Monthly Archives: May 2012

I am in love with how Courtenay’s maternity session pictures turned out!! First of all, she’s gorgeous and except for her cute “waddle” you’d probably never even know she was pregnant. When she told me she wanted to do some images with cloth wrapped around her, I wasn’t too sure if it would end up being too cliche’ and cheesy but they totally did not!! She bought a ton of this beautiful plum colored fabric right over at the local Jo-Ann’s (8 yards if you must know) and so instead of wrapping, and wrapping, and wrapping around her, I thought it would be cool to have it drape out to the sides almost like a formal gown. It turned out even better than I’d expected and absolutely no sewing involved!! haha!! I love to photograph pregnancy / maternity session in more of an urban style setting but I thinkI may have discovered a new favorite spot!! It’s nice and private too so it worked out perfectly.

Courtenay waited a bit longer to do her session than I normally recommend (usually around 7-8 months is great) and so when she told me she wanted to literally hike up the huge hill behind her house I was more than a little nervous to say the least. Who knows, maybe it helped speed things along since she went into labor just about 3 days after our shoot!! Congrats on your new beautiful baby girl, Gia!!


To view more of our pregnancy pictures, you can check out our Portrait Website. Click here to view a Pasadena Maternity Session.

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  • heatherJune 18, 2012 - 4:42 pm

    i LOVE this shoot! how in the world did y’all wrap all that fabric? I want to do a similar shoot with my photog, and just bought the fabric. any tips on how to wrap the fabric, and get the flow behind?ReplyCancel

    • tararochelleJuly 1, 2012 - 10:34 pm

      Hi there- thank you for your kind comment! I’d never wrapped fabric like that before and it was a heavy jersey type knit that I literally just wrapped around a few times and then draped it to the side. I think since it was heavy, it just sorta stayed put. Thanks for stopping by!ReplyCancel

Carmen is absolutely gorgeous and I love the way her senior pictures turned out that we shot around downtown L.A. but, I still wanted to do more so we could take advantage of using more natural light so we did another session a few days later out in Santa Clarita. I’ve been playing the using strobes (large flash units) out on location and I definitely want to play around with it more. I am such a natural light girl that I’m a little out of my comfort zone when using the strobes. I’m great with them in studio, just on location I find that I’m having a tough time shooting slow enough for the lights to recycle. Either that or I’m just way to much of a fast shooter. Maybe both 🙂 Anyway, here are some of my favorites images from those two sessions!! Enjoy!

Carmen : Valencia High School Senior Model


We are running a promotion for the entire month of May on our senior portrait sessions!! Call today to book your session and you’ll save 50% off the session fee! The best part about it is that you don’t even have to shoot your senior pictures in May. You can do your shoot anytime you’d like it just has to be reserved this month to take advantage of the discount! We also have new rates and great new collections as well!

Want to be a studio model (rep) for Tara Rochelle? We are still looking for a handful of students to spoil with a free Experience Session (that’s our biggie- a 3 hour destination shoot with unlimited outfit changes) and tons of other goodies!! Apply here if you’re interested : TR 2013 Senior Models. You can also view more of our work on our senior portrait website here : Tara Rochelle Senior Pictures

Here is another session we did out here in Santa Clarita you might want to check out too : Morgan from Valencia High School

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