during this time encapsulated a serene, almost mystical quality, marking the perfect end to our session.

Golden hour light on pierce stocking scenic drive
blue hour light on pierce stocking scenic drive
Standing at the top of the dunes in an orange jumpsuit

Ready to turn your senior session into an unforgettable story?

Let’s make it happen together! You’re not just capturing a moment; you’re creating a legacy. Remember, you're not alone in this journey. From planning the perfect outfit to capturing every heartfelt emotion, I'm here to help craft your perfect senior story.

Hi, I am Michael Stewart Patrick Kent Co-Owner, Photographer, and personal camp counselor 


I am a coffee loving, extroverted nerd who is always ready for a great conversation. I dream big, I’m terrible at directions, yet I can explain in detail how a black hole works. People describe me as a golden retriever, which I take as the highest of compliments.

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