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“At the beginning of the senior year, we beg for the time to go by faster. By the middle, we wish it would slow down. By the end, we wish that it didn’t have to end.”

AZ Senior High School Portrait

Many high school and college seniors can probably relate to this quote. The same goes for me! As an Arizona photographer, I cherish each session I have and enjoy getting to meet all the amazing young people who step in front of my camera each year. I am so honored to even play a small part in this wild and exciting journey of theirs!

senior session with Wendy Nolte

Though I am primarily based in Litchfield and the Verrado area, this year I had the wonderful opportunity to photograph Arizona seniors across the Phoenix valley. Their sessions took me everywhere from the Superstition Mountains, Heritage Square, Songbird Café, Sedona, and many beautiful locations in between.

AZ Senior Grad Photos

With Wendy Nolte Photography, your session is more than just a standard photo that will end up in a picture frame. I think outside of the box, get to really know my clients, and make sure their experience with me is personalized and fun! Each location and outfit are based off your preferences and personal style. I know that each senior is unique, and your senior portrait session should be too! Whether you’re more of a city, outdoor, or indoor type of person, with many years of experience shooting across Arizona I know a handful of options to choose from that will be perfect just for you.

creative arizona senior portraits

If basic senior photos aren’t your thing, you are in the right place! Your friends will wish their senior portraits were as cool as yours! We push the creative limits even further for those on our Senior Squad. We have multiple photo shoots throughout the year to explore new ideas and bring them to life in the most epic way.


I have a special place in my heart for high school seniors, but I love photographing grads of any age! This year we had a handful of college graduates do their sessions with me. Arizona State University has picturesque backdrops all around campus and provided the perfect location for these. Just remember, if you’re a college graduate you can take your photos anywhere you’d like! We can tell your story and represent your school in so many ways. I do offer travel sessions for those with a specific vision in mind. From the beaches of California to the southern Arizona Sand Dunes, my goal is to make your vision come to life.

HighSchool Senior Photography

Working with high school seniors in the spring is always bittersweet. We both know their high school years are coming to an end. It’s a joyous time filled with excitement, nerves, nostalgia, and a little bit of the unknown. Senior photos help mark this momentous time in their lives. These physical memories in albums and on canvases will forever commemorate this milestone. You have worked hard to get to this point, so why not treat yourself with a once-in-a-lifetime experience? You are worth it, and you should be proud of how far you’ve come! Let’s share your success with the world!


This month is also the end of my 2021-2022 Senior Squad! I have loved spending time with my group these past 9 months. We collaborated on so many new creative ideas, and each one of them rocked their sessions. I hope they had as much fun as I did!


With ending comes new beginnings, and my applications for my 2022-2023 Senior Squad are now open! If you want to make the most of your senior year, let’s get in touch! Applying is easy and fast and can be done here.