Places to take senior pictures in Arizona | Peoria Az & Glendale Az high school senior portraits

Where can you take senior pictures in the greater Phoenix area and beyond? This post is just lists of ideas for places and props for YOUR senior experience portraits with Anjeanette Photography! The best places are ones close to your heart, or even near your school campus- however, you can use these ideas to start brainstorming the perfect local.

Many are free or have a small park or org fees, and they are all spectacular! This is in no way an exhaustive list- what have you always dream of???

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Urban Environments

stylish and cool dramatic looks in the city

Olde Towne Scottsdale or Mill Ave Tempe 

Pedestrian bridges

Roosevelt row/art walk murals Downtown

Metal Stairs, Walls, & fixtures

Parking garages (they look so cool on film)

Movie theatres, makeup stores,  & Malls

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Downtown PhoenixRecord stores

Coffee shops 

City rooftops

Library

Laundry mats-but really so funky & fun!

Abandoned industrial yards (w/permission)

Chuck e Cheese- bc skee ball? yeah!

Carnivals

 


Artistic & Rustic Outdoors

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airy light filled artistic natural light and epic flash photos in Nature

Mountains & Deserts

Greenhouses

Scorpion Gulch

Ahwatukee

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Gilbert Riparian Preserve

Papago Park (really busy though)

Coon Bluff Campground

Lost Dutchman State Park

Lake Pleasant (small entrance fee to park)

Sunset Point on I-17 "Field of Gold" 

Nelson Nevada Ghost town

Anthem Community Park (Anthem residents)

Salt River area

 


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School Activity themes

 

Clubs & School group Activities

Photos at school: Lockers, Gym, Library, Classroom, Darkroom, etc

Band & Instruments

Sports & equipment

Art & Supplies

Books, books, and more books!

 


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Pets, Props & Things to bring along

Bring your pets! aw please? 

Umbrellas

Balloons

Instruments & headphones

Cameras

Cars

Chairs and furniture in unusual places ( I can help with Antique chairs!)

Flowers and flower crowns

Hats

Blankets 

Bikes

Suits & Prom gowns 

I can supply chairs, long flowing skirts, & Custom costuming....


Truly Epic Backdrops...and Big Adventures!

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These awesome spots look fantastic as the backdrop to your senior photos, but do require extra fees to be paid to owners/organizations and resonable travel exspences

Studio at Tlaquepaque phoenix (stylish exteriors and interiors)

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Botanical Gardens (posh in the elements)

Phoenix Zoo

White Tank Mountain Park (rustic mountains, windmill, and waterfall features)

Castles Coasters (FUN)

Lost Dutchman State Park

Manistee Ranch Park

...or dream really big...

Grand Canyon

White Sands

Utah Arches

Las Vegas Sign Boneyard (has to be seen to be believed)

Disneyland, San Diego...You name it! We can get tickets for an adventure!

Where can we NOT go?

No railroad tracks, no tresspassing, no middle of the road, no canals, no bars- yep I have been asked. Just not cool for a senior experience k? :)


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Sydney Sneak Peek! | Class of 2018 | Anjeanette Photography

Check out Sydney's Senior Grad Portrait Experience here!

Sneak Peek from last nights fantastic senior session with Sydney, Class of 2018 Peoria Arizona!

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Peoria Az senior grad pictures by Glendale Az high school portrait photographer Anjeanette Photography Phoenix
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Why you want BOTH | High school grad portrait photography | Senior photographer Anjeanette Photography Arizona

I was planning a session with a senior and her mom recently when a somewhat touchy subject came up. The portrait company your "school 'forces' you to use". Not my words, but I think that's how it feels to a lot of seniors. "We have to use that company" and to get your formal, traditional tux & drape or cap & gown image in the yearbook you may have to! The portrait company is not a grim and malicious entity, however. I offer a solution- do both! Get the formal and yearbook image secured- then get the styled session you WANT.

...but is it IG worthy?

...but is it IG worthy?

What happens is the company approaches the school, and both the school and the company profit from your purchases. Yep, its a good old fashion school spirit fundraiser so go ahead and participate! They publish the yearbooks so they get to say what goes in it. It's a great deal for simple economical images for everyone. That's really ok, its a business like any other, and as a photographer who worked for such a company for years I get it and have no ill will towards the 'competition'. Because I think you should get both, and I do not think it IS competition. I think all of our collective images are valuable memories for you. To me though, your modern senior shoot out os so much more than JUST a business...

So, maybe just those few formal photos are enough for some seniors. But if you have been pouring over magazines, eagerly going through your friends Instagram, and Snapchatting with filters maybe you want more.

Heck if you are on my website reading THIS, you def want MORE, right?

Prom mini sessions with friends, combined sessions, editorial Vanity Fair and Vogue looks...what do you want to do with your custom senior portrait session?

Prom mini sessions with friends, combined sessions, editorial Vanity Fair and Vogue looks...what do you want to do with your custom senior portrait session?

So, no I am not against the school's portrait company in the least.

For one thing, the formal images are classic. Your grandmother got them, your older sister got them. Some schools have composites of high school senior portraits lining the walls from the early 1920's. That's a wow from me! It's pretty amazing to go look at those hallways which literally have entire family generations represented. These are amazing heirloom photographs everyone should have.

When you visit the school's portrait company, or sometimes when they come to you, there is an option to also get a few extra poses in casual wear. These can be fun and enough for those who do not enjoy taking photos. For those who want more, the school's photographers just do not have the time to spend creating a portfolio of incredible, unique, kick-ass photos.

Why not have both?

Not being salty, its just true. I DO think you should enjoy and get prints of those classic cap & gown images but beyond that they have a limited number of minutes with you on the SAME basic backdrops as everybody else. Why stop with that when you can ALSO have a fun-filled, FIRE of a session. It's like a modeling shoot that is ALL ABOUT YOU!

Well you, mom, BF, your dog & guitar- who ever and whatever you want to bring along! There are classic photos for mom and the family- and you will love them more the older you get but they are just not NOW. So do you want more?

Ultimately, they are using the same cookie cutter backdrop EVERYONE at your school is getting (SNS)

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Do you want a full fashion session that is completely tailored to YOU? Multiple outfits, an array of handpicked locations, stunning fashion or urban looks, expressing your personality with more than just one prop, fluid hot posing and movement, smiles and fun plus serious slay expressions. So much more than stand here, look here, and fake smiles.

Every Anjeanette Photography session has all of that and more! 

Why have an extra photo session just for you? Because, duh.

Why have an extra photo session just for you? Because, duh.


And just to prove that both sessions are vital- here are my senior portraits! I did not have the option to have my own session all about me. Heck yeah I regret it! And I DEF did not want the white background with the big 3d numbers- it wasn't even cool way back in the 90s either. That hair tho ;) The school's contracted photographer only had less than 15 mins to spend on my whole senior session :/

Hilarious! We did not have a fast fun way to share images with friends- we had exchange wallets printed! We signed them for each other too :) I mean I can still have these made for you...but of course, your sneak peek images are IG ready!

WGI regional photography | 2018 Wintergaurd competition action photos

Anjeanette Photography is excited to be photographing 2 WGI Regionals in 2018!

What is WGI Winterguard?

See you in Las Vegas & Phoenix!

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Affordable, Dramatic, & Creative Memories will be captured of your performance. Shot from floor level, low-cost images will be available to purchase watermark free as individual image downloadsPhysical print orders, or entire team folders for one low price. A print release is included in all downloads of the digital images –  Instagram, Twitter, Snapchat, facebook, your team or band website, school yearbook editor, personal scrapbook, or end-of-year banquets. Downloads priced so low you won't have to screen shot a low res pixelated image with a watermark- have the full glory of the moment to treasure!

Link to specific event galleries will be added below:

 

February 24 - Las Vegas, NV - Color Guard Regional

MY INSTAGRAM BEST NINE OF 2017 | HAPPY NEW YEAR! | ANJEANETTE PHOTOGRAPHY Senior Portraits ARIZONA

Best Nine is back! The IG tool that evaluates and creates a new image from your most liked feed photos of last year. Go to 2017bestnine.com, a website that sets up & collages your most responded to images of last year. If your a crazy IG fan like me with more than 5 feeds you can have mashing them all into one image as I did myself last year (you will have to use Layout IG own collager or your own editing software)

This year I loved the images but wanted to see some of them better, so I used my iphone app Layout to highlight my top nine in thirds for my senior brand- check out my #bestnine2017  Phoenix, Peoria, & Glendale Arizona high school Senior photography business Instagram!

See you on Instagram! @PhoenixSeniorPhotography


Hannah's senior session captured a third of my top nine all on her own! This gorgeous session at golden hour was a definite hit with a poised color guard spinner as posh and prepared as Hannah!


Proms took another section of the Senior Best Nine- individual sessions like Mason's epic pose (middle) Or Station Camp Senior Prom mini sessions where one of the party goers I met up with was stylish Natalie (top) or the second mini session for Beech's senior prom with Kendall, Savanah, and Sarah (bottom).


My girl, my muse took the last third with images from our Phoenix Mural adventure in formal gown, as well as images from her sweet sixteen birthday in New York at New Years time!

Senior Guy Session | Taran Class of 2018 | Aneanette Photography Seniors | Peoria, Glandale, Phoenix Arizona

Taran had a mini split senior session the day after Homecoming! Whats a mini split? I just made that up- Taran is planning half of his senior portrait session for the Winter in Arizona, but wanted to get some senior portraits with the fall colours- so we split up his session in two parts!

Ask about Guys mini sessions!

Anjeanette Photography Senior Welcome book- ALL THE INFO IS HERE

Yes, I have done split session before and will again, do you have something special in mind?

Kendall had a split session last year: Part 1 & Part 2 in Disney World!

Let's create something AMAZING together!

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Arizona Senior Grad Portrait Session

Grabbed a few more senior portraits when Taran came to visit a few weeks ago!

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Senior grad session photos for graduating high school senior Pictures Peoria, Glendale, Phoenix Arizona Portraits by Deer Valley Photographer Anjeanette Photography
Senior grad session photos for graduating high school senior Pictures Peoria, Glendale, Phoenix Arizona Portraits by Deer Valley Photographer Anjeanette Photography
Senior grad session photos for graduating high school senior Pictures Peoria, Glendale, Phoenix Arizona Portraits by Deer Valley Photographer Anjeanette Photography
Senior grad session photos for graduating high school senior Pictures Peoria, Glendale, Phoenix Arizona Portraits by Deer Valley Photographer Anjeanette Photography

Modern High School Senior | Short Film Behind the Scenes | Anjeanette Photography Seniors | Peoria & Glendale Arizona

Filmedquick video clips between portraits with my favorite model while on location at a shoot!

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Music by: https://www.bensound.com
Track: A New Beginning
Thank you Ben!

 

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Anjeanette is a Peoria and Phoenix area Arizona based published photographer specializing in artistic & Dramatic memories!

Featured in:
Seniorolgie Magazine
#TTFmagazine (seniors)
Senior Year Magazine
Senior Study Hall
Named Expertise' top 24/240 Photographers in Tennessee 2016

Memories are for more than a news feed- they are for a lifetime!

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•Artistic|  Dramatic|  Fun|  Unique|  Creative
•On-Location Natural Light and In-Studio Fashion Senior Portraits
•Hundreds of Locations to shoot your Senior Pictures in Studio, Nature or City/Urban location
•Easy, relaxed Senior Portrait experience for Guys
•Nationally published and featured Senior Photographer Anjeanette Illustration
•Artistic and fun for Seniors with Memory involvement easy simple pricing for Parents
•Peoria, Glendale, and Phoenix Arizona area

Natural & Strobe Light On-Location & Studio Fashion-inspired Senior Portraits
Available to shoot your Portraits in Studio, Nature, or Urban location
Easy, relaxed Senior Portrait experience for Guys
Nationally published and featured
Artistic and fun
Memory involvement easy & simple pricing for Parents


I like to meet virtually or in person get to know them, personalities, favorite photography styles, their vision for the portrait session! If we find we are the right match for each other- a deposit and contract are required to seal the date. I offer a 24 hours sneak peek & reasonable proof turn around. Affordable sessions, very affordable prints, and many ala carte options available. Flexible locations and outfit changes.

I am trained and educated as both a photographer and fine art painter.
BFA Illustration 1999 honors
2008-2013 Portrait photographer
Various Professional Photographers of America classes and workshops
David Bean Lighting workshop
2012-14 worked as a lead and second photographer for other photographers weddings
2014-current 100% Focus on Seniors and Family!

Senior Welcome Booklet!
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Full information on affordable cost and FAC on website.
Seniors start at $300 for 2 hours contract and minimum print order required, Purchase the Full gallery of digital downloads sold separately.

Headshots start at $150 for 30 minutes contract required-3 digital images included

Families start at $150 per hour contract and minimum print order required,
Purchase the Full gallery of digital downloads sold separately.

FOR ALL SESSIONS:
Rescheduling fee without 48 hours notice. Total cancellation fee of $50 after date has been held and scheduled applies after 24 hours.

For safety Parent or adult legal guardian required at all sessions :)

I fall in love with every project I am a part of- I am become emotional and professionally invested in capturing the memories of every client! Most family and senior sessions have full session galleries up and ready to view in less than 3 weeks. I always offer a 24 hour social media sneak peek to share with anyone you wish!

To look through portfolios and really consider what you want your family or senior images to look like- a photographers website or printed materials should show you what level of work to expect from them!
What you see is what you get so find the style that perfectly matches what you want!
Budget so that you do not have to hire one whose photos you do not LOVE. Why? Few couples hang the graduation cake or cap and gown above the mantle, fewer still hand those items down to children and grandchildren.

Photos memorizing your priceless moments are what you get to share and remember by as the years go by- they are treasures!


Ask yourself: Is it worth it to get a bargain on photos if one is unhappy with the photos? Does the photographer have real client testimonials on view on their website & trusted sites like Google? How many sessions will that person photograph that day- is my session a priority? Is getting "free" photos worth it if I am unhappy with them or they are poor quality- or worse they are never delivered? Are prints available on my online gallery or do I have to go to a poor quality pharmacy to print them?

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Featured! | Anjeanette Photography Senior Sessions featured in magazines & Senior Instagram Magazines!

Just a few accolades- I would love to submit YOUR images to magazines and senior magazine instagram accounts! EVERY Anjeanette Photography Senior has images submitted- the experience includes modeling submissions!

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featured twice on Senior Year Magazines Instagram!

Although the Typical female has changed formats a little since featuring these two fantastic Class of 2016 seniors- it was def an amazing honor to have the featured in two separate issues of the Female Trailblazer!

I have a huge Girl Boss crush on Nancy, the creator of Seniorologie- I was tickled as hell to be featured with my prom mini session in her magazine!!!

Now in my third year competing in the prestigious Shoot & Share contest- the only fair photography competition! I have been blessed to be chosen as a top 30%, top 20%, and a finalist for images out of MILLIONS of photographers worldwide!

Kendall Part Two | Magical Senior Session | Anjeanette Illustration Seniors

Remember the first part of Kendalls Senior session at the carnival?

How do you top a session so full of fun? Kendall knew she wanted two different locations for her senior photos so we split up her session for two distinct looks. And she has a certain happy place she likes to go whenever she can...

Enjoy these sneak peeks and see if you can guess where we we visited!