Mesa Senior Photographer for Red Mountain High School
As a Mesa senior photographer, I get to meet lots of high school seniors but I’m not sure I could love a senior more than Alli!!! She’s just my kind of girl. Sweet, giggly, gorgeous, and tons of fun! Alli will be graduating from Red Mountain High School in just a few weeks, so she wanted something special for her senior pictures. We started in Downtown Mesa, and what I love about this area is it can be grungy and urban, country chic, or sweet and vintage! It works very well for senior portraits and when you have a girl with an awesome variety of outfits and a ukulele, you just can’t go wrong! Her beautiful floral dress was sweet and comfy, and while I usually love girls with lots of shoes, most of Alli’s pictures looked best when she was barefoot. Hey, I never said you would stay clean during your senior pictures! Arizona is dusty and I often find myself sitting or laying on the ground to get just the right angle. The uke on the front steps of the Sirrine House was just so fitting and showed off Alli’s fun personality, which I’ll never forget! I don’t believe in limiting my clients, so we squeeze in as many outfits, looks, and locations as possible to give you the very best variety. So once we were done in Mesa, we headed to Gilbert for some more gorgeous pictures.
Modeling Tips for Amazing Senior Pictures
Teen girls are always so hard on themselves. My goal during senior photo shoots is to show them off with many different expressions. Alli and her mom both agreed that this gorgeous black & white image makes her look like a model! It sure does!!! You’ll get tips to be sure you look and feel fabulous for your senior pictures!
Alli had the chance to try out some of our new accessories including jewelry and hats from Charming Charlie! Over the years the accessory collection has grown to include a small trunk, lots of hats (loooooove hats!!!), fun jewelry, scarves, and whatever else I can find that will make senior pictures that much more fun!
As if Alli wasn’t already rocking her session, next comes the Disney obsession! If you’ve known me for any length of time, you know that our family loves all things Disney! So Alli’s darling Minnie Mouse shirt coupled with iconic Disney ears was already perfect…but then the red shoes! Absolute perfection and again, a great way to show off her fun loving personality!
Reveal Night and Product Design
Next comes Alli’s Reveal Night, which is every photographer’s dream! We watched her slideshow and mom was near tears watching as her baby girl was getting closer to graduation every day. One of my primary goals as a professional photographer working with teens and pre-teens is to bring out the confidence, let them see their inner and outer beauty, then create keepsakes that will remind them how special they are to their family. So to hear Alli squeal in delight as she was able to see for herself, how truly stunning she is! Like most seniors, she was a little nervous, but with just a little guidance she was a natural in front of the camera! Yes, we had her singing, dancing, and laughing, which in person might seem a little odd, but WOW!!! When you see the results it makes all that silliness worth it!
We worked together to create a customized package which met all their needs. It included this beautiful new wooden image box filled with double sided silk prints and two bamboo stands. So now her family can swap out images and have lots of choices on which pictures they want to display! Hearing Alli squeal in delight while opening her packages and seeing beautiful face just gives me chills! Mission accomplished! Happy mom, happy teen, and one very happy photographer! Please excuse the low quality cell phone pix, but that smile was too great not to share!
Check out our Senior Client Guide to get tons of information about our senior portrait experience!