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.

One Year Lived – Portraits of Adam Shepard

I had an opportunity to photograph author, Adam Shepard. He wrote One Year Lived. He had $25 in his pocket and dropped in a random city and had to survive on his wits. His goal was to get a job, find a place to live and at the end of year have $2500 in cash. I love the premise and getting to know Adam. After meeting with Adam, I decided that an urban location would be perfect and picked downtown Los Angeles. Here are some of my favorites.001002The above image was photographed at the new museum, The Broad. Great backdrop. 004Walt Disney Concert Hall is another great place to photograph with backdrops of the city.
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Urban Family Session at Walt Disney Concert Hall

Lovely Session with Dahlia and her beautiful family at the Walt Disney Concert Hall. Urban shoots are so much fun. I really like the reflective backdrop of the concert hall. 074 LogoDahlia is the owner of Blow Angels where I get my hair done. I have gotten to know her really well. It was great working with her planning out the session. The above family image, Dahlia (what a great name) has ordered a canvas wrap for her wall. 001 LogoMy favorite image of Dahlia and her daughter, Farrah. 003 LogoBoys are so cute. 039 Logo 8x10047 LogoDahlia has gorgeous eyes!005 Logo
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