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July 10, 2015


downtown_leesburg_senior_portraits_Brett_Denfeld_PhotographyHow can this be? My “little” cousin, Katie, is a SENIOR in high school! Wow, time sure does FLY! Just a few months ago I took her sister, Rachel’s college senior photos! (Remember Rachel’s shoot at JMU?) I can’t believe we’re all this old now!!! It’s been so fun to watch Katie grow up! I’ve had fun over the years watching her play basketball and see her perform at her choir concerts. It’s so nice to have family close by! A few weeks ago, Katie mentioned to me that she wanted to have some of her senior photos taken soon because she was planning on getting a haircut. Katie has had long hair for a LONG while and she finally decided that it was time to cut it but wanted some photos taken before the big chop! On Tuesday evening we ventured down Rt. 15 to explore downtown Leesburg! I had SO much fun with KB! We found some realllllly cool spots! I can’t wait to take more photos in the Fall with her new hair!

I started driving down Rt. 15 and pulled over on the side of the road for this gorgeous light coming through the trees!!

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downtown_leesburg_senior_portraits_Brett_Denfeld_Photographyand then we stumbled on a corn field…
downtown_leesburg_senior_portraits_Brett_Denfeld_Photographydowntown_leesburg_senior_portraits_Brett_Denfeld_Photographydowntown_leesburg_senior_portraits_Brett_Denfeld_Photographydowntown_leesburg_senior_portraits_Brett_Denfeld_Photographykb-stomp-75_WEBdowntown_leesburg_senior_portraits_Brett_Denfeld_Photographydowntown_leesburg_senior_portraits_Brett_Denfeld_PhotographyI wish she smiled more… said no one ever. This girl has the biggest smile!downtown_leesburg_senior_portraits_Brett_Denfeld_PhotographyOf course when we got into downtown Leesburg I made Katie take a photo in front of a boxwood (my fave!)downtown_leesburg_senior_portraits_Brett_Denfeld_PhotographyKatie is a “ring” girl just like me!downtown_leesburg_senior_portraits_Brett_Denfeld_Photographydowntown_leesburg_senior_portraits_Brett_Denfeld_Photographydowntown_leesburg_senior_portraits_Brett_Denfeld_Photographydowntown_leesburg_senior_portraits_Brett_Denfeld_Photographydowntown_leesburg_senior_portraits_Brett_Denfeld_PhotographyI felt like we transported to an oceanfront town! These blue shutters felt so beachy!

The sun was STREAMING into this ally so of course we stepped inside! Funny story: I walked out of the ally to set up my shot and a man and his wife walked by. They turned around and did a double take. I showed him some of my images to prove to him that I wasn’t insane! Then he said, “I’m just waiting to see if she can really climb that wall.”downtown_leesburg_senior_portraits_Brett_Denfeld_Photographydowntown_leesburg_senior_portraits_Brett_Denfeld_Photographydowntown_leesburg_senior_portraits_Brett_Denfeld_Photographydowntown_leesburg_senior_portraits_Brett_Denfeld_PhotographyThere were so many fun spots downtown! This was on a brick wall in a parking lot!downtown_leesburg_senior_portraits_Brett_Denfeld_PhotographyBOOM… teal door! I love how the colors POP!downtown_leesburg_senior_portraits_Brett_Denfeld_Photographydowntown_leesburg_senior_portraits_Brett_Denfeld_Photographydowntown_leesburg_senior_portraits_Brett_Denfeld_Photographydowntown_leesburg_senior_portraits_Brett_Denfeld_PhotographyIn love with this crape myrtle! When I was younger I used to call them crape turtles! haha!downtown_leesburg_senior_portraits_Brett_Denfeld_PhotographySO PRETTY, KB!
downtown_leesburg_senior_portraits_Brett_Denfeld_PhotographyThen I fell in love with this building…downtown_leesburg_senior_portraits_Brett_Denfeld_Photographydowntown_leesburg_senior_portraits_Brett_Denfeld_PhotographyKatie waving to our fans on the street… hahadowntown_leesburg_senior_portraits_Brett_Denfeld_Photographydowntown_leesburg_senior_portraits_Brett_Denfeld_Photographydowntown_leesburg_senior_portraits_Brett_Denfeld_Photographydowntown_leesburg_senior_portraits_Brett_Denfeld_PhotographyKATIE – YOU ARE GORGEOUS! This is probably one of my top favorites!!!downtown_leesburg_senior_portraits_Brett_Denfeld_Photographydowntown_leesburg_senior_portraits_Brett_Denfeld_Photographydowntown_leesburg_senior_portraits_Brett_Denfeld_PhotographyThis barn was covered up by a truck when we first got there so on our way back to the parking lot I couldn’t help myself! Happy “late” 4th of July!
downtown_leesburg_senior_portraits_Brett_Denfeld_Photographyand then… I couldn’t help but share a couple of my favorite bloopers :)20150707-3M5A4101_WEB20150707-3M5A4356_WEB


I had SUCH A BLAST discovering pretty photo spots in Leesburg with Katie. I can’t wait to see how her senior year pans out and hear about her college plans! Stay tuned for photos in the Fall!


XOXO, Brett

  1. Phil Denfeld

    July 10th, 2015 at 10:20 AM

    I like it! Great job. Katie is very photogenic.
    It is hard to pick a favorite! The first one with the blue shutter and the pink shirt, the close-up with the blue door in the background, the barn with the flag(SO COOL) or the close-up with the white barn door in the background.

  2. Chris Berry

    July 12th, 2015 at 11:12 AM

    I now have tears in my eyes as I have scrolled through these pictures and seen my little girl. Brett Lee you have once again captured such beautiful shots and more importantly Katie B!! I love them all!!! You have such a good eye and I love how the different locations change the coloring. Love the tourqoise door the blue shutters, the one with the old barn!! ALL OF THEM!!!

  3. Susan Mason

    July 13th, 2015 at 7:52 AM

    Brett these pictures are beautiful and so is your subject. Job well done. You are an artiste.

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