Mia Class of 2017 – Prom Portraits

Knowing how crazy it is the actual day of Prom, I did a separate session with Mia two weeks prior to Prom. I selected the venue because of Mia’s gorgeous dress,  Malaga Cove Plaza in Palos Verdes Estate. It was built in the 1920’s and I knew the architecture would enhanced the beauty of her dress. 006 ADSC_7820 mutedWe wanted a very romantic look so I had Mia’s hair curly. 003ADSC_7675 8x12 cropped004 ADSC_767002ADSC_7719 cropped005ADSC_7797001DSC_7463 copyThe above is one of my favorite images. I told Mia she looks like an angel and she immediately cracked up.
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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…..

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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