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.
006ADSC_7828001ADSC_7909 8x12Next to the Plaza is the Malaga Library. I love these steps. 007ADSC_7921008ADSC_7965

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.
062002001Bailey plays the piano and has a love for music so I created this image with the musical notes. 003

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.

Tracy Collage #3
078 Logo072 Logo Photoshop with Filter to pop colorTracy eyes are so beautiful!!!!
022Tracy Collage #2This home near the beach has such an incredible setting. The gates are lovely. 004Tracy Collage #6 Logo014009

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:
001The above image is so dreamy. 039007The above image is a perfect structure to frame Brooke. The image below had great rocks and I backed out most of the color. It is my favorite image from the shoot. 005006116010Brooke’s Mother, Brother and Boyfriend were at the shoot. In the above image, Brooke is looking at her boyfriend. 009012131This was the last image of the shoot.