You have worked so hard! There have been endless grueling hours of practice. Well, you’ve come to the right place – David Schlatter Photography is all about uniqueness and creating a beautiful senior photograph that captures the essence of who you are at this amazing time of your life.
If you are tempted to find out more about my senior photography feel free to text me at 303-494-2200. www.boulderseniorphotography.com
I can capture what YOU do and who YOU are! Together, lets tell YOUR story! This is a once in a lifetime opportunity; place it in the hands of an experienced and capable photographer.
Some of the best photographs are a collaboration of ideas. It can start by just saying “I was wondering if you could get a picture of me…” Sometimes that’s all it takes!
With everyone getting ready to take Senior pictures at the same time, you want your picture to stand out, right? Well you’ve come to the right place, David Schlatter Photography is all about uniqueness and creating a beautiful senior photograph that captures who you are at this awesome time in your life. You’re on top of the world!
It has been a super busy start to the senior sports pictures this season and I am thrilled to photograph pictures of you!
“I love my job! I hope every High School Senior that graduates this year will venture into life and find something that they are as PASSIONATE about as I am photography. It makes ALL the difference in the world to do what you love to do. Doing it well and maintaining balance in your life. It’s the stuff dreams are made of. I specialize in custom senior sports pictures for high school seniors.
It’s the beginning of summer and what great timing to plan your senior sports pictures!
I get asked all the time “What is my favorite stuff to shoot?” I struggle with this question because I am passionate about all areas of photography. I thought a long time about the question and the only answer is PEOPLE. I love working, collaborating, and photographing people. It doesn’t matter what area of photography, senior pictures, artistic, sports, fashion, babies, and children – it doesn’t matter. Give me a cool grungy back alley with great light and I still want to pop a person in front of my camera.
Seniors are wonderful to work with and I love documenting this time in their life – collaborating and creating images to keep forever. I love working with seniors who are eager to go the extra mile to get something special. When a person is passionate about something in their life, I love getting involved and making a memory that will last a lifetime.
When I signed up for a 500-mile cycling event, I knew it would put me to the test. As a fitness trainer and martial artist, I hungered for that type of physical challenge. However, I was not an endurance cyclist so this ride was bound to be incredibly demanding. Little did I know it would turn into the challenge of a lifetime.
My life changed forever on Sunday, June 2, 1996. I was in full training mode for the upcoming ride by then, feeling strong and ready and eagerly awaiting the big event that was just weeks away.
Shortly after I set out on a group training ride that morning, a drunken driver in a pick-up truck sped through a red light, barreled down the wrong side of the road and plowed into me as I rode my bike. Fellow riders and nearby onlookers witnessed the truck hit me so hard that the windshield cracked as my body was taken atop the truck and thrown like a rag doll through the air, landing lifeless at the side of the road.
While I sustained head-to-toe injuries, it was my left leg that took a direct hit. My left femur was shattered and my femoral artery completely severed. I was fighting for my life!
I underwent life-saving and body-altering surgeries in the weeks and months to follow, along with blood transfusions necessitated by extreme blood loss. I was re-vascularized, resuscitated, skin-grafted, stitched, stapled and ultimately amputated below the knee. I spent a summer hooked up to beeping machines, IV lines and tubes. I rarely slept and had psychotic episodes and hallucinations related to the pain and medications. I felt trapped within a body that I no longer recognized or controlled. In my mind, I had become “damaged goods.”
Reality set in and hit hard as I would stare toward the end of my hospital bed to find only one foot protruding. There was no mistaking that my left leg stopped short of my right. Never in my wildest dreams had I imagined that I would one day become an amputee.
My mind was overcome with such fear, anger and uncertainty. Because of one individual’s selfish, careless drunk driving decision, I had been robbed of my life as I’d known it. I knew no other amputees at that time and I knew nothing about prosthetic limbs. I was overcome with feelings of hopelessness and depression. I had been forced into a sink or swim situation, yet I felt so useless and beaten down that getting back up didn’t seem possible.
Early recovery was filled with overwhelming physical, mental and emotional challenges, extreme moods, self-pity, endless questions. Would I ever walk “normal” again? Would I be able to resume the physically active lifestyle that I loved? Would I face a future of labels and judgment? After all, I saw myself as damaged goods with a mutilated leg.
The list of insecurities grew. I doubted my abilities. But somehow I mustered up whatever ounce of sanity I had left and from deep within discovered an inner strength. I tapped into and began to trust that deep part of myself and — fortunate to be surrounded by a loving, supportive network of family and friends–I learned to shift my fear, anger, negativity and frustration and propel myself forward, achieving one small goal at a time.
My mindset evolved: I had undeniably been stricken with tragedy and experienced great loss, but I did not have to let it crush me. Part of me may have died, but I was still very much alive. I still had fight, stubbornness and determination. There was bound to be good in this situation and it became my mission to rescue it – to rescue myself.
Literally, one step at a time I began to muster the strength and courage to view obstacles as opportunities. I decided the only limitation I will have is what I place upon myself; my prosthetic leg will not define me. I learned to welcome the questions and stares of passersby as an opportunity to educate. My self-image expanded as I embraced the true meaning of self-acceptance and unconditional love.
The journey of my recovery was long, painful and immensely challenging, but ultimately life-affirming and positive in so many ways. Words will always fail to convey what I endured nearly 20 years ago. But the healing, learning and growing never stop.
What did I learn? Inevitably, when staring death in the face, new life perspectives are formed. I may have lost part of my body, but I didn’t lose one bit of who I am. I actually have gained that much more; I’m a much more developed person, with a richer life than I ever had imagined. I truly believe that there are silver linings to be found in the worst of situations. Standing in front of a full-length mirror, sans prosthetic leg, I no longer see myself as damaged goods. I see an empowered woman.
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June is one of the best months for a senior portrait session. There is greater availability for daytime appointments since the summer break has started and most extracurricular activities, like sports, are on break as well. June weather is perfect! Outdoor shoots during this month are sure to include plenty of green grass, full trees, and wildflowers.
The great thing about my sessions is that I can customize them according to your personality, style and interests. I’ve shot at Chautauqua and other parks all over the Boulder – Denver area, the Pearl Street Mall in downtown Boulder and many other locations in downtown Denver.
I’ve also shot IN creeks and track and football fields. But I’m open to pretty much any location! Senior year is full of fun and laughs, so your senior pictures should be too. I’d like to get to know you so that we can create the photos that you really want. Senior pictures that you will be excited to share with all of your friends and family! I want to capture you doing what you love to do! I can customize your session and offer locations that will fit your personality, and show the things you like to do, and I will do everything I can to make the shoot an experience to remember.
I also offer sessions that allow for you to feel the true experience of being a “high fashion model”. This includes having your hair and make-up done by a professional stylist as well as multiple clothing changes and more. I love being a photographer… not a sales person.
The honest truth is most senior photography is based on low session fees to get you in the door and then a hard product sale afterwards. Some of my prices might seem like a lot for a session fee, but you’re also getting a lot more. Pushy sales tactics… that’s not my style! So I have a session fee and a great experience. I have options to fit most budgets from a couple hundred dollars to as much as you might want to spend. If you are on a budget, simply choose the less expensive session.
You’ll still have great senior pictures, but won’t have to choose from as many images and be in the position of wanting to have too many choices. Just in case you do want to buy them all, I can offer a payment plan to spread it out for you. Just tell me what your needs are and I would be happy to work with you any way I can!
I’m committed to giving every senior I photograph the opportunity to shine! I want your session to be much more than just a few quick pictures. That’s why I offer a customized, “once in a lifetime” senior experience!
Senior pictures are a once in a lifetime opportunity; place it in the hands of an experienced and capable photographer.
There’s nothing better than a pregnant woman in my studio and I have to say I am always struck by how beautiful pregnancy. Of course I hear the comments that you rarely feel beautiful when you are pregnant even though you may look amazing. I LOVE embracing the beauty of pregnancy and I was thrilled to meet this gorgeous lady who recently came in for maternity pictures. So we met and discussed what she wanted. Doesn’t she look fabulous!! You can also visit my website for more information.
David Schlatter is offering maternity, newborn & family photography sessions in the Boulder – Denver area. If you are tempted to find out more about Davids “Belly to Baby Session” why not drop David an email at firstname.lastname@example.org !
Well senior photography has started! I have been shooting a bunch of sessions over the past week. But what has been really fun are the sessions at the pool shooting above and underwater photos. It’s been really tricky but I have been having a great time playing around with this.
The great thing about my photography sessions is that I can customize them according to your personality, style and interests. I’ve shot at Chataqua and other parks all over the Boulder – Denver area, the Pearl Street Mall in downtown Boulder and many other locations in downtown Denver. I’ve also shot IN creeks, pools and track and football fields. But I’m open to pretty much any location!
Senior year is full of fun and laughs, so your senior pictures should be too. I’d like to get to know you so that we can create the photos that you really want. Photographs that you will be excited to share with all of your friends and family!
Well, you’ve come to the right place – David Schlatter Photography is all about uniqueness and creating a beautiful senior photograph that captures the essence of who you are at this amazing time of your life.
I want to capture you doing what you love to do! I can customize your senior session and offer locations that will fit your personality, and show the things you like to do, and I will do everything I can to make the shoot an experience to remember.
I’m committed to giving every senior I photograph the opportunity to shine! I want your session to be much more than just a few quick pictures. That’s why I offer a customized, “once in a lifetime” senior experience! This is a once in a lifetime opportunity; place it in the hands of an experienced and capable photographer.
I have photographed this family over the years. I always have such a great time working with them. Everyone cooperates great, and they all have a wonderful sense of humor!
Many people love having their pictures taken with a beautiful, natural background. So what better place to shoot pictures than Boulder, Colorado? Boulder has tons of gorgeous places with a variety of different features. I shoot pictures up at Chataqua Park (an absolutely stunning part of Boulder), where the Flatiron Mountains create a stunning backdrop. In addition to Boulder’s famous mountains, there are always large grass fields in the area.
From June through September, you may be lucky enough to shoot when the fields are covered in beautiful flowers, which is of course a great backdrop to a family picture. I love to shoot in other places, too, including the Boulder Creek area, Red Rocks in Golden, and Pearl Street Mall in Boulder. Long story short… if you are looking for an awesome outdoor/nature family picture, check me out?
People doing selfies! Ha!
I am so excited to share some of the images this sweet little girl. I photographed her mom when she was pregnant, I photographed her in the hospital when she was born and now here she is in my studio a when she is a couple of weeks old.
I have loved working as this family so far! Photographing their newest milestone in their lives, baby Lundy Grace. This sweet baby girl! She was only 14 days old during this newborn session.
Being the photographer and having such a beautiful baby and mother to work with is always a treat!
A little bit a of information about me and who I am as a photographer,… I can get attached to the people I work with. It makes total sense though, I love spending time with my clients. Sometimes it is during an event in their life that I become a part of, an incredible moment, sometimes a “once in a lifetime” experience. I believe that getting “attached” allows me to have insight to who they are, hearing their stories about the journey to get to this point in their lives. It allows me to give them cherished photographs of their precious newborn little girl. Zack and Lauren have let me be a part of their experience. As a photographer it has been incredible time to participate..
I am thrilled when I photograph a maternity session and get a call back to photograph the newborn baby, or hear that some images I have taken made them cry while standing in the middle of the mall because the pictures were incredible!
As an artist that photographs moms and babies, the praise does not get any better than that!
All this information allows me to get a better sense of who I’m photographing, allowing me to capture the individual’s true essence. Every now and then in my line of work I run across a family that I really feel a “connection”. Lauren and Zack are a perfect example of this. Lauren contacted me a few weeks ago asking about having a maternity photography session. We discussed some of her ideas, and with social media it is easy to share thoughts and examples. Over the coarse of a week, Lauren and I sent images back and forth to determine what types of pregnancy photographs she liked. She told me she liked the studio maternity pictures, but was also interested in some home pregnancy photographs as well, something a little more personal. I also suggested running them up to a spot for some outdoor maternity photographs in a field with the mountains off in the distance. It was great to work with someone who was willing to do anything to get some beautiful maternity photographs,… works of art!
During the maternity session she shared her story,… how she met Zack, the trouble conceiving and then going through in In Vitro fertilization. She shared how the Arkansas Fertility & Gynecology office along with the Parkhill Clinic for Women had helped them through their journey. I thought it would be nice to share their story.