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!
It’s my babies senior year and I just may have gone a little overboard with senior pictures! But can you really go overboard? Nah! My girl is an outside of the box dreamer, with music and art in her heart always- we wanted to plan a fun trip that also expressed her personality and charm!
I actually like to keep my packages pretty simple! 30mins for the more camera shy senior, two hours with a mini senior movie (the most popular), and the travel Adventure package!
For my daughter’s road trip session we started from Phoenix to Palm Springs, California. The next day we hit Newport Beach and Balboa Pier, then onto a day in Los Angeles where we visited The Last Bookstore - has to be seen by any book lover- and the MOCA. Another day on the beach at El Matador and La Piedra for gorgeous sea spray and sand. We popped by the Rose Bowl to catch a DCI drum corps show one day, then we were off to one of my bucket list photo session spots: the Nelson Nevada Ghost Town and Eldorado Canyon Mine Tours!
SO are YOU up for an adventure for your Senior Portrait Experience?? Its more possible and affordable than you might think! What adventure calls to you?
So this collection of photos is what my “Adventure Package” looks like- travel and unlimited outfits and poses! You can find out more about all my packages here:
It was hot when we got home to Phoenix- so indoor studio marching band portraits of course! I am so thankful she puts up with me :)
I had so much fun building this puzzle on Instagram to feature
Oonagh’s senior picture adventure!
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!!!
Don’t stress worrying about getting announcements in time by waiting to the last minute- Schedule early in the fall or winter for your first pick of the best senior session dates!
I always say it takes great kids to make great photos- what a great group of kids this is! Rising seniors Class of 2020 and graduating 2019 got together for fun Prom2K19 downtown Phoenix Arizona at the Steele Indian Park. Later this group grabbed some corndogs at Sonic then headed off to dance at Wrigley Mansion!
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BFA Illustration 1999 Summa Cum Laude honors Savannah College of Art & Design
2008-2013 Portrait photographer
Various Professional Photographers of America classes and workshops
SEAN BROWN PRODUCTIONS Film Course 2019
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2012-14 worked as a lead and second photographer for other photographers weddings
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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!
An artist and special soul need a special senior portrait session: complete with Arizona wildflowers, paint, and purple smoke! Congrats to Mackenzie on her many accomplishments and upcoming graduation! It has been such a pleasure getting to know you!
make sure you click HD on the video!
Such a great, fun session with sparkling Carly!! Don’t her big eyes make you want to sing? Wonderful high school graduation senior session on the top of Peoria Az’s little Eastwing Mountain overlook with the bright Class of 2019 choir kid! So happy I got to meet Carly and her family, so excited to see what adventures this star takes through graduation and beyond!!
Left: natural light at the end of golden hour. 85mm, ISO 100, f1.4, 1/800SS
Right: off camera flash just at the start of blue hour. 35mm, ISO 200, f5.6, 1/1000SS
Another reason I just can’t resist using BOTH beautiful kinds of light at my portrait sessions- I love the creamy artistic natural light looks but also oh my, oh my those dramatic skies!
That sky ain’t photoshopped folks- its just able to show off its blues when I light the subject, lovely Carly, with an off camera flash :)
I love Nicole’s excited and fun energy! Her bright personality made her session so much fun- we got to see a side of Papago park not everyone does after the rain this spring-but she was the the brightest star in the park! Thanks for jumping on top of a mountain in heels and a prom dress surrounded by smoke grenades by the way!! (I promise she was safe- the rock creates an optical illusion of being above the valley, and her mom and I kept her safe)
Epic session lady!!
I LOVE it when seniors have a unique spot picked out- someplace they love and want to incorporate into their session. Custom sessions are pretty much my favorites because they always showcase the seniors personality and style- and hey thats why I actively pursue (or just nag) seniors to choose their location adventure! Added bonus: when the locations rock and are happy to serve as a beautiful backdrop- huge thank you to Restoration Hardware for being so open and inviting to us! Fantastic location choice Shelby!!! Isn’t she stunning???
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!!!
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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!!!
The splashes of colour and city vibe have def been the most popular spots this high school senior portrait session season! We are so blessed to live in a vibrant fun city with so many neat spots- and Mikaela rocked them all! From Roosevelt Row to Grand ave this Arizona girl stunned in her graduation photo session!
We had some help from Mikaleas brother Aaron- he manned the Ice Light on a fushia setting to create the zig zag halo behind her head for this photo!
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
Now offering three packages for 2019 each with easy peasy pricing and keep it simple downloads included- as well as an 11x14 wrapped canvas of YOUR favorite image with the top two packages! Look below to choose your adventure!