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chris + don // engaged

I’ve known Don for a few years ever since I did some of his latest headshots.  Don recently got engaged to a wonderful, sweet woman and they are seriously the cutest couple ever.   We had a blast out in the Benson area, wish them congrats on their upcoming wedding!

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emily // senior

I’ve known I was going to shoot Emily’s senior photos for about 4 years now when I first photographed her family.  I photographed her sister’s senior photos over 2 years ago, and I know Emily was patiently waiting her turn.  We made plans to travel down to her parents farm south of Benson, AZ.  This part of AZ is one of the most beautiful areas I’ve ever seen.  Large open fields with great scenery, and the weather is to die for.  Thank you Emily!

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melissa // senior

One of my last seniors for 2012, Melissa had a few ideas of her own.  I’ve never had a photoshoot that involved fire as a prop!  Thanks for an awesome session Melissa!

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kyle // senior

Kyle is another sibling of a past senior I photographed.  His sister was one of my very early seniors over 3 years ago!  We went out to a very very remote location in Dragoon, AZ…about 20 minutes away from Benson near the base of some REALLY awesome mountains.  It was a mecca for southwest-style locations, with an incredibly awesome dirt road that takes you there…dirt roads + a subaru = fun :)  Kyle is also an accomplished volleyball player!  The final shot below involved ZERO photoshop :)  Thanks Kyle!

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liz // senior

One more session from the Benson area, Liz is a terrific soccer player and loves the outdoors.  I tried something a little more bold and intense, and I think I like it.  So did she.  Thanks Liz!

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kelsi // senior

I had another great session down in the Benson area with Kelsi!  Such a wonderful day!  Beautiful light, good friends, a perfect combination for great portraits :)  Thank you Kelsi for such a great time!

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natalie // senior

I had an awesome and fun time with Natalie out in the Benson area.  Many laughs were had with her and her sister, and I’m just in love with these images!  We got rained (hailed) out the first time we were planned for her portraits, but this day was just absolutely perfect!  Thanks again Natalie!

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hannah // senior

Hannah is an another hardcore softball player- complete with a recent injury. But you would never guess with such awesome pictures! We had a blast in Benson, AZ where we found some totally awesome abandoned train cars. Thank you, Hannah, for such a great session!

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makayla // senior

Makayla is another hardcore softball player and LOVES to dress up!  We had a great time east of Benson, AZ creating some fun portraits that really capture her personality and style.  Makayla has a bright future ahead with a full-ride scholarship playing softball as a pitcher…she is pretty freaking good at it too.  Best of luck on your final HS season Makayla!

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paisley // senior

Paisley was meant for Bisbee. I knew it when we first met and started talking about her style, taste, and what she and her mom were looking for. It’s been quite a while since I had been there, but I had a blast working with both of them. You wouldn’t even know from the pictures that it was EXTREMELY windy the entire day, but Paisley totally rocked this one. Totally new locations that we found on the side of the road. I love my job. Thanks Paisley!

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niki // senior

Niki traveled all the way from Colorado to have her senior pictures done by me. I guess I’m doing something right! We shot in the beautiful Arizona desert, it never gets old I promise :) New, original, natural beauty, this is Niki.

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danielle // senior

Another AMAZING senior session with Danielle. Arizona is amazing this time of year. Desert, rocks, scenery and softball, all below. It just happens to be her birthday too!

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heather + brady // engagement

It is absolutely the best time of year in Arizona for any kind of portraits. Combine that with an awesome farm, two really good looking people, amazing light and a highly energetic dog and you get a couple hours of pure fun and love. Brady grew up on a farm in Illinois, and they both LOVE the Cubs. I know it sounds cheesy, but you can easily see their love for each other, it’s just so natural. Can’t wait for the wedding!

greta // senior lifestyle

Greta is just one of those people that are so easy to photograph, it just comes naturally to her.  She wanted something very organic and ‘outdoorsy’ and I knew the perfect location for what we were looking for.  Benson has some great locations, and every time I go I always find something new, and always drive by something that someday I’ll try in the future.  We got lucky this time with some AWESOME locations and the most beautiful weather and light imaginable.  Thanks for a great time Greta!

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tucson senior benson arizona photographs photos portraits field

tucson senior benson arizona photographs photos portraits field

tucson senior benson arizona photographs photos portraits field

tucson senior benson arizona photographs photos portraits field

tucson senior benson arizona photographs photos portraits field

epic

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tucson senior benson arizona photographs photos portraits field

tucson senior benson arizona photographs photos portraits field

OH SNAP

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tucson senior benson arizona photographs photos portraits field

Lots of lady bugs in the field :)

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Samantha | Senior Model 2010 | Tucson Senior Portraits

It’s been a while since I had the chance to work with Samantha for her Senior Portraits; still getting caught up on a number of things since the big studio open house and I’m just now getting back to nurturing my somewhat lonely blog . . . lot of new things coming up and a lot of new stuff to blog! Samantha was super awesome to work with, very natural in front of the camera and has a smile to die for! She’s very laid back and positive about everything and we had a blast working together. We wanted something custom and unique for her portraits. Samantha used to ride horses a lot, plays softball (and other sports as well) and enjoys fashion and wants to look into modeling. We first headed over to the Tanque Verde Guest Ranch for some relaxed and casual portraits, traveled back to Vail at her high school for some totally rad sports portraits, and then cruised on downtown to work the fashion stuff. My assistant Kyle joined us, along with her sister, and we had a totally rockin’ time downtown. I must say, this is one of my favorite sets to date!

If you’re looking to have your senior portraits done, we can’t emphasize enough the importance of hiring a professional! Sure you can go to the mall, working with a large studio where you’ll be photographed by a staff employee, but you cannot pass up the quality and professional care that we provide. You are capturing your final Senior moments; this is art, not just someone that takes pictures, but a trained artist that knows how to bring the best out of you!


I love the attitude and pose in this one, so hot!
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I think I need to back here to capture that texture on the wall, works so well with the jeans and relaxed pose!
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Smokin!
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This should be an ad . . .
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Awesome candid from downtown
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You can see why she wants to go into modeling, she is such a natural!
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Another great fashion shot
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This has to be my favorite of the night, and one of my new top favorites! We found this old broken elevator behind a building in a closed off alleyway . . . it had such a cool feel to it and I think we nailed this vogue-esque look that belongs in a magazine ad!
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Another awesome location we found next to the alley here, an old beat up sofa in the middle of nowhere . . . classic Tucson
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You probably thought it didn’t get better, but we were heading back to our cars and just kept on finding these awesome locations! Even long after the sun has set, we’re still shooting away and getting awesome stuff!
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Iconic Tucson location, no one has shot it better than this!
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Samantha @ Benson | Senior Portraits in Arizona

I had a super fun time photographing a new HS Senior down in the beautiful area of Benson.  Samantha was very photogenic and easy to photograph and the natural light was just to die for!  Every time I go to Benson I’m surprised at all the cool things I am able to find.  Perfect weather + awesome model + new equipment makes for an awesome day!  I also was able to use my new Elinchrom Quadra kit, which proved itself to be indescribably awesome.  Here are a few of my quick favs!  Enjoy . . .

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tucson benson arizona senior portrait photograph high school southern

tucson benson arizona senior portrait photograph high school southern

tucson benson arizona senior portrait photograph high school southern

tucson benson arizona senior portrait photograph high school southern

tucson benson arizona senior portrait photograph high school southern

tucson benson arizona senior portrait photograph high school southern

tucson benson arizona senior portrait photograph high school southern

tucson benson arizona senior portrait photograph high school southern

tucson benson arizona senior portrait photograph high school southern

kayla | senior portrait session in tucson arizona

I had a really fun session on Monday and wanted to share just a few!  There were many to pic from but here are some of my favorites!  I know they are probably dying to see them! We did some portraits over near the Williams Centre for the business type look, and then headed over to Agua Caliente for some other great portraits. Beautiful lighting throughout the day, couldn’t have been better! Thanks again Kayla!

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tucson senior portraits business benson arizona

tucson senior portraits business benson arizona

tucson senior portraits business benson arizona

Formal, Casual, Guitar, Hard Rock . . . Senior Portraits in Benson Arizona

Usually those 4 words don’t find themselves into the same sentence when describing . . . well, almost anything.  I had a great senior portrait session with Derrick over the weekend.  He goes to Benson High School and we planned a number of different options and locations.  He had requested that we take some formal portraits at his grandparents home (in Tucson), and it was very nice home indeed.  We then proceeded over to the St. Phillips Plaza to get some more relaxed and casual portraits, which was a neat location.  I had been planning/thinking about doing something there for a couple months now, just never worked out I guess.

Then the really cool stuff started to come out when Derrick was a little more relaxed and comfortable with his surroundings, at his own High School.  We traveled to Benson and got some awesome shots with his musical and athletic talents involved.  Too bad we didn’t have a football though :(   Anyway, his guitar shots are some of my favorite of all time!!!  It was a blast and I was just having a ball creating such cool portraits for Derrick.  He’s a talented individual, so tell him his senior portraits ROCK the next time you run into him!

I don’t know why but this one reminds me of Varsity Blues . . . and I’ve never seen the movie, just the cover, lol!

One of my favs, the lighting in the afternoon was just gorgeous!

Here is a quick composite I had fun creating.  Sorta the grunge/punk rock kind of feel to it.

Katri in Bisbee! Senior Portraits in Bisbee Arizona

So, I guess Bisbee is becoming the next sliced bread, and I must say it is a crazy cool place to take any kind of portraits!  This is my 3rd time down there in about 2 months and I just love that place!  So much character with so many different types of locations.  And to add to the whole “coolness” factor, Katri was a totally awesome Senior to work with.  She had a number of different outfits that were just totally chic!  She also brought her compound bow and rifle . . . but we didn’t get time to have some fun with those unfortunately :(   Maybe next time!

So, for the coolest senior pictures in town, or in the state of Arizona, who you gonna call???  Thanks again Katri, you are totally awesome!

P.S.  Katri is the first Senior Ambassador that I’ve been able to work with for the class of 2009.  If you would like to know more about the Senior Ambassador program that we have, please visit: www.spencerboerup.com/seniors

Richie & Dhara | family portraits in Bisbee Arizona

I had another great session in Bisbee, it’s hard to not like that place!  It’s full of life, character and weird/interesting things . . . very easy to photograph.  Anyways, Richie & Dhara were great subjects, very easy to work with and a lot of fun to be with!  I’m very excited for them as they mentioned that they never had very good photos from their wedding, and never had engagment photos . . . so these are their post-wedding “engagement” type photos :)   They are also expecting their first child soon, so congrats again!

Bisbee AZ – Matt & Mary | Engagement Portraits in Arizona

Wow. That pretty much sums up how cool Bisbee is, with an awesome couple, on a beautiful day! Bisbee has a long tradition (in my memories) of old antique shops, art galleries, fantasticly rustic buildings and great hot dogs. I didn’t get to sample the hot dogs this time around, but I did the others! If you have not been there, please check it out. Don’t forget the really cool mine tour, definitely worth it.

Mary & Matt are getting married later this July, but it was a total blast to work with them. It was hard to put down the camera (ever) because they were always doing something new and fun. My friend Travis came along and shot some video work for me, which hopefully in the near future I’ll be able to post on the blog (for all you that are wondering how cool my engagement sessions really are!)

(NOTE: I don’t have my fancy border people always ask me about because I’m doing this from my laptop in the Virgin Islands, didn’t have that much time to work on it! Updates to come)