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Alt-Senior Photography defined:

Alt- prefix 1) denoting an alternative version of something, that is intended as a challenge to the traditional, or conventional, version. 2) on a computer keyboard, the alt- key improves the function of any key used in conjunction with.

Sen·ior. adjective 1) holding a high and authoritative position. 2) of or for students in the final year of college or high school. 3) denoting schoolchildren at or above a certain age, typically seventeen.

AltSenior Photography. noun  1) photography that is a challenge to the traditional or conventional 2) of a high school senior who is at, or around, 17 years of age, and is exceptional, or an improvement, over an ordinary student.


Cheryl Walsh, Alt-Senior Photography's international award winning photographer, specializes in highly customized High School Senior Portraits in Orange County, California. With an emphasis on each Seniors’ individuality, her senior photos are well known for being "personality based" with the goal of capturing the individual story of each senior she photographs. Cheryl has a strong passion for creating unique and personal photographic art. When not photographing Seniors, Cheryl photographs Headshots and Modeling Portfolios, Event Photography (especially for Orange County School of the Arts - OCSA) and underwater fine art portraiture. As a mother herself, she is always looking to capture that "special something" in each student she photographs.

Over time she has developed a reputation for working successfully with students who are not enthused about having their photo taken. Her sensitivity to their particular needs results in an experience that is positive for both the reluctant Senior and their parents. Please contact her personally to discuss your individual situation before having a single argument with your hesitant senior.

Alt-Senior Photography's home studio is located near the artists' community of North Santa Ana, Orange County, California.  Senior photos for are offered for Aliso Viejo, Anaheim, Brea, Buena Park, Costa Mesa, Cypress, Dana Point, Fountain Valley, Fullerton, Garden Grove, Huntington Beach, Irvine, La Habra, La Palma, Laguna Beach, Laguna Hills, Laguna Niguel, Laguna Woods, Lake Forest, Los Alamitos, Mission Viejo, Newport Beach, Orange, Placentia, Rancho Santa Margarita, San Clemente, San Juan Capistrano, Santa Ana, Seal Beach, Stanton, Tustin, Villa Park, Westminster, Yorba Linda.

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Photo of Cheryl Walsh, AltSenior photographer, and High School Senior Jake, on his senior photo shoot.


















The following information is available under SESSIONS in the Information tab at the top of the page:

Creating your Senior portraits is a very personal experience. So personal that an in-person consultation is required before scheduling a photo shoot. I need to meet face to face so that I can get to know you, and understand your wants and needs, before letting you know what I can do for you. To schedule a Consultation (there is never a charge for a Consultation) please email cw@AltSenior.com. General overview: Photo shoot prices range from $200 to $800. Images are available Ala carte or in a Collection. Collections include all of your images, digital and prints, and range from $1200, with my clients spending an average of $2000 to $3000. An 8x10 can be as much as $150 Ala carte or as little as $25 with the purchase of a Collection. Photo shoot fees cover time and talent and do not include prints or images. Decisions regarding photo shoot options can be made during a Consultation. Decisions Collections and Image purchases are made when viewing your images. Photo Shoot options: Plan A: 3 hour session. The most popular session. Includes a variety of locations and multiple outfit changes. 60 images. $600 Plan B: 90 minute session. Includes limited locations and multiple outfit changes. 20 images. Most popular with men. $400 Plan C: 30 minute session. In, or just outside, studio only. View approx 10 images. One outfit. Includes one Senior Portrait sent to your yearbook advisor. $200 Signature Photo Shoot: 5 hour session (can be split into a Plan A and underwater or studio session), Unlimited outfits, collaborative wardrobe and accessory consultation, hair/make up styling, greater variety of locations. 100 images. $800 My amazing Hair/make up artist is used for all my photoshoots. Services will be explained during your Consultation. If you have any questions please email cw@AltSenior.com. To schedule a Consultation (there is never a charge for a Consultation) please email cw@AltSenior.com. **Over time Cheryl has developed a reputation for working successfully with students who are not enthused about having their photo taken. Her sensitivity to their particular needs results in an experience that is positive for both the reluctant Senior and their parents. Please contact her personally to discuss your individual situation before having a single argument with your hesitant senior. cw@AltSenior.com


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