Katelyn : Saugus High School Senior Portraits

Today on the blog I’m doing a little TBT featuring a Saugus High School senior portraits session with Katelyn! Katelyn was a Class of 2017 senior at Saugus H.S. and I never got around to sharing her beautiful portraits! Here is what Katelyn had to say about her senior portrait experience with Tara Rochelle Photography! Enjoy!
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Q. What kind of look were you going for in your senior photos?
A. I didn’t have a particular look I just went for what’s my style and shoes my personality
Q. How was your experience during your senior shoot?
A. It was amazing I had so much fun! I would totally do it again!
Q. What’s one piece of advice you’d give to anyone getting their senior photos taken?
A. Relax and have fun

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Q. How many outfits did you take?
A. 7
Q. Would you have taken more or less, reasons why?
A. I would maybe have taken less so I could of had more fun in other outfits
Q. Did you accessorize differently with each outfit?
A. I did accessorize with different outfits I would suggest bringing props to make the shoot have more accessions
Q. Did you take any props or try to incorporate any activities that you’re in?
A. I brought a couple hats to my shoot to add style to my outfits
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Q. Any tips on how to prepare for the session or must have things to bring?
A. Pick your outfits a couple days before and try them on to make sure shoes accessories etc all match together
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 used Pinterest to find makeup and hair ideas which I handed to Melissa who did my hair and makeup for ideas. I didn’t wear makeup the day before to make sure my face was clean and ready for the shoot along with my hair I showered the day before because curls stay better that way.
Q. Did you find a store that had everything you were looking for?
A. I didn’t have a particular store where all my outfits were from but mainly from tillys, urban outfitters.and American eagle
Q. What ended up being your favorite outfit and why?
A. My very first outfit I wore from American eagle! I loved the color coloration and where the pics were taken the background and outfit worked perfectly
Q. Let’s talk about locations.
A. I choose to go down the 126 for my shoot. I choose this location because I wanted urban but also nature which it fit perfectly! I would definitely suggest where I went to others.
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Q. FUN FACTS ABOUT KATELYN
A. I love to run
I love animals
I loved traveling to Europe
I love chocolate chip cookie dough cheesecake
I hate insects
Im extremely ticklish
My pet peeve is stalking forks on plates
I hate the sound of cracking knuckles
I am klutz
I am very ticklish
Q. Is there anything you would have done differently for your shoot?
A. I wouldn’t have changed anything:)
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Q. What was your favorite thing about your session or the overall experience?
A. Just being able to have fun and be myself!
Q. Why do you think senior portraits are important?
A. To relive memories of high school
Q. Why did you choose Tara Rochelle to take your senior pictures?
A. I heard from others how amazing she was and saw some of her work and I was interested right away!
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I love shooting sessions all over the Southern California area! We have so many amazing locations within a short drive! Check out Mikayla’s beautiful Valencia senior portraits at the beach in Santa Monica! I am booking up fast but I do have a small handful of spring sessions available if you’re thinking about doing Saugus High School Senior Portraits!! Be sure to check out my senior portrait website for more info!

Jordyn : Agoura California Senior Portraits at Private Ranch

 Today I’m sharing with you Jordyn’s Agoura California Senior Portraits that we photographed at a private ranch!  These awesome images were taken at the famous Rock Store and at her grandpa’s place. It was seriously one of the most fun adventures.. I mean senior pictures ever! We were spoiled with greetings from a mini horse, “Blue” the mastiff, not to mention, chickens, and many other fun furry friends! I love it when clients choose locations that are important and sentimental to them. Of course, not everyone has great locations at their fingertips like this, but when it works out.. ahhhhh-mazing things happen! Jordyn is a Class of 2018 senior from Hart High School and will be attending the University of Utah in the fall for Secondary Education/History.
Here’s what she had to say about her Agoura California Senior Portraits and some fun facts about herself!

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Q. What extracurricular activities are you involved in?
A. I play softball at a very elite level. I will be taking my talents and continuing my softball career at the University of Utah. I also love traveling and going to the beach.
Q. What kind of look were you going for in your senior photos?
A. There were a few outfits that I picked out for specific shots, but for the most part, I was going for looks that would represent me. I knew for sure that I wanted a long dress to shoot on top of the rock. There’s always a breeze up there and I wanted something that would flow in the wind. For the shots including the 1973 Dodge Charger and Harley Davidson motorcycle, I really wanted to go for a “rocker” kind of look that would make me look like a “badass” if you know what I mean.
Q. How was your experience during your senior shoot?
A. I had an amazing experience with my shoot! Wendy (makeup/hair) did an amazing job and made me feel like a queen. Tara was so awesome and made me feel so comfortable throughout the entire day. It was honestly the best day ever!!
Q. What’s one piece of advice you’d give to anyone getting their senior photos taken?
A. My one piece of advice would be to stay true to yourself. Pick out a location that represents you. Make outfit selections based on the kind of person that you are. Don’t try to be something that you are not just because it may be the “hip” thing to do. You’re going to look back on this years later and it’d be a shame if you did’t recognize yourself in the pictures. This shoot is YOURS so make it all about YOU!
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Q. How many outfits did you take?
A. I brought five
Q. Would you have taken more or less, reasons why?
A. I was perfectly fine with having five outfits. I would only take more if there was more time
Q. Did you accessorize differently with each outfit?
A. I did accessorize for each and every outfit. I kept in simple stud (diamond) earrings for four of my five outfits because switching out earrings seemed like a waste of time when you couldn’t even see my ears anyway. I loved my looks with chokers because I think they are super cute. The shoes were my favorite part. I brought wedges for dresses, cowboy boots for my flannel outfit, and black combat boots for the rocker. I ended up going barefoot with my photos on the rock because I wanted a more “natural” look with the amazing background. Honestly, I would bring whatever you may believe would look good. Sometimes you can be pleasantly surprised with the different combinations!
Q. Did you take any props or try to incorporate any activities that you’re in?
A. I took photos with my dad’s 1973 Dodge Charger and my grandfather’s Harley Davidson motorcycle. Both are important things in my family and I loved the idea of incorporating them in my shoot. Also, I took pictures in an Indian headdress because my high school’s mascot is an Indian and my college’s is a Ute.
Q. Any tips on how to prepare for the session or must have things to bring?
A. Bring some water and snacks. Wear something comfortable during hair and makeup that you can easily take off.
Q. Any tips on hair/makeup?
A. I actually just looked at the photos on Tara’s Instagram page to get inspiration for my hair and makeup! I recommend going with a very natural look for makeup.
Q. Did you find a store that had everything you were looking for?
A. I got almost every single piece of clothing from Francesca’s except my white flowered dress (American Eagle) and my rocker look (H&M). All of my shoes were from Francesca’s expect the cowboy boots and black combat boots (Steve Madden).
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Q. What ended up being your favorite outfit and why?
A. My favorite outfit was my “rocker” outfit because I was so happy with how perfectly it matched with the car and motorcycle. It really captured the mood I was looking for.
Q. Let’s talk about locations. What location(s) did you choose for your session?
A. I chose to shoot at my grandfather’s property in the Santa Monica mountains. Ever since I was a little girl my mom and I had discussed having my senior pictures taken there. His property is beautiful and it reminds me of all the memories I have there with my family.

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Q. FUN FACTS ABOUT JORDYN!!
A. – Favorite movie: Shawshank Redepmtion
– HUGE Harry Potter and Star Wars fan
– BIG Marvel fan (Captain America and Black Widow are my favorites)
– Celebrity Crush: Scott Eastwood or young Tom Cruise
– Vanilla Ice Cream unless it’s Thrifty’s (then Cotton Candy)
– I love dogs with all of my heart
– I love country music
– Go to movie genre: anything in the 80s
– All time favorite song: “Love Shack” by the B-52s
– Favorite place to shop: Barnes and Noble
– Guilty Pleasure: watching the news and 60 minutes on Sunday nights
– I love softball
– Favorite show: How I Met Your Mother
– Childhood nickname; “Jordy”
– favorite high school class: Physchology
Q. Is there anything you would have done differently for your shoot?
A. I wouldn’t change a thing!
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Q. What was your favorite thing about your session or the overall experience?
A. My favorite part was seeing the images because Tara’s work is absolutely breathtaking!
Q. Why do you think senior portraits are important?
A. I think they are important because it captures who you are. It captures the person that you have become right before your adulthood. It is something so special that you can show your kids one day.
Q. Why did you choose Tara Rochelle to take your senior pictures?
A. I had heard nothing but great things about her and her work. I decided to take a look at her photos on Instagram and I was AMAZED. I knew I had to shoot my senior session with her.
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I only have a few spots left of the Class of 2018 and Class of 2019 seniors have already started to book their senior portraits! If you want more info on your own senior portrait experience in sunny SoCal, please check out my website! I do

Beautiful California beach & sunset senior portraits with Mikayla

Todays blog post features a beautiful California beach & sunset senior portraits! Meet Mikayla from Valencia High School! Mikayla is a Class of 2018 senior and is also on my model team! One of the things I really loved about Mikayla’s senior portraits was that all of the looks and outfits coordinated but still had a ton of variety. You’ll notice she wore a formal prom dress, overall skirt, skirt with a crop top, overalls, and an amazing crochet dress from Free People! All of the outfits were so unique and fun in their own way! Here’s a peek at some of my favorite images (which there is ton!) and what Mikayla had to say about planning for her shoot. But first, let’s hear a little bit more about Mikayla….

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Q. College Plans? If so, where?
A. San diego state or San Francisco state
  • Q. College Major
    A. Forensic Scientist or Interior Designer
  • Q. What extracurricular activities are you involved in?
    A. I dance for valencia dance team
  • Q. What kind of look were you going for in your senior photos?
    A. I wasn’t going for a certain look I wanted to do something that was “me”
    Q. How was your experience during your senior shoot?
  • A. I absolutely loved it. it was so much fun I wish I could do a million more!
  • Q. What’s one piece of advice you’d give to anyone getting their senior photos taken?
    A. To make sure you’re dressing true to yourself and have fun because it’s something you’re gonna remember forever
  • Q. How many outfits did you take?
    A. 6 or 7
  • Q. Would you have taken more or less, reasons why?
    A. I would have taken more because I love clothes and it’s fun to have different stuff to post in different outfits
  • Q. Did you accessorize differently with each outfit?
    A. Yes! I brought different jewelry for each outfit and a headband that went with one of my outfits.
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  • Q. Did you take any props or try to incorporate any activities that you’re in?
    A. I brought my dance team jacket because it has been a huge part of my life!
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  • Q. Any tips on how to prepare for the session or must have things to bring?
    A. Be okay with quick changes and have everything prepared like put everything for one outfit in one bag so nothing gets mixed up.
  • 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. No I just wanted something natural because it’s something I will look at forever and I want to remember what I was like when I was a senior.

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  • Q. Did you find a store that had everything you were looking for?
    A. I mostly got everything from free people but that’s because that’s my go to store and I wanted to feel comfortable in what i was wearing so that I was confident in the pictures.
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  • Q. What ended up being your favorite outfit and why?
    A. My favorite outfit was the long black boho romper because it’s useful as in I could dress it up with heels or make it casual with flip flops but also super cute either way
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  • Q. Let’s talk about locations. What location(s) did you choose for your session?
    A. I loved all my locations! My favorite was the pussy willow one or when I was walking on the street in Ventura. I also did the beach because that’s my favorite place.
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  • Q. FUN FACTS ABOUT YOU!!
    A. My Fav Movie: Ferris Bulers day off
    Fav ice cream flavor: Sherbet
    favorite beverage: milk
    Favorite restaurant: CPK
    Favorite shop: Free people or urban outfitters
    Favorite highschool memory: was meeting my best friend taryn on dance team
    Best thing about being a senior: it’s closer to starting a new chapter of your life (college)
    Least favorite subject in school: math
    Favorite subject in school : mythology
    Favorite color: purple
  • Q. Is there anything you would have done differently for your shoot?
    A. nothing it was literally perfect
  • Q. What was your favorite thing about your session or the overall experience?
    A. that I got to wear new clothes and seeing the pictures at the showing
  • Q. Why do you think senior portraits are important?
    A. To look back on and remember a huge part of your life
  • Q. Why did you choose Tara Rochelle to take your senior pictures?
    A. I loved how she takes pictures. they are so clear and colorful and everyone she’s taken pictures of look stunning.
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