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August 15, 2014

A Southern Belle turned California Girl, Andi contacted me just last week to plan a shoot right before she left for school. Fashion, drama, volleyball, gymnastics, snowboarding…wow, this girl has so much fun! While the last few things weren’t highlighted in our shoot, I loved how Andi brought out her love of fashion with all her outfits, shoes, and even a homemade floral crown! And we definitely called on the drama experience going from serious to laughing and back again…sometimes with an audience around! ;-)

Andi, you are amazing, girl! Have a simply wonderful year and enjoy every moment!

Senior girl standing on the sidewalk fashion for lifestyle senior portraits at Nevada City

Loved this Free People dress!
Senior girl infront of a brick building for lifestyle senior portraits at Nevada City

Senior girl infront of a brick wall for lifestyle senior portraits at Nevada City

Senior girl infront of the brick building for lifestyle senior portraits at Nevada City

Can’t argue with her taste, Treats in Nevada City is famous for a good reason!
Senior girl infront of a Treats shopfor lifestyle senior portraits at Nevada City

Rockin’ the floral crown she made herself for her shoot!
Senior girl eating Treats ice cream for lifestyle senior portraits at Nevada City

Senior girl looking confused for lifestyle senior portraits at Nevada City

One of many favorites!
Senior girl laughing for lifestyle senior portraits at Nevada City

Simply loved the tulle skirt she made herself and the red lip our makeup artist, Angela, added!
Senior girl in a tulle skirt for lifestyle senior portraits at Nevada City

Can you say perfect?!
Senior girl in a tulle skirt in the middle of the street for lifestyle senior portraits at Nevada City

Makeup & hair | Hair and Makeup by Angela

October 26, 2013

Watching kids you taught back around K-2 age arrive at their senior year is crazy! Your parents weren’t lying when they said time goes by faster the older you get! So I was shocked and excited when I got an email from Madeleine asking me to do her senior portraits! Umm, yes!!

From her description of likes and activities, I couldn’t help but like this older version of the girl I used to teach all those years ago! She’s fun, funny, and so talented! And her whole session, family entourage included, was a joy! I know Madeleine is going to blow away the audience at her school play this fall, and who knows, maybe one of these pictures will be used to attain future auditions! ;-)

Everything was beautiful at Empire Mine, but these fall colors made this a favorite spot!
Senior in the woodlands for vintage fashion senior portraits at Empire Mine in Grass Valley, California

Infront of a pond for vintage fashion senior portraits at Empire Mine in Grass Valley, California

Of course Madeleine’s dog, Emma, had to make a special appearance!
Senior with a dog for vintage fashion senior portraits at Empire Mine in Grass Valley, California

Senior standing on steps for vintage fashion senior portraits at Empire Mine in Grass Valley, California

Sitting on wall for vintage fashion senior portraits at Empire Mine in Grass Valley, California

One of Madeleine’s passions is fashion, so we had fun matching outfits and props to different locations!
Sitting on the steps and infront of the mine for vintage fashion senior portraits at Empire Mine in Grass Valley, California

You can’t beat a red lip, swing coat, and vintage typewriter!
Senior holding purse for vintage fashion senior portraits at Empire Mine in Grass Valley, California

From vintage cameras to Vogue magazines to a special box for her grandmother, each prop had special meaning!
Holding a box for vintage fashion senior portraits at Empire Mine in Grass Valley, California

Love!
Holding daisies for vintage fashion senior portraits at Empire Mine in Grass Valley, California

April 27, 2013

Give me a field and beautiful light, and like any photographer, I could shoot there all day! But what makes it really special is when it fits the person being photographed there, which is why I love it when seniors pick their own location! And did Madeline pick good or what?!

With her entourage and a truckload of props, we spent this last couple hours of daylight in the field capturing this smart and funny girl! And while this is only a glimpse into her life and many talents, her beauty and spirit is so evident! Madeline, it was an honor and joy to spend a day with you and your family capturing this sneak peek into your life!

A girl after my own heart!
Cowgirl with a gun in a field for lifestyle senior portraits in Smartsville, California

Favorite on the right!
Cowgirl with a horse in a field for lifestyle senior portraits in Smartsville, California

Horse and girl in a field for lifestyle senior portraits in Smartsville, California

Sweet peas from the garden, books, and a cup of coffee–I think Madeline would choose to study out here any day!
Sweet peas in a vase with cup in a field for lifestyle senior portraits in Smartsville, California

Sitting in a chair and looking at the view in a field for lifestyle senior portraits in Smartsville, California

Sitting in a chair in a field for lifestyle senior portraits in Smartsville, California

Most favorite musical instrument picture EVER on the left! We were channeling our inner Piano Guys for these pictures!
Holding a cello infront of a tree in a field for lifestyle senior portraits in Smartsville, California

Sweet peas and boots in a field for lifestyle senior portraits in Smartsville, California

Ready to start this next chapter in life!
Walking in a field for lifestyle senior portraits in Smartsville, California

July 10, 2012

“Now let me just take another picture without the sun flare.”
“What did you say? I can’t turn off this Latin flair!”

As the last light was fading into night, we jumped in the car, joking about empty fields and possible truck driver killers. It was the perfect end to an amazing shoot! As a Lydia Seniors 2013 Forest Lake Christian School Senior Rep, Luke was so much fun! Lucky for him it got dark because we could have gone on for hours!

I’m so thankful for Luke and his family! Going through pictures from when I first started my business, I came across a set of him and his sister graciously letting me practice on them. Luke, all these years later, it’s such a privilege to capture this point in your life!

We just had to start out with a man’s best friend: Dudley the dog.

Senior guy with his dog at Forest Lake Christian senior lifestyle portraits in Rocklin, California

It’s a little known fact that I used to be a violin teacher. Well, meet my first student! Luke now uses his musical abilities as a guitarist to bless his church and school!

Senior guy playing quitar at Forest Lake Christian senior lifestyle portraits in Rocklin, California

We got the Latin flair going on a little here!

Senior playing guitar in front of a shop at Forest Lake Christian senior lifestyle portraits in Rocklin, California
Senior guy sitting on brick steps at Forest Lake Christian senior lifestyle portraits in Rocklin, California
Senior guy's bracelet at Forest Lake Christian senior lifestyle portraits in Rocklin, California
Senior guy looking at camera at Forest Lake Christian senior lifestyle portraits in Rocklin, California

Straight from Guatemala?

Senior guy with an orange drink at Forest Lake Christian senior lifestyle portraits in Rocklin, California

The leather buckle cuff was totally created by him!

Senior guy's leather buckle cuff at Forest Lake Christian senior lifestyle portraits in Rocklin, California

Get this, he also likes to write some of his own music!

Senior guy writting a music piece at Forest Lake Christian senior lifestyle portraits in Rocklin, California

As well as tap into some old soul music with a few records.

Senior guy with an old record at Forest Lake Christian senior lifestyle portraits in Rocklin, California
Senior guy's shoes in the hay at Forest Lake Christian senior lifestyle portraits in Rocklin, California
Senior guy holding his hat and laughing at Forest Lake Christian senior lifestyle portraits in Rocklin, California

Every guy needs a pair of wingtips like these!

Senior guy's shoes at Forest Lake Christian senior lifestyle portraits in Rocklin, California
Senior guy's black hat at Forest Lake Christian senior lifestyle portraits in Rocklin, California

Favorite set!

Senior guy posing with his hat in hand at Forest Lake Christian senior lifestyle portraits in Rocklin, California

June 25, 2012

Thanks to everyone who came out Saturday to browse the Fair in the Square! As a proud homeschool graduate, it was fun to be back in the atmosphere and see so many old friends! I had to leave early to shoot a wedding, but I heard the kids enjoyed the otter pops we gave out. Can’t wait to see who is next in joining the Lydia Seniors team!

This is where my love of interior design gets its kicks. Half the fun was designing my booth layout!

Cool candle holders make for great business card displays!

As a bibliophile, books to display pictures and cards are a must!

My grandpa’s dynamite box from his coal mining days made an appearance again.

Much love to Grass Valley Florist for loaning me easels, the antique sewing machine table, and a few flowers to complete the look!

Something about the wire basket display on the left made it my very favorite part of the display. My great uncle’s old camera sitting nearby didn’t hurt either!

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