Bay Area Boudoir Photography/ California Girl Claire

Boudoir photography with a natural modern vibe

Claire and I met before her boudoir photo shoot to discuss what style of photos she was interested in doing….I always like to meet with my clients before hand to get a sense of what their all about. Also to discuss location, wardrobe, hair & makeup etc. I find this complimentary consultation priceless.  Anyhow, while chatting with Claire, I totally got her totally chill, classic California Girl style. With that gorgeous sun dipped hair and rocking’ body. She had done body building and had the abs to prove it! Hair and Makeup by Brittney Lee  https://makeupbybrittneylee.com 

 

Boudoir photography with a natural modern vibe

Petaluma/Santa Rosa Senior photographer/1970’s California Road Trip

Boho styled girls

It was love at first sight when I saw the Native American trading post in Sebastopol on HWY. 116!!! Some of my favorite memories of being a child was driving to Montana to visit my Grandparents and cousins. It would usually take several days and along the way were Indian Trading Posts. They were always filled with treasures you’d never see anywhere else. Sebastopol’s “Native Rider’s” is the only Trading Post in between Arizona And Washington state. They have beautiful American made hats, furs clothing and exquisite vintage jewelry. (check out the squash blossom necklaces in this shoot) Definitely worth checking out! Thank you Native Rider’s for letting us shoot there! Or crash your establishment on Memorial Day! I can’t say enough about how wonderful these Senior models are! They include Makenna Mattei and Maddie Kenyon Mattei from Casa Grande, Ashley Ayers from Petaluma, Haley Antonini from St. Vincent’s and Jullie Bundesen from Cardinal Newman.Thank you so much!!! You girls ROCK!!!

We literally went on a little Road trip in Sebastopol hitting some awesome and funky spots for this shoot. The styling is by me with input from each model. The girls did their own hair & makeup for a natural “road trip” look. My inspiration and some of the clothes are from Spell Designs Australia, surprise,surprise! #Spelladdict

ENJOY! MJM

         

Bay Area Senior photographer/ Bohemian Beach/ class of 2017 model shoot

Bohemian Beach was photographed on Dillan Beach in Marin. Senior models are Julia Stark from Casa Grande, Julia Hunter from St. Vincent’s and Kendall Middlebrook from Analy. Makeup by Blush Petaluma. Wardrobe from Spell Designs, Byron Bay Australia. Mandala tapestries from Ooh La Loft Petaluma.

    

Bay Area teen model photographer/ Trinity’s boho, retro shoot

Trinity is a beautiful, sweet and outgoing 15 year old that is stepping into the modeling world! Her session included a number of looks photographed in the studio and on location in  Petaluma. Her looks cover boho, retro and fitness. She loved boho looks so I added my favorite Turkish coin necklace and a black hat to her cutoffs, white tee & booties. The adorable white lace dress is from Petaluma’s own” Ooh La Loft” and was styled with a very special vintage french lace used as a headband. We shot on a chilly but sunny December afternoon and the light was spectacular! There’s something about a sunny winter sunset that I find absolutely magical. We also went to my favorite junk yard. Stay tuned, the junkyard story ( or what I thought was a junk yard and turned out to be a Burning Man warehouse and artists work space) coming soon! Since we took these photos, Trinity has had an audition and has a call back this week! GO TRINITY!!!

       

Bay Area Senior photographer/ Olivia’s boho beach shoot

Beautiful Olivia was simply AMAZING to work with on this Gypsylovinlight inspired photoshoot at Dillan Beach. In case you’re not familiar with Helen Janneson Bense a.k.a. Gypsylovinlight, she’s an Australian beach goddess that rules Instagram with her beachy style and layers of gorgeous jewelry and flash tattoos. Olivia owned this shoot with her stunning natural beauty and easy California vibe! Wardrobe and flash tattoos for this shoot are from the lovelies at OOH LA LOFT. Makeup by MAC. Jewelry by GRACE BIJOU and Spell Design Australia. Olivia is a Senior model  for me representing the Class of 2016 and is a Senior at St.Vincent’s Petaluma! This blog post is part 1 of 2. Coming up…… the sky blue gown on the beach. Olivia in this dress , on the beach, needs a post all to itself