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Iam obsessed with Sarah’s Los Angeles Senior Pictures!! Sarah is a class of 2017 senior from Quartz Hills High School and she is one of my 2017 TR Senior Models! Her outfits were so amazing and so I chose a location that would give us lots of options. I wanted someplace that would give us beautiful natural areas but also a little bit of clean urban areas. What do I mean by “clean” urban? Clean urban to me are places with a bit of a city feel but without a ton of crazy walls or graffiti. Don’t get me wrong, I love crazy colored walls and graffiti and shoot those types of areas pretty often, but I didn’t think that look would go as well with Sarah’s outfits. Can we just take note on how amazing her wardrobe is that she chose for her Los Angeles senior pictures? I mean seriously amazing!! Here’s some of my favorite images (yes, there are a ton) and some tips Sarah gave for when you’re planning your own senior portraits!

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A. USC/Vanderbilt

 

Q. College Major

A. public health

 

Q. What extracurricular activities are you involved in? List off any sports, interests, hobbies, or organizations you participate in.

A. ASB- PR, class president, golf team captain, Support Our Troops president, Glasses For Our Youth LLC founder, Volunteer at the AV hospital in Pediatrics and ER, International Baccalaureate student, wind ensemble flutist

 

Q. What kind of look were you going for in your senior photos?

A. I tried to have different looks in each photo. Some of them being more urban and others having that more “boho” look. I also wanted my photos to capture my personality and my style.

 

Q. How was your experience during your senior shoot?

A. I loved it! I had so much fun and felt like a star with Tara. She made me feel so comfortable in front of the camera. I really liked all the different outfits I brought and it was fun doing poses and jumping around in them. It was a bit hot in the afternoon but I still loved my experience.

 

Q. What’s one piece of advice you’d give to anyone getting their senior photos taken

A. I recommend getting a good night rest. The long day can become tiring from all the traveling but it’s still very fun.

 

Q. How many outfits did you take?

A. 6

 

Q. Would you have taken more or less, reasons why?

A. I think I took a good amount of clothes.

 

Q. Did you accessorize differently with each outfit? If you have any tips on how many accessories, jewelry, shoes, headbands, etc they should bring, please list those tips here.

A. I did! I brought a variety of accessories- from sunglasses to rings to hats. I encourage everyone to bring a bunch of accessories because they can do a really good job complementing each outfit and adding an extra pop of color

 

Q. Did you take any props or try to incorporate any activities that you’re in?

A. no

 

Q. Any tips on how to prepare for the session or must have things to bring?

A. Spandex can be pretty helpful for those outfits with skirts. I also recommend bringing a sticky bra for the girls out there.

 

Q. Any tips on hair/makeup? Where did you get your inspiration for this? Did you bring in pictures or have a plan prior to your styling

A. I really wanted to keep my makeup more natural and simple, shying away from the bright lips or smoky eyes. I wanted photos that represented my daily life look and I did research on Pinterest and Instagram. There are some great makeup artist/hair stylist out there like Alex Centomo and Bella Fiori that can be great inspirations.

 

Q. Did you find a store that had everything you were looking for? Use this space to talk about favorite shops. If we shot 3 different looks, try to mention where you got your clothes, shoes, headbands, accessories for those looks.

A. I love the store Free People and Revolve. Revolve has the best lines, especially the Jetset Diaries that everyone should check out. I wish I had gotten a few more things from there. The outfits really complemented my body and were fun and really trendy. Accessories from Forever 21 are a must because they are all really cute and affordable.

 

Q. What ended up being your favorite outfit and why?

A. I loved the blue outfit in the grass because the colors turned out really nice. I loved how Tara was able to capture fun, serious, and candid looks in the dress. My favorite part was dancing and hopping around in the dress without any shoes on! So fun!

 

Q. Let’s talk about locations. What location(s) did you choose for your session? Why did you choose that location? Do you wish you would have gone some place different or would you suggest where you went?

A. I originally had a hard time finding a place that I just loved so I sent a bunch of photos to Tara, asking which place would be best. Tara recommended a location with  a variety of backgrounds, ranging from laundromats, to grass fields, to urban settings. I loved the place because the lighting in all the photos turned out really nice and we were able to get a variety of settings.

 

Q. FUN FACTS ABOUT SARAH-

I have a hidden talent of being able to sing the alphabet backwards in 3 seconds.

I love the shows: The Bachelor, Grey’s Anatomy, Scandal, Bones, Quantico

My best friend and I are going to be Cristina and Meredith from Grey’s Anatomy on Halloween.

I LOVE NATHAN ADRIAN AND CONOR DWYER.

I was born (and still) have elf ears.

I love the movie/book Me Before You.

I am obsessed with watching the Olympics (especially swimming and gymnastics).

I hate pasta.

Best things about senior year is senior lunch privileges where I can leave campus.

I recently just got my bronze presidential volunteer service award.

My most embarrassing moment was when my high school crush walked up to me and said “XYZ”

I love love love traveling and have gone to 23 states in America.

I got to plan my school’s prom last year.

I’m currently working as an intern with the LA County Board of Supervisors.

I probably wouldn’t survive without my iPhone.

I go to Starbucks 5/7 days a week and can name every employee at my local Starbucks.

I love vox videos.

I am that crazy driver your mother warns you about everyday.

 

Q. Is there anything you would have done differently for your shoot?

A. No, I really loved the experience and how all my photos turned out.

 

Q. What was your favorite thing about your session or the overall experience?

A. I loved that reveal appointment after the shoot. When Tara showed me the slide show, I was excited and had chills from how well she was able to capture everything. She was able to get everything I desired and I could not have asked for a better experience.

 

Q. Why do you think senior portraits are important?

A. I think they are so important because they are just apart of that senior year experience. Just like senior sunrise, homecoming, prom, and graduation, senior portraits are just one of those things that make the last of year of high school memorable and special.

 

Q. Why did you choose Tara Rochelle to take your senior pictures?

A. I wanted photos that would capture the fun and joy in senior year. I wanted something I could look back at and have fond memories of and just looking at Tara’s instagram, I knew that she could help me with that. Every photo she captures are filled with vibrant and beautiful colors and candid smiles.

 

Did you love Sarah’s outfits as much as I did? What was your favorite? If you liked Sarah’s Los Angeles senior pictures you might also like these Southern California Senior Pictures of Avery. Now booking my last dates of 2016 in December and Spring of 2017!

 

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Makena is seriously one of the sweetest girls I have ever met and I was so excited to do her senior pictures in Santa Barbara. Makena graduated this last summer from Valencia High School and is now attending college in Nashville! Earlier this year she hosted a TEDx Youth event and I was honored to be able to attend. Makena coordinated the event with her friends and had amazing speakers come to the event including Ray Lewis, Christina Perri, and Jared Emerson among others!

 

She is in love with horses and so she knew she wanted to have both of them come to the photo shoot. On the day of her session, it was one of the hottest days ever but Makena was still fabulous! We stopped at some other areas before heading to do her senior pictures in Santa Barbara. I am obsessed with all of the gorgeous images we were able to capture on the beach. Photographing horses can be a challenge but Makena was super patient and just enjoyed the time with her loves.  Thank you Makena for such an amazing day and I hope you’re loving your new college adventures!!santa-barbara-senior-pictures-photos-beach-horses-tara-rochelle_0085Senior Pictures in Santa Barbara California by Tara Rochelle PhotographySenior Pictures in Santa Barbara California by Tara Rochelle PhotographySenior Pictures in Santa Barbara California by Tara Rochelle PhotographySenior Pictures in Santa Barbara California by Tara Rochelle PhotographySenior Pictures in Santa Barbara California by Tara Rochelle PhotographySenior Pictures in Santa Barbara California by Tara Rochelle PhotographySenior Pictures in Santa Barbara California by Tara Rochelle PhotographySenior Pictures in Santa Barbara California by Tara Rochelle PhotographySenior Pictures in Santa Barbara California by Tara Rochelle PhotographySenior Pictures in Santa Barbara California by Tara Rochelle PhotographySenior Pictures in Santa Barbara California by Tara Rochelle PhotographySenior Pictures at the beach in Southern California by Tara RochelleSenior Pictures at the beach in Southern California by Tara RochelleSenior Pictures in Santa Barbara California by Tara Rochelle PhotographyEquestrian Senior Pictures at the Beach by Tara RochelleEquestrian Senior Pictures at the Beach by Tara RochelleMakena Lautner Senior Pictures by Tara Rochelle Photography in Santa BarbaraMakena Lautner Senior Pictures by Tara Rochelle Photography in Santa BarbaraEquestrian Senior Pictures at the Beach by Tara RochelleHorse Senior pictures on the beach in Santa Barbara California

My School : Valencia

My Hometown : Grand Rapids, Michigan

Nicknames : Ken

Favorite Candy : Reeses

Favorite Drink : Lemonade

Favorite Website : Twitter

My Dream Job : Barrel Racer

My First Crush : Mark McClafferty

My Biggest Accomplishment So Far in High School : First Team League

An Unusual Talent I have : I can do weird things with my mouth

Favorite Place on Earth : Horse Ranch

Favorite Song : Speakers by Sam Hunt

The Person I Most want to meet : Jack Gilinksy

My Favorite Thing in my closet : Dresses

My Favorite Brand : Free People

Something I wish I were better at : School

3 Things I can’t live without : My Horses, Jeep, and Hayley

Something I always have in my purse : Chapstick

My goal after high school : Become a pro barrel racer

My hobbies : Horseback riding

Favorite Fictional Character : Elsa

The last good book I read : A Thousand Tomorrows

My favorite dessert : Pazookie

What I’m most excited about for my senior year : Senior Pics!

A random fact about myself : I’ve had 2 surgeries

My friends would describe me as : Energetic

 

What was your favorite images from Makena’s senior pictures in Santa Barbara? I’m currently booked up until December and have just a few spots left! Do you need some more inspiration for senior pictures at the beach? Here’s senior pictures in Santa Monica you can check out!

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Say hello to the adorable Billie and her amazing Venice California Senior Pictures!! Billie is a class of 2017 senior over at West Ranch high school in Santa Clarita. Isn’t she the cutest thing ever? And the great thing is, she’s just as beautiful on the inside as she is on the outside! I had such a fun day shooting all over Venice with her and her mom!

To make things a little different today, I decided to ask Billie some questions about her shoot. I always get asked questions from clients inquiring about a senior shoot so instead of me answering, I thought it would be best to hear it straight from a senior!

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 Q. Do you have any College Plans? If so, where?
A. A four-year university
Q. College Major?
A. Biology/Pre-Med
Q. What extracurricular activities are you involved in?
A. DANCE
Q. What kind of look were you going for in your senior photos?
A. Bright, fun, and colorful
Q. How was your experience during your senior shoot?
A. I had such a fun time! I loved everything we saw, and it was an overall painless day.
Q. What’s one piece of advice you’d give to anyone getting their senior photos taken?
A. Know what you want! If you already know what hair, make up, and location you want, then it makes the photographers job easier. Also, you will love your pictures even more.
Q. How many outfits did you take?
A. 6
Q. Would you have taken more or less, reasons why?
A. We were able to fit all the outfits we wanted in, and it worked out perfectly.
Q. Did you accessorize differently with each outfit?
A. I do not own many accessories, but Tara was able to match my outfits with her own jewelry. I would suggest anything you feel beautiful in.
Q. Did you take any props or try to incorporate any activities that you’re in?
A. No 🙂
Q. Any tips on how to prepare for the session or must have things to bring?
A. Plan what you want for hair and makeup because if you know what you want you will feel more confident. Bring water too! Modeling is hard work!
Q. Any tips on hair/makeup? Where did you get your inspiration for this?
A. Pick what you want, but also what will look best. You can change your hair, but it should match the locations and the style. When I was looking for styles, Pinterest was my best friend.
Q. Did you find a store that had everything you were looking for?
A. When I went shopping, I looked for anything that screamed my name. I wanted my clothes to bring out who I am as a person. If I didn’t HAVE to have it, I didn’t buy it.
Q. What ended up being your favorite outfit and why?
A. My favorite outfit was my blue romper. I loved it because by the end my curls were looser, my make up was a bit different, and I had already been having a great day. I think it showed in the pictures.
Q. Let’s talk about locations. What location(s) did you choose for your session?
A. We chose to go down in Venice. I loved it because there were so many fun and crazy backgrounds. I love color so much, and the location had so much of it.
Q. FUN FACTS ABOUT BILLIE!!
A. I love Disney movies!
I love chocolate ice cream!
Right now, I can’t get enough of orange juice.
I can make a clover with my tongue.
I have a major celeb crush on Justin Bieber.
My fav highschool memory so far has been making my friends.
I am so happy to be a senior because there are so many fun events planned.
I hate history so much…
I am a science nerd.
When I was ten, I decided to get bangs. The lady did a terrible job.
Q. Is there anything you would have done differently for your shoot?
A. Nope!
Q. What was your favorite thing about your session or the overall experience?
A. I loved how easy it was to model. I never felt awkward or nervous. I just had fun.
Q. Why do you think senior portraits are important?
A. It is fun to showcase the beauty the the teen has as they get ready to branch off. It seems as if the senior pictures show freedom.
Q. Why did you choose Tara Rochelle to take your senior pictures?
A. I had seen her pictures from a few friends, and I loved how happy they seemed.
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