Serena | Los Gatos High School Lifestyle Senior Portraits

Serena is every bit her name describe – chilled and easy going personality with a heart of an angel. I mean what is more real than a girl who is not only outwardly beautiful but equally strong and follows through with her goals? She is the kind of friend you know will stick by your side through thick and thin. Having had the pleasure already working with her family and capturing her older sis a few years back, I was pleasantly surprise how different these girls are. It just goes to show that there really is not two kids alike and that is the beauty we should all embrace in ourselves. I remember distinctively even as I was planning with her sister then, how excited her sister was for Serena to have this experience down the road. Now, that’s what I call sisterly love. And true to our style of custom designing a shoot to each individual’s personality and style, Serena is quite different from her sister. Because her family also attended Los Gatos High School, we kept the tradition of photographing the girls at the school. Although the landscape of the school and what’s around it has shifted, the bond between Serena and her mom felt the same as when we photographed her sister and mom. I so adore that, no matter the test of time, the love between mothers and daughters seem to always remain the same. So yeah, we had a pretty fun time on the shoot and captured Serena’s bohemian style and spirit.

What’s your style? How have you evolved in your senior year? I love to hear your story and if you wish to have portraits that you will LOVE sharing now and have as heirlooms in your family forever, contact me and I’d be happy to send you our Senior Magazine detailing why the Senior Portrait Experience at CYW Photography is one that provides above and beyond senior portraits. Join our VIP List and see many more upcoming senior and what they are doing to highlight their year!

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Q: How would you define beauty?

A: Something attractive but is different. Beauty is revealed when you take the time to get to know something/someone well enough to see what they are really made of.

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Q: What is a common struggle that you see is shared amongst high school students?

A: Girl struggle: boy-girl drama (spending too much time with boyfriends and losing friends in the process)  Boy struggle: expectation to be a certain size (physically)

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Q: What was your experience like working with Christine at CYW Photography? Did you learn something about yourself through this experience?

A: It was very light hearted and free-flowing as I hoped and I learned to be more comfortable in my own skin.

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Q: What are your current top 3 goals?

A: 1) Don’t flunk and do well in school 2) Figure out what I want/ what makes me happy 3) Find people I fit best with

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Q: What are 3 traits you hope remain as your current self?

A: 1) Those I consider life long friends 2) Being “real” 3) My dependability

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Q: What are somethings you are working on yourself?

A: My temper and quickness to speak my mind. Also my tardiness, but that’s how I met my best friends LOL

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Q: Do you have a dream career in mind?

A: I would love to a professional event planner for over the top weddings, sweet sixteens, etc.!

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Q: What is the best compliment you’ve received?

A: Boys don’t often give out compliments, so when they do it’s rare and I’m proud to be complimented as being “real”.

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With a passion for the art of personal senior portraits and a heart for capturing the beauty, charm and strength of individuals, I’ve made it my goal to provide families with tangible memories and an an exceptional experience that will last a lifetime. Such milestones are the perfect reason to seek out a professional photographer. Being able to capture and preserve this special milestone is priceless.  CYW Photography focuses on portraiture and lifestyle imagery and is based in the San Francisco Bay Area. If  you are in the area or are planning on visiting, I’d love to hear from you and discuss of all the beautiful spots and ideas that best capture your story!  In addition, I also shoot worldwide for various projects.  Follow me on Facebook where I often post about recent or upcoming photo shoots.  Catch me on Instagram and Snapchat (cyw_photography) where you can see sneak peeks of my most recent photography projects and if you love Twitter you can find me there as well. You can also see where I get most of my style inspiration by following me on Pinterest.  Whatever your needs are for professional photography, I am confident in my ability to provide you with professional results paired with personal service to customized to your needs. Send me a message and let me know how I can help you.

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