Conner Haverstick-Class of 2013 – Senior Portrait Magazine

Conner Haverstick Senior Portrait Magazine By Jon Haverstick in Senior Portraits Magazine 20 pages, published 6/3/2013   Hi friends, Just finished Conner’s senior portrait magazine, and it’s available for preview via the link above.  This is a terrific way to present a senior portrait session for your graduate – and one that not many of Read more about Conner Haverstick-Class of 2013 – Senior Portrait Magazine[…]

Time for Senior Portraits…

Hi Friends, High school is a time to remember. And as the end of summer draws nigh, it’s time to be thinking about portraits for your high school senior. At Jon C. Haverstick Photography, we specialize in capturing the spirit of your teen – presenting them as they want to be seen to their peers. Read more about Time for Senior Portraits…[…]

Location Football Portrait-Andrew B.

Got a call from some good friends in need of an “emergency portrait” for their son, Andrew — kicker for Corona Del Mar HS varsity football.  I had a couple local football fields in mind for the shoot, but none were available at a time that worked for Andrew.  (Between school, church, and football, finding Read more about Location Football Portrait-Andrew B.[…]

Are You Ready to RUMBLE!?!

Had an idea for a portrait.  Sweaty high school football star, backlit, with the goalpost in the background.  Looked around for a suitable field.  The one close to me didn’t have the kind of goalpost I was looking for.  Eventually found the field, and Henry, a terrific young guy from my church who happens to Read more about Are You Ready to RUMBLE!?![…]

Cat Senior Portraits: Part I


Hi Friends,

I was honored when my daughter asked me recently to shoot her senior portraits. She had her “official” yearbook photo done a week or so ago at a local studio as required by her school, but eschewed the full studio package in favor of having her dear old dad do her “real” senior photos.

We’re using a variety of lighting techniques, but so far, all have been done with remote hot shoe flash units (Nikon SB-800 Speedlights). 

In this series, we shot in an empty parking garage. I used one SB-800 with a DIY beauty dish modifier as the key light, and a second on the floor behind Cat, shooting through a homemade cookie (black cardstock with a bunch of slits cut in it) to give a little interest to the background.