Senior Photos 2018/ Julia from Sonoma Academy

boho styled Senior portraits

Meet Julia! 2018 Ambassador for MJM  Senior Photos from Sonoma Academy! Julia is so much fun to work with. She is involved with preforming arts as an actress and has the most beautiful hair I’ve ever seen!  Julia’s photoshoot was done on two different days. I really wanted to photograph her in the mustard fields with the beautiful yellow skirt designed by Altana Danzhalova San Francisco (  Julia was leaving for Greece so we had just enough time to photograph her in the mustard fields while they were still in bloom.The rest would have to wait a couple weeks.

The second half of the shoot was all Julia! Photographed in the studio and in my pool house, then to a special spot I found off the beaten track. A small snake was there to greet us, YIKES!!!  Good thing her Dad was there to remove it for us. Thanks Chris! Julia’s Mom Katherine is an AMAZING lady! She runs the Facebook Page “Nasty Classy Women” and is very involved in the resistance! I admire Katherine for her passion and dedication to this historic challenge our county is facing. Check out Julia’s photos below and see her for more information about Mary Jean Murphy Senior photography 2018!



Senior girl in mustard fields
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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



Santa Rosa Senior photographer/ Cardinal Newman Senior Charlotte

Charlotte is as adorable and sweet as she looks! She had so many fun ideas from the balloons, books and glitter to a beautiful bohemian chic look with a teepee. I love working in a studio setting and the bubble gum pink background was a perfect match for Charlotte’s  girly, girl looks. The lovely floral, bell sleeved dress and bohemian looks were photographed “on location” in Petaluma. These brought out a more reflective, chill vibe.  Charlotte with be attending college in South Carolina this fall. WAY TO GO CHARLOTTE !!!!!

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