This dramatic senior’s session came with a dramatic sky! It was fun talking musical theater with this future theater major.
Believe it or not, all of these images were taken within two hours! It was sunny inland, where we started with our field session, and cloudy on the beach. Fortunately, this senior was beautiful everywhere!
Such an exciting session! When Kyle contacted me months ahead of time to see about our session, I could tell he was a planner! He arranged a session with his girlfriend Randi and her little boy, and he told me that he wanted to propose DURING the session! We worked out a signal so I’d know when he was ready to pop the question, and it was so much fun capturing Randi’s reaction! Congratulations to all three of you!
I just loved everything about this sweet family, with their five kids who were all happy to get a little wet in the waves. We all had a great time making these images! It was hard to choose favorites!
You only turn thirteen once. When my daughter asked for a self-styled photo session for herself and two of her BFFs for her birthday, I thought of an area of town I have driven through hundreds of times, each time thinking “I bet that would make a good urban photo session spot.” I didn’t even scout it before we headed over there, girls all decked out in their favorite-color attire. They had a great time experimenting with the (rather out-of-character) “grungy, urban” look, and we were all amazed when we stumbled on huge graffiti art depicting Bible verses, a cross, and the words “Jesus Saves.” I couldn’t believe the way God set that up! Such grace. As Lissa embarks on her teen years, this photo session with her friends was a visual of how God shows up in the most unexpected places . . . and that light makes even un-pretty things beautiful.
For birthday #14, Lissa has requested more long dresses and flower wreaths on the beach. I have to say, that’s more my style.
Sometimes the perfect light beckons me . . . all this glowing goodness, just calling to be immortalized before it slips away . . . and then a rogue wave comes and takes out the family I’m photographing. 😮
We may have gotten a *little* wet during that session, but this amazing family (with a senior heading off to college) took it in stride and I’m really excited about the way their session is turning out! Such a fun bunch of happy people!!
I have to admit that the La Jolla shoreline is not my number one choice for a beach session, merely because the contingency plans for full sun or high tide conditions there are not as good as those elsewhere in the county (like my two favorite beaches!). HOWEVER, this client has a special place in her heart for La Jolla, and so it really needed to be there! When I showed up to Windansea and found the perfect tide AND the perfect cloud cover . . . and then the client showed up with kiddos dressed in these bold, fun colors, I was so glad we were at La Jolla! I got SO WET doing this session, and it was SO much fun!!
It was so much fun to photograph this family for the first time, especially since two of their girls were my students long ago in English class! Now they are sweet moms with beautiful young families and adorable children. <3