Natasha’s Grad Photos at Cranberry Flats near Saskatoon
Meet Natasha, a 2022 grad from Bishop J. Mahoney High School in Saskatoon! Natasha loves dance, especially tap, ballet, jazz and hiphop. And she especially loves to share that passion with others as a dance instructor. She’s off to the University of Saskatchewan College of Education to become a French teacher, but she’ll always be dancing!
Natasha’s mom used to be my boss. No pressure! But Natasha brought the energy and enthusiasm, and her session was so much fun!
We spent a warm spring evening exploring Cranberry Flats, one of Saskatoon’s most beautiful locations. We had so many gorgeous natural backdrops to show off Natasha in her stunning emerald green gown. There’s so much opportunity for variety here, from tall grass fields backed by green trees, to the boardwalk and rolling hills. And of course there’s that iconic view over the South Saskatchewan River at sunset. Later, we ended the session by capturing a silhouette of Natasha against that perfect sky. This required me laying on my back in the dirt, craning my neck to get the perfect angle, and hoping I wasn’t laying on an anthill. But it was all worth it when we saw the resulting image – a striking portrait of a confident and radiant young woman on the brink of a new chapter in her life.
Something I’ve learned over the years is that my favourite images from your session are not necessarily going to be the same as your favourites. And that’s totally ok! When I shoot your session, I’m aiming for a balance of the more traditional ones that I know your parents will love, while also shooting with my heart. I always try to capture a feeling or part of your personality that isn’t necessarily perfectly posed and smiling at the camera. So often when we do an image reveal, some of my favourites may get left on the cutting room floor – and again, that’s totally ok. But when your favourites are my favourites too, I know we were an especially good fit. So needless to say I was overjoyed when Natasha’s favourites were the same as mine!
Thank you for inviting me to capture this important milestone Natasha, and congratulations on your graduation!
Natasha’s grad dress: Brides n’ Belles
Cranberry Flats grad photos by Saskatoon photographer Copperblue Photography and Design. Saskatchewan wedding and graduation photography in the Saskatoon, Prince Albert, Kindersley, Outlook and Humboldt areas. Looking for graduation photos? Click here for all the details!