September 9, 2019

Ione : Urban Senior Portraits in Los Angeles

modern studio senior portraits by California senior photographer Tara Rochelle

Today I am so excited to share some of my amazing TR Senior Models from the Class of 2019! Next up- Ione! Ione is a recent graduate from Valencia High School in the Santa Clarita Valley! I’ve started to love styling my teen clients with fun and funky outfits that they may (or may not) actually wear. It just gives another fun look to the entire photoshoot! Here we pieced together a few different items from my favorite store, ZARA! How amazing are those earrings? For the next part, we decided to do her senior pictures in the Art District of downtown Los Angeles so we would have a ton of variety in her backgrounds and surrounding areas. Here are some of my favorite images and locations we found that day during her Los Angeles senior portraits!

modern senior portraits in Los Angeles California by senior photographer Tara Rochelle
Fun, modern senior portraits in downtown Los Angeles' Art District by senior photographer Tara Rochelle
Fun senior pictures shot in downtown Los Angeles by photographer Tara Rochelle
Beautiful senior photos done by Tara Rochelle Photography in urban Los Angeles
Fun close up and full length senior photos in downtown LA California by talented senior photographer Tara Rochelle

Why do I love Los Angeles senior portraits? Well that is super simple! I love shooting in and around the art district because they’re such an incredible amount of variety all within a short area. It’s the best!

Beautiful smiles and serious faces shot in downtown Los Angeles by Tara Rochelle, senior photographer
Q. College Plans? If so, where?
A. Santa Monica Community College for a year & I plan to transfer to a big University!!!
Q. College Major
A. Hopeful to be in Business Marketing
Q. What extracurricular activities are you involved in?
A. I’ve been a dancer all my life & was on Valencia Dance Team for 3 years but wanted to focus on school for my 4th year!
Q. What kind of look were you going for in your senior photos?
A. Vogue (editorial) looking … full on photoshoot!!!!!
Q. How was your experience during your senior shoot?
A. The best time ever!! Tara was amazing at making me feel comfortable while having my pictures taken & also Wendy being on top of making me look as natural yet as best as I could!
Q. What’s one piece of advice you’d give to anyone getting their senior photos taken?
A. HAVE FUN with getting your pictures taken! & Tara is the best (; think a lot about where you want your pictures to be taken and what outfits you want!
Q. How many outfits did you take?
A. 7!
Q. Would you have taken more or less, reasons why?
A. More is always better!
Q. Did you accessorize differently with each outfit?
A. In my opinion, bring everything you have because too much accessorizing isn’t a thing in photographs!!!
Q. Did you take any props or try to incorporate any activities that you’re in?
A. I did not but I think it’s awesome when people do that!
Q. Any tips on how to prepare for the session or must have things to bring?
A. I would say a change of shoes, bralettes or sticky boobs are a must have, and it’s awesome if you have a pop up changer!
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. Natural is what I love with makeup so that’s what I wanted!
Q. Did you find a store that had everything you were looking for?
A. Honestly free people and forever 21 is where most all of my outfits were from, so I highly suggest looking there for clothes you wouldn’t normally wear, because those look the best!
Q. What ended up being your favorite outfit and why?
A. My purple outfit was a lot of fun to shoot in, because it was so crazy and out there. Also my outfit with docs and my dress with the designs on it, because that was my moms dress in high school, so I thought it was awesome I have some pictures in it as well!
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 loveeeed my location, DTLA was awesome and personally I think my outfits were perfect for the specific place we went!
Q. What’s on your BUCKET LIST of things to do or see?
A. Eiffel Tower is one of my TOP! But also to travel to Shanghai & skydive!
A. Favorite ice cream is weirdly bubble gum or coffee!!!!
Beverage would have to be coffee (; (skinny iced vanilla latte light ice with coconut milk) key to my heart!!!
Favorite place to shop is Princess Polly online or Free People!
Celeb crush will always be Justin Bieber
Q. Tell me 2 truths and 1 Lie
A. I am a quiet person (lie)
I love watching football
My favorite place is New York
Q. Is there anything you would have done differently for your shoot?
A. Nothing at all I’m so happy with how the pictures turned out!!!
Q. What was your favorite thing about your session or the overall experience?
A. Being able to let go & feel super confident, while feeling like a supermodel (;
Q. Why do you think senior portraits are important?
A. I think senior portraits are important because they are pictures in 20 years you will still look back on and someday show your own kids & have them do senior portraits as well!
Q. Why did you choose Tara Rochelle to take your senior pictures?
A. I always have loved her photos and how they were taken, but I also knew lots of people that had said they wouldn’t have chosen anyone else, because it was the best experience!!

If you loved Ione’s Los Angeles senior portraits, check out Sophie’s editorial senior portraits in Santa Barbara California!

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