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.
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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.

Mia – Class of 2017 High School Senior Portraits

Mia is my beautiful step-daughter whom I first met when she was 10 years old. During her senior year, Mia is living with us full time, and I am taking advantage of it by creating a series of images for an album. Part 1 is at the Walt Disney Concert Hall.
dsc_4178Mia has lovely hands and is ring crazy so I made sure to capture it in the photos. dsc_4187dsc_4131The morning of the shoot, I arranged for Mia to have her hair and make up done. It made her feel so special. dsc_4159dsc_4234Mia’s Dad, Mikko, helped us during the shoot. On the above image, I had Mikko hold a reflector to capture the beautiful sun light reflecting on Mia. dsc_4080dsc_4064genius-at-work-1Mikko took this image of me photographing Mia. This image gives a great perspective of a photographer at work.
dsc_4047dsc_4113-logoI gave Mia a budget for her wardrobe to buy some new clothes but we did end up using the dress below that I picked out for Mia two years ago and incorporating jeans and leather jacket that Mia wears all the time. I think it is important to use some clothes in a senior wardrobe session that they love and are a part of their everyday life. dsc_4318-logoPart II will be taken in February.

Sara – Class of 2017 High School Senior

Sara lives in Kansas and had heard about me from her California cousin. We had multiple phone calls to plan out her senior session during her visit to Southern California. Sara wanted to be photographed at the beach. I described to Sara some of the backdrops we would have besides the beach and ocean, a gorgeous home, weathered wooden stairs, rocks, etc…. here are the results….002When Sara saw her images she wrote me, “I love them all” Your work is fantastic!!! “You do magical work and I am beyond blessed to have found you”. Which made me extremely happy. 001004091 8x12 4x6007012The above image is my personal favorite!!! It is so dreamy and Sara’s Mother just ordered a 20×24 Gallery wrap of this image!!!010159 Logo

Prom Photography – High School Senior

One Saturday afternoon, I went with my lovely Step-daughter, Hayley to pick out her prom dress. We went to so many places and just as we were about to give up, we went in to Lili’s of Beverly Hills. The moment Hayley slipped into this gown, we knew it was the one that looked great on her & she felt special in it.
001 Logo Hayley and JP have known each other since they were three months old and met in a Mommy and Me class. Although they’re not dating, they are good friends. 005 Logo 016 Logo We did your typical backyard photos but at a gorgeous home in Pacific Palisades that looked more like a park. 017 Logo 020 Logo 022 Logo 026 Logo 028 Logo 011 Logo DSC_3760Last photo is father and daughter together!!! ADSC_3847 Horizontal cropped

Urban High School Senior Girl – Samantha Class of 2015

Sam had already picked out the venue for her senior session. The Lab Anti Mall and Camp in Costa Mesa which is known for its hipster urban vibe. Her Mother googled Lab Anti Mall and found photos from Kathryn LeBoye Photography taken of High School Seniors. She loved the images and set up an appointment for a consultation where we went over Sam’s wardrobe and set a date.

ADSC_3631 Logo009One very hot day in April, we met for Sam’s session along with her Mom, Grandmother and Aunt. Who were beaming about how beautiful Samantha looked during the shoot. 135 Photoshop005 LogoADSC_3467 Logo
006ADSC_3430 LogoADSC_3421 LogoADSC_3491 LogoSam will start her freshman year out at the University of Hawaii this fall. ADSC_3506 LogoADSC_3527 LogoGreat wardrobe, cute dresses, shoes, etc….
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