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Annika 2017 Senior | Los Angeles Senior Portraits



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Wow! This was such an amazing session! Annika wanted an LA vibe with some beaches for her senior photos! So, she and her family came out from North Dakota for her senior portrait experience with me.  I absolutely LOVE meeting clients from out of state and working with them on their sessions …. who wouldn’t want Los Angeles Senior Portraits?

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Her session turned out really cool….we opted to start her session at the hotel where they were staying in Santa Monica – The Huntley.

Jami, the HMU goddess, did such an awesome job on Annika’s hair and makeup – we were able to get her all dolled up in her hotel room before venturing out into the hotel and the surrounding area for some shots.

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The shots at the hotel are super fun and unique to her session – and her parents are seriously AWESOME to be around – Jami and I had a blast with all of them! I’m bummed they live so far away 🙁

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Annika had a SEEN session (we grabbed some shots with her Mom and also her Dad too), so we had plenty of time for her shoot! After their hotel, we headed to the infamous El Matador beach in Malibu!

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This is one of the most gorgeous beaches!! There’s a bit of a treacherous hike to get down to it, but sooo worth it! The tide was down so we were able to get some amazing photos down around the rocks… I just love this Free People romper! SO colorful and totally brought out the blue in her eyes!

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Annika is supermodel tall – AND she has the look — she’s a volleyball player and the sweetest girl ever – Jami and I want to adopt her if she comes to college in California 😉

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Isn’t this red, white, and blue shawl just gorgeous? I just love the variety of outfits Annika put together for her sessions!

This girl…she just kept bringing it! You’d never guess she isn’t a Cali girl! Here she is rockin’ another to-die-for Free People outfit!

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And how about this sunset? OMG, it just kept getting better and better – I didn’t want this shoot to end.

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What a beautiful family! We had so much fun with them. After the shoot,we went to dinner with them at Sunset Restaurant – my favorite place in Malibu to eat after a long shoot. 😉 Annika {Senior Portraits by Renee Bowen} [post_title]


Have a look at Annika’s slideshow to see more from her SEEN session!

I’ve only got a few spots left for fall sessions! I’m definitely scheduling January through March appointments now, so what are you waiting for?

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Check out the rest of Annika’s awesome images … I love the ones of her and her parents – the longer Image and SEEN sessions have that option built into them (to add a friend or family member).

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