With senior portrait season just around the corner, it's the perfect time to share some photos from my Class of 2020 Senior Model shoot with Brooke. Brooke is a student at San Luis Obispo High School, and she has been one of my favorite models for creative shoots over the past couple of years. Not only is she stunning and fun to be around, she is comfortable in front of the camera and willing to try lots of different poses and expressions and we always get amazing images!

Previous Posts:

Senior Model Abby

May 9, 2019

Garden Tea Party

April 29, 2019

Berg Family Portraits

March 11, 2019

Sam's Senior Portraits

March 5, 2019

Hailey's Senior Portraits

February 13, 2019

Verity's Senior Portraits

February 4, 2019

Samantha's Senior Portraits

January 25, 2019

Top Images from 2018

December 21, 2018

Ballet at the Beach

Oct 15, 2018

Emily's Senior Portraits

Oct 2, 2018

Hairspray Jr

July 13, 2018

Senior Portraits: FAQ

May 8, 2018

Prom-Styled Shoot

April 10, 2018

Senior Portraits: Guys

March 8, 2018

Makenzie's Senior Portraits

March 1, 2018

Ballerinas in Pismo Beach

February 5, 2018

Eisworth Family

January 27, 2018

Styled Model Shoot

​January 11, 2018

Babes in Toyland

January 5, 2018

Aladdin Jr.

December 21, 2017

Kalli's Senior Portraits

November 20, 2017

Kody's Senior Portraits

Oct 23, 2017

Ashlyn's Senior Portraits

Oct 12, 2017


July 27, 2017

Top Looks for Senior Portraits

May 31, 2017

Class of 2018 Models

May 5, 2017

Black & White Portraits
April 7, 2017

Ava Turns 10

April 7, 2017


Mar 30, 2017

Synergy Dance Co

Feb 25, 2017

For this shoot, I chose download San Luis Obispo as the location. SLO has so many great buildings and storefronts with a variety of colors and textures. Unlike shooting at the beach or a rural setting, a downtown shoot lends itself to getting a little more dressed up. A couple of weeks ahead of time, Brooke and I went to Bella B to find outfits for this shoot. We found MANY great options but finally narrowed it down to three outfits, including this adorable floral romper. Thank you Bella B for providing an awesome wardrobe for this shoot! 

Thank you Brooke, Bella B, and Ruby Villalobos for collaborating on this fun project. Class of 2020 seniors, I hope this blog post gives you some inspiration for your own senior portrait session. Get in touch and we'll talk about how to incorporate your ideas into your shoot!

Tracy Waitkus Photography 805.264.2771

​Avila Beach, California

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Brooke's second outfit was a leopard print jumpsuit that was so fun and looked fantastic on her. Simple jewelry and nude heels completed the look. I love the contrast of the print against the turquoise paint on this historic San Luis Obispo Building. 

We chose a super casual look for Brooke's third outfit. The cute orange top came from Bella B and Brooke added her favorite shorts. You can create a great look for your senior portrait session by getting one new item and styling it with items already in your closet. No shoes needed for this fun look!

Class of 2020 Senior Model: Brooke

May 28, 2019

Professional hair and makeup is something I always recommend for senior portraits. Although it is optional, it can really make the difference between liking and loving your portraits. For this model shoot with Brooke, Ruby Villalobos of Heritage Salon in Arroyo Grande worked her magic, giving Brooke beautiful loose waves and a glowy makeup look that really accentuated her eyes. Ruby is so, so talented and I love what she does with my senior clients. She also offers my clients a special discount....make sure to ask me about it when you book your senior portrait session!