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What Happens During an Outdoor Senior Photo Shoot? Peek Behind the Scenes | High School Senior Portraits in Chandler, AZ

What Happens During an Outdoor Senior Photo Shoot? Peek Behind the Scenes | High School Senior Portraits in Chandler, AZ

Everyone wants to know—“What in the world actually happens at a photo shoot?” I’m about to give you the inside scoop so you’ll be ready to tackle your day with enthusiasm and kick the nerves to the curb. Your day in front of the camera is going to be all you imagined…

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Great Place for Senior Pictures: A Mustang, A Parking Garage, and a Senior Guy | Downtown Mesa Senior Pictures

Great Place for Senior Pictures: A Mustang, A Parking Garage, and a Senior Guy | Downtown Mesa Senior Pictures

Looking at his senior pictures, you’ll see Nicholas goes from a laid-back, fun-loving kid at the skatepark to a young entrepreneur getting his start in the world. They’re the photos of a young go-getter, one to look out for! In short, the shoot was incredibly dynamic. And with Nicholas studying at Chandler-Gilbert Community College for finance, they might just reflect his ambitions and dreams….

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The Hottest Makeup Ideas for 2021 | High School Senior Portrait Photography | Phoenix, Arizona

The Hottest Makeup Ideas for 2021 | High School Senior Portrait Photography | Phoenix, Arizona

Emerald greens, striking blues, hot pinks, and neon yellows are making appearances, and the boldest fashion influencers are applying eyeshadow full circle—to both the upper and lower lids. If you’re one that prefers natural makeup, definitely run with that idea and be comfortable…

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Adding Variety to Your Senior Photo Shoot | Combs High School Senior Pictures | San Tan Valley, Arizona

Adding Variety to Your Senior Photo Shoot | Combs High School Senior Pictures | San Tan Valley, Arizona

When I initially chatted with him and found out his interests range everywhere from wrestling to anime to a love of Japanese culture and arts, I knew this would end up being a super-cool photo shoot that showed off everything this dynamic young man has been up to throughout his school years…

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Best Locations for Senior Pictures | Gilbert Senior Photographer

Best Locations for Senior Pictures | Gilbert Senior Photographer

From a photographer’s point of view, San Tan in Gilbert, Arizona, is a modern, open-air space that’s full of opportunity. It’s a venue that’s quaintly decorated with charming lighting, eclectic chairs, textured walls, modern patterns, unique storefronts, and a pretty footprint that provides lots of symmetry and lines for framing the perfect shot….

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When is the Best Time to Schedule Senior Pictures? | A Guide to Senior Portraits for Parents | Phoenix Photographer

When is the Best Time to Schedule Senior Pictures? | A Guide to Senior Portraits for Parents | Phoenix Photographer

It’s easy to look at the available options and become overwhelmed with the choices for senior pictures, but if you focus on these 5 Super-Simple Tips, you’ll be cool and collected—and you’ll end up with senior pictures that highlight the very best of your soon-to-be graduate…

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Williams Field High School | Senior Photographer in Gilbert, AZ

Williams Field High School | Senior Photographer in Gilbert, AZ

Kaitlyn was just bursting full of personality throughout the entire shoot; I could barely keep up! You might wonder how Kaitlyn managed to pose so effortlessly cool in the photos, but truth be told, she wasn’t posing at all! That’s Kaitlyn in all her glory, goofing around, splashing in the lake, and blowing adorable kisses to her mom…

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The Magic of Selfies & Why We Love Them | Professional Senior Portrait Photographer | Phoenix, AZ

The Magic of Selfies & Why We Love Them | Professional Senior Portrait Photographer | Phoenix, AZ

Let’s face it…being a teenager isn’t easy. Take a sec to count up all the times you’ve gotten stuck in the middle of a picture without getting the chance to fix your hair or touch up your make-up. No one wants to be the one with their eyes closed or with a wonky chunk of hair sticking straight up in the air when the shutter clicks. But we’ve all been there…

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The Truth About Yearbook Photos | Gilbert Senior Photographer

The Truth About Yearbook Photos | Gilbert Senior Photographer

One myth that seems to confuse and frustrate seniors and parents every year is whether or not they’re required to use the school photographer for senior photos. Usually, if they want to get into the yearbook, the answer is yes. Most metro Phoenix area schools will require you to use the contracted photographer if you want your picture included in the yearbook, however…

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Award Winning Senior Portraits | Professional Photographer in Phoenix, Arizona

Award Winning Senior Portraits | Professional Photographer in Phoenix, Arizona

Many of you have been to my office and seen my stack of magazines. As a professional photographer I absolutely LOVE having my high school seniors published in magazines! I’ve been able to see so many smiles and happy tears from teens when they find out their image was selected when often they don’t even know their images have been submitted…

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Awesome Senior Pictures in Old Town Scottsdale | Arizona Professional Senior Photographer

Awesome Senior Pictures in Old Town Scottsdale | Arizona Professional Senior Photographer

Scottsdale is an absolute utopia for photographers. What are we meant to do with all of that sun, scenery, and beauty? Use it for senior photos, of course! So, when Erica came to me asking for backgrounds filled with desert, waterfalls, vintage scenes, and rustic betweens, I knew we could find all the perfect places in Old Town Scottsdale…

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Small Business Showcase | Nizhoni Spa | Serving the East Valley, Mesa, Apache Junction, Gilbert, and Gold Canyon

Small Business Showcase | Nizhoni Spa | Serving the East Valley, Mesa, Apache Junction, Gilbert, and Gold Canyon

Meet Christina Hayes, here to share a little about her beautiful spa! She says, “At Nizhoni Spa, I strive to create my own culture of truly feeling beauty from the inside out. My desire is to help all of my clients look and FEEL their best and that starts with confidence. One of my favorite services that I offer is spray tanning…

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Creative Senior Pictures in Arizona | Photographer for the East Valley and Metro Phoenix Area

Creative Senior Pictures in Arizona | Photographer for the East Valley and Metro Phoenix Area

Let’s start with Rylee, her fabulous fashion sense, and her natural photogenic nature. Seriously, I can’t write this without mentioning how gorgeous her outfits were! With all of their varied textures, fabrics, tones, and more, they simply pop! If you’re looking for ideas on what to wear for your senior pictures, look no further! Rylee definitely brought…

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Mesa Senior Photos | Desert Ridge High School

Mesa Senior Photos | Desert Ridge High School

First of all, there’s something so timelessly beautiful about capturing someone playing the violin. While he may have been a little nervous about being in front of the camera at first, once he brought out the violin Spencer felt right at home. It just so happens that he also loves basketball, drawing, and his car…

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Maricopa High School | Arizona Senior Pictures | Basketball Player

Maricopa High School | Arizona Senior Pictures | Basketball Player

You have a lot of choices when it comes to choosing a senior photographer, so when LeeAnthony’s family drove from Maricopa, AZ I wanted to squeeze in as much as possible! LeeAnthony plays basketball at Maricopa High School and he also asked for a few pictures with his sister. Since my sessions aren’t based on locations or time, we were able to fit all that in…

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So You Want Senior Pics With Your Pooch? | Mesa Portrait Photographer

So You Want Senior Pics With Your Pooch? | Mesa Portrait Photographer

If you’re planning on bringing your pup along for your big day (which I highly recommend!), I have a few tips and tricks that will help things go smoothly. After all, your photo shoot is a lot like a vacation. It takes some planning, we’re going to be tired when it’s all said and done…

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Baseball Senior Pictures | Varsity Sports at Perry High School in Chandler, AZ

Baseball Senior Pictures | Varsity Sports at Perry High School in Chandler, AZ

Many of our clients are high school seniors who participate in varsity sports and that is one of my favorite things to include for senior pictures! While Connor has played baseball for as long as I can remember, this would be his last season in a Perry baseball uniform. These…

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Michelle

Hey there! Want to catch up on the latest trends, scope out some of my favorite locations, and get some great ideas for your senior pictures? You’re in the right place! My blog is updated with some of my favorite photo sessions, hilarious stories, and insights you’ll want to know before it’s time for you to step in front of the camera!

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