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Malibu Senior Portraits … with Sisters



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I absolutely love shooting out of town Senior Portrait clients …. I love that they find me on google and choose me.  Yeah, I said it.  It feels good to be chosen, right?

But really… I love meeting and spending time with them.  All my sessions are experiences – and I always come away from them feeling happier….more connected….more calm – relaxed even!   We all have those days – when life is chaotic and honestly, I don’t know HOW I’m gonna pull this together…but inevitably, on the way home, Jami and I will reflect on how freakin’ awesome that just was.

This session was just that.

Freakin’ awesome.

Connected.  Happy.  Fun.

Kyra is 2015 Senior from Washington {state} and I was lucky enough to photograph her and her amazing sisters this past summer for her Malibu Senior Portraits.   They are all beautiful — I think they look like fairy princesses in their little white dresses and flower crowns 🙂



I also made Kyra a flower crown after discussing different options with her mom via email; I just love how it turned out…. suited her perfectly, don’t ya think?


She is STUNNING to photograph – obviously… such beautiful features  {Jami was in love with her eyebrows, no surprise there!  And did such a fantastic job on simply enhancing her natural beauty}.  Kyra is an athlete but ….. she definitely knows how to work a camera as well.   She was a dream to shoot….

And I’m so glad we got some shots of her with her sisters Kylie and Chloe … they are all so photogenic and fun — we were able to get some shots with gorgeous greenery and natural surroundings – AND California beaches … the right mix of both!


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Just love them…

Now that my senior summer is winding down and we are FINALLY getting cooler weather here, I’m having a chance to try and catch up on blogging some of the awesome sessions I’ve had!

Update:       2014 is booked but I do have openings for SPRING sessions for 2015 Seniors – click the pic to find out more

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— and for all you 2016 (YES, 2016!) Seniors…… click the pic for info

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For the photographer friends reading, this session was shot with a Nikon D800 and mainly the Nikon 85mm 1.4 lens, with the 35mm thrown in there too.  Mostly all natural light, but 2 Westcott Ice Lights were also used for the beach shots.   xo, R


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