Like many high schools, Alisal High has particular guidelines that we need to follow for choosing a yearbook photo. It should be a closely cropped portrait of your face, not a full body pose. But during my senior sessions I love to get a variety of all types of poses. After all, you only get to submit one photo to your school yearbook, but you can order as many other photos for youself as you want! I always recommend ordering one of my Senior Collection print packages that include plenty of wallet-size photos. Wallet sizes are great for giving to friends, as well as including inside your graduation announcements to extended family.
We met in the early evening as the sun had just started to disappear behind the hills, so the natural light was nice and soft. Maria truly looked stunning and was a great model for me to direct. Some people are not always totally comfortable in front of the camera right off the bat, so it's up to me to help them relax and bring out their natural smiles. We don't mind of course, my husband Garrett finds this a great opportunity to tell some very silly jokes. But Maria seemed perfectly at ease, so we all had a great time!