Kaiyah’s Spontaneous Senior Session with Senior Photographer in Bentonville Arkansas | Class of 2022

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Bentonville, Arkansas Senior Photographer

This past May, Kaiyah and her mom reached out to me to be the high school senior photographer for her upcoming graduation. I love senior photos, because they’re so much fun! I get to be creative and just have an awesome time with my client! 

I just loved Kaiyah’s personality! We met up with each other in downtown Bentonville and I was just immediately impressed by how bubbly, easy going and fun she was. Her mom came along for this senior photos, and I could tell that her and her mom have an awesome relationship! We spent most of the session having fun and giggling and talking about all the things that Kaiyah is looking forward to after graduation! 

We started off in Compton Gardens and Arboretum in Bentonville, Arkansas. We wanted to get that lush spring greenery in her photos, and they came out amazing! 

Collage of Kaiyah smiling with one hand on her hip and her looking down at her hands as she stands on a bridge during her high school senior session.

Senior Photographer “Go-To” Locations

Next, we went to the parking garage downtown. This is one of my senior photographer “go-to” locations because everyone loves it! It’s such a fun place and a good way to catch the sunset or the Bentonville water tower in the background. It gives this great urban vibe without having to worry about having a bunch of people around. (Need locations for your senior session? Check out my 100 places to take photos in Arkansas!)

Then, she changed into a more casual, flowy and fun set of gray pants and a pretty white top. With this outfit, we were able to get a lot more casual shots. But, then she changed into a pretty white dress as the sun went down for those perfect Golden Hour photos! 

She brought her cap and gown to the session, and those photographs are always fun to get! Seniors always feel silly wearing them, but it’s such a fun thing to remember. So, we were able to convince her to wear her cap and gown and honestly they became some of her favorite photos! 

Collage of Kaiyah walking and smiling in her cap and gown on top of a parking garage in Arkansas.

Senior Pictures With Jeep

One of the last things we captured was Kaiyah’s jeep! Kaiyah just loves her Jeep, but she was a little nervous to ask me if we could get some photos of her with it! But of course I said “Totally!” So, we did some fun model-like shots with her jeep. 

Kaiyah is an awesome girl, and she wants to go to college and become a realtor like her mom. I really like how she talked a lot about her family and how much she loves them! They all seem so close, and I think that’s awesome! 

Kaiyah sitting with her legs crossed and smiling on the hood of her Jeep during her high school senior photos.

For the Special Memories

Finally, one of the things that I always love to do with seniors is get pics of them with their mom or dad or whoever is there with them! I always make sure to put mom in front of the camera, because these are the photos that moms always want! One of the best things about being a senior photographer is being able to capture the bond between the senior and “their person”. And it’s always so special and meaningful to the mom to have a photo of just the two of them!

Kaiyah sitting on a stone barrier on top of a parking garage in a white dress laughing with her mom.
Collage of Kaiyah in a grey dress smiling with one hand on her hip in the middle of a butterfly pathway during her high school senior session.
Collage of Kaiyah leaning against the railing of a bridge in grey wide legged pants and a white top during her senior session.
Kaiyah and her mom standing in the middle of a bridge in Arkansas laughing.
Collage of Kaiyah squatting down and laughing and her standing in the middle of a parking garage looking down at the ground during her senior session.
Collage of Kaiyah squatting down and laughing and her standing in the middle of a parking garage looking down at the ground during her senior session.
Collage of Kaiyah walking and laughing in a short white dress across the top of a parking garage in Northwest Arkansas during her high school senior session.
Kaiyah sitting on a concrete wall in a parking garage smiling during her senior session.
Kaiyah walking across the top of a parking garage wearing her graduation gown and holding her cap in her hand.
Collage of Kaiyah walking through a parking garage in Northwest Arkansas in her cap and gown.
Collage of Kaiyah smiling and laughing while wearing her graduation gown and holding her cap in her hand during her senior session.
Collage of Kaiyah wearing her graduation gown and holding her cap on her head while she excitedly smiles.
Collage of Kaiyah holding her graduation cap on her head while looking down at the ground and her kneeling on the roof of a parking garage in Northwest Arkansas in her cap and gown.
Collage of Kaiyah sitting on the ground in a parking garage while she smiles in her cap and gown during her senior session.
Collage of Kaiyah sitting on the roof of her grey Jeep while smiling in Northwest Arkansas during her high school senior session.

Emily Quigley is a wedding, engagement, newborn, and senior photographer in Northwest Arkansas. She’s been featured in Glamor and Grace, Aisle Society and several other online websites. If you’re looking for a senior photographer, Click here to get your booking today!

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