Category Archives: Seniors

No one’s happier about life than someone who’s finally done with high school… and it shows in these pictures!

Sam's Windy City Senior Session (by Josh & Kelley)

Dear friends, this is Sam.

I know, I know, gorgeous right?!

As soon as Josh and I (Kelley) met up with her for her senior session, I asked her if she was nervous to be in front of the camera.  “A little”, was her response.

Well, apparently she was good at hiding the little bit of nerves she had, because she did amazing and looks completely confident in all of the shots!

After talking about locations for the shoot, Sam decided that she’d like to take her senior photos in downtown Phoenix.  What a wonderful decision that was!

At first we were all a bit worried about the semi-heavy wind we were experiencing that day.  You see, a blustery day can make for some awesome shots like this one:

However, with just one more click of the shutter, that shot can turn into this:

(Strangely enough, I (Kelley) actually really like this shot!)

Luckily, when you’re downtown, all of the tall buildings do a great job of blocking the wind, so we were able to forget all about the breezy day and get some awesome photos.

During the session, Josh and I talked with Sam and learned that she’s going to be a fellow Sun Devil soon!  In other words, she’s about to start attending the best school ever! (We can’t help it, Josh and I LOVED our time at ASU).

However, it seems that Sam’s home is a house divided.  You see, her father has a mantra that goes something like this, “Sparky is bad. Wilbur is good.”  Yup, he’s a die hard U of A fan.

Lucky for Sam she’s not the first one in her family to dip her toes into the enemy waters of ASU.  Her older sister is already attending ASU, so hopefully her dad has had time to warm up to the idea of having Sun Devils in the family.

Sparky and Wilbur aside, I’m sure your parents are beyond proud of you Sam.  After talking to you during your session, Josh and I could both tell that you’ve got a good head on her shoulders, and you’re going to do great things in the future.

Congratulations on your graduation, and good luck with your future at ASU!

Click here to see the rest of the photos from Sam’s Windy City Senior Session.

Morgan is back and ready for graduation!

You may remember her from her super fab, black and white sweet 16 party back in the day… well now Morgan is back with her cap and gown all ready to go!

That’s right, she’s all grown up and graduating! She apparently survived that crazy thing called high school and is ready to move on to see what the wonderful world of college has in store for her!

Morgan my dear, you are going to have so much fun!

I (Breanna) can’t even tell you how happy we were to get the email saying that Morgan was ready for her senior pictures!

It is seriously so cool to get to be involved with such an awesome girl during all the major events in her life! Is something good going on in Morgan’s life? Oh, looks like we get to go hang out with her and celebrate again!!

I mean, how cool is that?!

So Morgan rolled up in her Mustang (that we got to witness her getting as a gift for her 16th birthday!) and we headed out into the trees to get some farewell to high school photos!

(obviously we left the trees eventually in favor of some dirt!).

Morgan chose a great spot for pictures (on private property so I can’t tell you where it’s at!) and brought along her mom and sister to be her slaves, I mean “assistants” to help her carry stuff and provide a little comedic relief to help us get some laughing shots.

A special thanks to Morgan for bringing us along once again into this new stage of your life. Your excitement and smile are totally contagious, so we are always happy for the opportunity to be around you and to help you commemorate the major milestones in your life!

We can’t wait to see what’s next for you! Congratulations on graduating and good luck in college!
Love,
Scottie and Breanna

(Click to see the rest of Morgan’s senior session photos).

 

Luke’s Senior Session of Sitting on and Jumping off Things (by Josh & Kelley)

Can I (Kelley) just start off this post by saying that senior sessions are incredible?!  I mean let’s be honest and just state the fact that teenagers will always be about a billion times cooler than me.

Exhibit A:  Luke.  Enough said.

Even when I was a teenager, teenagers were cooler than me.  And that “coolness” always seems to shine through in photos and make for some amazing shots!

(I can’t really give “being a teenager” all of the credit for this shot. Luke is obviously a PRO in front of the camera!)

Now, for those of you that don’t know Luke, get to know him. I mean right now!  Josh and I spent over an hour taking his photos, chatting with him,  and just getting to know him. He’s pretty darn awesome!

We also learned a few things about Luke from his mom and dad who came along for the shoot.  For example, Luke likes to sit on things.

I know, I know, random right?  But apparently sitting anywhere and everywhere is a real talent of his.  In fact, Luke and his family recently took a trip around Italy (yeah, I’m jealous too!) and they all joke that it was Luke’s trip of Italian things to sit on.  Naturally, we had to grab a few shots of Luke just sitting around.

We also heard that Luke was a pretty skilled jumper.  And, while Josh and I are pretty tough critics when it comes to jumping (we have some pretty mad jumping skills ourselves), we give Luke a solid 10 out of 10!

In the fall, Luke will be starting classes at ASU (see, I told you he’s cool… Can you tell Josh and I are ASU graduates?), and I’m sure he will do wonderfully.  Not only am I sure that he will do well in his classes, but I’m predicting that he will also be great when it comes to sitting on and jumping off all sorts of things on campus.

But in all seriousness Luke, thanks for letting Josh and me help you and your family document this important milestone in your life, we had a blast!

Congratulations on graduating and good luck with your future at ASU.  You’re going to be GREAT!

Click to see the rest of Luke’s Senior Session

Bridget’s beautiful senior session in an unlikely location.

I must say, Bridget had some great ideas for her senior session.

Which is why I was super sad when they didn’t work out! Apparently, trying to represent Bridget’s future goals as a marine biologist is a fairly hard thing to do when you are surrounded by desert, desert, and more desert on all sides!

So even though we had to scrap the ocean life ideas, I have to say I’m not all that sad about it because I wouldn’t trade what we ended up getting for all the sea turtle photos in the world!

Bridget ended up choosing a dead pecan tree grove as the place for her session. Which sounds like a weird place for senior photos, until you see what can be done with it!

Luckily, her mom has an artistic eye as well so she was able to see the potential of the place rather than think her daughter was insane when she told her where she wanted to go!

I was psyched when I heard we were going to the grove, and that excitement level was kicked up by like 10 points when I saw the bright red dress Bridget was wearing when we pulled up!

So much so that we even asked her to put it back on at the end of the session to do the part that all of us had been looking forward to the whole time… the creepy part!

I was so happy when Bridget said she really liked the creepy aspect of the old dried up tree branches.

Sounds like fun experimenting time to me! And that it was! Once the sun went down we brought out the flashes and got our creep on!

And the results were AWESOME!

Thanks so much to Bridget and her mom, who saw the beautiful potential behind something most people would believe to be ugly, and who were willing to trust our artistic vision enough to be able to do something with the potential they were handing us.

I hope you guys love the results of your adventurous spirit as much as we do!

Click to see the rest of Bridget’s beautiful senior session in an unlikely location.

 

Fun Audrey and her fun senior session!

Oh Audrey, what are we going to do with you?

You really are too adorable for words.

Which is bad for me (Breanna), considering I’m about to try to write a lot of words about you!

Scottie and I first met Audrey when she was at a Christmas party that we had our photobooth at. I specifically remember her from that because she made every picture that she was in more fun!

So when we got a call for her senior session we were like, “Yessss!”.

We met up with Audrey and her mom at the Camelback Inn to get a few outdoorsy/pretty sort of shots.

Oh and a few “riding her bike through the grass, hoping they don’t kick us out” shots as well (don’t worry, we didn’t ruin the grass or anything!)!

After that, we headed over to the Scottsdale Civic Center where we found a new groove in the urban setting.

Of course the Civic Center still has it’s pretty stuff so we relished that plenty, but we also were stoked when we found just the right combination of metal or concrete to provide a perfectly contrasted background for this stunning girl!

We quickly discovered a few great new additions at the Civic Center that we were very excited about and my absolute favorite new thing is the raining cloud chandelier!

Not only is it cool, but Audrey knew just how to pose to work with it! Perfect shot!

The only problem I think we had with this session was trying to balance having fun with Audrey and actually taking pictures! We could’ve talked all day!

There were quite a few times when Scottie had to shoot me “the look” to get me to stop talking long enough for us to take some pictures! And even though he was forced to be the bad guy, the truth is that he was having just as much fun hanging out with her as I was!

Thanks so much Audrey, for being so excited about your session with us and for being so much fun to work with throughout the whole thing! As you can see, you did a great job! Good luck with all your post-graduation dreams!

Click to see the rest of Audrey’s all to wonderful senior session!