Evel Knievel Inspired Senior Portraits in Butte Montana

Evel Days is here – the smell of barbecue brisket, sunscreen and Harley exhaust loom over our city much like the fog looms over the pit on a cool summer morning.

It’s thrilling just walking out of my office – I can hear the announcers from multiple loudspeakers across Uptown, it sounds like the “wa-wa” of the Mom (or is it Nanny) on the Muppet Babies.

So in tribute to Evel Knievel Days 2014, here are my own “Evel” high school seniors. I am included anything that:

 

  • Includes an extreme sport
  • Included an extreme feat to get the photo (climbing to the edge of a cliff, etc)

Ready, set, GO!

 Connor parks his Bike in the middle of Main Street in Uptown Butte. Motorcycle + oncoming traffic =
Connor parks his Bike in the middle of Main Street in Uptown Butte. Motorcycle + oncoming traffic = “Evel
 That's right...senior portraits aren't ONLY for summer! Snowmobiling is also perfect!
That’s right…senior portraits aren’t ONLY for summer! Snowmobiling is also perfect!
 Well...it took a truck, a ladder, and some hanging on to get this portrait of Ellie hanging off of the head frame!
Well…it took a truck, a ladder, and some hanging on to get this portrait of Ellie hanging off of the head frame!
 Snowboarding at Discovery Ski Basin near Anaconda/Georgetown Lake, Montana...Mitch was one of my 2014 senior models from Butte High School, and we had a BLAST during these photos!
Snowboarding at Discovery Ski Basin near Anaconda/Georgetown Lake, Montana…Mitch was one of my 2014 senior models from Butte High School, and we had a BLAST during these photos!
 Walking, running, jumping around an old burned down building? Daring? We think so! Even though it's something we LOVE LOVE LOVE to do!
Walking, running, jumping around an old burned down building? Daring? We think so! Even though it’s something we LOVE LOVE LOVE to do!
 Laying in the street....we had to run away, come back, runaway, come back to get these seriously fun senior portraits!
Laying in the street….we had to run away, come back, runaway, come back to get these seriously fun senior portraits!
 How does this have ANYTHING to do with a daredevil you say? Well come on! It takes some serious GUTS to play a record as loud as possible right on Main Street in the heart of Uptown Butte during the busy part of the day! Props to Miranda...Seriously!
How does this have ANYTHING to do with a daredevil you say? Well come on! It takes some serious GUTS to play a record as loud as possible right on Main Street in the heart of Uptown Butte during the busy part of the day! Props to Miranda…Seriously!
 Dumping a jug of cold water on your head during a FREEZING May night? YES YES YES that's pretty darned CRAZY!
Dumping a jug of cold water on your head during a FREEZING May night? YES YES YES that’s pretty darned CRAZY!
 Kenna is laying in a pile of 40-year-old dust and who knows what! She was totally cool with laying in this filthy bathtub. Seriously...do you know many girls that would not only be okay with this, but jump right in because of how cool and unique the photo might be? I don't.
Kenna is laying in a pile of 40-year-old dust and who knows what! She was totally cool with laying in this filthy bathtub. Seriously…do you know many girls that would not only be okay with this, but jump right in because of how cool and unique the photo might be? I don’t.

 Standing at the cliff's edge...yeah....on a stormy day!
Standing at the cliff’s edge…yeah….on a stormy day!

1 thought on “Evel Knievel Inspired Senior Portraits in Butte Montana”

  1. Jeanette Kappes

    Our fabulous city is so fortunate to host three major festivals. I love looking at the photo’s of our youth. They are beautiful, vibrant and full of life much like our city. Thank you Lisa for sharing these images. You have such a spin on capturing moments that tell a story. Our city is so lucky to have a photographer that shows us substance and creates zestful pictures like non-other. Simply Fun and Fabulous!!

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