Downtown senior portrait session

When it comes to senior portraits, I thrill at the request, “Let’s do something different.” This graduate is ready to set foot on an unconventional path and explore the world beyond Chico, beyond California, and beyond the US entire. Although we started safely enough at the Rose Garden in San Jose, we quickly found ourselves in downtown San Jose, dodging trains and exploring construction zones. We discovered a killer spot behind Hapas Brewery, with corrugated metal and wood grain. Ends up that gritty urban scenes are perfect for senior photoshoots. Please click on thumbnails to see full-size images.

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Senior Photography

Bay Area Senior Portraits

From Danville and Pleasanton, through San Jose and Los Gatos, to Cupertino, and beyond, I’m photographing high school seniors, as they prepare to journey from home. A typical senior portrait collection has too many good-to-great images to share in a blog. But here’s a subset that definitely caught my eye, in the field and during post production. Hope you enjoy!

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neilson senior teen portrait photography bay area san jose cupertino saint francis high school mcclellan ranch rural blue pollo bench off camera
neilson senior teen portrait photography bay area san jose cupertino saint francis high school mcclellan ranch rural blue sweatshirt smile tree
neilson senior teen portrait photography bay area san jose cupertino saint francis high school mcclellan ranch rural blue sweatshirt smile path
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neilson senior teen portrait photography bay area san jose cupertino saint francis high school mcclellan ranch rural blue pollo brick wall on camera
neilson senior teen portrait photography bay area san jose cupertino saint francis high school mcclellan ranch rural blue pollo brick wall off camera
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Teens

Despite challenges, 2020 was a good year
I photographed
Families
Couples
Teens
Kids
Business pros
And a variety of scenes
Here are some of the teens I captured

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neilson teen senior portrait photography bay area berkeley university julian squatting low
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neilson teen senior portrait photography bay area berkeley university julian tree stump
neilson teen senior portrait photography bay area cupertino mcclellan ranch leaf eye
neilson teen senior portrait photography bay area berkeley university julian grass backdrop
neilson teen senior portrait photography bay area cupertino mcclellan ranch grass freckles eyes
neilson teen senior portrait photography bay area berkeley university julian steps
neilson teen senior portrait photography bay area cupertino mcclellan ranch path black dress

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