Madison : Southern California Senior Portrait Photographer

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Q:What is your Dream College?

A. My dream is to attend UC Santa Barbara or San Diego State and dance

Q. College Major?
A. Nutrition
Q. What extracurricular activities are you involved in?
A. I am on the Valencia Dance Team and attend To the Pointe Dance and Pilates Centre where I train and perfect my dance technique. I am apart of the Family Promise organization where I provide food and comfort to homeless families. I also babysit two times a week because I enjoy children and entertaining them.
Q. What kind of look were you going for in your senior photos?
A. For my senior pictures I was looking for locations and outfits that represent me. I don’t often go out of the box with my outfits but I feel that my outfits we just enough to stand out and still represent me. I am a beach girl so I defiantly wanted to make a trip to the beach. I also love bright greenery and flowers that would make my outfits pop.
Q. How was your experience during your senior shoot?
A. My experience at my senior shoot was amazing. I had so much fun picking out my locations based off my outfits. I enjoyed the experience of getting my hair and makeup professionally done and loved that way it turned out. I loved the poses and positions that I was in while taking my photos. My favorite part was taking photos in white flowers with my black outfit. I also loved finishing off my shoot at the beach where I could let loose and have fun. Overall this experience made me feel more confident while taking photos and allowed me to have a fun time while modeling at the same time.
Q. What’s one piece of advice you’d give to anyone getting their senior photos taken?
A. A piece of advice that I would like to give is to make sure you have fun and enjoy the process. Also make sure all your clothes are ready to go so you can easily change and look flawless for every outfit shot.
Q. How many outfits did you take?
A. I took 6 outfits.
Q. Would you have taken more or less, reasons why?
A. This outfit amount was a perfect amount because I was able to mix and match different types of looks without repeating the same types of outfits. I had an extra outfit that I brought but I felt 6 had plenty of variety to shoot with.
Q. Did you accessorize differently with each outfit?
A. I did accessorize differently with each outfit because I felt that matching my accessories with my outfits would look put together and clean. I would recommend earrings for every outfit. They bring together an outfit perfectly and they look beautiful. For shoes, I used basic heals and some sandals. Your feet aren’t included much in some shots but I would still recommend having a pair of shoes for each outfit just in case. I organized my jewelry separately for each outfit. I would put certain bracelets and necklaces that would look amazing with the individual outfits in a bag and place it with that outfit. Overall, accessories are important to have to bring together an outfit and make it not look too plain.
Q. Did you take any props or try to incorporate any activities that you’re in?
A. I didn’t include many props in my shoot the only prop type item I had was a hat that I used in one of my shots. It was a fun touch to my outfit because I don’t normally wear hats so it brought me out of my comfort zone.
Q. Any tips on how to prepare for the session or must have things to bring?
A. Some must have items are lots and lots of jewelry. You can never have too much jewelry for a photo shoot. It adds so much more to an outfit and brings out your features. Another thing to bring is a Suitcase or duffel of some sort to keep your clothes and accessories in order without ruining them. The last thing to bring is your fun and energetic self because it is a long but super fun day that you will remember forever.
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 did have a plan as to what my hair and makeup was going to be. I wanted a natural look for my makeup. I used Pinterest to look at natural make up hat would bring out my blue eyes. I found multiple ideas and brought those images to show the makeup artist. She did my makeup flawlessly and it was a perfect mix of a natural yet still glam look. For my hair, I decided to curl it and leave it down the entire shoot. I wanted to keep my hair down because I wanted the focus to be my face and not my crazy hair do that I could have done.
Q. Did you find a store that had everything you were looking for?
A. For my shoot I found almost all of my outfits at Free People. I love Free People because they have outfits that are out of the box but still fit your own personal style. This store had everything including dresses, skirts, tops, you name it. They have it all. I also purchased many accessories form Francesca’s. This store has so many earrings and necklaces to choose from that match any kind of outfit. I also got my beachy type looks form Rip Curl. This store has many beach type rompers and flowy clothes that look stunning while shooting by the shore. With these stores plus many others I was able to get all the items I needed to make my shoot perfect.
Q. What ended up being your favorite outfit and why?
A. My favorite outfit ended up being my black two piece with the black hat. This is because the outfit really popped in the location I was in and it fit my body perfectly allowing it to looks flawless on camera. This outfit also brought color to my blue eyes which looked amazing on camera.
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. Being a beach girl, I had my heart set in going to the beach. The beach is where I like to spend most of my time so having my senior shoot there would show off my personality. I also love going to places with bright greenery because it shows great on camera and makes you stand out. I also wanted some color so I posed in front of bright pink flowers which ended up turning out great. Finally, I went to the Ventura Train Station which was super fun. I would definitely recommend going there plus incorporating color and greenery.
Q. What’s on your BUCKET LIST of things to do or see?
A. 1. Skydive
2. Hike through beautiful waterfalls
3. Explore the world and nature
4. Travel out of the country
5. Get married and start a family
Q. FUN FACTS ABOUT MADISON!
A. I love horror movies
I am a competitive dancer
I don’t like chocolate or soda
I love Science especially Anatomy
I love the Dolan Twins
I love the Cheesecake Factory
I don’t like History
I am obsessed with apple juice
Favorite high school memory was competing at nationals for dance team
Best thing about being a senior is having fun with friends all the time
I love Vanilla ice cream with rainbow sprinkles
I have one brother
My worst haircut was when I cut it to my shoulders
Q. Tell me 2 truths and 1 Lie
A. I don’t like chocolate
I’ve never been out of the country
I have a dog (lie)
Q. Is there anything you would have done differently for your shoot?
A. I wouldn’t have done anything differently because every aspect of my shoot went perfectly and I would never change anything about it.
Q. What was your favorite thing about your session or the overall experience?
A. My favorite thing about my senior session was being photographed with my favorite outfits and being glammed up while having fun at my locations.
Q. Why do you think senior portraits are important?
A. Senior portraits are important because they show off how much you have changed since the beginning of high school. They also bring out your personality through your clothes and locations. It also serves as a memory to look back to for years and years to come.
Q. Why did you choose Tara Rochelle to take your senior pictures?
A. I choose Tara Rochelle for my photos because she does an amazing job at using light and camera angles to capture the perfect image. Her quality of pictures are amazing and her editions brings out each models physical features. She is also a fun and energetic person to work with and I enjoyed my experience with her.
Are you looking for a Southern California Senior Portrait Photographer? Check out my Senior Portrait Website for more info on sessions, what to expect, and my online portfolio! Do you need some more shoot inspiration? Go ahead and check out these Santa Barbara Senior Portraits with Lexy! Keep in mind that when you’re looking for a Southern California Senior Portrait Photographer, they will most likely book several months in advance. This is especially true for the summer months when out of state clients are traveling to California for summer vacation and many want to do their portraits while in town. Be sure to book early to get the best dates!

Lexy : Senior Portraits in Santa Barbara California

Senior Portraits in Santa Barbara California
Are you ready to see Lexy’s Senior Portraits in Santa Barbara California? Lexy just graduated from Hart High School in the Santa Clarita Valley! She also was a part of my 2018 senior model team. What’s a model team you might ask? Well, every year I ask my current clients and model team to nominate girls that they think would be a great fit for my studio. Model team girls get spoiled with fun stuff like free shoots throughout the year where they get to come and model and have fun with other teen girls in the area. They also may be asked to model fashion trends for the local Inside SCV magazine that I regularly shoot editorials for. And they also get a nice little discount perk for their own senior session. Back to Lexy! Here’s what she had to say about her Senior Portraits in Santa Barbara California!santa barbara senior picturesnatural light senior portraits in Santa Barbara beautiful senior pictures in Southern Califonria Santa Barbara senior portrait photographers location ideas for senior portraits senior portrait picture ideas styling ideas for senior pictures posing ideas for senior pictures makeup ideas for senior pictures hairstyling ideas for senior pictures natural light senior portraits in California natural light senior portraits in Santa Barbara natural light senior portraits in Southern California natural light senior portraits in Santa Barbara Mission clothing ideas for senior pictures clothing ideas for senior portraits clothing ideas for senior pictures
Q. What kind of look were you going for in your senior photos?
A. Just something fun to represent my personality through pictures and also to wear my style of cute and fun clothing
Q. How was your experience during your senior shoot?
A. It was a great experience. My mom and I had so much fun with Wendy and Tara and going to Santa Barbara was a beautiful area with a lot of hidden gem places. The shoot was enjoyable enough so i could be myself and comfortable in pictures
Q. What’s one piece of advice you’d give to anyone getting their senior photos taken?
A. To take in and enjoy every second of it because I always think years from now that I’ll have the privilege to be able to look back on these pictures reflecting my senior year. (also when taking pictures, the poses that feel most awkward come out the best! 😉
Q. How many outfits did you take?
A. practically half my closet hahaha kidding but i brought at least 11 outfits and we used 6
Q. Would you have taken more or less, reasons why?
A. I think the more the better because it gives more options and you rather have a variety to choose from rather than have too little.
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. For every outfit I wore all my Alex and Ani bracelets because i always have them on me and they came out great in pictures and added more to the photos! I also used necklaces so bring as many necklaces as you want to choose from. I even brought my cowboy boots and cowboy hat for a fun theme for my pictures andI also brought a rose to put in my hair mainly because I LOVE country and my middle name is Rose so what better way to describe myself in a picture. Shoes i planned with my outfits at home, depends on your outfits but i brought my sandals, boots and converse.
Q. Did you take any props or try to incorporate any activities that you’re in?
A. No I didn’t but i did use the indian headdress which was amazing because Hart’s mascot is an indian and i’m also native american so it worked perfectly.
Q. Any tips on how to prepare for the session or must have things to bring?
A. If you are getting hair and makeup on always come natural. If done by yourself always bring makeup with you to touch up! and look like yourself, don’t try to be someone you’re not!
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 just had Wendy do whatever she wanted because she’s great 🙂
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. Taylor Lynn Boutique has it all!!!
Q. What ended up being your favorite outfit and why?
A. I loved my first outfit with the green top and printed pants and i also loved my outfit with my cowboy boots
Q. Let’s talk about locations. What location 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. We went to Santa Barbara and it was the perfect location for the look iIwas going for!
Q. FUN FACTS ABOUT YOU!!
A. Favorite Movie: The Blind Side
I love love love sports especially football
Celebrity Crush: Zac Efron
Best thing about being a senior: wanting to make as many memeories as possible before we all go separate ways
Favorite Places to shop: Taylor Lynn Boutique, Free people, Pacsun
Best High School memory: my sweet 16 birthday party
I’ve been cheering for about 13 years
I’m Puerto Rican, Mexican and Native American
I’m terrified of clowns
I could literally eat popcorn and mac and cheese everyday, it’s bad!
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. Having so many pictures to choose from and being a senior model and making friendships with other girls in scv who are too
Q. Why do you think senior portraits are important?
A. because they capture your senior year and you’ll be able to look back on these forever
Q. Why did you choose Tara Rochelle to take your senior pictures?
A. because her pictures are amazing and she’s the best!!

Alex : West Ranch High School Senior Portraits

On today’s blog I’m showcasing the awesome West Ranch High School Senior Portraits of Miss Alex! Alex is a Class of 2018 senior and is one of my TR Models!
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Q. What extracurricular activities are you involved in?
A. Dancer, I teach dance
Q. What kind of look were you going for in your senior photos?
A. Mixture of everything
Q. How was your experience during your senior shoot?
A. I loved it so much!
Q. What’s one piece of advice you’d give to anyone getting their senior photos taken?
A. Just be yourself don’t hold back laugh it out
Q. How many outfits did you take?
A. 4
Q. Would you have taken more or less, reasons why?
A. More, because I can never chose
Q. Did you accessorize differently with each outfit?
A. Bring everything and see how it works out
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. Just bring a suitcase of everything you own Tara is amazing at picking outfits.
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 LOVED my makeup and no I just trusted Wendy and she didn’t let me down
Q. Did you find a store that had everything you were looking for?
A. I just borrowed some clothes from Friends and used some of my own
Q. What ended up being your favorite outfit and why?
A. My checked skirt and yellow top, it felt the most me out of all of the outfits
Q. Let’s talk about locations. What location(s) did you choose for your session?
A. Venice, it has beautiful art and locations
Q. What’s on your BUCKET LIST of things to do or see? (please name at least 5)
A. Meet Obama, travel to Europe, go skydiving, take a day to go on random adventures, Do something to change this worl
Q. FUN FACTS ABOUT ALEX!!
Favorite Movie : Forest Gump
Favorite Ice Cream Flavor : Cookie Dough
Favorite Beverage : Lemonade
Favorite Restaurant : Kabuki
Stupid Human Tricks : I can walk on my toes and pop my shoulders out of command
Favorite Place to Shop : Urban Outfitters
Celebrity Crush : Patrick Dempsey
Favorite H.S. Memory : School Walkout
Best thing about being a Senior : Being surrounded by my best friends
Least favorite subject in school : Math
Favorite subject in school : History
Funny story about you and your BFF : Me and my best friend went out and bought the same perfume, bracelet, and outfit without even talking to each other about it
Q. Tell me 2 truths and 1 Lie- (be sure to tell me which one is the lie)A. 2 truths
I transferred schools for senior year
I love sushi more then life
1 lie
I love tomatoes
Q. Is there anything you would have done differently for your shoot?
A. No everything was perfect
Q. What was your favorite thing about your session or the overall experience?
A. Feeling like the center of attention
Q. Why do you think senior portraits are important?
A. You will always look back on your senior year
Q. Why did you choose Tara Rochelle to take your senior pictures?
A. I’ve always loved her pictures