Sophia : 2018 Downtown Pasadena Senior Portraits

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I can’t believe it’s Thursday already?! Well, time for Throwback Thursday! Today, we are featuring one of my amazing models from 2018, Sophia! She currently attends Grand Canyon University after graduating from Trinity High School here in the Santa Clarita Valley. Sophia is incredibly sweet and definitely knows how to work it in front of the camera!!

Sophia’s 2018 senior portraits took place in Downtown Pasadena!! I absolutely love shooting at this spot! Pasadena has a lot to offer when it comes to different location feels and looks. I had such a fun time photographing Sophia here! Pasadena was the perfect spot for her outfit choices!! I LOVED the variety of looks Sophia went for in her shoot! It made it that much more fun to photograph her!

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Q. College Plans? If so, where?
A. Grand Canyon University
Q. College Major
A. Clinical Psychology
Q. What extracurricular activities are you involved in?
A. I cheered for 6 years. I was a part of the national honors society. I love to read poetry and draw.
Q. What kind of look were you going for in your senior photos?
A. I wanted a classy, fun, and colorful look.
Q. How was your experience during your senior shoot?
A. I had an amazing time during my shoot. Wendy and Tara made me feel so confident and we had a ton of fun!
Q. What’s one piece of advice you’d give to anyone getting their senior photos taken?
A. Have fun during your shoot. Don’t be shy to ask for something to change in your makeup or hair. The shoot is about making you feel special so have fun while Tara is taking the pictures.
Q. How many outfits did you take?
A. I took 6
Q. Would you have taken more or less, reasons why?
A. I took an extra outfit in case one of the other 6 did not fit with the location. I would recommend to bring extras so that if you have plenty of options.
Q. Did you accessorize differently with each outfit?
A. I brought some accessories but I mainly focused on my outfits. You can definitely bring cute earnings, belts or a hat to add to your outfit.
Q. Did you take any props or try to incorporate any activities that you’re in?
A. No I did not
Q. Any tips on how to prepare for the session or must have things to bring?
A. Bring water and snacks. Make sure to eat something healthy in the morning since you’ll be shooting all day. I suggest getting a mani pedi before your shoot and doing anything else to make sure you feel confident for your big shoot.
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 got my inspiration from Pinterest. I wanted to keep my makeup on the more natural side but with bold lip colors and Wendy definitely accomplished that.
Q. Did you find a store that had everything you were looking for?
A. I went to a lot of stores to find my outfits. I mainly shopped at Top Shop, Cotton On, and Charlotte Russe.
Q. What ended up being your favorite outfit and why?
A. I loved my red jumpsuit with that bright floral necklace. I felt so fierce and confident in that outfit. Although we had a bit of a wardrobe malfunction with the bow in the front coming off, it was still my favorite outfit.
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 chose to go to downtown Pasadena. I highly recommend going here if you are not sure where you want your shoot at. There are so many beautiful allies and walls that we shot at. If you love a certain area like the beach or LA let Tara know!!
Q. What’s on your BUCKET LIST of things to do or see?
A. I would love to go to Paris or Hawaii. I want to go skydiving, I am a huge fan of heights.
A. Favorite Movie: Breakfast at Tiffany’s (I watch it like twice a week and love it even more every time)
Favorite Ice Cream Flavor: Vanilla or mint chocolate chip.
Favorite Beverage: Sweet Ice Tea
Favorite Restaurant: Jeannine’s Bakery in Santa Barbra
Favorite Place to shop: Cotton On (majority of my closet is from cotton on)
Favorite H.S. Memory: Jumping off the dock into the lake with my best friends at our Senior Sunrise at Hume Lake
Least favorite subject in school: Math, math makes me want to cry
Favorite subject in school: my art elective
Favorite color: White or yellow
Things I can’t live without: my chapstick and hydro
Q. Tell me 2 truths and 1 Lie

A. I have been stung by a jellyfish. I am allergic to pineapple (lie).  I studied Latin.

Q. Is there anything you would have done differently for your shoot?
A. I think if I became more comfortable in front of the camera earlier some pictures would have turned out better.
Q. What was your favorite thing about your session or the overall experience?
A. Feeling special and confident. Tara and Wendy defiantly made me feel like a million of bucks.
Q. Why do you think senior portraits are important?
A. Senior Year is an important time in your life as you’re about to embark on a new journey. Capturing those moments is special. It is important to have senior portraits became it is a special time in your life, and you only graduate high school once.
Q. Why did you choose Tara Rochelle to take your senior pictures?
A. Many of my friends had their senior pictures done with her and I loved the way they turned out so that’s why I wanted Tara to take my senior pictures.

Want to see more of my models from 2018?? Check out Alex’s West Ranch High School Senior Portraits for more amazing girls from 2018!!

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