California Dreamin’

Over the years, I’ve had many high school seniors reach out to me from all over the country. They wanted to come to California to get photos that would stand out from their fellow classmate’ senior portraits. Here are a few of my favorite “Destination Southern California” sessions:

Robyn from Idaho dreamed of a beach shoot. I picked the beautiful Laguna Beach (known as the American Rivera) for our location, on the beach and downtown.High School Girl in White DressGirl relaxing at the beachTeenager in pink Sara from Kansas also wanted the Pacific Coast for her backdrop. South Laguna has a lovely secluded beach and Sara was thrilled with the location I picked.Teen girl at the beachTeen walking on the beachBeautiful smileSome seniors do not pick the beach for their portraits. Madison from Mississippi wanted a more Bohemian/Urban vibe for her photos.  What immediately came to my mind was the LAB “anti-mall” in Costa Mesa; It has some great backdrops that were perfect for Madison. Boho TeenBoho Teen GirlUrban Teen Girl Another Madison from a different state (North Carolina) has a passion for cupcakes and wanted to have them represented in her photos. After some scouting around, I thought that Casey’s Cupcakes at the Irvine Spectrum had the right recipe for success.  The store is visually beautiful with chandeliers and a girly pink palette – a perfect location for Madison’s portraits!  CupcakescupcakesCute Teen

One of the mothers wrote this review talking about their experience: “Kathryn is incredible! We had her take beach photos of our daughter for her senior year when we were visiting from Kansas. Her experience definitely shows – she knew exactly where and how to photograph our daughter to get the absolute best images…I am so thankful to have found her! Now we have gorgeous photos! Additionally, I want to mention Kathryn’s expert customer service and timeliness. She is a consummate professional. I highly recommend her!”

If you plan to visit Southern California, please let me plan the perfect photo session for you while you are here; you won’t regret it.

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…..

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
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Jenny Class of 2015 Senior Photography – Urban and Beach

Jenny was my fifth referral from one of my clients. It is so wonderful to get referrals. I do reward my client’s by giving complimentary sessions and wall portraits, too! It was such a gorgeous spring day during Jenny’s session. We started out in downtown Laguna and then went to South Laguna. An urban/beach session for a California girl. 114 Photoshop Logo004 Logo003I loved Jenny’s wardrobe. 006ADSC_3154 LogoADSC_3296 Logo 12x8ADSC_3285 LogoJenny Collage for blog rotated photobacks-ashbury-portrait-06Downtown Laguna is filled with great backdrops. 007033 Logo B&W Reflection in color PhotoshopADSC_3059 Logo128 logo014015