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Selfless Senior Act at Quartz Hill High School

Nothing says Spring Junior Year quite like prom. A whirlwind of glitter, dresses, tuxedos and excitement, this was nothing less than the truth at Quartz Hill High School this past year. Our senior of the Month was competing in all this, dreaming of being crowned Prom queen, a title most girls dream about their entire high school experience. Tyler Britton and her Boyfriend Tyler campaigned to ensure the rest of the student body gave them their votes in hope of hearing their names being called on that magical night. They devoted most of their time to signs, flags, T-shirts, and ribbons. Their efforts were rewarded when they were crowned Prom King and Queen.


Untitled-3What Ms. Britton decided to do was one of the most selfless and remarkable things that we’ve seen. Instead of keeping the crown for herself, she gave it up to a contender she believed deserved it even more than her. She gave her crown up to Kristin Landers. Winning Prom Queen is a once in a lifetime opportunity, and she open handedly gave up a title and crown she worked so hard for.

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Soon after, Britton’s boyfriend, Tyler, who had won prom king, gave the first dance as Prom Queen to Kristin Landers. The couple made sure that Kristin Landers had a night she will never forget, in fact she surprised Ms. Britton with red roses on her desk the next morning to show her appreciation. She even wore her crown to school for the following days until the end of the school year.


The end of the year may be a stressful time for most students with finals and college applications among other things. It takes a lot to do something so selfless and mature. That’s why we wanted to take a second to thank Tyler Britton of the Quartz Hill High School Class of 2016. This is undoubtedly one of the most remarkable acts we’ve seen, and we’re happy Tyler was able to spread her winnings around.

Check out some of Tyler’s Senior portraits =)

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Daniel | Quartz Hill High School Class of 2015


We loved having Daniel in the studio for his senior portraits. He had an awesome smile and was a very happy young adult!


He had some challenges growing up, but he was so proud to have been a part of Quartz Hill High School Class of 2015! He loves learning and already misses going to school. On some days, he still can be found waiting for the school bus to pick him up.


Daniel, congrats on your graduation, and we wish you the best of luck today and in your future!


Happy Fathers Day!

We are so fortunate to photograph families at all stages of life. So today, to celebrate Fathers Day, we wanted to highlight some of our favorite moments with Dads.


My father was my teacher. But most importantly he was a great dad.

Beau Bridges

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The most important influence in my childhood was my father.

DeForest Kelley


My father taught me that the only way you can make good at anything is to practice, and then practice some more.

Pete Rose

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When I come home, my daughter will run to the door and give me a big hug, and everything that’s happened that day just melts away.

Hugh Jackman

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Humor is always based on a modicum of truth. Have you ever heard a joke about a father-in-law?

Dick Clark


Happy Father’s Day to all the different kinds of Dads in your life!

Get Involved! – Extracurricular Activities in your Senior Portraits


Well, another school year has come and gone, and it’s been amazing to see all of the senior portraits that have come our way! I love to see the seniors come through the door just glowing with potential and looking towards the future!


Of all the students we’ve seen, about 90% of them bring some sort of sports uniform or something to do with activities they do after school, and we thought we would just take a moment to talk about the importance of extracurricular activities.


There are so many benefits to participating in activities after school! Of course, there are the obvious benefits that your counselor will tell you about: they look good on college applications (this is really true!) and help you to stay out of trouble by keeping you busy—but there are more reasons to get involved then that!

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Your mental and physical health will benefit from after-school activities. If you’re in a sport, in dance, in marching band, or anything else that keeps you active, you’re taking care of your body. Or if you’re into something a little less strenuous like a book club, you’re taking care of your mind. Even just the social skills you are learning can help keep your mind and mental health in check!


You’ll make new friends and learn social skills, and the activities will help to keep you grounded. When you participate with other students, you create a support group for each other, and you learn to deal with people from all sorts of backgrounds and with all sorts of personalities—trust us, that will definitely come in handy!


As this year ends and we look forward to the next year, we always tell the upcoming underclassmen to try and get involved where you can. Do the things you love, and explore new experiences! I think you’ll find that your high school experience will be that much better for it. And then, when you are finally a senior, you can make that part of your senior portrait experience!


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Samantha Lexi | Antelope Valley Newborn Photographer


Sebastian and Jenny have been married since 2000 and have two older boys – Carlos & Brian. Sabastian has been in the marines for 15 years and Jenny is a medical assistant for a pediatric office. Jenny delivered baby Samantha at Holy Cross Medical Center and found they did not offer a photographer while they were in the hospital.


Jenny was aware we were an Antelope Valley newborn photographer, as we had captured her brothers children when they were born, so she knew she HAD to come to us!


We are so happy with how this series came out. Sabastian has been relocated and the family is currently moving to San Diego. We were so glad to meet them before they left!

Congratulations Class of 2015

Congratulations, Class of 2015!! You did it!! All your hard work for the past 12 years have led to this point. Some of you will be off to college. and others will be starting work right away. Whatever path you choose—make it GREAT! Life will be full of ups and downs, but we know that you have the strength to pull through.


Here a list of things we recommend for graduating seniors:

Enjoy this last summer at home

Even if it’s only a few weeks before you go off on your next adventure, enjoy every moment at home before things change. It’s easy to only look ahead, but don’t forget to live in the moment!


Dress for success

When in doubt about what to wear when meeting new professors or employers, always dress professionally. You can never undo a first impression.



Along those same lines, proofread every bit of correspondence that you send out. A typo can skew an opinion faster than anything. And always make sure you have a person’s name spelled correctly!


Say ‘Hi’ to strangers

Chances are, especially if you are in a situation with other first-year students or colleagues, they are just as nervous as you are. Reach out and say hi—invite them to coffee. You never know who is going to be your next lifelong friend—or even just your friend for right now.


Go out and join!

Get involved! Join clubs or after-work activities. These don’t have to be the things that you do for the next few years, but they can just be things that you try now. You will be amazed at what you may enjoy and at the people you will meet!


Best of luck to each and every one of you! Come back to visit us next summer! :-)

Custom Jewelry Designer comes to William Edwards Photography


We are always striving to offer the newest and the best for our clients, and we are so excited to announce that we just entered into a partnership with an AMAZING custom jewelry designer -Danielle from ONYX XOXO.

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Feel free to drop in to see a few select samples from the collection on display at our studio. These pieces are available for our class of 2016 seniors to use for FREE in their portrait session!!!


You can check out Danielle’s website at | Email her at | Call her at 323-207-5330 | Follow her on Instagram and Twitter at: @ONYX_XOXO

Antelope Valleys Best Photographer 2015


We won Antelope Valleys Best Photographer for the 3rd year in a row!

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This is something all our staff take pride in. We want to thank each and everyone of our clients for making this happen.

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We strive to produce the best product and experience possible. We are constantly thinking of new ways to provide excellent service for all of our valued clients.


Contact us to learn more. We would love to create your images and showcase them!

Class of 2016 Senior Magazine


It’s that time of the year again when we start photographing the high school Juniors that will be going into their Senior year after summer break!


It’s funny, many students feel like they don’t need their senior portraits, or that they don’t want them. The reality is that these portraits aren’t for them, they are for their parents! In one short year, the student will go off on their next life adventure – many away to college. These senior portraits will be a treasured memory that their parents will have to look at while they are away. And then later in life, it turns out that the parents pass down the portrait back to their child and/or their grandchildren as a family heirloom.

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These senior portraits can be the opportunity for the students to show who they are and what they have accomplished so far. And, for many people, this will be last time they take a professional portrait alone. Later, it will be done with a spouse or significant other, and then eventually their own family! This is the only time that a young adult is in 100% control of how these images should reflect their unique personalities.


We have created this senior magazine to showcase what other students have done so far! Also, to offer insight on their experiences and what we have to offer. With almost 30 years experience in the business, we know exactly how to pose and light you to make you look your best! AND with the added bonus of our outdoor portrait park you can have unique senior portrait that no other photographer in SoCal can offer.


Now thru June 30th, we will be offering Early Bird pricing on our senior sessions so it’s important to take advantage NOW! Contact us for more information!

See the full magazine here:

Palmdale Girl Scouts visit the Studio | William Edwards Photography


The Palmdale Girl Scouts in  Antelope Valley came to our studio last Friday to learn about photography and earn their photography badge.

Allison, our lead photographer taught the girls about aperture and shutter speed and how to properly compose an image. Then Josh, our assistant studio manager, taught them the wonders of Photoshop! (He showed them how to put a uni-brow on a high school senior! ) 😉

The girls said they all had an amazing time! We hope to see them again soon.