Petaluma Senior Photos/ Kylie’s Town and Country Photoshoot

Senior girl close up with hat in field of flowers

Let’s talk about cute outfits for senior photos……

Kylie was a dream to photograph…..obviously she’s a beauty, but she also exuded a free and fun spirit that comes through in the photoshoot. She put together some adorable outfits as well. Not too trendy, you want to be able to look at them in 10 years and not wonder “what was I thinking.” She wore the most beautiful flowing, pastel toned dress that her sister Shanelle had worn in her Senior photos several years ago. Maxi dresses in a fabric that has movement when the wind catches have a romantic, etherial vibe. I always like the look of a jeans and white shirt. It’s classic but the style of top worn can add that personal style. Rompers have recently become an essential part of any styled photoshoot. Paired with booties and a hat and belt ( see Kylie’s photos below) and Voila, super cute outfit! I always like the look of a jeans and white shirt. It’s classic but the style of top worn can add those personal style vibes. Rompers have recently become an essential part of any styled wardrobe change. Paired with booties and a hat and belt ( see Kylie’s photos below) and Voila, super cute outfit!

Kylie was photographed during this years spectacular spring! With all the rain we had this year, the wildflowers were in full bloom in the Sonoma County countryside. Chocolate Horse Farm ( where I’ve been riding for about 17 years) is my go to spot for Sonoma Countys rolling hills. Petaluma’s historic and charming downtown was also used as a backdrop for Kylie’s Senior photos. Lindsey Neuerburg at Urban Elements Salon added gorgeous hair extensions for the photoshoot and Senior Prom.

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Petaluma Senior portrait of girl wearing a hat in wildflowers
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Bay area senior portrait photographer/ Blue Velvet Valentine

The blue crushed velvet and Carmel’s eyes were absolutely mesmerizing……. this is only one portion of the photoshoot which was perfectly planned during a break in this crazy rainy season. Valentine’s Day is this week and these photos capture the fun and fashion of the season. The blue velvet dress is from OOH LA LOFT. Makeup by Mandy at Sensational Skin Petaluma, Hair by Rapunzel’s. It all came together like perfectly at the French inspired hotel ,The Metro. This is a style I like to call Modern/Vintage! A perfect combo of the new and the old, the trendy and the classic. This shoot was so special because ,when Carmel was three, I had the pleasure of photographing her during a family portrait shoot! Carmel is now a Senior attending  St. Vincent’s High School. It’s just amazing seeing the little girl I photographed 15 years ago all grown up and so incredibly beautiful, both inside and out.

Santa Rosa Senior photographer/ Julia’s fall winery session

Julia’s photos were taken at a BEAUTIFUL winery in Sonoma…..She wore the most adorable feminine floral vintage style dress for the first look. Mom, Leslie made a floral crown to add to some of the photos! And those purple lace up heels are to die for! Julia is the youngest of 3 sisters ( Emily and Maddie) and all three girls had there Senior photos done at this winery by me. Each of them very different but yet with enough similarities that there is continuity. Leslie had this well planned out from the beginning. Check out all of Julia’s style below….Makeup is by the VERY talented Brittney Lee!

        

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