Pick any three BFH Seniors at random, and you’ll notice a few things. At first glance, they might not appear to have a lot in common. They will not all shop at the same stores, they are certainly not all going to the same universities, and many of them are not even from the same towns and states. The thread they all share is much stronger than any of that.
Compassion and Meaningful Friendships
The lucky few who get to call themselves Blue Fire Hydrant Seniors all place an emphasis on compassion and meaningful friendships. They value excellence over excuses. Community over competition. They cherish moments made tangible and invest in heirloom artwork because they understand that once a moment passes, it is gone for good.
Commitment to Positive, Ethical Mentorship
A commitment to helping others through mentorship and a strong sense of morality ensures that as the ranks of BFH Seniors grow each year, there is always room at the table for more friends.
Who I Am
I'm Stephanie Dorah, and I'm the proud owner of Blue Fire Hydrant Photography, which provides a boutique Senior Photo experience centered on documenting friendships, strengthening connections, and building community while providing artwork, heirlooms, and relationship driven mentorship for generations to come.
My BFH Seniors are dreamers and adventurers with a passion to change the future for the better and a commitment to preserve moments from the past. Just like me.
This year has been...tough to say the least. No Prom, no parties, hours spent on Zoom in my sweatpants. I hardly felt like myself. I found BFH on Instagram and instantly felt a connection to Stephanie. I showed my parents her work and they were blown away. I thought I would get pretty photos, but meeting Stephanie was by far the best part of my Senior Year. She became a mentor to my family and I. Stephanie guided me through every step of the shoot, she connected me to other BFH Seniors, and I now have a close group of friends from them!
Stephanie took my daughter Jessie's Prom photos and they were FABULOUS. Prior to the shoot I told Stephanie I was worried about Jessie's hair and poses in her images. But I had nothing to worry about! The photos captured Jessie's personality and spirit perfectly, and the stunning photos were only the beginning of our journey with Stephanie. I Loved viewing Jessie's pictures and the guidance you provided after the shoot in selecting our prints! Thank you so much for such great memories!
My older sister never invested in Senior Portraits, and she talks all the time in college about how she wishes she had something tangible to look back on the time before college, because she has changed so much since then. So when I found Stephanie's work, and I saw how great and authentic the other BFH Seniors looked, I knew I had found the photographer for me. Stephanie is a TOTAL professional, and her work is stunning. I am SO happy with my album, and my sister is in insisting we hire Stephanie for her graduation photos in May!
I'm proud to of each and every one of my BFH Seniors! If I could put every shoot on my homepage, I would. (Trust me, I tried, They wouldn't fit!) So here are some of my most recent photo shoots! If you're interested in timeless senior portraiture that doesn't FEEL like you are an ingredient in a cookie-cutter recipe, I would love to connect! I'm happy to capture senior portraits. Here are some ideas: