Category Archives: High School Seniors

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.

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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.

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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

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

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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.

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

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Get Involved! – Extracurricular Activities in your Senior Portraits

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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!

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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.

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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!

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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!

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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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And we support all efforts to get creative! Extracurriculars-High-School-Senior-portraits-William-Edwards-Photography_0010

Custom Jewelry Designer comes to William Edwards Photography

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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!!!

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

Class of 2016 Senior Magazine

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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!

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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.

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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.

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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:

Local Graffiti Artist – Michael Ramirez

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Recently, we had local graffiti artist Michael Ramirez in to do some amazing work for our studio. He completely renovated our graffiti alley for the class of 2016 seniors, as well as our stairway, school bus and an amazing American flag.

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We are so excited to have him working with us to freshen and re imagine some of our outdoor sets exclusively for the class of 2016!

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Here is a little more about Michael:

Born in 1990 to the city of Los Angeles, in an era where graffiti and skating flooded its youth. Growing up in the East LA region he was heavily influenced by multiple graffiti artists and their style, creatively sculpting his own to this day. 2008 brought a big move to the Antelope Valley, where graffiti wasn’t as active, steered him towards the finer arts and other mediums: acrylic, watercolor, oil pastels ext. He gained huge interests in abstract, calligraphy & comic style arts. In 2014, Michael entered a tattoo apprenticeship, and continues to push his skills to new levels and hopes to gain the title of a tattoo artist. His ultimate goal is continuing to create art in many ways, shapes, forms or colors.

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You can follow him on instagram @AYVER117. And book your session now to have some of his innovative work in your senior portrait.

Break the Mold with William Edwards Photography

Senior year is a big year! No matter what path you take after high school, things are changing. You will become a young adult, and you will have to make BIG life decisions.

We want to help you preserve this moment in time through our portraiture. We want to tell your story. We want to capture who you are right now, with all of the things that make you unique and special. We made a video showcasing some of our 2016 models and their unique personalities and styles.

Don’t settle for less when it comes to your senior portraits. Come to THE studio that lets you be YOU! The premier portrait studio in the Antelope Valley – William Edwards Photography

The Reality of Texting and Driving

We work with a lot of High School Seniors throughout the year and we love every one of them. Each model we work with is so unique, full of hobbies and interests applicable only to them. But the thing that all seniors share is the excitement of getting behind the wheel, and the freedom that driving can offer.

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Because of that, we thought it would be a good idea to touch on the topic of texting and driving. For many teenagers, texting is a normal part of the day. But when behind the wheel, it is so important to put the phone down and stay alert.

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You might think that a text doesn’t distract you from the road, but texting takes your eyes off the road for an average of five seconds. That’s far enough to travel the length of a football field when traveling at 55 mph.

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We found this video on you tube and thought it sent such a powerful message. This video makes you stop and think about the consequences of sending that text. We hope to change many lives by sharing this video but even if it’s only one, it will be enough to make a difference.

For more information about the dangers of distracted driving, please look at this page from the California Office of Traffic Safety. Please, stay alert and stay safe.