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.

Amanda – Orange County High School Senior Photography

I am very proud to announce that this senior session is going to be featured in Senior Style Guide. Such a honor as they get hundreds of submissions every day.

I have been wanting to photograph at the Mission Inn because it reminds me of being in Spain, the windows, doors, balconies and blooming bougainvillea. It is a photographer’s dream with so many gorgeous architectural backdrops. I met up with Amanda and her Mother one fine Saturday and here are the results.
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Rachel Class of 2013 – Orange County High School Photography

What a great high school senior session with gorgeous Rachel. Her parents and cousin came along on the shoot and were such a great help with wardrobe, hair and assisting me with props and lighting. It made for a fun time by all as we photographed in San Juan Capistrano. I met with them back in December for the consultation. Which is so important to a successful shoot. Planning the location, wardrobe and learning more about Rachel = great images!
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