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.
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Tracy – High School Senior – Laguna Beach

When I met with Tracy, I learned that she had a love for writing and skateboarding & she wanted me to photograph her in Laguna Beach. After seeing Tracy’s skateboard, I wanted to incorporate that in the shoot. I suggested besides the beach we shoot in the urban area of Laguna. We did the beach and the village in Laguna Beach. It was a beautiful day and we captured images that Tracy and her family loved.017Tracy collage #1020Earlier in the shoot, I saw that Tracy had these cool aviator glasses and I had to use them.

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Brooke Class of 2016 – High School Senior Photography

First, I love the name Brooke. I met Brooke in her family at their Huntington Beach home to plan out Brooke’s session. Brooke knew she wanted flower hair wreaths for the shoot. She even made one of them. One fine summer day in August, we met in Laguna Beach. Here are the results:
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Brittany – Class of 2014, Senior Photography


This senior session was very dear to me as the senior is my niece Brittany. She was visiting me from Oregon, and we planned out every detail of the shoot together. I took Brittany shopping for the clothes, shoes and jewelry to wear for her shoot (her early graduation gift). The turquoise dress, polka dotted dress and top with the blue flowers, I picked out. Brittany loved them. It does help that I do photograph so many senior sessions, and I keep up on what seniors like to wear. I confess to subscribing to Seventeen and Vogue Teen magazine. Love those sources for inspiration on all things teen!

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The day of the shoot, we went to Blow Angels for hair and make-up. I gave Brittany the total pampering treatment. I wanted her to feel like a model getting ready for her photo shoot.

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For the venue, we decided to do the shoot at my sister’s home. Her property is amazing with great backdrops. I put my sister and Brittany’s Dad (my brother) to work during the shoot. Holding lights and reflectors. It was very much a family affair (this is what I normally do in my senior sessions include the parents).

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Brittany, her parents and I were very happy with the wonderful images that day.

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Amie Vintage Girl – Orange County High School Senior Photography

002 logoDuring my customary consultation prior to any photo shoot, I learned this time, that Amie was really into vintage clothing and has a true love for old books. The Mission in San Juan Capistrano was the right setting with its old world charm; perfect for a vintage girl like Amie!  Her photo session truly captured her soul and her interests.003 logoThe Lady of the Lake by Sir Walter Scott is one Amie’s most treasured poems. 006 B&W Top & Color Bottom logo007 Logo009 LogoLove this red dress and Mary Jane shoes!!057 logo109 logo111 logo016 Logo017 logo014 logo118 logo