Amador Valley High School senior Griffin was fun for me to shoot because we are both swimmers.
He swims with the AVHS team in the spring but in the fall he trains with the Pleasanton Valley Club.
"My favorite class right now is an aerospace engineering ROP," he explained. "We designed scale models of airplane wings, used 3D printers to create them, and then tested them out in a mini wind chamber."
Not surprisingly, Griffin wants to major in engineering.
Griffin, it was a blast to spend the afternoon with you and I wish you the best of luck with your college applications!
Senior pictures for guys don't have to be boring. It just takes a bit of planning to create something fantastic.
1. Guy Senior Pictures with Smoke Bombs
You can get smoke bombs on Amazon, and you'll want to buy a bunch: they typically only last around 30 seconds.
Pro tip: find a shooting location that has very little wind (even a slight breeze blows the smoke away.) and keep a bucket of water ready to go in case you need to extinguish one of these.
2. Guy Senior Pictures with Dramatic Lighting
The key here is to find a spotlight effect created by the sun. Main character energy because of that cinematic quality shot.
3. Guy Senior Pictures featuring Talents
Highlight your passion during your senior pictures.
Pro Tip: find a location that really highlights what you want to showcase. This is a parking garage, but it was perfect for mixed martial arts senior pictures.
4. Guy Senior Pictures with Suits & Sports
If you've played your sport forever, you probably have a ton of team photos in your uniform. Let's put a classy spin on this.
5. Guy Senior Pictures with Significant Others
Have a significant other? Why not bring them along for some shots together?
Samantha Grant Photography is based in Pleasanton, Ca and specializes in high school senior and family portraits.