There is no way to start this blog out other than to just straight up say that Valeria is AWESOME!
Cool clothes, fantastic red hair, and the kind of smile that I’m sure earns her compliments daily… she’s just a dream for photographing!
Of course, she’s awesome in ways that still motion photography can’t capture too! I (Breanna) had the greatest time talking to her between shots… so much so that I think Scottie got a little impatient a couple of times while he waited for me to finish so we could continue with the picture taking!
We have a lot of similar interests… when I was in High School I was in the same club as she is now (and neither one of our clubs ever actually did anything), she’s in the same 2 art classes I took (photography and ceramics), and she’s constantly overdressed for things (and judging by the cute shoes I wore- that sort of matched hers- which were way inappropriate for me to be attempting to work in… I think it’s a safe assumption that we share this trait as well)!
By the way Valeria, I thought your clothes for the session were perfect… but I know that’s not much coming from another self-proclaimed overdresser!
Oh and also, her red hair was the exact shade I spent most of my college years trying to obtain… but I gave up that dream after way too many orange and purple experiences.
All of our talking paid off though because it gave Scottie time to think… and when Scottie thinks, greatness is sure to follow!
He set up some of the coolest lighting during one particularly focused conversation and got some freaking cool shots out of it!
We went to a location that we’ve gone to in the past, but I feel like during this session we found an entirely new way to look at this area!
Both of us felt like our creative wheels were on a roll and we kept shooting, and shooting, and shooting!
Once we get going, it’s hard to get us to stop. Usually the sun going down is the sign that we’re done, but with all the cool lighting Scottie had going on, the sun was no object.
We finally finished and went back to meet up with Valeria’s mom (whom I thanked for not calling the cops to come searching for us since we were out so late) and after we said our goodbyes Scottie and I headed back home, talking all the way about how awesome that session was!
So thanks, Valeria, for being so easy to work with and for trusting us and giving us the freedom to do our very best work! Good luck with college… I hope you love it!
Click to see the rest of the photos from Valeria’s Scottsdale Senior photo session.