There is so much that happens behind the scenes for a photographer after the session is over. The desired affect is to get the image s close to perfect within your camera but there are some magical things that are done right here on my computer. Above is my nephew – who of course I feel is perfect in every way – as I think about his parents hanging these images on their wall I want there to be a simplicity in looking at his details at the tiny things that are so precious while he is this itty bitty. Through editing I simply want to remove distractions and create a cohesive image.
If you watched my work and the direction of it over the years I hope you have continued to see what truly matters, connection. I want there to be a connection in every image I deliver so that is what I strive for. When I bring the images home and look at them on my computer screen I want to feel the connection between the subjects or with me and the camera. Once I have that I already have a beautiful image through editing I just hope to enhance what is already there.
Editing is as much of the art form as the time behind my camera. It takes time and passion to create the final photograph that I deliver but I wouldn’t have it any other way.
This is such an exciting time in our youths’ lives. They are preparing for their tomorrows, enjoying their todays, and trying to figure it all out along the way. This beautiful young lady was so much fun to photograph. We wondered around the Morongo Preserve and Pioneertown to capture these fantastic images. She wasn’t too sure about being the focus of the camera at first but as you can see she was a natural. Both beautiful inside and out she is looking forward to her future all while serving God. A wonderful soul.
This young man has already begun his adventures, he is simply moving into new ones. As a Class of 2017 Twentynine Palms High School senior Derek has had some eventful things happening this year. Receiving great accolades for his talented play in football he has just begun his baseball season. He will no doubt go far and has already made his parents proud. Congratulations Sutherland family!
If you want to capture your Class of 2017 senior contact Memories by Tasha Photography. There are a few session spots available!
I strive in each session to tell a story, to create a lasting memory of this time in someone’s history. Senior sessions are a chance for that young adult to express themselves as they are learning about who they are and who they want to be. It is an in-between two paradigms in time for the senior and for the parents. A time of great hope and sorrow. When I get the chance to capture this for a senior and their parents it is a great privilege.
Kevin and I set out in the morning with some ideas but with no certain direction. We found ourselves visiting Lucky Park where he spent many hours in the pool as a swimmer who has achieved many awards. We spent some time at the iconic 29 Palms Inn, photographing near the fall colors and only natural body of water in Twentynine Palms. Kevin wanted a couple of images taken with the metal art sign that decorates our highway and honors our city’s namesake. Lastly we climbed some rocks and captured his personality amongst the beauty of the desert. We even played with his hot rod mustang and added it into a few images too.
Kevin is an avid swimmer. He was ready to represent his high school and class with his letterman jacket. Also an appearance his ASB shirt. We even took sometime to sport his school colored beanie to add a little bit of teenager into our session.
In June I get to hang with Kevin and his family as he walks the stage to receive his diploma. Such an exciting time in life for all!
What do you get when you have a mom that just wants some nice family photos but two teenaged boys that aren’t so sure? Great family photos! We went out and had a little fun while capturing these three together. Laura and her boys were here visiting for a holiday weekend and wanted to memorialize these moments in time before they headed off to some big adventures. Moving, changing schools, and just big life changes are ahead for them; I wish you all the luck and I hope you enjoy all these wonderful images.
I have had the pleasure of watching this young lady grow up the last few years. Jubilee made the most out of her high school career as she played soccer, sang in the Select Choir and graduated at the top of her class academically. Choosing stay local for the start of college then adventuring off to a bright future I am sure. I am excited to share this beautiful session and person!
Hailee is a recent high school graduate ready to make her way in this world. Always exciting for me to capture this time in life so I was glad we were able to get our schedules together. We traveled through out the Basin to capture some desert scenes and some green. I think both settings gave us a perfect mix with Hailee’s great smile for some amazing senior shots!
Maddi has a little of it all. She is smart, beautiful and athletic. We captured a little bit of all of her vast experiences in high school through this senior session. As she prepares to walk into the next phase of her life she wanted to ensure that we captured some personality with her hometown. I’m excited to see where this life takes you Maddi!
Another beautiful senior session photographed in our scenery that never gets enough credit. Taylor is a well-rounded adventurous young lady. I have had the pleasure to watch her as she shined across the stage as an experienced and funny actress. We have all heard her voice across the radio waves and she is a talented cross country runner. We had an extremely fun session while she was a good sport in the cold and windy desert weather. Taylor’s mom is going to have a hard time choosing favorites as this girl gave me more shots than I could have ever asked for!!
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Have I said lately how blessed I am to be invited into people’s lives to capture the exciting moments they have? If not let me tell you I am beyond blessed. This young man made the big change many of our military kiddos do; he changed schools just before beginning his senior year. In spirit of loving his circumstances and both schools we photographed his new home with some pieces of his old. With a letterman jacket littered with athletic patches Sam has made himself at home here in Twentynine Palms as a cross country runner and soon to be track athlete. We enjoyed fusing both old and new together in this session as we explored the beautiful Joshua Tree National Park, shared aspects of his love and future – The Marine Corps, found his dad so we could capture the workmanship of both in their love of an oldie but goodie. This session was packed with amazing elements. Thank you Robinson family for allowing me to memorialize these moments in time for your family!
If you are ready to capture personality with your child’s senior pictures contact Memories by Tasha!