Ashley did such an amazing job at her Senior Portrait session a few weeks ago! Her classic beauty and gorgeous smile made my job so easy-with the backdrop of the Anthem Community Park waterfalls we had an easy time capturing fantastic portraits to commemorate her senior year of high school.
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???
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 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.
So excited to release these images of amazing Carolyn!!! This theatre kid had to have her session at the most beautiful stage in town- none other than the Historic Orpheum Phoenix. Everything about this session melts me in puddles- great smiles, great kid, great location! Now she is off, continuing her stage career near the Great White Way! I know a lot of directors and friends will miss you here Carolyn, congrats on your adventures, go get that apple!!