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 lo-cal.

Many are free or have a small park or org fees, there is a very small travel fee only if I travel over 30 mins, everything under that is included.

This is in no way an exhaustive list- so what have you always dreamed of for YOUR epic and stylish session???


Urban & Unique Environments

stylish and cool dramatic looks

in the city 

Pedestrian bridges

Roosevelt row/art walk murals Downtown

Heritage Square Phoenix

Parking garages (they look so cool on film)

Movie theatres, Makeup stores,  & Malls

Downtown PhoenixRecord stores

Coffee shops

 Old Town Scottsdale (small travel fee)

 Tempe Arts Center (small travel fee)

Laundry mats-no really so funky & fun!

Abandoned industrial yards (w/permission)

Carnivals

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Artistic & Rustic Outdoors

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

Mountains & Deserts

Greenhouses

Anthem Community Park

Scorpion Gulch

Ahwatukee

Gilbert Riparian Preserve (small travel fee)

Coon Bluff & Salt River areaCampground (small travel fee)

Lake Pleasant (small entrance fee to park)

Sunset Point on I-17 "Field of Gold" (small travel fee)

Nelson Nevada Ghost town (small travel fee)

 

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Peoria Az senior grad pictures by Glendale Az high school portrait photographer Anjeanette Photography Phoenix

School Activity themes

incorporate mementos & equipment to tell the whole story

 

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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Studio Backdrop Styles

Classic Hi Fashion in any weather


Or 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 reasonable travel expenses

Studio at Tlaquepaque Phoenix (stylish exteriors and interiors, small additional $30 fee)

Botanical Gardens (posh in the elements, entrance fee to park only no photo permit- OR get a Cultural Pass for free admission!)

Phoenix Zoo (entrance fee to park only)

White Tank Mountain Park (rustic mountains, windmill, and waterfall features, tiny $8 per car entrance fee)

Castles Coasters (FUN) Chuck e Cheese- bc skee ball? yeah!

Lost Dutchman State Park (LARGE FEE)

Manistee Ranch Park (LARGE FEE)

...or dream really big...

 Grand Canyon (travel fee)

White Sands (travel fee)

Utah Arches (travel fee & permissions)

Las Vegas Sign Boneyard (has to be seen to be believed, travel fee & entrance fee)

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

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Pets, Props & Things to bring along

Bring your pets! aw please? 

Umbrellas & Balloons

Instruments & headphones

Cameras, Cars, CDs

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....

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Where can we NOT go?

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


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Sandra Day O'Connor High Prom Session | Prom 2K18 | Anjeanette Photography Seniors Peoria Az

Super fun prom session in Phoenix Az this past Saturday with a group of band students from Sandra Day O'Connor! Everyone looked amazing, hope senior prom was an absolute blast!!!

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Featured in Voyage Phoenix Magazine! | Phoenix's most inspiring stories | Peoria Az photographer Anjeanette Photography

Very humbled and excited to have been featured in Voyage Phoenix Magazine this month! Such an honor- the interview was nerve-wracking for sure but I hope my love for my job and clients memories comes through :)

Thank you- to my amazing clients who are the stunning models in this feature!! Thank you so much for trusting me with your moments!

Click any image below for a window to the magazine's webpage!

http://voyagephoenix.com/interview/meet-anjeanette-ridner-hoer-anjeanette-photography-peoria-az/

Gabriel | CLASS OF 2018 | Anthem ARIZONA SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL GRAD PORTRAITS | ANJEANETTE PHOTOGRAPHY

Sneak peeks of the smart & fabulous Gabe are ready! Had a great time dragging her around to all the amazing spots for photos at Tempe Town Lake- isn't she a rock star??

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Featured in:

Shutter Magazine Senior Issue Print 

Senior Inspire Magazine Instagram

Seniorolgie Magazine

#TTFmagazine (seniors)

Senior Year Magazine

Senior Study Hall

Named Expertise' top 24/240 Photographers in Tennessee 2016 & 2017

 

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

 

•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 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!

 

 

 

WGI regional photography | 2018 Wintergaurd competition action photos

I am  excited to be photographing 2 WGI Regionals in 2018!

Affordable, Dramatic, & Creative Memories will be captured of your performance. Shot from floor level for the best facial and motion captures, 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 at $6 each you won't have to screen shot a low res pixelated image with a watermark-

have the full glory of the moment to treasure!

Links to specific event galleries below:

 

 

February 24 - Las Vegas, NV - Color Guard Regional Click HERE

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Look at YOU! | 2 images featured in print & blog at Shutter Magazine | BEST SENIOR IMAGE | MARCH 2018

So honored and yeah EXCITED to have Sydney's senior session featured again in Shutter Magazine! Sydney!!!! You ROCK!!  Mr. Sal Cincotta himself wrote a blog featuring a sampling of the images which can be seen by clicking the black button here:

Additionally, the TWO images will be in the newest issue of Shutter Magazine!

Insert Kermit the Frog happy dance here!

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Peoria Az senior grad pictures by Glendale Az high school portrait photographer Anjeanette Photography Phoenix Magazine feature

 

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Project Obscura | Las Vegas Conference | Feb 2018 | Anjeanette Photography

Elated to have been a part of Project Obscura the past weekend- the brain child of Sal Cincotta of Behind The Shutter Magazine, N-VU , and H+H color Lab

All names and businesses are linked- check out everyones amazing work!

with Kerri Jean & Ykeya

#ProjectObscura featured two days of shooting and photo business education- had a great time meeting new photography friends and learning information ...especially during the shoot out on day one! Here are too many of my favorite images.

Wouldn't these be fantastic looks for the upcoming Prom 2K18 ?!?!?

With the Hudson's & Angelique

 with Kerri Jean & Emily Hafley

with Kerri Jean & Emily Hafley

 With Jeff Poole & Bobbi Billard

With Jeff Poole & Bobbi Billard

So happy to meet Jeff of Jeff Peterson Studios, my sweet new friend Pensacola phenom Lazzat, and Thuan Ton of Portart Creations!! Hope to see them again soon- check out their work!

with Sal Cincoo & J ELONA

      I have many more favorites...I will add a special section to my Portfolio Special events: Prom!


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I heart features Magazines & on Instagram! | Peoria Arizona Senior Portraits

I love Instagram- of all the social media platforms its my favorite visually and drama freely :) 

My favorite part of IG is my seniors featured on IG magazines and national pages! Great news today- two new features from Teen Style Magazine & The Savvy Senior! You guys are ROCK STARS!!! Congrats everyone who was featured!

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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!

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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Peoria & Glendale AZ Senior Pictures by portrait photographer
Phoenix Artistic Photographer
Anjeanette.Photography
http://www.anjeanette.photography
http://www.anjeanetteillustrationseniors.com/
TEXT (615) 944-1356
IG @phoenixseniorphotography

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!

Welcome Booklet:
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Design Your Custom senior Portrait Package
Images copyright Anjeanette.Photography & Anjeanette Photography Seniors
http://www.Anjeanette.Photography

•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!
https://issuu.com/anjeanetteillustrationseniors/docs/anjeanette_photography_seniors_welc

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!

Station Camp Marching Band Invitational 2017 | Gallatin Tennessee | Anjeanette Photography Seniors Phoenix Arizona

25 Dynamic Marching Bands...

... competed a few weeks ago at Sumner county's own Station Camp High School. The marching invitational is sponsored and run by the Station Camp Thundering Herd under the direction of Jim Reed, and The SC Band Boosters. In addition to the hard work of parents and vendors, this invitational would be impossible without the hundreds of hours put in by the Thundering Herd band students, led by Drum Majors Brian Mason and Ashley Leininger. Frankly, it was a brutally hot day, yet the bands performed artistically & wonderfully despite heat advisory warnings. Band kids are TOUGH! Marching bands condition long hours in the middle of the day through the summer holiday months to prepare- but I have to say I was so impressed at how effortless they made it look to carry several pounds of weight, doing intricate choreographed performances in 100 plus degrees.

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Both The White House Connection and The Hendersonville Standard covered the event as well! click the papers names to see...

 

Here are a few photos from my favorite performances!

BEECH HIGH BUCCANEER BRIGADE

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CLARKSVILLE MARCHING BAND


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COLUMBIA CENTRAL MARCHING BAND


DICKSON CO. MARCHING BAND

Hendersonville, Tennessee marching band news Anjeanette Illustration Seniors Photography specializes in unique artistic Senior Portraits

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WEST CREEK MARCHING BAND


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WHITE HOUSE MARCHING BAND


HENDERSONVILLE HIGH MARCHING BAND

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MT JULIET HIGH MARCHING BAND OF GOLD


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TULLAHOMA MARCHING BAND


SUMMIT HIGH MARCHING BAND

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STATION CAMP THUNDERING HERD EXHIBITION PERFORMANCE

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AWARDS!

JUST A FEW HIGHLIGHTS FROM THE AWARDS-

MORE photos of shows and awards CAN BE VIEWED AT THIS LINK (email required):

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Thank you to Station Camp Thundering Herd for asking me to cover your awesome contest! Congrats on a fantastic day & show!