Featured Senior


Emily is a bright, fabulous, talented Class of 2017 senior from Bayfield, Colorado. We had so much fun working with her this year! She is definitely going down as one of our all-time favorite models! 

We Are SEEN Model

I’m so excited Emily’s family chose us to photograph her senior portraits and allowed her to be a part of our We Are the SEEN model program. This program gave Cardwell seniors the exclusive opportunity to be seen nationally. Participants in this program had the opportunity to travel around the country with us and be featured in SEEN Magazine. Other perks included an exclusive chance to enter a monthly national contest to be featured on the Seniors Ignite website. We are proud to participate in the Seniors Ignite model contest, and Emily was one of 4 finalists from our studio who made it into the NATIONAL We Are The SEEN High School Senior Model competition! We are so proud of you, Emily! 

A Magazine-Worthy Senior Photoshoot

For Emily’s photoshoot, we ranged from the mountains to downtown and even got her faithful pup companion in on the shutter action! It was a blast photographing her everywhere, from the hidden gems of downtown Durango to the depths of the snowy Colorado mountains.

In every shot, Emily showed off her fun, cheery disposition, and beautiful SMILE. She had outfits ranging from casual to sophisticated, and with all the different locations we shot at, from snow-capped peaks to wildflowers, you would think this season ranged over seasons, not just hours! 

Emily, we truly loved our time working with you on your senior photoshoot. We are honored that you chose Cardwell Aukerman Photography to capture this milestone in your life! We don’t know what your future holds, but we hope it is as bright and cheery as you are!