8th grade Promotion · College Graduation · Family · High School Senior Photography

2018: The year of Graduates

Barwise-9Barwise-26Barwise-27Barwise-51Barwise-22Barwise-43Another checked off bucket list photo shoot! I have always wanted to have a shoot on a sailboat. Hopefully, this won’t be the last one either! A very dear friend at the lake was able to make it happen for us! No matter how old these girls get, they will always be my prime models! I think they were 3, 7, and 11 the first time I told them to get into some cute clothes because mom wanted to use her camera and find some locations. This will never get old for them! I appreciate them for being such good sports!

I am beyond thrilled with how this shoot turned out! I was so thankful for the kindness of our sailboat driver, Colton, for taking time out of his day to drive us around, then put up the sail and just sit there and watch us do the shoot! It was perfect! I guess maybe the one thing that would have made it even better is if we would have jumped IN the lake after the shoot!!

Each one of my daughters are approaching a milestone in the upcoming year. Kylee will be graduating from college, Kaycee will graduate high school, and Maddie will promote 8th grade! I am already having heart palpitations! I have a case of tissues with my name on it and will probably use them all before the end of the year!

Is anyone else in the same “boat” as me? I can start a support group! LOL These years go by so fast! The only thing we can do is to capture as much of it as we can to freeze those moments for a lifetime. I am crying right now just typing this!

Keep an eye out for special pricing for sibling graduates and good luck! I’ll be thinking about you!

High School Senior Photography

Bailey

1w2w3w5w8wBailey is a country girl so we headed to Cave Creek, AZ to get that look for her senior session. We encountered a bit of rain right in the middle of the shoot but that didn’t stop us!! That just made the temperature perfect for this time of year! This was the first time meeting Bailey and she relaxed so quickly in front of the camera! I was impressed! There was little work on my end! Bailey had a lot of fun during her senior session. I hope you enjoy her sneak peek!

High School Senior Photography

Harlee

2w1w4w8w5w6w7wThis senior session tugged at the heart strings. I’ve known Harlee for many years but I have known her mom and dad since High School! I shot Harlee’s 8th grade promotion photos as well and I can’t believe how fast this last 4 years has gone! Harlee is graduating from Mountain Ridge which is the same high school her parents and I attended. We were actually the first graduating class! So you can imagine how surreal this is for us all. I swear we were just there yesterday!

Harlee is an amazing kid!! She has a huge personality that I love!! She is beautiful inside and out! She loved playing basketball in high school (when she wasn’t injured!) The game will always have a place in her heart. Although her goal of being an orthopedic surgeon will put her in med school for a while, she could be working in that field now with all the injury experience she already has! Ha! All kidding aside, she recovered well from each one and we are all grateful for that! She will be an amazing Doctor someday!!

I am so proud of you Harlee!! Congratulations on graduating!! Love you to death!

High School Senior Photography

Zach

2 w4 w7 wZach’s senior session at the salvage yard was amazing! I am slightly obsessed with this place and wish I could be there all the time! I was super happy when Zach and his mom were up for shooting there! His images turned out awesome! And I think mom had more fun than any of us! LOL Shout out to mom, Jessica, for killing it with the reflector! Thank you Tiffany Lobdell for the referral! Who’s next at this place?

Hair Styles · High School Senior Photography

Sally

1-w2-w3-w4-w7-w9-wOMG could this shoot have been any better? I think not! Sally was beyond thrilled with the day! She started with Tiffany being pampered with hair and makeup, then we headed out to our location! The sky had just the right amount of clouds and it was just a beautiful day! I think the excitement of the day just shined through Sally’s photos! Every color she wore looked amazing on her! She loves sunflowers, so we made sure to add those into her images as well. She has such an angelic face and a beautiful smile! I loved the playfulness and fun of this shoot!!

Hair Styles · High School Senior Photography

Noelle

1-w2-w3-w4-w6-w7-wI got the chance to go back to the location where I had the rep shoot for 2017! I was so excited when Noelle said she liked it! This place is so cool to me. I call it a cactus graveyard! It is just undeveloped open land where cactus were dumped and left. Some are rotting and falling over but I just love the images that come from this location!

Noelle had a whole day starting with hair and makeup with Tiffany, then her shoot and wrapped up the day with a drive to Tucson to check out U of A! She was super fun to photograph and looked absolutely beautiful! Good luck making your final college decision, Noelle! I hope you had a blast with your senior photo session!!

High School Senior Photography

Derek

2-w3-w1-w4-w5-w6-wI sound like a broken record, but this rain in Arizona will not stop!! I have realized that I now have a love/hate relationship with good ‘ole mother nature! I am an outdoor photographer and the rain is not my friend. However, it has done glorious things to our beautiful desert! The desert is as green as ever and so lush and overgrown. Which makes for some gorgeous backdrops. I really can’t complain!

With that being said, this particular day was raining all morning! Luckily, the clouds parted just in time for the shoot! I couldn’t have been more happy with the lighting I had and how the skies were a beautiful blue with gorgeous clouds. Yes, there were some puddles, but that was definitely something we could work around!

I had 2 seniors whose moms booked their shoots for the same day. These two guys have been friends since they were little, have gone to different high schools and will be heading off to two out of state schools. They are both playing baseball and I was extremely excited to have the ability to capture some awesome images on each of their fields!

Derek is an outfielder and will be playing for his college! I have known his mom for many years and was honored to capture his senior photos. It is so great when you can get them in their element. You can see them relax the second they step on that field. We had no shortage of ideas to work with! Shoutout to coach for letting us use the field!!