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!
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!
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!
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.
Kealen isn’t just a great trumpet player- he is an exceptional all around musician. He started his senior year as a Drum Major leading his band through drills and challenges out of the students control with grace and a smile, and continues to wow everyone in concert season.
Senior year isn’t quite over yet- can’t wait to see what this guy will achieve the second half of the year and beyond!
Best Nine is back! The IG tool that evaluates and creates a new image from your most liked feed photos of last year. Go to 2017bestnine.com, a website that sets up & collages your most responded to images of last year. If your a crazy IG fan like me with more than 5 feeds you can have mashing them all into one image as I did myself last year (you will have to use Layout IG own collager or your own editing software)
This year I loved the images but wanted to see some of them better, so I used my iphone app Layout to highlight my top nine in thirds for my senior brand- check out my #bestnine2017 Phoenix, Peoria, & Glendale Arizona high school Senior photography business Instagram!