My little sister graduated this year from SDSU with a mechanical engineering degree ( I know, we are total opposites) and I am so proud of her, and all of her accomplishments! Not only is she super smart, but she is also ultra creative, and badass. When it came time to take senior pictures of her, we knew that conventional pictures where not going to cut it. This girl is not only a crazy fashionista, but she built her own hot rod truck! (a bit of a right of passage in our family). We needed to portray a certain… vibe. And boy do I think we nailed it! This beauty has brains, and can weld like a champ!
Many of you may recognize Nicole from her wedding pictures! I shot her wedding in March, and then her Maternity shoot a few month later. When looking at Nicole, and seeing how adorable she was at 8 month pregnant, I knew we had only one choice… a forest fairy themed shoot. I mean come on people, doesn’t this girl look like she is going to sprout wings and fly away?! Upon telling Nicole that I thought she needed a flower crown for this shoot, she simply smiled, and said “whatever you think will look cute, I will do!” How cool is that?!
Being that this session was planned months in advance, it never occurred to me that the Sunday we planned to do Kat’s senior session, also fell over Memorial day weekend. EVERYWHERE WAS A MAD HOUSE. Although we couldn’t get in to balboa park, we ultimately ended up at Seaport Village, and we got some GREAT stuff! It is always fun for me to walk in to a location, and try to find little gems that may not otherwise be looked at like an “ideal” photo op location, and we succeeded over and over again! With rich wood backgrounds, magically lit up trees, and of course, the carousel! Even in the middle of a busy holiday weekend, with people crawling around everywhere, we had a blast!
When I heard that Paul was in need of some head shots for his real estate career, I knew that I needed to be his girl! I have known Paul for a number of years, and knew that his lively and adventurous spirit belonged outside, and not in a stuffy studio, with head-shots that looked like they came from the 80s. I was hell bent and determined to prove my theory on him, and I sure do believe it worked!! We took some studio shots, “just because”, but spent most of our time running around downtown San Diego, looking for interesting backgrounds. I had so much fun shooting Paul, and am so thrilled to see some artistic flair break in to the real estate market!