Devon Halvorson {Palo Verde Class of 2010}

Devon and I finally found a day that we both had availability to get his senior photos done. Between all the commitments/activities he has and my busy schedule, I was afraid it may NEVER happen.

When we set out to take his photos, neither one of us had a very clear idea of location. I was telling him how nice it was to be photographing my own child… not only was it going to be fun for me, because he is someone I know and love dearly, but that there was less pressure on me to get good shots, knowing that I would be able to re-shoot if something went wrong. I was all nice and relaxed and confident. UNTIL we started. It was so strange, but for some reason I got COMPLETELY insecure. I would think of an idea and then think, no, he will think that’s dumb. Then I’d think of another, and second-guess it. If you guys know Devon, you know he would never make me feel dumb about an idea. I’m not sure why but I felt this growing importance to make his pictures be absolutely AMAZING, because after all, he’s so important to me and I want to have these forever, and he’s such a great kid and I can’t think of anything creative, and where should we shoot and the sun is going down and does he think this is dumb and will he like this location and how come I can’t make him smile and…..? AGGGGHHHH!..

Well we made it through. And I think we got some pretty nice shots.:)He’s happy and I’m happy. And Devon- you are an incredible son and I am so proud of you.


Chelsee Bergen - April 10, 2010 - 10:49 am

It’s crazy to think back to the first day I met Devon, at auditions for Rainbow, almost five years ago. A lot has changed since then, and these are wonderful photos of a very grown up Devon.
The first shot is my favorite :]

lisat teigen - March 11, 2010 - 9:51 pm

Devon Devon Devon you make these pictures look fantastic.
its been a pleasure to watch you grow in to an amazing person. i always knew you’d do something that mattered in our world and make a difference in the lives of the lucky ones to know you. Remember the road is long, so don’t forget to gas.

Tanya Coate - March 9, 2010 - 5:38 pm

you did good mom! great shots of your senior!! love the shots and spots you picked….amazing!!

Dana's dad - March 1, 2010 - 10:16 pm

wow D… You are a handsome man. (must take after your grand dad.
Nice shoot Swee.

courtney - February 28, 2010 - 8:01 pm

ok…when did Devon all the sudden become a young man??? These pics are great dana :) I think you really did a great job!! wow- I almost get in denial about the boys being seniors, but thats not the case….

MamaPaye - February 24, 2010 - 11:05 pm

Well done both of you. Every shot captures a true sense of the spirit of Devon, and those that know and love him know where that Spirit comes from. I’ll take 1 of each please, nope…make that 10. Muah!

Judy Thompson - February 23, 2010 - 8:32 am

OMG! These are wonderful! Devon, you are such a handsome young man. What a blessing to your family. You are loved! Aunt Judy

stacie - February 22, 2010 - 11:22 am

wow….those are great Dana!! Devon you have turned out to be such an amazing young man, it is crazy to think you are a man now. You make our family very proud, and think you are a great role model to your younger cousin. I am looking forward to hanging out with you again sometime soon hopefully. Love you!

Tiffany - February 22, 2010 - 7:02 am

Wow my nephew had turned into such a man!! And a pretty freaking handsome stud at that! The pics turned out great and look like a modelling shoot! I love you Devon!

Gary Duckworth - February 22, 2010 - 2:34 am

Hi Dana: You have a great looking son there and I wish him the very best for his future. You have come a long way and the Lord Jesus has blessed you greatly! Love Uncle Gary

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