Professional Senior Portraits by Tempe Senior Photographer
Tyler recently graduated from Corona Del Sol High School in Tempe, AZ. Since I’m specializing in senior pictures, I was super excited for Tyler’s session! Of course, most guys aren’t all that interested in senior pictures, but Tyler and I had a blast, and his mom Lori was thrilled with the outcome! Moms don’t seem to get a lot of opportunities to get good portraits of their boys, and having a teenage son myself, I knew how much Lori wanted amazing pictures before Tyler headed off to college. When we discussed Tyler’s interests, it was very clear that two of his favorite things were his dog, Mocha, and his gorgeous red Audi. Those two things made his session even more fun!
Yes, of course you can bring your dog for senior pictures! No, there isn’t an extra charge!
I love dogs, so bringing your furry friend along for your senior pictures is always a treat! Mocha was so sweet and well behaved! She posed perfectly and they became some of Tyler’s favorite pictures from his session. While it may take a few more shots and some extra patience, this image made it all worth it!
Being a Tempe senior photographer, I absolutely love it when we have a cooperative sky! I’m sure I looked ridiculous laying the dirt to get just the right shot, but this is totally a favorite! Like one of my favorite images ever! When you bring your dog along, always make sure you have some treats to get them cooperate a little more. And a baggie for…well, you know. Gotta clean up after the pups!
Styling Ideas for Guys
Having unlimited outfits and poses allows me to get a great variety for senior pictures! Tyler had multiple outfits, including a nice shirt and tie, which he paired with jeans for a semi-casual look. Because we chose several locations in downtown Chandler, it didn’t take much time to move from one location to another. And then of course, I wanted to play. Cars, dogs, and a willing senior guy? Oh yes, this was so much fun!!!
Your car? Oh yes, that too please!
Tyler brought his red Audi to his senior session, and besides being a great ride, it was perfect for senior pictures! He loves his car, I wanted to play a little with different angles, so he was very patient as we tried several different poses. Unlimited poses and not having a specific set time for my sessions allows us plenty of time to have fun and get a little creative for senior pictures! We stopped at the top of a parking garage for a little fun, and what Tyler’s mom calls his “Ferris Beuller” look! Love it, and so true! Tyler looks ready to ditch school for a day of adventure, don’t you think?
Storyboards and Metals
Of course when the session is over, the experience isn’t! During Tyler’s Reveal & Design session, we watched the slideshow of all of his final images then began sorting to select their favorite images. Along with custom graduation announcements, we also designed this 16×20 Storyboard showcasing Lori’s favorite images. Because all of my designs are custom, we were easily able to adjust the sizes so Tyler’s images fit perfectly without cutting off important parts of the picture.
One of my favorite products are the metal prints. For years we’ve had metal shapes and curves, but this year we started offering prints and storyboards as metals too! This collage of images showing off Tyler’s diploma cover and tassel is a great keepsake to remember his graduation. It also made a great gift for relatives! Smaller storyboards like this can be displayed on an easel or hung. When hung, they appear more three dimensional because the mounted hanger and bumpers allow the image to sit away from the wall for a modern feel.
Heading to U-Dub!!!
Congratulations, Tyler!! I was very excited to hear that Tyler received an academic scholarship to the University of Washington! He’ll be studying law & justice and political science. It’s always fun to see all the different plans these teens have!
If you’re looking for a Tempe senior photographer and are interested in our senior portrait experience, please check out our Senior Client Guide!