California Dreamin’

Over the years, I’ve had many high school seniors reach out to me from all over the country. They wanted to come to California to get photos that would stand out from their fellow classmate’ senior portraits. Here are a few of my favorite “Destination Southern California” sessions:

Robyn from Idaho dreamed of a beach shoot. I picked the beautiful Laguna Beach (known as the American Rivera) for our location, on the beach and downtown.High School Girl in White DressGirl relaxing at the beachTeenager in pink Sara from Kansas also wanted the Pacific Coast for her backdrop. South Laguna has a lovely secluded beach and Sara was thrilled with the location I picked.Teen girl at the beachTeen walking on the beachBeautiful smileSome seniors do not pick the beach for their portraits. Madison from Mississippi wanted a more Bohemian/Urban vibe for her photos.  What immediately came to my mind was the LAB “anti-mall” in Costa Mesa; It has some great backdrops that were perfect for Madison. Boho TeenBoho Teen GirlUrban Teen Girl Another Madison from a different state (North Carolina) has a passion for cupcakes and wanted to have them represented in her photos. After some scouting around, I thought that Casey’s Cupcakes at the Irvine Spectrum had the right recipe for success.  The store is visually beautiful with chandeliers and a girly pink palette – a perfect location for Madison’s portraits!  CupcakescupcakesCute Teen

One of the mothers wrote this review talking about their experience: “Kathryn is incredible! We had her take beach photos of our daughter for her senior year when we were visiting from Kansas. Her experience definitely shows – she knew exactly where and how to photograph our daughter to get the absolute best images…I am so thankful to have found her! Now we have gorgeous photos! Additionally, I want to mention Kathryn’s expert customer service and timeliness. She is a consummate professional. I highly recommend her!”

If you plan to visit Southern California, please let me plan the perfect photo session for you while you are here; you won’t regret it.

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

Urban High School Senior Girl – Samantha Class of 2015

Sam had already picked out the venue for her senior session. The Lab Anti Mall and Camp in Costa Mesa which is known for its hipster urban vibe. Her Mother googled Lab Anti Mall and found photos from Kathryn LeBoye Photography taken of High School Seniors. She loved the images and set up an appointment for a consultation where we went over Sam’s wardrobe and set a date.

ADSC_3631 Logo009One very hot day in April, we met for Sam’s session along with her Mom, Grandmother and Aunt. Who were beaming about how beautiful Samantha looked during the shoot. 135 Photoshop005 LogoADSC_3467 Logo
006ADSC_3430 LogoADSC_3421 LogoADSC_3491 LogoSam will start her freshman year out at the University of Hawaii this fall. ADSC_3506 LogoADSC_3527 LogoGreat wardrobe, cute dresses, shoes, etc….
ADSC_3622 LogopsdADSC_3546 Logo ADSC_3534 Logo 8x12 cropped

Fun Family Urban Photography – Orange County

I love urban shoots with a family. It is so different and fun. Andrew, Dina, Samantha and Abbey were a pleasure to photograph. Adorable girls and very photogenic, too!The colors in this shoot were so vibrant. My favorite of Abbey. The light was so beautiful on her.
Favorite of Samantha. Such a cute teenager pose. Love the above of the family. Bright colors.I always like to photograph framing the subject with plants.

Family Urban Photography – Orange County Family Photography

For over a year now, I have been doing a lot of commercial shoots with Dave so I have really gotten to know him. His nickname is Chicken Dave and he is just full of high energy, funny and very nice. I finally talked him in to letting me photograph his family. We did the shoot at The Lab and Camp which has so many great backgrounds. It is an awesome venue for an urban shoot. The kids were so well behaved. 
The above image is my favorite photograph that I have taken this year. By having the parents hold hands behind their children’s back, you can feel the love in this family with this one image.Playful and fun image. Also shows the height difference of each kid. They will never be this size ever again but I capture it forever in the above image.Dave Logo FAM_canvas_GRIDS copyCute….cute..cute… the kids are adorable!!!!