There’s no question that high school senior portraits are one of the most important photo memories in a person’s life. It’s such a special time where an individual is in the midst of their personal metamorphosis from child to adult. Capturing that for the yearbook, for your family, for your friends and for yourself to reflect back on, has become a right of passage.

When I photograph senior portraits, it’s important for me to get to know the senior. What are his or her hobbies, sports, or other favorite activities? What kind of outfit and location setting will make them feel confident? How do I help their personality shine through in their senior pictures?

When I met Erik Weststeyn from Ripon Christian School I met a considerate, hard-working young man, who loves working his family’s almond farm. One of his prized possessions, a Ford F250, was incorporated into some of Erik’s senior pictures and we made sure to get some images in front of his favorite almond trees, the Independence variety. With some input from Erik’s mom, Amy, I designed an album of his senior portraits with a special handwritten note scanned into the album.
Amy also wanted to do a family photo session.
They are in the process of redoing their family and living rooms and so we worked together to create some wall art. I put together a collage of the three kids for the family room, and the living room will showcase a wall gallery of the entire family.
With Erik about to graduate this spring, his parents shared their confidence in his readiness to spread his wings and head out on his own. While it will be another change for the Weststeyns as their second child heads off to college, they are excited to be able to display these photos and share the memories of this special time.

Contact us today to schedule your high school senior portraits!

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