Laguna Niguel High School Senor Pictures at the Park

Laguna Niguel High School Senor Pictures at the Park

Choosing a park in Laguna Niguel close to their home, was the perfect setting for the Querner kids. It’s been a pleasure watching these wonderful young people grow up over the years. It’s hard to believe that I’m photographing their high school senior pictures. With one already in college, one high school graduate and one left to go, I look forward to being their high school senior photographer once more.

I love photographing seniors at this park in Laguna Niguel because of the wide variety of natural backdrops. It gives me the opportunity to create a unique look for pairing each senior photo session…

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Christopher's high school senior pictures at his home

Christopher's high school senior pictures at his home

Over the years, the Tokarse family has used just about every one of our outdoor locations for their family portraits. When it came time to chose a location for Christopher’s high school senior pictures, Lisa Tokarse thought that her home might make a great backdrop for Christopher’s senior photo session.

Well, she was right. With the beautiful landscape, I was able to give Christopher many different looks, including looking like he was in a forest, capturing him with the American flag, using his truck as a prop and using their swimming pool for some of his photos.

This photo session meant a lot to me because I have watched Christopher grow up

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Victoria's Spectacular High School Senior Pictures at the Beach

Victoria's Spectacular High School Senior Pictures at the Beach

I met Victoria and her mother at the pier in San Clemente, CA. After spending some time looking over Victoria’s outfits that she brought, we decided to start her high school senior photo session with her black leather jacket. This was a perfect way to start because of the contrast between her light hair and the dark jacket. For an interesting background affect, we did a good amount of her senior pictures under the pier.

Victoria then switch into her college sweat shirt and we were able to get the shot before getting pummeled by the waves.

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Orange County High School Senior Pictures at the Beach

Orange County High School Senior Pictures at the Beach

From Aliso Niguel High School (Aliso Viejo, CA), Megan chose the beach in San Clemente to be the outdoor location for her high school senior pictures location. Keeping her hair long and natural, this was the perfect backdrop for this California girl.

We had such a fun time during her photo session, with so many different looks, I myself had chosen about 20 of my favorite photos during my editing process.

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2019 High School Senior Pictures Ideas and Tips

2019 High School Senior Pictures Ideas and Tips

For the best 2019 high school senior portrait experience ever, read through these ideas and tips and use them as a guide in preparing for your perfect senior photo session.

How can I find the best high school senior photographers near me?

Searching for the best of anything can seem overwhelming. To make it easier, be as specific as possible about what you are looking for, as well as including your location. For example use search terms such as, high school senior photographers Mission Viejo, CA.
When looking for the best high school senior photographers near you, there are three things to consider. Experience, quality and style.

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My Approach To High School Senior Lifestyle Pictures

My Approach To High School Senior Lifestyle Pictures

My main approach to high school senior lifestyle portrait photography is keeping it as natural as possible, with location, lighting, posing and expressions as the key elements.
I describe lifestyle photography as capturing real-life moments. To accomplish this, I keep my high school senior models out of the studio and in natural environments of their choice, such as parks, the beach, historic locations, where they work, or at their home, just to name a few. To keep it as real-life as possible, I capture my models with available natural light, which is much more convincing to being real-life looking than studio lighting.

By having fun, it then becomes easy in coaching my models to keep their posing and expressions as natural and real as possible.

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High School Senior photos - Girl, Horse and Puppies

High School Senior photos - Girl, Horse and Puppies

Our approach to every high school senior photo session is to personalize it with props and locations that celebrate just who you are. Stephanie and I have known Sydney for over 10 years and we were so excited to do her high school senior photos. To personalize her photo session, Sydney wanted to be photographed at the stables that she visits every weekend and of course, her props were her horse and brand new puppies. As you can see in the photos below, she had quite the variety of looks to celebrate her true personality.

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High School Senior Photos at the Mission SJC

High School Senior Photos at the Mission SJC

The Mission SJC is one of my all time favorite locations for high school senior photography. With endless historic backdrops, to majestic gardens, the Mission SJC offers a so many unique looks for photos.

I’m grateful that I have been able to capture photos of this beautiful girl for most of her childhood and now for her high senior photos.

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100 Best High School Senior Photography Images Of Girls

100 Best High School Senior  Photography Images  Of Girls

Here are the best 100 images from high school senior girls to help you decide on the look that you would like to convey for yourself. Take a close at these images to get ideas on hair, makeup, clothing, posing, and location, so that we can customize your perfect photo session.
My high school senior photography photo sessions are designed to capture images of who you are in this awesome stage of your life.
Check out the 100 examples below of senior girls and let us customize the perfect high school senior photo session for you.

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120 Best High School Senior Photography Images Of Girls and Boys

120 Best High School Senior Photography Images Of Girls and Boys

Here are the best 120 images from 30 of my high school senior clients, girls and boys, to help you decide on the look that you would like to convey for yourself.
My high school senior photography photo sessions are designed to capture images of who you are in this awesome stage of your life.
Check out the 120 examples below of boys and girls and let us customize the perfect high school senior photo session for you.

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Fun High School Senior Pictures - Downtown San Juan Capistrano

Fun High School Senior Pictures - Downtown San Juan Capistrano

Senior year is a busy time for both seniors and parents alike.  There is always so much to do and so many memories in the process of being made.  Here at Val Westover Photography, we want to help you capture those special last few moments of high school.

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Outdoor high school senior pictures ideas

Outdoor high school senior pictures ideas

Your high school senior year is memorable; it is the last step before adulthood and before leaving home to go to college. What better way to immortalize your senior year than through photography? If you want to take a senior year photo you definitely need to capture the excitement and the fun of your senior year. There are many things that you should keep in mind when planning a senior year photo session. To begin with, there is no need to limit your background to a studio or inside a home. Taking pictures outside can be a great way to take advantage of the natural lighting and the beautiful surroundings.

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Beautiful High School Senior Has Come A Long Way Since A One Year Old Baby

Beautiful High School Senior Has Come A Long Way Since A One Year Old Baby

I first photographed Kaylea when she was a one year old baby for her very first birthday and again many times throughout her childhood. All grown-up now, Kaylea has recently graduated from Tosoro High School in Orange County, California and she is going to attend Clemson University in South Carolina. She has played soccer her whole life and enjoys going to the beach. So naturally, Laguna Beach was the perfect backdrop for her High School Senior Photo Session. Kaylea outdid herself with her genuine expressions and beautiful personality. She will have spectacular high school senior photos with an impressive beach backdrop to show her new South Carolina friends.

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High School Senior Photography Triplets Laguna Beach, California

High School Senior Photography Triplets Laguna Beach, California

Having photographed these triplets since they were very young, it was an awesome opportunity to photograph their Laguna Beach, California high school senior session. These triplets are very special to me and we had so much fun on this beautiful overcast night.

These triplets flew in from Florida to have their high school senior photos done in Laguna Beach. Because of the distance, I don't get to see them that often, which made this photo session even more special.

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5 Easy Steps for A Successful High School Senior Photo Session for Guys

5 Easy Steps for A Successful High School Senior Photo Session for Guys

Do you remember the old days when everyone rocked up with the same old tired black and white outfits for the sombre pictures of senior photos?
Now you get a real chance to show your personality in photos that your parents are sure to treasure for a lifetime. So guys, what do you need to know to get through your Senior photo session?
 

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5 Simple Steps for Amazing High School Senior Pictures

5 Simple Steps for Amazing High School Senior Pictures

Your imagination will guide you and inspire you to open your mind to unique possibilities, which will get you the personalized look that you want for your perfect photo session.
It’s your time to shine!
Take a deep breath and reflect on all of the steps that you took that led up to your photo session. Take a look around and soak it in, you are at a location that makes you happy.

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High School Senior Pictures - Tips For Success

High School Senior Pictures - Tips For Success

By Ryan Westover

Let me start by saying that Senior portraits are very important to my mom. As a guy, there are plenty of other things that I would much rather be doing like hanging out with friends or my girl friend, skateboarding, listening to music... So, here are some of the things that helped me have a successful photo shoot.

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