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Kristiana's Downtown Shoot

April 28, 2021

Samantha's Ballet Portraits

March 29, 2021

Douglas Family Portraits

January 19, 2021

Shea's Senior Portraits

Dec 29, 2020

Ryan's Senior Portraits

Nov 18, 2020

Class of 2021 Senior Model: Eliana

May 19, 2020

Connor's Senior Portraits

April 15, 2020

Get Happy!

March 17, 2020

Desi's Senior Portraits

March 4, 2020

Justice's Senior Portraits

January 22, 2020

Top 10 Images 2019

December 26, 2019

Curtis Family Portraits

November 13, 2019

Kylie's Senior Portraits

Oct 7, 2019

Senior Model Brooke

May 28, 2019

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

Showtime!

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

Headshots!

Mar 30, 2017

Synergy Dance Co

Feb 25, 2017


Professional hair and makeup styling for this shoot was by Jamie Holloway of Heritage Salon in the Arroyo Grande Village. Thank you Jamie for working your beauty magic for this session!

Tracy Waitkus Photography 805.264.2771

​Avila Beach, California

Copyright © Tracy Waitkus Photography. All rights reserved.

Another great way to add variety to a senior portrait session is by choosing outfits that are varied in style and mood. Catherine did a great job of selecting three distinct looks for her session: sporty, romantic, and boho.


Thank you Catherine for being amazing to shoot with. And have a fantastic senior year!

Each spring I start preparing for the upcoming senior portrait season, which usually begins in June and peaks in the late summer and early fall. I asked Catherine from Arroyo Grande High School to be my class of 2022 senior portrait model, and here are some of my favorite images from our shoot!

We chose two very different locations that were a short drive apart for this fun shoot. Location #1 was along the shops and restaurants in Pismo Beach. We found a great set of backdrops to use with lots of color and texture.

For our second location, we drove to the nearby dunes in Grover Beach. Having two different locations gave us a great variety of final images. 

Senior Portraits with Catherine

August 6, 2021