High School Senior Photography

Ariana

I have SO much to say about this session! The first blog post of 2018 to visually show the creative high I am on! Ariana’s mom and I went to high school together and boy has senior photos come a long way since our day! By the way, we are not that old either!  Wicker chairs do not describe personalities very well! Todays senior portrait sessions are meant to show off the true character of the senior and their qualities and aspirations.

I think this shoot did just that for Ariana! Her session was the first time I had met her although we chatted through text leading up to the day. She was a bit nervous because she felt as though she was not the photogenic type. She explained to me what she was looking for in her session and we talked about what she was passionate about. She is a beautiful singer! I told her that was something we needed to incorporate because it makes her who she is. She agreed!

We decided on downtown Phoenix and leaned towards a more artistic vibe, another part of Ariana’s persona. I love starting at one area and just wondering around finding new little places that would fit the feel. We totally lucked out! As we were walking, Ariana spotted a record store. Of course, the outside had some awesome art on the walls. Then we decided to go inside and grab a couple shots. I am so glad we did. They are some of my favorites!

The styles Ariana chose were true to who she is, however, she went a step further with her accessories which tied the whole session together. She also had her hair color corrected prior to her shoot which made her so much happier coming into her session. Check out https://www.instagram.com/vividhaircreations/ to see her transformation!

Ariana left her senior photo shoot feeling so confident in her portraits. She was comfortable and relaxed and by mid session she was a pro at posing! I don’t think she will ever say again that she is not photogenic!

She is a beautiful young lady with an amazing spirit! She is active in her community with helping others and being a blessing to those around her. She is very excited about the next chapter in her life and I am thrilled to continue to be her photographer in the coming years!

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2018! WOW! Happy New Year everyone!! And welcome to the Re-Grand Opening of Tammy Zelez Photography! Packed with new website, logo, creativity, style and branding! I am so glad you are here! Join me on my adventure!

I have branded myself as a senior photographer for many years and I have loved every moment and every senior that has come my way. I wanted to branch out into more of a portrait photographer to continue to grow with my clients! Seniors that I have photographed in the past  have called me to capture their couples sessions, or their weddings and it has made me so thrilled! I have also had businesses that I partner with request past seniors of mine to be models for them such as custom wedding gowns and vivid hair creations.  So I thought, why not extend my photography to enhance those sessions. So here I am in my adventure to show more of what I can do!

Moving forward into 2018, my goal is to show more of a creative side of me that I feel I have held back. Not because I am afraid but more of not taking the time to reinvent myself. So often I feel rushed from everyday life. Being a mom and a wife are my first priorities and I have to remind myself that I need time too. Photography is my passion! I never want it to feel like a job. I want to know each of my clients on a personal level so that when their final product is delivered, they see the magnitude of their true character shine through!

I don’t want to be a one time photographer! I pride myself on repeat clients! I have families that I have watched grow up through the years and it is an incredible feeling of sheer gratitude when I get the call each year!

I have always loved editorial photography. When a senior or a couple want to incorporate their passion or an era into their sessions, that is when my creativity flourishes! My goal in 2018 is to bring more of that to my portrait sessions. I think it really tells a story of the client that again brings life to each image.

Lastly, I love to write! I may not be great at it but it’s exciting and challenging! It is another opportunity to express myself and add more depth to who I am as a photographer and person for future clients.

I appreciate all of my fans for the support you have given me over the years and continue to give me everyday! I can’t wait to take you on this adventure with me! 2018 is a big year for me and my family with many milestones in the coming months! I want to share them all with you because  each of those significant events will define the broadening of my portrait photography!

My hope for you all is pure happiness, joy and love for 2018!

 

High School Senior Photography

Madison

Madison-101Madison-100Madison-102Madison-30Madison-104Madison-105Madison is one of my senior reps and she is an absolute doll! She put a lot of thought into her senior session. Her mom and her took a day in search of locations to really fit her personality and did just that! We headed to downtown Phoenix with our chauffer, AKA her dad, to all the different areas that she liked! The session was perfect!

I loved that Madison wanted to incorporate her hometown of Manitoba, Canada. She also added a vintage feel with her Grandfathers’ suitcase and the dress she bought while in Canada over the summer. Her senior session showed her personality through and through with everything from her props, style and her beautiful smile!

Senior portraits are more than just photographs to look back on for years to come. It is a chance to show the true character of the senior and reflect on the high school years that have made them who they are today! As parents we have these photos that will always remind us of how proud we are of the amazing children we were gifted to raise!

High School Senior Photography

Kameron

Kameron-1Kameron-3Kameron-4Kameron-5Kameron-6Kameron-7Kameron-8Kameron wanted a feeling of home in her senior photos. She is from Nebraska so heading up north was the closest place to get that for her. We got changing leaves, open fields, and brisk air bringing home a little closer.

Kameron is super funny and if I would’ve posted her more humorous photos, she would’ve probably killed me! Her personality definitely set the tone for the session. She was relaxed and having fun! We took the trail stopping along the way when we found different ideas! We found some great little spots which made for some stunning images.

Grand Canyon University is where she plans on attending next fall. I wish her the best of luck! Maybe for her college graduation photos I can capture the “tap dance”! Congratulations Kameron!! Enjoy this sneak peek!

 

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Brea

Brea -1Brea -2Brea -3Brea -4Brea -5Brea -7Speechless when it comes to this girl!! Eyebrows on point! Hair on point! Outfits on point! Senior session on point! Oh and location, on point!! Was there anything not on point? NOPE! Great session in beautiful Sedona.

I loved what she was looking for. She wanted some downtown, some by the creek and of course with the red rock and we were minutes from each area. I truly love flexible spots because it gives so much versatility to the session. Locations like these give the senior plenty of options to where they are not stuck with one specific backdrop and 3 different outfits! This session did all of that!

Brea is another one of my senior reps and I just love her! So sweet and beautiful! I can’t wait for her to see her finished product!

Make sure to book now to save your spot! Perfect weather is finally here!!

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Payton

Payton-7Payton BlogPayton-1Payton-2Payton-3Payton-6I sound like a broken record when I say, I have known this senior forever! But I have and I love it! Payton has an edge to her personality and after much conversation she decided that downtown would fit her personality the best! She was right, to a “T”.

Payton’s outfit choices were spot on. Super creative, outside of normal everyday school clothes yet still described her personality. I absolutely loved the accessories! The hat, the jewelry, the jacket, it gave her many options and so many different looks. There was no limit to the images captured!

Payton is just adorable. Playing volleyball in high school and focusing on college choices as well as all the other things that goes on in a seniors life has kept her busy! I was glad to even get this day with her! Of course, she is one of my senior reps so we were going to make it happen one way or another!

We had so much fun downtown, walking around looking for unique areas for fun shots! And she rocks every one!! Even though she started laughing when I wanted a serious shot, she still made it look incredible! She is just stunning!

Don’t wait until it’s too late! Get your senior photos booked now!!

 

High School Senior Photography

Kaitlin

Kaitlin-5Kaitlin-9Kaitlin-19Kaitlin-24Kaitlin-29First trip up north this season with my senior rep, Kaitlin, for her senior photos! The weather was absolutely perfect! We went to Goldwater Lake which is definitely one of my favorite locations!

I have known Kaitlin’s family for many years, which made her shoot so fun because we were able to spend time together! Kaitlin loves it up north and she plans on attending Montana State next fall.

I loved her outfit choices! Her cowgirl boots gave her session a country feel. The red sweater just POPPED in the middle of the trees and with her last outfit of shorts and a tank, makes you wonder if she was sweating in one outfit or freezing in the other! Personally, I was cold but Kaitlin was loving it!!

She has the sweetest personality and has such a big heart. I am so happy I was able to capture her senior photos and I know how much she will love them!

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Marisa

Marisa-1Marisa-26Marisa-4Marisa-2Marisa-3So this senior thought she would be waiting a couple days for her sneak peek but I couldn’t wait! This shoot was A-Mazing!

Marisa, holy moly bombshell! She and I talked about different ideas for her photos and she said she was up for any and all ideas! So because I am pretty much obsessed with water photos, we took advantage of that! The Arizona sunset provided the most amazing light as well!

Marisa is super sweet and we had fun driving around the lake for different places to shoot! We may have gotten kicked out of reserved areas and were wading in the water with crawfish but we still had a blast and got some stunning shots!

 

High School Senior Photography

Kaylee

Kaylee-1Kaylee-2Kaylee-3Kaylee-4Kaylee-5Hello Kaylee! My first senior of 2018! What an amazing way to start off my season! Kaylee was happy to be an early riser the day of her shoot! For it being the end of August, the morning was quite beautiful! It was only the last 20 minutes or so that we all started to sweat!

Kaylee laughed pretty much the whole session! It was actually pretty easy even though I was just telling her to start laughing. She told me I needed a key word to use to get a senior to laugh and as we tried to find one, the laughter continued. I have a feeling I may get some different looks other than laughter if I were to use these key words on a regular basis!  Kaylee’s smile is gorgeous and truly showed off her fun-loving personality!

We kept the session very natural with the colors in her outfits and the location to give it that earthy feel that Kaylee loves. This session came together so well! I am loving her sneak peek!

Kaylee is setting a tone for my senior season! Make sure to book fast! Spaces are filling up! Countdown begins!