It used to be that I would have to beg my children to pose for me in front of the camera but not anymore! Now it has become a super fun way for a gaggle of girls to spend an evening in Aspen! When India asked me if I could take portraits of her and twelve of her buddies I jumped at the opportunity. Not only are 15 & 16 year-old girls a really fun age for portraits but any chance to spend time with my daughter and her friends is not to be ignored! Watching the social dynamics of thirteen teenage girls in front of a camera is worthy of any social research project. Can I be in the middle? Do I have to be on the end? Does my hair look too messy? Are hole-y jeans OK? Do I look weird? .... these are some of the first-world questions that cropped up during the session. But, these girls got their outfits together, showed up on time and were so much fun for me to work with! I set up my lights in order to highlight my beautiful subjects but also to feature the gorgeous colors of a setting sun on a warm and colorful spring night at the Marolt Barn. We started with the sun still up and only stopped once it was too dark to see. These girls have such great energy and are so appreciative of growing up in a community with a loving support system in a beautiful town where there is always something interesting to do. Kudos to Zoe for having participated in the Holocaust Remembrance Day event before joining the rest of the crew for photos!