Bailey Class of 2017 – High School Senior Photography

Second time photographing Bailey. First time was many years ago for a family session. It was nice to see her and catch up with Bailey and her Mother.
005We photographed at the Lab/Camp in Costa Mesa. Which is such a photographers heaven with great backdrops and the light is perfection. 006The pretty white dress Bailey is wearing is for the dress she will wear during graduation. 007113013 copyI have photographed many high school seniors and families at the Lab/Camp. I always have at least one image with a background I never used before like this floral backdrop that is wall paper across from a hair salon.
062002001Bailey plays the piano and has a love for music so I created this image with the musical notes. 003

Mia Class of 2017 High School Senior Session with Guitar

In Mia’s second shoot, we focus on her guitar. She has been taking guitar lessons at school during her senior year. Practices daily and has gotten so good.
DSC_7463 copyDuring the shoot, we had three locations for a 90 minutes session. I had this planned out before hand so it could be really quick. DSC_7347DSC_7421DSC_7428I found this building that was so colorful and perfect for the guitar images. DSC_7371DSC_7383 croppedDSC_7435DSC_7442After taking guitar images, I switched  Mia over to a dress that she wore for homecoming party during her junior year. I love this dress. Pretty in Pink!!DSC_7290DSC_7331DSC_7259Next up: Prom photos! We got the dress, too! Coming in May stay tune…..

Blair – Class of 2017 High School Senior Portraits

During Blair’s consultation, I discovered that Blair would like to incorporate bright colors for her session. The Lab/Camp aka as the Anti-Mall in Costa Mesa jumped to my mind. A perfect fit for Blair’s vision of bright color. This purple wall is so flattering to her skin tones.
ADSC_7074 Eye adjustment Cropped 8x12ADSC_7077 Adj backgroundADSC_6970 cropped 8x12More Color with the tin walls!ADSC_6980ADSC_7027ADSC_7106ADSC_7129 BorderAs a photographer, I appreciate the many backdrops and the lighting at Anti-Mall.
019ADSC_6884Stairs are always a favorite backdrop. Fun and hip!ADSC_6848 croppedADSC_6841ADSC_7216 8x10 croppedBlair has an amazing smile, great skin and hair. A beautiful young woman! ADSC_7143 57% opacityThought the above image was very french.022Here is a more sophisticated look with a pop of color with the red lipstick.007024The light was great. As the sun was just coming down and I used a video light on Blair to give a dramatic look.

Family Portraits at the San Juan Capistrano Mission

I have many returning families coming back year after year for family portraits. Robert, Lisa and their two children Jack and Kate, I have photographed at the beach, park, urban but never at the Mission in San Juan Capistrano. Which is always one of my favorite places for the incredible architecture. 024Jack is now taller than his Mom!!!
002029Love the doors at the Mission020003More great doors with character!060073We finished the shoot in the nick of time as it started pouring rain. Can’t wait to see Robert, Lisa, Jack and Kate for their next photo shoot.

Home for the Holidays! Family Portraits

Here is this wonderful family that I have photographed at the beach, park, city hall (Pasadena) and finally in their beautiful craftsman home. Which is great to captured their lifestyle. This year they adopted a rescue dog, name Pete. Who is adored and loved by all especially Erin. She just beams when looking at Pete.  006005 004Such a cute sweater dress on Erin. Jack is ten years older than Erin so I always have to pose them in ways that you do not see the huge height difference between the two of them. 041adsc_5292-fill-lightErin has a dream bedroom with shades of pink!!!020034029