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Nationally Published Graduation Photos | Meet the Stars of the Show!

Several of my images of high school seniors were recently published in Senior Year Magazine and Senior Poise Magazine! You won't want to miss these if you're looking for creative ideas & inspiration for stunning senior pictures!

Mesa, AZ Seniors Selected for National Magazine Publications

When it’s time for a senior photo session, I put every ounce of creativity, professional know-how, and attention to detail into creating a senior picture collection my clients will love. It’s a BONUS when some of those photos are chosen for national publication in professional magazines! The photos that were chosen to represent Magical Memories by Michelle in national outlets are made irresistible by the dynamic and talented grads-to-be who appear in them, so I wanted to share them with everyone.

I never know ahead of time which photos will be chosen as winning images, so I’m just as surprised as my clients when their portraits are published! Want to see the stand-out photos that were noticed by photography judges nationwide?

Senior Year Magazine Features
Desert Ridge High School Grad

Senior Year Magazine chooses the best of the best when they publish images, and I was thrilled to have not one but TWO of Corbin’s senior photos published in The Guys Edition! His images were selected to represent top-quality, creative, and unique photos that photographers all around the country will see.

While it might seem that these effortless, perfectly pulled-together moments are the easiest for professional photographers, I can assure you that they’re often what sets our pulses racing and our minds whirling. How can I make this handsome guy look any more amazing than he already does?! Years of experience have taught me that when everything comes together so perfectly, that’s when I can stand back, relax, and encourage clients to just enjoy the moment. And like a professional model, Corbin turned on the heat!

Because there are so many entries submitted by photographers across the country, the magazine is only able to select and publish the best of the best! Every image highlighted is professionally taken and is the pride and joy of the photographer behind the lens, so to say competition is fierce is an understatement.

The photos I choose to submit to national magazines are images that I fall in love with more and more every time I see them! And how could I help it? Every image I select has that little “something special” that not only captures my eye (and my clients’ eyes), but also stands out as unique, creative, and full of the energy and excitement that define senior year.

In addition to being published in Senior Year Magazine, I am honored to have not one, but FIVE, images published in the recent issue of Senior Poise Magazine‘s Winter 2023 Edition! Sometimes the world turns just right on its axis, the stars align, and I am blessed with an image worthy of publication—but then again, I think ALL my clients and their gorgeous grad photos deserve to be front and center for everyone to see!

Senior Poise Magazine Highlights Stunning Graduation Photos

Ready to see even more winning photos? Senior Poise Magazine, a premier publication that highlights the best and brightest of senior photography, selected the SIX images below from Magical Memories by Michelle to highlight! I don’t even need to tell you how excited I was—and how thrilled I was for each of these stylish graduates to be featured for all to see.

One of my favorite things to do is tell seniors that their images have been published in national magazines. Not only does it give them a huge boost in self-confidence, but it highlights their amazing style and presence in front of the camera…and people nationwide can see their idea-inspiring poses!

Meet Madie, Alex, Bella, Madalynne & Corbin

Stars of the show because of their great personalities, sense of style, and one-of-a-kind presence in front of the camera, these teens each had individual photo sessions that showcased their own personal styles. And with so much creativity in play, it’s easy to see why they were chosen for publication!

When I go out and explore with my clients, we always find great places that highlight their personalities and align with the things and places they love. I encourage every client to be themselves, be natural, and enjoy their very own style throughout their session, and when it’s all said and done, they end up with a portrait package that’s full of creative and authentic images of everything they love about senior year!

These definitely aren’t the first images I’ve had published, and I’m determined that they won’t be the last! In fact, I enter professional images at least twice a year to various publications, and my Press page showcases more award-winning senior photos. Check them out to get great ideas and inspiration for your own photo session!

You can also follow me on Facebook, Pinterest, and Instagram to see the latest and greatest new portraits from Magical Memories by Michelle. And keep following the blog to see overviews of every session…it’s a great way to get creative ideas for your own senior pictures.

Ready to have your very own magazine-worthy senior pictures? Contact me and we’ll make it happen!

Are You Ready For Senior Pictures?

If you’re a 2025 grad—or even if you graduate in a year or two—it’s important to research your senior portrait photographer be 100% sure you find a style you love! If you’re interested in learning more about Magical Memories senior portrait experience, I’d love to share my Senior Client Welcome Guide with you! Just click below to sign up and the guide will be delivered to your email!

Don’t forget to keep following the Magical Memories by Michelle blog for more exciting updates about past sessions. Start collecting ideas now so you’ll be ready for a fab session later…find great ideas on my Pinterest, Instagram, and Facebook pages and be sure to explore my

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