Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Bianca, Verrado High School Senior | High School Senior Photographer

Bianca and her (most amazing and sweet) momma contacted me at the beginning of the school year to see if we could do a Senior Ultimate session. With this kind of session, that means hair and makeup gets changed on location and we get to travel around a bit. I happened to have one more date left in September. It was meant to be!

As you can see, Bianca is gorgeous! But not only is she gorgeous on the outside, this girl has the most beautiful heart and is just so stinkin cute!

The day started at the ranch. We planned out every detail with all the looks she wanted to incorporate. I was so excited with how it all came together. Before we left for our second location, her adorable dog, Shaggy, got to make an appearance. He doesn't have much hearing left (if at all) so a lot of treats were involved in getting him to look at the camera! He had quite the entourage, too. We all probably looked hilarious trying to get his attention.

The incredible hair and makeup artist, Monique, finished Bianca's last look so we could race to the last location. It was so worth the drive! The sun had already dipped back behind the mountain so we had to work quickly. This is when we pulled out the flower crown which looked PERFECT on Bianca. Her dress, the crown, the water....ahhh I was in heaven! Our very last shot is one of my all time favorite photos. We were completely finished until I saw the sand on her feet and the perfect spot as we were heading to the car. We barely had any light making it that more powerful. She nailed it!

Bianca, thank you SO MUCH for trusting me with your senior photos. You were so much fun to work with and your session is one I'll cherish for a very long time. Congrats and good luck!!!!!!!!

Sunday, October 2, 2016

Karly, Valley Vista High School | AZ Senior Photographer

Escaping the desert to water and greeeen is always a good thing especially when it's with this gorgeous girl, her mama and grandmother! We had THE best mini road trip up to Prescott in September. As soon as we got out of the car, the first thing we all did was breathe in the nice cool(er) air. It's amazing how just a little drive up the i17 makes it enjoyable to be outside.

We planned the session at the same spots I shot at in January of 2016. Wow, the summer sunshine made it all look so different. The first location was at a park. We were just steps away from a parking lot and yet looked like we were in a forest. Karly looked gorgeous being lit up by the sun coming through the trees. I probably mentioned how excited I was a bajillion times.

Karly's second outfit was more casual so we hit up an old railroad bridge with only one part remaining. It was so nice having the whole space to ourselves. We even got to squeeze some runway lessons in...or maybe not! We tried!

The session ended at the lake. We found white wildflowers again just steps from the parking lot. This time, I got to share a few moves with Karly. You know, whatever it takes to get a genuine smile! After the wildflowers, she changed into her final outfit for some shots down by the lake. It seriously could not have been a more perfect day. I love looking at these pictures reliving the memories.

Karly, thank you so much for joining the model team this year! I had SO MUCH fun with you at your session. I still smile as I think about how you bring out my inner inner. LOL!!! You know what I mean! Love ya, girlie!!!!

Saturday, October 1, 2016

Sam & Sara | Shadow Ridge High School Senior Photographer

I am so thankful to have such a great team of models once again this year! It's extra special when the models are besties like these two girlies.

My favorite kind of shoots are ones where there are no expectations. We just hop in the car, meet on the side of the road, stop at random spots on the side of the road and laugh a lot. Sam and Sara met up with me on a gorgeous {and WINDY} night in September where we did exactly this.