Wauwatosa East Senior Photos

congratulations to dominic | tosa east hs class of 2018

We have only THREE days left of school! 

Well, let me clarify... the UNDERCLASSMEN have three days left. The Wauwatosa East High School class of 2018 graduated on Sunday so... THEY. ARE. OUT. OF. HERE!!!!!!

Before he runs off for the summer, allow me to introduce Dominic, proud graduate just two days into his big, giant future.

in studio senior portrait of a boy in a chair with grey shirt

Are you mulling over location options for your senior photos? Dominic and his sweet mom and I met out at a local park and then afterward, when it got dark, we headed back to my studio for some indoor shots.

See if you can count all the locations we went to... 

I'm up to three....


As a side note, Dominic was super easy to work with. He's a laid-back kid and, like most of us, cannot be judged by his cover. He's such an interesting kid and I can't wait to see what he does in the future!

Congratulations Dominic on your graduation! 

P.S. If you were counting, we used SEVEN locations. Or did we?.... A magician never tells his secrets. (wink wink)

CLASS OF 2019 - You're up! Let's talk about where (and when) you want to get your senior portraits done. I'm here for you!

Tosa East High School Senior Portraits | class of 2016 | Maggie

Senioritis is a real thing. I know because I had it (a zillion years ago!) and Maggie tells me that she's got it BAD. It's so close the end of the school year, everything seems to be wrapping up, coming to an end and closing down... plus, she already chose a college for the fall. So really, can you blame her for catching a case of the "let's move on with things"?

Besides, it's MAGGIE we're talking about here. Her version of "not caring" about homework is turning in an assignment without proofreading it. She's such a good, kind-hearted kid that she couldn't do a bad job if she tried.


Plus, as you can see she's BEAUTIFUL. 

This made photographing her SO EASY. I almost felt like I was cheating. Her smile is so natural - it never looked forced. 

Maggie will be attending St. Louis University in the fall. Except for one small hitch.... she nannies and babysits for several families around Wauwatosa. As of right now, we have not agreed to let her leave. 

Well, it's true - we will ALL miss her when she goes to college. BUT. This is Maggie we're talking about... she will do amazing things with her future.

Best of luck to you, Maggie! xoxo

I am now booking CLASS of 2017 SENIOR SESSIONS! Contact me ASAP for more information and to book your appointment.

Stories Framed Photography Presents Griffin | Tosa East Class of 2015 | Seniors

When I say "senior pictures", I'll bet the first thing you picture is a cute high school senior... GIRL. Am I right? Well, there is another half to the class... and they are the cute high school senior GUYS. And they want their pictures taken, too. 

Here is one of my awesome Class of 2015 guys right here -- allow me to introduce you to Griffin. Griffin, here's everyone. ("Hiiii Griffin!")

Stories Framed Photography | seniors | Tosa East Class of 2015 | rocky wall

To be completely honest (and he'd be the first to admit it), Griffin wasn't super-excited about the photoshoot - at least not in the same way that his mom and the photographer were, wink wink. But can you blame him? Being the center of attention can be tough work. Irregardless, he did a GREAT job and we laughed and had fun. No tears or blood were shed in the process. Hoorah!

Stories Framed Photography | guy senior portraits | Milwaukee | Tosa East Class of 2015

I have found a trick in photographing people who are not 100% eager/enthusiastic/comfortable with being the subjects of my camera. It's so simple that I even use it myself for the odd chance when I'm in front of the lens (because, believe it or not, I hate having my photo taken).

Ready? You'll wish you'd had a V8.

Before I tell you, here's one more of shot of Griffin. 

Stories Framed Photography | seniors | Tosa East Class of 2015 |  sitting against wall

Okay, now do you want to know the secret behind looking comfortable in photos?

Act natural.

That's it.

Look at the first image (one of my faves!) picture of Griffin. He's standing, leaning into the wall. His arms are crossed. Nothing complicated about that. But wow, that picture! BAM!

The second photo is similar but not quite the same. While he is standing with his arms crossed, the location and angle of the shot are different, making it a unique capture.

In the third image, Griffin is sitting down against the wall, knees up, arms wrapped around his knees. Again, nothing complicated. But it's an AWESOME shot and he looks GREAT!

In Griffin's senior pictures, he looks calm, cool and collected. He looks comfortable. Most importantly,  he looks like himself. 

Stories Framed Photography | guy senior photos | Tosa East Class of 2015 | cool wall
Keep your eyes on the stars, and your feet on the ground.
— Theodore Roosevelt

Griffin - good luck to you! Enjoy the little bit that's left of high school for you and then onto your future... go get 'em!