San Diego Senior Portraits: Capturing Your Moment in Time

It's that time of year again! Let Dreamkeeper Photography help capture some of the magic of your Senior Year.


Senior portraits have evolved over the decades. Full-length formal shots have given way to informal photographs of high school students decked out in poodle skirts, bobby sox, and saddle oxfords. Strapless gowns of stiff net atop crinolines moved over for girls in white blouses or sweaters with pearls around their necks. Photographers' assistants carefully arranged drapes around lovely young girls' necklines while senior guys slipped into a tuxedo jacket and cummerbund.

Times have definitely changed from the cotton and lace dresses of the 60s and 70s, from the shoulder pads and glitz of the 80s, and from the glitter of the 90s. Today's senior portraits have become synonymous with a young person's first steps into the new Millennium, steps steeped in tradition, but with an individuality and modernity that speaks loudly of 21st-Century independence and thought.

An astute senior portrait photographer today is able to access the latest in digital technology to create any mood befitting a senior's personality. Props can be incorporated that add depth and dimension to a portrait, making the ordinary truly "extraordinary," adding flair, personality, and quirkiness that not only capture a young person at the height of young adulthood, but that literally define him or her as a person.

San Diego senior portraits can be sophisticated or bold, whimsical and delightful, or simple and elegant. Seniors can sport cowboy boots, Manolo Blahniks or Jimmy Choos, slip into simple ballet flats, or go entirely barefoot. They can choose indoor locales, favorite places, wilderness scenes, Nature's backdrops, or urban settings that highlight the character and beauty of their faces. 

Places long popular with seniors in San Diego and the surrounding area include on-location historical parks and beach settings. Such locales as Presidio Park, Balboa Park, and the beautiful beaches of La Jolla, Coronado, Pacific Beach help create stunning environmental photographs and portraits, as does the ever-in-demand Mission Trails.

In other words, as far as senior photography is concerned, for contemporary seniors, "the world is their oyster."

To learn more about San Diego senior portraits, contact us at Dreamkeeper Photography. We can help capture your senior year in ways guaranteed to please.