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.

Megan – Vintage Cameras, High School Senior Portraits

During my consultation with Megan, I discovered her love of photography and got to see her fabulous collections of vintage cameras. What fun it was to include her cameras in her senior session at the Mission in San Juan Capistrano. ADSC_2678 logoADSC_2724 LogoADSC_2937 Logo011 adjustmentI had fun with this image. Three of Megan in one photo!
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Kayla – Urban Girl, High School Senior Photography

Kayla knew what she wanted an urban shoot for her senior session…she is a city girl at heart.  What better place then downtown Los Angeles to reflect her personality and her love for city life!  We started our shoot at the famous Disney Concert Hall Center with its great stainless steel curves and reflections.  Kayla had great clothes, shoes and jewelry for her shoot and each outfit had its own meaning, as they had been worn throughout Kayla’s senior year (for instance her black dress & blue shoes she wore to homecoming).  We were putting time in the bottle with these beautiful photographs as we captured everlasting visual memories of her special year.008 LogoMy photos from Kayla are being featured on Senior Style Guide which is honor as they receive hundreds submission every week. Very excited.

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Megan – Orange County High School Senior Photography

Last year, I photographed Megan’s sister for her senior session. It was nice to meet up again with Megan’s Mom for another fun senior session with another beautiful daughter.
DSC_2424 Logo Just got this red umbrella for Megan’s shoot. I love the pop of red with Megan’s shoe and the umbrella. Notice Megan’s shadow in the image, it is perfection!ADSC_2513 logo color B&W BKADSC_2618 logoLove the door and light fixture. Details just enhanced Megan’s session. ADSC_2623 logoADSC_2632 logoDSC_2542 logoGreat alcove to pop Megan in. It frames her so beautifully
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