Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Ally | Senior Pictures

I love how Ally's senior photos turned out.
We got a great variety of smiles, light, outfits, everything! Storyboard so pretty

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Storyboard pull back shot

  Her little sis even stepped in for a few pictures :)

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Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Amaryllis is Six! | Camarillo, CA

I can't believe my little girl, the tiny baby who made me a mama, is six!
She will always be my first born and the kickstarter to my best adventure so far--motherhood.

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Somehow I was added to a childrens couture fashion magazine mailing list (probably from my romper business) so I have tons of little girl clothing magazines laying around.  Obviously she has picked up some modeling tips from them, because she was just on fire when I took these birthday picts last weekend.

I finally had to tell her we were "done" so she would run around and act normal, because those are the moments I want to document. 

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So, want to hear something creepy? I wondered about this abandon courtyard and old broken building with barred doors and windows (at Channel Islands University) and since I'm semi new to the area, I didn't really know the whole story but I recalled hearing about a mental hospital in the area. So I went home and looked it up, and it is the old insane asylum that was popular in the 40s-60s.  They built the university around/on top of it.  Shiver.

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Santa brought her an American Girl and she is obsessed.
 For her party this weekend, we are going to the American Girl store in LA for lunch. 
She is so excited!
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I never really "plan" my photoshoots with my girls because nothing every goes according to plan, so then I'm never disappointed.

We just sort of got dressed and ran out the door as the sun was dipping down.  Last minute, I grabbed this present and stuck it in my bag.
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I much prefer photographing kids in their "element", it's so much more real.  Yes I love the soulful pictures, the cheese pictures, the smile pictures.  But I love the candid pictures the most.

All I said was "let's go sit in the sun and put on Kit's new dress".
And these ended up being my favorite pictures.

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Sunday, February 2, 2014

Professional Headshots | Ventura, CA

Here are a few shots for a new law firm, NPN Law.  We took them at City Hall in Ventura. 

People always ask me what age is the hardest to photograph.  They assume it's babies (1 yr olds to be exact).  But really, I think the dads and men are the hardest.  Babies unpredictable but I can usually coax some happy photos from them.  Men just plain don't like to be in front of the camera. 

But these fellas were good sports and I think they warmed up to the camera just fine :)
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Don't worry, we got all the "normal" professional headshots to be used for bios, flyers, website, etc.  Here are some, shall we say, miscellaneous shots.  Enjoy!

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Everything was professional and dandy, until the casual wear emerged.
And the sunglasses and skateboards.
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