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I love photographing modern weddings, but I also love capturing high school seniors fashionably.  I can express my ideas and vision not limited to a location, time, nor outfits. I have more say in the vision than a wedding.  Also, I am only giving direction and focused on one person in front of the camera.  Lastly, so many teens live in an insecure world of comparison and by default just want to look good and fit in.  We all do, but the pressure on teenagers is amplified.  When teens are looking to get high school senior photos, they are wanting something extraordinary and epic.  So, when families contact me for senior photos, they are not going to get a cookie-cutter, walk-in, walk-out senior photos. I don’t work like that.  If you’re coming to me, it means you want something more than just quick photos.

I have been photographing seniors recently, and wanted to share a few images from Bret Harte high school senior, Erika.  It seems I photograph many seniors from Amador County, primarily Argonaut high school and Amador high school.  I have photographed seniors from Calaveras High and Bret Harte as you can see here on the American High School photoshoot.  I’m starting to shoot more Calaveras County seniors now, and I’m excited to expand.

Here’s the video slideshow on Youtube CLICK HERE:

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It rained today in northern California. I had a high school senior scheduled for this day of photographs, for the studio fashion shots, and outside on the river. A few days ago, we received the report that it would rain, so Holly called with that question in mind. I said, “Awesome! Let’s shoot in the rain!” It’s going rain quite a bit this season I suppose, bring it on. Many photographers complain they can’t shoot in the rain. I’ve had a few clients cancel because of rain, but I’m believing any good photographer can shoot almost anywhere. So, I wanted to show off a few preview senior shots of some in my studio and the others outside in the rain on the Mokelumne River on Hwy 49. We totally had fun and Holly killed the session (meaning she did an awesome job). These images are just a few quick selects from the session, straight from the camera, with minor touch-up. Wait until you see the rest…

Fashion Senior Portraits

studio senior portraits

country senior portraits in the river rain

Seniors Portrait in river raining

River Senior Portraits with umbrella

fashion senior portraits in studio Charleton Churchill

  • Steffani Abercrombie - Shot #2 looks like a magazine cover. And I LOVE the purple umbrella!!!! Amazing job!October 18, 2010 – 4:10 amReplyCancel

  • Sadie Brunick - Absolutely STUNNING photos!October 18, 2010 – 8:16 amReplyCancel

  • Liseanne Wick - I just love how you captured the raindrops in midflight falling from the skies. You’re such a gifted photographer….keep stretching!October 18, 2010 – 8:59 amReplyCancel

  • Charleton - Ok, I’ve added a smiling one as well.October 18, 2010 – 7:05 pmReplyCancel

  • Stephanie - These pictures turned out awesome. I can’t wait to see the rest.October 18, 2010 – 9:03 pmReplyCancel

  • Wendy - These are soo beautiful. She looks Like a model not a hs student. My fav us the one with umbrella. Once again you have beautiful work.October 19, 2010 – 4:53 amReplyCancel

  • stephanie b - OK, so maybe I wouldn’t mind if it rained on my wedding day! BREATHTAKING!October 22, 2010 – 10:40 pmReplyCancel