Denver senior portraits | Katie

Denver senior Portraits
Meet Katie, one of our Class of 2017 Senior Model Reps for Roka Studios. Katie attends Denver School of the Arts. We photographed her Denver senior portraits around our studio in the Rino Arts District. Below is her interview. I am constantly amazed at all the seniors I have photographed, with their dreams, goals, and what they have already accomplished as such a young age.
Looking forward to the most your senior year:
I’m looking forward to finally being the oldest in the school, and having the entire future ahead of me. I’ve always been told by those around me that I can do anything that I put my mind to, and it seems that now is finally the time to start doing things! I’m also looking super forward to auditioning for colleges and touring them later in the year!
This summer I am looking forward to:
 This will be my first time spending the summer as a lifeguard, so I’m super stoked to start. I’ve heard it’s pretty scary at first but I’m sure it’ll be great! I’m also in the musical ‘Heathers’ this summer with a bunch of my friends, which will be a hoot.
Favorite thing to do in Colorado:
I love to go hiking! Especially up past Boulder. Nederland is beautiful, and there are so many cool places to discover like local bookshops and restaurants.
Something friends/people might not know about me:
I’m obsessed with quotes. Whether they’re quotes from a book, movie, song, or just something someone said I will write it down. I have a jar filled with quotes in my room, write them on random papers and keep a list on my phone. There’s so much power in words that to not collect the ones that make you feel something would almost be a waste.
Denver senior portraits
Denver senior portraits
Denver senior portraits
Denver senior portraits
Your favorite memory growing up:
I would walk to my grandparent’s house from school everyday with my elementary friends and we would play tag, hide and seek, and go into my friend Skyla’s house nearly every day. Although I don’t really talk to my elementary school friends as much anymore, I treasure the memories I have with them.
Your dream vacation:
I would love to backpack or take the Eurail across Europe with a few of my friends one summer. I’ve never been to Europe, and I feel like there are so many places to explore. I still may convince a few of my friends to travel with me the summer before college, there’s so much culture and music and food to experience that anywhere in Europe would be fantastic!
Your proudest moment:
I’d say getting into DSA (Denver School of the Arts) is probably my proudest moment. My vocal teacher doesn’t know this, but I left my audition crying and believing I didn’t have the slightest chance of getting into the school. The school seemed like a dream when I first started attending and has since become my home  (though sometimes it’s been nightmare, like all high schools are) and I am so proud to have been given the amazing opportunity to play a role in the vocal department.
Your biggest struggle:My biggest struggle, for the most part, has been loving and believing in myself. I think one of the most difficult parts of growing up is becoming your own person, not just an echo of those around you, and being able to love and believe in yourself is one of the toughest skills to master. Finding love for yourself isn’t always easy, but this is the only body and spirit that you have, and this has been something that I have accepted. Though I still struggle sometimes to fully allow myself to be unyieldingly who I am, I am lucky to be surrounded by people who truly appreciate the person that I have become, and am still growing to be.
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senior portraits in Denver
senior portraits in Denver
senior portraits in Denver
senior portraits in Denver
When I grow up I want to be:
Happy. I know that this sounds cheesy, but sometimes a lack of success in one thing can lead to being successful in something else. I would say in life I would like to be successful, but success doesn’t necessarily reap joy, so I will hope for success and aim to be happy. Though happiness isn’t a location, I can strive to live my life to the fullest and be content with my life and my choices at the end of the day.
If I won the lottery I would:If I won the lotto tomorrow I would probably only be able to afford a college degree and maybe some snacks? I would probably purchase about 2 family packages of cosmic brownies and a giant jar of cheese puffs.
What would you like to change about school: Although cliche, I would change the amount of standardized testing that is implemented in the public school system. The amount of tests that students are required to take in their years of elementary, middle and high school is exhausting, and extremely stressful. On top of this, many students are taught that your intelligence and inherently your self worth is measurable by your grades and test scores, which is not necessarily the case. Students in our current education system actively practice memorization for tests rather than true organic learning. This heavy focus on testing can lead to higher anxiety and depression levels among teens, and can potentially lead to under funded schools to continue to get less than quality funding, as a large amount of federal funding is based on testing.
What is your favorite thing about school:
My favorite thing about school (or at least my school) is that it cultivates and encourages free thinking and the building of opinions. This is especially true in our social studies and language classes, as often times there can be controversial issues or essay prompts that require your beliefs or experiences to be shared. I’ve found I have grown to think more creatively, state what I believe boldly, and face the world with a curious and open mind from attending my school.
What is your favorite tradition with your family or friends:I would say that my favorite tradition with my friends is going over to our friend Livi’s house before a concert and getting ready. Through doing this, all of us have found a second home and sense of family along with a really neat tradition that we will never forget.
Favorite musical artist: My favorite musical artist is actually a composer; Stephen Sondheim. Sondheim’s music is colorful and difficult, as usually the vocal and instrumental parts fit together but are very different, and I love the beautiful melodies and patterns Sondheim is able to create through his music.
First  or favorite concert experience and why: My favorite concert experience was seeing twenty one pilots last summer with a really good friend of mine and a few of his friends. Tyler Joseph and Josh Dun really know how to pump up an audience. The energy and excitement of the crowd was practically tangible. I would DIE to see them again!
Denver senior photos
Denver senior photos
Denver senior photos
Denver senior photos
Denver senior photos
Favorite places to shop: I guess it’s not really shopping, but I really love looking for cute coffee shops around areas that I spend a pretty moderate amount of time in and buying stickers from them. Supporting small business is really rad, and I love the different vibes that you can find in different areas. There’s a lot of small coffee shops around Denver especially, but my favorites are Quince Essencial, The Bardo, and Pablo’s on 6th.
Your jam song and why:
“Paper Planes” by M.I.A is definitely my jam song. I play it every single time I get in the car with my friends and what started out as an ironic fondness turned into a real life addiction to that song. I honestly listen to it whenever I need to be pumped just because it’s so catchy and my friends and I have basically the entire song memorized.

Favorite movies: 
My friends make fun of me for this, but my favorite movies are usually kids movies. So I really enjoy Megamind, The Incredibles, Big Hero 6 and recently Zootopia! I also really enjoy “The Theory of Everything” and “Into the Wild”.
Your list of possible colleges and your major: I plan to audition to be a musical theatre major, and currently am narrowing down a list of 20 colleges. Some of my top choices now are Point Park University in Pennsylvania, Marymount Manhattan in New York, Michigan Ann Arbor in Michigan, Roosevelt University in Chicago and Otterbein University in Ohio.
Three things you could not live without: I couldn’t live without the endless support and love from my family (even when I’m cranky and stressed, they still put up with me), I couldn’t live without my best friends who have been there when I’ve cried about dumb boys, traveled with me across the nation (literally from New York to Hawaii), jammed out to the Descendants with me and whose love is unconditional. I couldn’t live without music, whether it be classical, musical theatre, jazz or pop; music has become a part of me that is deeply rooted in everything I am. Without music, I would not be me
Denver senior pictures
Denver senior pictures

Denver Senior Pictures | Saige | Arvada West High School

Denver senior pictures

 

Meet Saige one of our Class of 2017 Senior Model Reps from Arvada West High School. We photographed her Denver senior pictures around our studio located in the Rino Arts District. She bought her guitar for part of her session since it’s such a huge part of her life.

Looking forward to the most your senior year: Being able to hopefully lead certain extra curricular activities.

This summer I am looking forward to: Going to camp for 5 weeks

Favorite thing to do in Colorado: Hiking by far!

Something friends/people might not know about me: I actually love to run when I can

Your favorite memory growing up: Playing soccer as a goalie on the field

 

Denver senior pictures

Denver senior pictures

Denver senior pictures

Denver senior pictures

Your dream vacation: Anywhere that I wouldn’t stay in a hotel (camping)

Your proudest moment: Winning the award for best orchestra for my school’s production of Les Miserables.

Your biggest struggle: Patience

When I grow up I want to be: Traveling

If I won the lottery I would: Help my sister and mom get where they want to be.

What would you like to change about school: Standardized testing.

What is your favorite thing about school: My music classes.

What is your favorite tradition with your family or friends: with my mom when there is extra pie crust we make mini cinnamon filled pastries and mini jelly filled pastries because her mom used to do that for her brother and herself.

Favorite musical artist: Imagine Dragons and Alt-J.

First or favorite concert experience and why: a spring pops concert that I was actually performing in for my school because I had fun interacting emotionally with the audience and choir is my family.

 

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Denver senior photography

Denver senior Photography

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Favorite places to shop: Hollister, Earthbound, random stores in small towns.

Your jam song and why: Falling slowly by Glen Hansard& Marketa Irglova, because I love playing it on guitar.

Favorite movies: American Sniper, and any Harry Potter movie.

Your list of possible colleges and your major: CU Boulder, CCU, and UNC. I just want to help people in some way. I love chemistry. Any major that would not involve a career at a desk.

Three things you could not live without: My family, best friend, and God.

 

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Denver senior pictures

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Denver Senior Portraits | Chloe | Arvada West High School

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 Get to know all our Class of 2017 Senior Model Reps through our blog in the coming weeks. We will be posting their Denver senior portraits from their first session. Along with their senior portraits is some questions to get to know them. First up is Chloe from Arvada West High School.
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Looking forward to the most your senior year
I’m looking forward to my last of all the must-attend high school events; last homecoming game, prom, finals, etc..
I’m also looking forward to having an exchange student, Silvia, from Italy coming to live with me.
This summer I am looking forward to:
Working at a preschool as well as hopefully traveling to California and spending time with my family and friends.
Favorite thing to do in Colorado
Go hiking or wandering downtown with my little sister, Noelie.
Something friends/people might not know about me
I speak fluent French as my mom is from Belgium.
Your favorite memory growing up
Traveling to Belgium to see my grandparents almost every summer and eating their chocolate.
Your dream vacation
I would love to travel to Greece so I can see their beautiful islands and beaches.
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Denver senior portraits
Your proudest moment 
Scoring a 5 on my AP Psychology test because I proved to myself that was a subject I was good at, enjoyed, and could pursue a career in.
When I grow up I want to be
A neuropsychiatrist
If I won the lottery I would: 
Pay my parent’s houses and cars off, donate to finding a cure for cancer, and then spend my money on traveling as much of the world as I can.
What would you like to change about school
I would like to make it start later, and for more students to participate in activities.
What is your favorite thing about school
The social aspect, talking to friends and going to after-school activities.
What is your favorite tradition with your family or friends
I love to go take pictures with my little sister in the mountains.
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Denver senior portraits
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Favorite musical artist
Logic
First  or favorite concert experience and why
My favorite concert experience was G-Eazy because he was very good at projecting his energy onto the crowd and I really like his music.
Favorite places to shop
My top places are H&M, Pacsun, and occasionally Forever 21.
Your jam song and why
Kind of a throwback, but lately my boyfriend and I have been listening to N.W.A.’s Straight Outta Compton in the car quite a bit.
Favorite movies
Beauty and the Beast, Mean Girls, and We’re the Millers
Your list of possible colleges and your major
San Diego State, San Luis Obispo, University of Colorado Boulder, Washington State University, University of New Mexico.
Three things you could not live without
Travel, friends, and music.
Denver senior photos
Denver senior portraits

Denver Super Bowl Champion Headshot-David Bruton Jr

Thought I would finally share these headshots of Denver Super Bowl Champion David Bruton Jr. I was hired by Brakes Plus to photograph David Bruton Jr for their advertising campaign and David’s philanthropy Bruton’s Books. David was nominated the past year for the Walter Payton Man of the Year award for Bruton’s Books.

Here what it’s about directly from his site: “David Bruton Jr. has partnered with Mile High United Way to help tackle reading. Through this partnership, Bruton’s Books is helping low-income children in grades K-3 become strong readers through the Mile High United Way Colorado Reading Corps program, and by providing books to underfunded schools, libraries and classrooms.” It’s such a great cause to support.

Most of what we photographed was David in his Denver Broncos Jersey for the ad’s, but we also photograph a small portion without his NFL jersey. I love these portraits that we captured of him. David is the nicest guy to photograph. We photographed him on a Tuesday. David had a huge interception on Sunday’s game. He was a little banged up, but had a huge smile the whole time and was playful and fun throughout the session. The season was looking special for the Broncos, and the defense was playing lights out. Even though I am a huge Atlanta Falcons fan(born and raised), it was great to see my new home city become Super Bowl Champions. Probably the most loyal fans in the NFL.

 

Denver Bronco Headshot

Denver Bronco Headshot

Denver Bronco Headshot
Denver Bronco Headshot

 

 

Twenty Seventeen Senior Model Reps Wanted

The search starts now! Twenty Seventeen Senior Model Reps Wanted for Roka Studios. We have now opened our search for Class of 2017 seniors to become part of our team. What is a Spokesmodel and what do they do? Model reps are an extension and face of our studio. We are looking for outgoing, fashionable seniors that like to have fun.  Model reps help promote our studio and in return get a chance to earn prints, products, cash, and a destination senior session.. All our model reps get two free senior sessions from us. One in the spring and one in the summer. We provide our model reps with all the tools they need to help promote our studio. Examples of promoting our studio are handing out model cards, promoting us on social media, using our photos on social media, talking about us to other students, taking part in our styled sessions, etc.

Besides the two free sessions, our model reps favorite part is taking part of our styled and themed sessions. We go all out with professional hair and makeup, rent a killer location to photograph in, and get decked out in clothes. Check out our blog post when we rented out the Denver Clock Tower. We had a prom theme, nightlife theme, and busted out some custom made parachute dresses. In the past we have also rented out Highland Ranch Mansion for a styled session. You can see some of those image below plus some of previous senior model reps, or just some of our favorite senior portraits.

If you are interested in becoming a senior model rep for Roka Studios, the first thing you need to do is fill out an application online. You can do that here: Senior Model Rep ApplicationOnce you do that we will send you a pdf of our Senior Model Guide for you and your parents to review. Then we would need to set up a phone interview to answer any questions. I can’t wait to meet and photograph our twenty seventeen model reps. 

 

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Denver Senior Pictures

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Denver Senior Pictures fashion inspired

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Denver Senior Pictures fashion inspired

Denver Senior Pictures fashion inspired

Denver Senior Pictures fashion inspired

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Denver Senior Pictures urban

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Denver Senior Pictures | Alaina

When you think of Colorado and December, you would automatically assume that it is freezing cold with snow on the ground. Even living here for the last 16 years, I am constantly surprised how warm it can be in the winter months. Alaina came to Roka Studios for her Denver senior pictures this past December. As you will see by the photos we were able to roam around the Rino Arts District for her session. It was even warm enough for her to wear a dress. Got to love living in Colorado.

Alaina spent her summer traveling outside the United States. She now has the travel bug and wants to see the world after she graduates from Kunsmiller Creative Arts Academy. She is involved with theater and dance at school. It was great to get to know her and her mom during the session. I am constantly amazed by the seniors I get to photograph. Their dreams are big and they have accomplished so much in their high school years. I love being able to see their journeys after high school on social media. Over the years we have even photographed some of our previous senior client weddings. It’s such an honor to photograph these milestones in a persons life and have it documented and cherished for years to follow.

 

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Denver senior pictures

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Denver senior pictures

Denver senior pictures

Denver senior pictures

Denver Model and Acting Headshots

Roka Studios offers Denver Model and Acting headshots. We are located in the Rino Arts District in downtown Denver.  If you are looking for a model portfolio, acting headshots, model headshots, call Roka Studios today. We offer a wide range of sessions to meet your needs.  Tiffany a professional makeup artist from Blushed Artistry is available to book separately.  She is Denver’s in demand & amazing makeup artist. She will get you looking perfect for the camera.

Take a look below at some of the images from several sessions we recently photographed. The two females were looking to create a modeling portfolio and the male was wanting several acting headshots for his portfolio.

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Denver Model and Acting headshots

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Denver Model and Acting headshots

Model portfolio photography

Model portfolio photography

model portfolio photography

model portfolio photography

model portfolio photography

model portfolio photography

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Denver model headshot

Denver model headshot

Denver Model Photographer

Denver acting headshots

Denver model headshots

Professional Denver Headshots

Roka Studios offers Professional Denver Headshots on location or at our studio. If your looking to invest in your professional image, come to Roka Studios and we will take care of you. If you looking just to update your LinkedIN profile, update your website image, modeling portfolio, musician headshot, we’ve got you covered. We have many options of backgrounds to choose from for any type of look that you need for professional headshot. We can come to your office or have you come to our studio for your headshot.  Headshot sessions for the individual are currently $150 at our studio. Which includes the session, retouching, two high resolution & web ready files delivered via Drop Box. Add $50 if you want an individual headshot on locations. You can see all our pricing here at Denver Headshots.  You can choose two different outfits or two different backgrounds.

During all our headshot sessions we photograph directly to a laptop so you can view and choose your headshot on site. This way we can make sure your have the prefect choice for your professional image. We will also specifically talk about any retouching you may want that is included with all our head shots. Retouching includes facial blemishes, whitening teeth, removing stray hairs, glass glare, and under eye treatment.

If you have a large office we can accommodate photographing on location at your office. We have prices for the small office to the large office. Please call us at 303-702-1515 to schedule your individual or office head shots.

 

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Denver High School Team & Individual Photography

Roka Studios offers Denver High School Team & Individual Photography to local high school and club teams. A couple of years ago after seeing so many unflattering  sports photos of our kids, we decided to enter into the team and individual photography market in Denver.  When we sat down to decide what we wanted to offer for sports teams, we decided to use all the current technology that was out there. We wanted to create sports portraits the athletes and parents were blown away by.  Over the years kids have grown up with sport portraits on the field, in front of a tree, & on a basketball court. It’s gotten boring and predictable.  We wanted something extreme and with incredible graphics the athletes would love. We researched and partnered with the best labs, found great new products, bought cutting edge software, and created some outstanding designs.

We decided to create what we wanted to,  we needed to photograph all our athletes on green screen. Photographing this way allows us a true blank canvas when it comes time to design the sport portraits. It also allows us to photograph anytime, day or night. We no longer have to worry about wind, rain, daylight,  or makeup days. We photograph on green screen inside in the school. Our schools and clubs have loved photo day and the results we have produced.  Over the last two years we have photographed for Columbine High School, Chatfield High School, Boulder High School, Erie High School, Ponderosa High School, & Legend High School.

We still sell the items that parents still love. Some of our hottest items that we have added is Game Day Banners, Team Banners, Posters, & Schedules which you can see samples of below. We also have an in house designer that can create your high school Media Guide or program. If you do your on design for media guides we also offer an option for just cover designs to make your media guide.

To find out more about what we can do and offer for your school give us a call at 303-702-1515 or on our website here: http://rokastudios.com/high-school-sports/.    Currently we are only serving high school sports and club sports. Below are some of the sample designs and products we offer. 

 

Our newly design Memory Mates

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Denver Sports Photography

 

Team Posters or Team Banners

Chatfield High School Gymnastics

Columbine Baseball Varsity Baseball

Erie High School Basketball

Boulder High School Baseball

Columbine High School Lacrosse

 

Our Panoramic Senior Banners

Senior Banners

Senior Banner

Senior Banner

 

Game Day Banners printed on Vinyl

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Erie High School Basketball

Chatfield High School

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Denver Senior Pictures

I just created a music slideshow of some of the Denver Senior Pictures we photographed last year.  Now that the senior season has ended, I am able to find some time to update the blog with all the seniors we photographed last year.  I will have many blog posts coming up in the next several months. There are so many sessions that I loved and am excited to share.  So many dreams, so many accomplishments, so many goals ahead of them. I was blown away by their talent, their athletic skills, where they wanted to go in life. Light years aheads of me when I was in high school. It was great not only to photograph them but get to know them in a short time. Thank you to all who came to Roka Studios and allow us to capture a huge milestone in your life. It was truly an honor to create senior portraits for all our clients.

In also showcasing our Denver Senior Photography, we are also opening up the search for our Class of 2017 Spokesmodels to represent Roka Studios for the next year. We are looking for outgoing, stylish, fun, athletic, & musical, people that want incredible senior photos. Spokesmodels for Roka Studios receive two free senior sessions, plus the chance to earn cash, products, and a destination senior session. Plus we will be offering fantastic themed sessions and style sessions throughout the summer. There is a lot more we offer in our Spokesmodel program and we would love to share the details with those who are interested. We only select a limited amount of spokesmodels each year. If you are interested or know someone who might,  you can fill out an application here: http://rokastudios.com/2013-senior-model-reps-wanted/.

I can’t wait to to photograph the Class of 2017 senior this coming year. We have some exciting new products to offer, wall portraits, digital collections