Archive for August, 2011

Arizona Mountain Biker | Senior Pictures

I love it when people have a passion for some sport or hobby. It makes it fun to photograph when they are eager to share that passion with me so I can capture some notion of them. Nick is one of the top mountain bikers in Arizona in his class. We shot everything near my Agritopia studio since I didn’t know he was bringing his bike and gear. It would be fun to go on location some day and get some action shots too.

These are a few of the ones I like.



Bass Playing Senior | Gilbert Photographer

When Cody walked in the door with his bass, I thought, what are we going to do with that huge thing. I had never had a bass in the studio before so I had him get it out of the case and then I had an idea for what to do with that huge thing. I love the beauty of the wood in string instruments and wanted to show it off but this photo was about Cody and how music is part of his life.

Cody and his dad were so easy going and helpful and went along with my ideas even though they had no idea what the end photograph might end like. I think we (the team at Lamar Studios, Cody and his dad) got some great images that they can enjoy and share for years to come.

Here are a few of my favorites.


Fun Senior Shoot | Outdoor Photography

It was hot outside but living in the Phoenix area I expected that. What I didn’t expect was how much variety we would get out of just one outfit. Sometimes it’s hard for me to visualize what I want from a shoot but Gabrielle and her mom brought in ¬†some layouts from another shoot that they had seen. The layouts gave me a starting place but I have to make it my own and it’s also hard to duplicate what someone else has done and where is the creativity in that. I also worried that Gabrielle might not be able to pull off the look we were after but she was like a pro. I was impressed how she could get the right look without a lot of direction.

It is so rewarding to see the results of what can happen when it all comes together in a photo shoot. I love shooting the seniors.

Here are a few of my favorites.