Sabrina | Class of 2017 | Arroyo Grande High School | Senior portraits photographer |

Sabrina was special. We didn't know each other at all before we met on the beach. We got to know each other briefly. She talked about her interest in Veterinary medicine, horses, and which universities she wanted to attend...and then BAM! She was on! She was an amazing model. She didn't need much direction and was willing to climb on rocks or whatever was needed to get the shot. And thank you LOW TIDE!!! Although we still got wet, it was minimal. I could tell from her dedication, being a great listener and having a great personality, she will be an awesome Vet! Have a GREAT senior year!

 

Christopher Senior Photos | San Luis Obispo Senior Photography | Class of 2016

 I work with student athletes occasionally, but Christopher was different from the rest.

Christopher is one of THE busiest persons that I know. Although he was busy everyday, he managed to stop what he was doing to say hello and give me a hug. He juggled two businesses as well as serving as starting quarterback for the Cal Poly Football team while maintaining full-time student status.

I could tell he lives, sleeps and breathes football. He worked his way up the ranks to become quarterback and #1 in many university records. All of his hard work paid off. The day after this photo shoot, he signed on as a free-agent for the Dallas Cowboys. I don’t know what that means, but it’s a big deal for him, Cal Poly football and Dallas fans.

This photo shoot was so meaningful because his love for football and his university shined through. He was closing one chapter of his football career with the hopes of starting another chapter with the NFL...which he accomplished. Best of luck Christopher! Make all of us proud!

Location: San Luis Obispo, CA

Your High School Junior is becoming a Senior

You are probably thinking, “Where did the time go? My baby is going to be a Senior!”

Well Congratulations! What an exciting time for all of you. I experienced my youngest child becoming a senior two years ago. As you consider scholarship applications, colleges, and graduations, take a step back for a second. Here are three (3) steps to help you prepare for your child becoming a high school senior:

1.     Listen to your child

Talk to them. They will be leaving you sooner than you think. What are they passionate about? Have you had the chance to speak with them about their majors for college, enlisting in the military or going to work full-time if that is their choice? Do they have any concerns with friends, family, college, or moving away? Listening to them could create the open communication that will be valuable in future years.

2.     Create special experiences with your child and you

Take them to coffee, lunch, dinner, or hiking one or two times per month. Alternate the events and let them choose the locations as long as the experiences vary. Your child will remember these memories when they are on their college campus, while at work or in a military bunk.

3.     Visit college campuses with your child

It is important not only for them to research their college choices, but if its in the same state, visit the campuses. You and your child will have a better experience visiting the college by buying a memento from the college, talking with current students and soaking in the college experience.

Enjoy this time with your child. They will appreciate the connections and will treasure the closeness.