Senior Sunset Sensation – Carlsbad Senior Photographer
I love, love, love photographing high school senior sessions. I don’t get to do enough of them (*hint, hint all you parents of seniors and soon to be seniors!!), but get giddy when I get an inquiry for one!
One of the fun parts of a senior session is tailoring it to them. What do they like? What do they want to wear? What are their hobbies? From there we can narrow down an location or two and start planning the shoot that is 100% all about them!
When Sophia’s mom got in touch with me last summer for her shoot the very first requirement was that it take place at the beach. That is Sophia’s happy place, especially here in Southern California. Sophia also plays water polo for her high school so anything that includes water is like home for her.
I tossed out a few beach location ideas and of course included my forever favorite – the Carlsbad Cliffs/Tidepools. So much variety in just a small beach/cliff area here. I was happy she chose this spot to show off her style and have fun in the water.
What always makes me giggle during senior shoots is that each and every one of them starts off with “I’m not really sure what to do in my photos and don’t think I’m very photogenic”. I have yet to meet one single solitary senior that doesn’t rock their shoot and end up with some stunning photos. Even the boys end up having a great time and I can even grab a few genuine smiles and laughs from them too!
Thank you so much Sophia and Virginia for trusting me with this shoot!
Christa Paustenbaugh Photography | Family, Lifestyle, Newborn, Fresh 48, Senior Photographer | Carlsbad & San Diego, CA