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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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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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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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Red Mountain High School Senior Pictures | East Mesa Photographer

Red Mountain High School Senior Pictures | East Mesa Photographer

Along with just a touch of natural makeup, this Red Mountain High School graduate opted for more simplistic outfits that seamlessly “fit” each background environment. Seriously, she couldn’t have chosen better. A white dress with a watery-green background always go hand in hand perfectly, and I’d be lying If I said it wasn’t one of my favorite combinations…

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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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A Mustang, A Parking Garage, and a Senior Guy | Downtown Mesa 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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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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Phoenix Senior Portraits | Professional Photography

Phoenix Senior Portraits | Professional Photography

My style is very light, bright, and true-to-life colors so Tally, being an artist herself, was a dream for me! She is a wild creative that needed a colorful urban setting for her senior pictures. She has mentioned several times that SHE wanted photos that would be and inspiration for other senior photos…

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Photo Shoot to Celebrate Your Teen | Phoenix Photographer

Photo Shoot to Celebrate Your Teen | Phoenix Photographer

Did you know that you don’t have to wait until senior year to have a fabulous photo shoot for your teenager? Let me tell you a secret. They’re gonna change a LOT from the time they’re 13-14 until they graduate at 17-18. Blink and you’ll miss it! Why is it so important to have a photo shoot for your teenager…

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Published in Teen Years Magazine | Best Phoenix Photographer

Published in Teen Years Magazine | Best Phoenix Photographer

Part of being a professional photographer is providing amazing images to my clients, but even more important is the confidence boost I want every single one of my teenagers to carry with them throughout high school. Teen Years Magazine just released it’s premier issue and I had 5 images published! It’s always fun to share the news, so I’m excited to…

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Professional Portrait Photographer | Eastmark | Mesa, AZ

Professional Portrait Photographer | Eastmark | Mesa, AZ

Professional portraits of your teenager are so important and can be lots of fun! They change so much during these teen years, so don’t forget these milestones and awesome teenage years! The sports, the fun personality, it is all worth cherishing! Spend some quality time with your teen and…

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Mesa Photographer for Boys |  Professional Portraits for Brothers

Mesa Photographer for Boys | Professional Portraits for Brothers

Our kids grow up too fast and we know that most boys hate having their picture taken, but if you do it right, we’ll get some amazing professional portraits of your boys! Don’t miss these fun teenage years since that sweet face won’t be the same in a few years. They change so much from 13-18 and yet there are almost no…

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