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Alexa | #rbmodel 2015 Senior Model Team



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So excited to finally share this gorgeous girl’s 2015 Senior Model Session!!  I’ve been sneaking a few over the last couple of weeks but now I’m officially ready to show you guys my absolute favorites from her session! AlexaLR-1 Alexa wanted a quintessential “SoCal” session, complete with beach and palm trees…. she’s a total California girl and since most of her wardrobe is compiled of FreePeople, it was a no brainer that we would shoot down in Santa Monica at the beach…I couldn’t be happier with how these turned out!! Jami did an amazing job on her hair and makeup, as usual – her beach waves were perfect!   They kept getting better and better, till we finally just braided her hair with boho side braids for the flower crown look and FreePeople dress under the pier.   As usual, I used my silver reflector only and all natural light until the night shots at the end.

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Love, love, LOVE this look!!!


and then…..


under the pier for some fun…

this is one of my favorites because OMG how awesome is that arm cuff?!!!AlexaLR-38

I made this flower crown for Alexa and it worked with this outfit perfectly

AlexaLR-57 We had lost all the light by this time, but decided to try and get some of the lights from the ferris wheel in the background for some night shots with my ice lights.  #pierafterdark with @alexxashaw AlexaLR-62

Seriously, how gorgeous is she?!    Love her slideshow too….

You know, I’m sold out of summer dates for #seniorpics but I have some FALL dates open…. you’ll need to get on my calendar ASAP if you want any of these because they will go FAST and I will not be adding any more or squeezing people in… email me if you want in!

4.75x4.75 and here’s some behind the scenes shenanigans from Alexa’s shoot 🙂  Don’t forget to follow Jami & Alexa on instagram….. and me too! 

xo, R

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  1. Sacred says:

    Peace, I have been following you for the last couple of years and you always amaze me! Your work is inspiring, awesome, and simply amazing. I love how you can shoot for more than a hour and all the poses look different and effortless. I can’t wait to one day be able to afford to get into one of your workshops and learn and take notes.

    BTW the model was beautiful and her session was amazing!


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