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!

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

Ali

1-w2-w3-w4-w5-w6-wIf I could post hundreds of images from this shoot, I would! Ali, one of my senior reps wanted beautiful color in her session from her outfits to her location! The location we found was perfect! The amount of rain we have had lately has just made the desert so lush and green! Ok, fine, I’ll take the rain if this is what I get from it!

Ali is a dancer and supremely photogenic so posing for her was not an issue! Her style is beyond cute and it was so much fun showing it off! When I had her do her jump, I went absolutely nuts! The jump, the hair, the sun…HEAVEN!

We had just enough overcast to be able to utilize every angle and I am just in love, as usual, with these images!

Hair Styles · High School Senior Photography

Ashlyn

2-w3-w4-w5-w7-w8-wA dear friend of mine was hiking in this area and thought, “Tammy would love this!” So she called me and had me check it out! She was right and so thoughtful to take the time to show me and think of me! This location is so lush in desert plants and is versatile to give the senior different looks all in one!

After meeting Ashlyn at Splitt Enzz Salon to have hair and makeup done by Tiffany Lobdell, I knew it would be a perfect fit! Ashlyn was a stunner on Saturday and the first senior I have had with this new location!  Gorgeous beauty all the way around! Ashlyn was a little nervous at first but fell into a rhythm with her posing and became a natural! I love when my senior clients book with Tiffany! She gives them the natural look they want and just enough “POP” for the camera! Her hair and makeup was on point!  She is such a sweetheart and was open to all the ideas! I am in love with these images! I will definitely be using this location again and again!