Introducing Tatum, a Class of 2015 Senior at Sunnyslope High School in Phoenix! I recently posted a few images of her getting all glammed up for her session. You can see those images here. I was so excited to post her finished images. Tatum was so much fun to shoot. She has such great style and killed it during her Senior Portrait experience! One of the things I love about photographing High School Seniors is how playful and open to just about anything they are. We were shooting downtown Phoenix near the Science Museum. Tatum was ready for her next outfit, so we ventured inside to change. I got one look at the light coming in the windows and had to stop for a few images. I love how the light coming in through the glass added dimension and color to these next few images. Plus, could Tatum’s smile be any brighter or her eyes any bluer?! My goodness. And don’t even get me started on her fun personality! She was a total natural in front of the camera.
This. My constant dilemma. Color or black and white?! I say Yes to both. Concrete walls and stainless steal add such great dimension and texture when used as backdrops. It is fun to mix it up and get out of the norm of flowers or greenery background for pictures. We were going for a more urban, modern feel. I think we got it!
There is a fun little Lemonade stand that we snuck a few shots with. Seriously, I just loved her bright smile and easy going laugh! This was just moment before we were scooted away from this restaurant. A busy Saturday afternoon and so much happening downtown, we just jumped in when we found a good backdrop for Tatum’s pictures!
I like to bring in elements of my Seniors personalities into their sessions. We were hanging out downtown, right across from the ASU campus. Had to take a moment to capture the tie in! This gorgeous future Sun Devil is also a dancer. Graceful and powerful, she showed off a few moves for me. I just love the absolute joy on her face!This last picture ended up being one of my favs. It is so natural and everyday life, yet captures her great smile and sums up everything it is to be 17. The simplicity of it reminds me that we don’t always need to go over the top to create a good portrait. Congratulations beautiful Tatum! You have a bright and shiny future ahead of you and I wish you all the best!