Athlete Rylie visited her favorite state Arizona for epic senior pictures this month while on a whirlwind tour of gymnastic competitions and clinics across the Southwest. She is expected to excel at a top level in all areas of the demanding sport, but she says her favorite parts are uneven bars, balance beam. Her hard work and training were really evident in every effortless movement from walking, to posing, to leaping on top of a mountain barefoot she made it look so easy! A fun session full of smiles and grace!
Will totally crushed his senior portrait session in downtown Phoenix last week! I couldn’t wait to get these photos uploaded and edited. And the folks over at Indie Senior Magazine noticed too! About 2 mins after I posted Will’s sneak peeks on my Instagram- they re-grammed them and featured his pictures on their Instagram page!
Congrats Will! Fantastic job and have a great graduation!
Haven’t even finished editing his gallery and Will was already chosen as a fashion feature on Indie Seniors Instagram page! Ever have one of those sessions when you had a pretty good idea it was going to go well right from the start? Well check out this one below, clocking in at about 10 mins after just meeting Will in downtown Phoenix for his senior portrait experience!
Much more to come when I finish Will’s gallery this week!!
Had such a fantastic first full senior season in Arizona- ALL because of these fantastic seniors! Go get the world Class of 2019! Thank you so much for choosing me for your portraits! Thank you seniors and parents.
Alright #2020 let’s get ready!!!
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Another fantastic senior session with Isabel at the Desert Botanical Gardens! Izzy danced and posed, and twirled in blue smoke- so many great memories to deliver to her and her family this week!
I am so blessed to have met Jayde! I didn’t know that I had already met her twice- or at least my camera had- at WGI winterguarde competitions the past two season!
She is a fantastic young person, gorgeous in every way, and she did such an amazing job at her senior session with so many lovely looks and her spunky personality!
Had such a great time meeting up with Faith and her folks down on Hermitage Square for her high school senior portrait session! Downtown Phoenix is an adventure of colours, and great photo textures- and sometimes adventures in finding parking spaces!! But Faith’s smiles lit the city up brighter than the sunshine :)
Fantastic time with Katie for her graduation pictures at the Desert Botanical Gardens at the beginning of the month. She was all ethereal beauty one moment, and Carrie Fisher spunky smiles the next!
Now Senior photo session season is in full swing! (get it- golf joke) Can’t believe Katie and the rest of the Class of 2019 is just a few months from graduation!!!
Click that little settings wheel to watch in HD!^^^
I have had the pleasure of knowing her a few years now as she has lead my daughters band, and can I just say this kid is so dang cool! Lauren is a leader, a musician, and a haircut trendsetter- but she’s also the kindest, coolest, and funniest person! Loved out session down on roosevelt Row in Phoenix- we visited all the murals and lite them up with Lauren’s smile and some smoke bombs! Can’t wait to read all about her future adventures!!!
Phoenix had a surprisingly windy and cold- snowy even- and so Hannah’s senior session was a whirlwind of colourguard flags in the wind and golden curls. After warming in up in charming BeCoffee the sun popped out to end the afternoon session in warmth and reflections in Phoenix!
I am over the orange moon to have learned this weekend that I was selected as one of
Senior Inspire’s 50 to Follow in 2019- and only ONE of 10 selected in the guys category!
Thank you so much to Senior Inspire, Davin for being my awesome Class of 2019 senior winner, and everyone who trusts me with their children’s memories. <3
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I am SO tired of all the styled shoots that are "pretty" let's be honest for a second...I WANT REAL LIFE. I want you to think outside the box. How do you react in real life situations. -Valie Waldvogel, VW Photography
The other night I got to go on a photography ‘playdate’ - you know us photographers, the glitz, the glam, the dump. Yep, we went to the dump! Shout out to Valerie Waldvogel for styling, providing amazing models, and securing the most wondrous of locations: aka the Glendale Dump for her new monthly styled sessions “What I See Shoot” aimed at photographers on every leg of their journey from noobies with their first dslr to more seasoned, professional photographers.
(Hmm what seasoning would I be? Am I in the Cumin stage of pro photography or a little more Paprika?)
Valerie used this session to provide education and experience to a group she taught throughout the afternoon , and to just boost camaraderie with all of us- be it on on manual mode with our own photography businesses or first ‘real’ camera.The shoot was a reminder to challenge oneself - find beauty in any situation, any location. I had a great afternoon meeting everyone in my group, folks in other groups, and just enjoying the warm sunshine through the lens.
Getting out and practicing and playing isn’t something you ever ‘get too good’ for. Creative meet ups like this one Valerie organized keep the passion alive!
Always learning, always experimenting, always evolving!
These beautiful models and dresses have me like…PROM…though!! Moody or bright and airy- I love prom season! It is just around the corner believe it or not, and I already have booking for April 27th…make #PROM2K19 plans today!
Gorgeous session at the Phoenix Desert Botanical Garden with high school baccalaureate Hallie! Super smart and adorable, she did a fantastic job as we enjoyed a photo shoot through
a beautiful winter day. Great Seniors = Great Senior Portraits!!! So happy to have met Hallie and her folks and blessed they choose me for her portraits :)
Before I moved to Arizona I did not even know Aloe bloomed! Right now the city and gardens are lush and green in the state’s heavenly “winter” season.
Had a great time meeting Preston and his mom at the anthem Community Park a little while for a short and sweet senior session! This one is a keep it simple, nothing fancy- and Preston was the perfect guy for it because he was ready with a quick smile and laugh to get everything his family wanted with lots of time to submit for the Anthem Preparatory Academy. I do love a school that lets seniors choose their own portraits!
The Senior mini session is great for kids that have an easy, relaxed smile right away, and are very comfortable in front of the camera. They don’t want to fuss with a bunch of wardrobe changes so we keep it fun and light- easy going and as painless as possible :)
The students interested in a mini are great kids who know what they want- andare not interested in a movie or have such busy schedules- but they know portraits matter to mom!
It was so great working with you Preston- congrats on a great High School experience and all the wonderful adventures that wait!!
Thank you all for a fantastic Class of 2018 Senior season!
And that's all for the Class of 2018 folks! Dawson was a great session to end on- reminded me to PLAY at senior sessions! I am serious when I say that senior graduation photos should be FUN! Dawson has a fantastic smile and sense of humor- he did a great job and prolly has a modeling opportunity waiting for him out there! Congrats on graduating Dawson- here's to the Class of 2018!