Every high school senior brings something different and unique, which is one of the reasons being a Queen Creek senior photographer so amazing! But Krista, who will be graduating from Queen Creek High School, was especially different bringing her color guard props and unique skills! I was amazed just watching her toss the flag and rifle so high…and catch them flawlessly every time! We were lucky enough to have beautiful lighting and perfect weather. We headed out to the Riparian Preserve in Gilbert for her session and she chose some lovely colors for her outfits. Her long, beautiful curls will make anyone envious! There was water in the creek and in a few other areas which is a special treat for us here in Arizona. Quite often it is just dry beds full of rock, so I made sure to get images of Krista in the water as much as possible! She was a real trooper, actually wading into the water for a few shots! And then, just when I thought our session couldn’t get any better, along came the ducks! Yes, they nearly came right up to Krista! Amazing!
Color Guard Senior Pictures
Ah yes, so you move to AZ and there isn’t a color guard at your high school? No problem! Just start your own! And that is exactly what Krista did at Queen Creek High School. She brought her flag, sword, and rifle for some very unique senior pictures! If you’re on Pinterest, this image comes up quite often for creative senior pictures!
Wading in the Water
Who says you can’t have senior pictures taken in the water in Arizona? If you know the right locations, there is plenty of water to wade in! Krista’s simple sundress was perfect for a few quick pictures in the water. Even though it was warm outside, the water was still pretty chilly! But she was a champ and she got some great images as a reward!
I’ve been a Chandler senior photographer for quite a few years now. In fact, this is my 7th year offering senior portraits and graduation pictures! I have to be honest, this session made me nervous. Logan is graduating from Perry High School in Chandler. Shelley had texted asking for just a quick, easy session for her son’s senior pictures. In my mind I heard “he really doesn’t want to do this, but I want him to, so just get done as soon as possible!” That could not have been further from the truth! Logan is one of the most easy going, laid back, senior guys I’ve ever worked with for senior pictures! They requested downtown Chandler, and preferred more urban images, and even though much of that area is under construction, we found some great locations! Sadly, due to all the rebuilding, I’m not sure what will remain in the coming months, so I was glad we took advantage while we could! One of my favorites is the graffiti wall, of course. The colors are perfect for any high school senior who likes that fun, urban look! We also found a cool metal door, and of course some rustic brick areas. This session also proved why we often choose weekday instead of weekend sessions. Man, was it busy! And that was during the week!!! We walked through a few great spots to capture Logan at his best! We caught is true personality, before he heads off to NAU in Flagstaff for college!
Just Be You and Bring Your Everyday Look
What do I remember most? I remember Logan’s hat! Often when you’re learning the “rules” of photography, you lose track of what is really important…what your client really wants! In this case, the regular, everyday look for Logan includes that hat, and mom said that is how they’ll always remember him. That, as a photographer and a client, is what it is all about!
Custom Graduation Announcements
We know how stressful it gets as graduation approaches! That’s why we make everything as easy and stress free as possible! At your Reveal & Design Session, we’ll take the time to design all of your products, so once you leave there are no more decisions to be made! All of your products will arrive in about 2 weeks, and all you need to do is show them off! These custom graduation announcements show of Logan’s favorite image, and mom’s too! We were able to customize everything to use it for their open house celebrating Logan’s graduation.
Graduation Gifts and Keepsakes
Another great graduation keepsake are these storyboards. They make the perfect gift for grandparents, showing off not just 1 simple 5×7, but several of their favorite images! The custom storyboards come with two mounting options. You can choose a mounted storyboard which comes on 2mm black styrene or a gallery portrait which has a 3/8″ beautiful black beveled edge. Both come ready to hang or display on an easel.
Downtown Chandler with Red Mountain High School Senior
I had talked with Spencer’s mom, Julie, a few times prior to his senior portrait session. She has some equipment and knowledge about photography, but sometimes it really is easier to hire a professional. Spencer had a tight schedule between classes at Red Mountain High School and his track practice, but we managed to find a late afternoon to take him out to some great Chandler locations for his senior pictures. We started out downtown in order to get some cool urban shots. One of Spencer’s requests was graffiti, so I made sure we squeezed that in before heading to the train tracks. We were lucky enough to have even more graffiti on the trains that day, so it was just perfect! Then we headed to Tumbleweed for some more rustic images where we could catch Spencer’s amazing smile and also give him a chance to show off his cowboy boots. I was thrilled with the results when his final gallery had all of the great locations and everything from urban to rustic in one photo shoot! We don’t like to rush, so we make sure there is time for multiple locations and outfit changes so your gallery will be unique. Congratulations, Spencer!
What do I remember most? I remember Spencer getting out of the car and my first thought was “yes, I’m definitely going to need a ladder!” Only to be told that Spencer is not even the tallest person in his family!
Gotta Love a Great Headshot
And oh those eyes!!!! I know this image would melt any mom’s heart, which is why it is one of my favorites for senior guys!
Senior Pictures at Tumbleweed Park
This old truck is a favorite of many senior guys and no matter how many times I use it, the results are always different! Every guy has his own take on clothing and expressions, making it a unique addition to your senior portrait gallery! Spencer’s serious gaze in this image made the perfect editorial black & white picture!
And then again, our unique processing allows the true, gorgeous colors to just shine!!!
High School Senior Pictures: A Memorable Experience
Most guys that are graduating from high school say they don’t want a full senior portrait session. But they really do, they just want it to be fun and not like the typical portrait session you’ve probably imagined! Or maybe you’ve had a portrait session that was rushed and stressful. When we take the time to get to know you, we can capture amazing moments, real laughter, and create beautiful images your family will love! After all, you know you’ll always be her little boy, so make Mom happy and let’s remember this once in a lifetime senior experience!
Rustic Senior Pictures
I love boots and they fit so perfectly with Spencer’s personality! Not only do we take many pictures of you, but we also make sure to get some great detail shots! They work great as accents for metal prints or storyboards and they make the perfect backgrounds for graduation announcements, albums, and senior magazines!
These same Chandler locations are very popular for graduation pictures! Even though the sessions take place in the same areas, your senior pictures will be unique and we’ll be sure to showcase your talents and individuality! Donovan was very passionate about soccer, so we made sure to have him bring his gear. Mom wanted some beautiful pictures to remember this once-in-a-lifetime achievement. Our goal is create timeless portraits that will make your senior photo shoot memorable and create fun keepsakes that everyone will love!
These metals are a stunning way to showcase your high school athlete! This is a shaped metal print (shown by the outline) and has a metal easel So it is easy to display in your home or office. At your pre-session consultation you’ll be able to see samples of shaped metals and our other signature products.
Since graduation, Donovan’s mom, Julie, has moved. So I asked her to send a picture of the metal displayed in her home, and even though his senior pictures were taken nearly 4 years ago, the pictures are in her living room and she shared this with me. The shaped metals come standard with an easel on the back, but as another alternative, the easel can be folded in and the metal storyboard looks beautiful displayed in an easel that matches your decor!
Downtown Chandler Senior Pictures with Soccer Player
It is very rare that I’m nervous about a senior portrait session, but I have to admit I did have a few butterflies before Donovan’s session. He wasn’t very interested in having pictures done, but was willing to make his mom happy. I know better than to try to convince a teenager, but once I mentioned bringing his dog and his soccer gear things got better. He is a master on the soccer field, even though he doesn’t play much anymore due to injury. It is always more fun for me when my seniors are doing what they love…after all, it comes naturally to them! So I was ecstatic to capture some great shots of Donovan showing off his soccer skills, loving his dog Spyro, and hanging out at the railroad tracks. With some serious time management skills we even made it over to shoot some images at Tumbleweed Park in Chandler! I was amazed…4 locations in just about 2 hours! Mom admitted that she’s typically not very emotional, but even she started to tear up a little when she saw these final images. Every photographer’s dream is to make families happy. Mission accomplished!
Knowing how important our furry family members are, this storyboard feature his favorite senior photos is a beautiful keepsake for your high school senior. So go ahead, bring your furry family member along for your senior pictures! We love dogs!!
Senior guys are such fun and William really did not disappoint! We captured so many memories in this session…everything from snowboarding and wrestling to his beloved Pikachu and matching outfit! I’m pretty sure not many guys could pull off the Pikachu outfit and look as awesome as William did! As if that weren’t enough, he had a few snazzy outfits including a sport coat and tie! We roamed all over Chandler for nearly two hours, and had such a great time! I don’t know if I’ve ever had a senior boy with so many unique ideas. The back of my van was packed!!! We wandered through downtown Chandler getting some great urban shots, then to a fun graffiti wall. Then we headed to Tumbleweed Park for some amazing shots with his letter jacket (he lettered in wrestling at Chaparral High School) and finished up just after sunset at the railroad tracks. Phew! This is definitely one of my favorite senior galleries because of all the variety.
Custom Products Our High School Seniors Love!
William made it so easy, and the final products are just amazing! First is one of our most popular products, the mounted storyboard. These are available in many sizes including this 16×16 showcasing some of his favorite images from his photo shoot. William’s family also ordered beautiful heirloom prints and custom graduation announcements.
Oh, and the metal! William’s 8×12 metal curve is just amazing! Our metals one of the most popular products for our senior guys. We added a touch of grunge texture to one of his detail shots and it turned out perfectly!