All posts tagged senior portraits

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maria // senior

Maria totally rocked the camera, even though she probably thinks she’s camera shy. Sometimes it just takes a few minutes to warm up and then people open up and just totally surprise me. Thanks Maria!

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erika // senior

It was a beautiful day down in Tubac, and because of the awesome monsoon season we’ve had down here it was VERY green.  Erika was very natural in front of the camera, thank you Erika!

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taylor // senior

I think Taylor was a bit camera shy when we started, but that changed very quickly and clearly had fun the rest of the time we shot :)  She has style, has a cool Jeep and knows how to have fun!  Downtown is always a fun and changing backdrop for some great senior portraits.  Enjoy!

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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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taylor // senior

I think Taylor was a little nervous her portraits wouldn’t be amazing, and boy was she wrong :)  Another great outdoor session near the Sabino Canyon area, finished off with some southwest ranch style portraits.  The light later in the day really gave some great pastel colors, which accented well with her wardrobe!  Thanks Taylor for some being an awesome model!

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sharon // senior

Sharon is very natural in front of the camera, I don’t think she took a bad picture once!  Another set of AWESOME portraits, thank you Sharon!

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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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michael // senior

Michael is an awesome senior from Benson who loves photography and technology. We explored downtown Tucson and found some awesome new locations! It was another warm summer day as we roamed the streets, but it was worth it. We got great pictures and had a great time!

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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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lauren // senior

I had a lot of fun working with Lauren.  She’s a bit quite and reserved, but knows how to be spontaneous and have some fun.  We even snagged an awesome pink bike from the street (just borrowed)!!  This is Lauren…

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savannah // senior

Savannah has a knack for fashion, and for hotdogs.  We even went to Guero Canelos (they have the BEST sonoran hotdogs out there) for some fun pics!  We all had way too much fun creating her pics.  Fun, demure and beautiful, this is Savannah.

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brooke // senior

I LOVE new locations, and Brooke had two new locations for me to use. I’ve been to both locations before, but never really to take some awesome portraits. Beautiful day, water in the Sabino Canyon creek, perfect light, this is Brooke.

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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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karli // senior

It’s been a tad busy around here . . . I’ll probably have photographed 17 senior sessions from March to April and plenty more coming. Karli is one of these awesome seniors that can make every photo look awesome. We started at the La Paloma resort and then headed to the urban downtown area for some more portraits. We did some new gritty stuff and even saw the return of one of my favorite lenses. Thanks Karli!!!

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mylen // senior

I’ve been working with a lot of new seniors from Salpointe and Mylen is one of them.  My wife is actually his Chemistry teacher (small world)!  Mylen is a long-time football player (ever since he was a kid) and is looking to continue his football career at the college level (which is pretty awesome if you ask me).  Just some fun, relaxed and natural portraits.  Thanks Mylen!

sam // benson senior

I’ve been shooting more and more down in the Benson area, and each time it’s just awesome.  Much different character and feel than what Tucson offers and so far there hasn’t been a trip down there that hasn’t been totally awesome.  Sam is a friend of Samantha, who I photographed last year.  It’s always a challenge when clients request some of the same locations as their friends as I’ve always promised myself not to photograph the same location exactly the same, I’m always pushing myself to create something unique and different for every one of my clients.  Sam totally rocked her senior portraits, she definitely made my job easy!

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It was raining most of the first 45 minutes of the session, makes the earth look awesome here

tucson arizona benson senior portrait photography train tracks

tucson arizona benson senior portrait photography train tracks

Complete spontaneity is always key for a killer series :)

tucson arizona benson senior portrait photography train tracks

tucson arizona benson senior portrait photography train tracks

tucson arizona benson senior portrait photography train tracks

tucson arizona benson senior portrait photography train tracks

This one definitely is a little unconventional for my style, but her eyes just pop in this one

tucson arizona benson senior portrait photography train tracks

tucson arizona benson senior portrait photography train tracks

tucson arizona benson senior portrait photography train tracks

kevin // tucson senior

Kevin is one of the first sibling-seniors I get to photograph . . . I photographed his sister’s senior portraits almost 3 years ago!  Seems like a long time to me, but I’m glad that I get to work with the family again.  Must have done something right :)  We photographed Kevin’s portraits during the muggy monsoon season here, and the clouds were definitely epic that day.  Golf, good looks and a star soccer player is a winning combo for me.  I LOVE doing the unique and custom stuff . . . as much as I love doing standard portraits, incorporating personality into every session is something I always strive for.  Hope I nailed it this time :)  Thanks again Kevin!

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tucson senior portraits photography soccer sports golf storm high school

tucson senior portraits photography soccer sports golf storm high school

tucson senior portraits photography soccer sports golf storm high school

tucson senior portraits photography soccer sports golf storm high school

tucson senior portraits photography soccer sports golf storm high school

tucson senior portraits photography soccer sports golf storm high school

tucson senior portraits photography soccer sports golf storm high school

tucson senior portraits photography soccer sports golf storm high school

tucson senior portraits photography soccer sports golf storm high school

tucson senior portraits photography soccer sports golf storm high school

tucson senior portraits photography soccer sports golf storm high school

tucson senior portraits photography soccer sports golf storm high school

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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cesar // salpointe senior portraits

Cesar is just one of those guys.  The type thats just cool, legit and smart at the same time.  His aspirations are high and he’ll go far, excited to see what he’ll be doing in 5 years.  Who knows maybe he’ll be a big business tycoon and be famous someday . . . I wouldn’t be surprised.  Cesar and I had an awesome time working together, shooting on 4th avenue, downtown and just doing some fun, off-the-wall, new and crazy stuff.  He’s cool because he goes to the same school where my wife teaches, props man.  Check out his awesome pics.

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tucson senior portrait salpointe high school jazz band saxaphone
tucson senior portrait salpointe high school jazz band saxaphone
tucson senior portrait salpointe high school jazz band saxaphone

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5 shots to make 1, couldn’t photograph the effect I wanted in 1 shottucson senior portrait salpointe high school jazz band saxaphone
tucson senior portrait salpointe high school jazz band saxaphone
tucson senior portrait salpointe high school jazz band saxaphone
tucson senior portrait salpointe high school jazz band saxaphone
tucson senior portrait salpointe high school jazz band saxaphone
tucson senior portrait salpointe high school jazz band saxaphone
tucson senior portrait salpointe high school jazz band saxaphone
tucson senior portrait salpointe high school jazz band saxaphone
tucson senior portrait salpointe high school jazz band saxaphone

This one was also 5 shots, trying some new stuff here!
tucson senior portrait salpointe high school jazz band saxaphone

regan // senior portrait

I’ve had the pleasure with working with the Ratliff family previously, but I was super excited when they called back to finally get Regan’s senior portraits created.  They had a sour experience working with another photographer that the school had recommended, but I’m glad they finally called back.  She was very natural in front of the camera the first time I worked with the family, and I was stoked to work with her again (I’m sure you can see why).  I was able to work with a couple of cool new locations and just have some fun.  Beautiful day, great locations, awesome and unique wardrobe, fun dogs, AMAZING light = mind-blowing!  Thanks again, look forward to working with this family for many many years to come!

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sabino senior portraits soccer dogs tucson arizona high school photography

sabino senior portraits soccer dogs tucson arizona high school photography

sabino senior portraits soccer dogs tucson arizona high school photography

sabino senior portraits soccer dogs tucson arizona high school photography

sabino senior portraits soccer dogs tucson arizona high school photography

sabino senior portraits soccer dogs tucson arizona high school photography

sabino senior portraits soccer dogs tucson arizona high school photography

sabino senior portraits soccer dogs tucson arizona high school photography

sabino senior portraits soccer dogs tucson arizona high school photography

sabino senior portraits soccer dogs tucson arizona high school photography

sabino senior portraits soccer dogs tucson arizona high school photography

sabino senior portraits soccer dogs tucson arizona high school photography

sabino senior portraits soccer dogs tucson arizona high school photography

sabino senior portraits soccer dogs tucson arizona high school photography

sabino senior portraits soccer dogs tucson arizona high school photography

seniors // brett & spencer

I’ve always thought that I have been lucky to work with such awesome clients. One of my latest senior portrait clients were siblings, Brett graduating from the University of Arizona this coming May, and Spencer graduating from CDO Highschool as well. Brett has been riding horses from a very early age, and Spencer is a star soccer player for Canyon Del Oro High School in northwest Tucson (who just happened to win their 2nd 4A State Championship on Friday!!!) Congrats to both of them on their amazing accomplishments!

Both of them were just a blast to work with to create something individual and unique for both of them. Their ease in front of the camera must be genetic, since both of their parents were in my studio in the past months to create new headshots for Cadden Community Management (whose new website just launched)! Check out all of their manager and staff headshots :)

Big thanks to their family for allowing me to create such amazing artwork for you all! I can’t wait for the next project!

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tucson senior portrait university of arizona ua photography

tucson senior portrait university of arizona ua photography

tucson senior portrait university of arizona ua photography

tucson senior portrait university of arizona ua photography

tucson senior portrait university of arizona ua photography

tucson senior portrait university of arizona ua photography

tucson senior portrait university of arizona ua photography

tucson senior portrait university of arizona ua photography

tucson senior portrait university of arizona ua photography

tucson senior portrait university of arizona ua photography

tucson senior portrait university of arizona ua photography

Carolina | Senior Portraits

I love it when my senior clients bring their personality and fun to their sessions!  I had a great time working with Carolina on Monday, she definitely brought her A-game and despite less than admirable weather, we created some awesome senior portraits that her and her family will LOVE forever.  I captured some of my new personal favorites that will be up the studio soon!  Carolina came down from San Manuel and enjoys a wide variety of different music, styles and fashion taste.  Although we went to the downtown area for her portraits, I always make each session unique and different in every way possible, no one wants the same images that someone else has.  Thanks again for such an awesome session (and thanks to your sister Monica as well!)

If any of you know Carolina, leave a comment below and tell her how much you love her portraits!  If she gets more than 25 comments, she’ll get a cool special gift from our studio :)   Enjoy!

Love the shape/space of this one, added a retro polaroid finish for kicks :)

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So many colors and variations downtown, gotta love it!

san manuel tucson senior portraits arizona downtown urban grunge fashion

I heart square comps

san manuel tucson senior portraits arizona downtown urban grunge fashion

san manuel tucson senior portraits arizona downtown urban grunge fashion

san manuel tucson senior portraits arizona downtown urban grunge fashion

san manuel tucson senior portraits arizona downtown urban grunge fashion

Carolina brought her own ideas for the Zune + cool ear buds, I like being outside the box :D

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WOW, one of my new favs ever

san manuel tucson senior portraits arizona downtown urban grunge fashion

This could be an ad fo’ sure

san manuel tucson senior portraits arizona downtown urban grunge fashion

!!!!!WOWOOWOWW!!!!!, absolutely love this one

san manuel tucson senior portraits arizona downtown urban grunge fashion

san manuel tucson senior portraits arizona downtown urban grunge fashion

san manuel tucson senior portraits arizona downtown urban grunge fashion

This reminds me of Paris Vogue, she should be in it

san manuel tucson senior portraits arizona downtown urban grunge fashion

Open House Success!

Wow, it’s hard to know where to start saying thank you and where to start grovelling for all those that have helped and supported me in getting the Studio off the ground! The Open House was a success and I thank everyone that was in attendance and helped make it a great evening. I wish I had more time to speak to everyone that came, there were quite a few people that showed up and made greeting everyone a little difficult, but it was still very humbling and awesome at the same time seeing everyone that came. I hope you all enjoyed it!

Now that the Studio Open House is over, I think I can start thinking about getting back to work on actual client projects, it has consumed so much of my time!  I feel proud to show it off though, it looks sweet!  My blog is definitely happy that I’m back on here, it’s been neglected a bit :(

My dad goofing off before everyone was arriving.  I can honestly say I owe all my success to him!

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I swear, I had no part in their plans, but I loved it though :)

tucson photo booth professional wedding photographer studio open house arizona southern portraits

Good friend and photographer Stuart!  thanks buddy

tucson photo booth professional wedding photographer studio open house arizona southern portraits

Dan’s wife just had a baby last week, crazy to think I shot their wedding 2 years ago!

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New friend Shannon, also another local photographer

tucson photo booth professional wedding photographer studio open house arizona southern portraits

Craziness, someone must have spiked the punch

tucson photo booth professional wedding photographer studio open house arizona southern portraits

The ice cream must have been THAT good!  Big thanks to Penguins Frozen Yogurt for bringing the treats!

tucson photo booth professional wedding photographer studio open house arizona southern portraits

Purse-snatcher, thats what happens

tucson photo booth professional wedding photographer studio open house arizona southern portraits

Lovin’ the beard man

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My wife made it in to one of the BOOTH pics :)

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Travis knows that Heidi could take him down any day :)

tucson photo booth professional wedding photographer studio open house arizona southern portraits

Some good friends over at Jones Photo!  They hook you up big time

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tucson photo booth professional wedding photographer studio open house arizona southern portraits

They were famous at the party, atleast they should have been, they have the 2 largest prints in the Studio, gotta check them out they are so awesome!

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Another purse-snatcher, it was probably a Coach bag so I don’t blame him

tucson photo booth professional wedding photographer studio open house arizona southern portraits

tucson photo booth professional wedding photographer studio open house arizona southern portraits

We tried to get some more moolah in the air, but weren’t too successful, I still liked this one though!

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I must have made some good Salsa last night because it was rubbing off for sure

tucson photo booth professional wedding photographer studio open house arizona southern portraits

Their baby is THE CUTEST ever

tucson photo booth professional wedding photographer studio open house arizona southern portraits

Long story, don’t ask

tucson photo booth professional wedding photographer studio open house arizona southern portraits

Can’t wait to shoot their engagement portraits, it’s gonna be SWEEEEEET

tucson photo booth professional wedding photographer studio open house arizona southern portraits

All around good times from everyone

tucson photo booth professional wedding photographer studio open house arizona southern portraits

I think this one is the best of the night, I snapped this frame just as Aurora was about to burst into laughter, gotta love it

tucson photo booth professional wedding photographer studio open house arizona southern portraits

My brother and his girlfriend, they were stumped at what to do but this defined he moment; exactly

tucson photo booth professional wedding photographer studio open house arizona southern portraits

Baby was crying beforehand until we snapped this frame, I don’t know why he couldn’t have joined in on the fun!?

tucson photo booth professional wedding photographer studio open house arizona southern portraits

So serious, they make it look like everyone that DOES NOT wear a spoon on their nose look weird

tucson photo booth professional wedding photographer studio open house arizona southern portraits

Good friend and assistant Kyle couldn’t get enough of these things, they were good.  Not many people ate them, I have like 10000 in my fridge still, maybe I should throw another party?

tucson photo booth professional wedding photographer studio open house arizona southern portraits

Studio Shots! Open House Aug 27th

Was a little bit in a hurry Saturday evening when I decided to take some quick pics of the new studio setup. It is nearing completion of all the small details still left. There is still some furniture and decorations that needs to be put in and some definite cleaning to make it perfect for the Open House! I am trying to send invitations to everyone, but just in case you do not receive one, here are the details:
August 27th, 6:30pm – 8:30pm.

I hope everyone that wants to come is able to do so! If you are a prospective or new client and just want to stop in and say hi, please come on by! If you wouldn’t mind simply RSVPing in the comments below that would be awesome! Thanks again everyone, I couldn’t have done it without all my awesome clients!

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tucson photography studio senior portraits high school weddings arizona tubac

Senior Models & Scholarships!

I’m proud to present some new offerings to the High School Seniors and families!  We have just commenced our applications for Senior Models for the 2010 school year, and also presenting new Scholarship opportunities for Seniors in the Tucson area.  Please visit the website to read more about the exciting news! I believe that I am the only portrait studio in Tucson that is offering end of year Scholarships for higher education to my clients!