Aaaaaah... it's that time of year when every Southern California photographer dreams of, when the weather is warming, the winter rains have subsided, wildflowers are trending, and that MUCH needed break from school and responsibilities has finally arrived! What better way to celebrate Spring Break on the beautiful West Coast, than a quick Laguna Beach senior portrait photoshoot with Annie and Anika from Aliso Niguel High School?
If you haven't ever signed up for one of our model calls, they are a blast! They are short, quick sessions, compared to our regular experience, but they are a great way to get some fun new social media files, as well as some extra senior portraits added on to your full Gold or Platinum session galleries if you booked one for your senior year. Parents love seeing the extra images, too!
HINT: Watch for model call sign-ups prior to season changes, holidays, or special events like Prom - when they are announced on our social media platforms, our insta-stories, and our blog! Make sure to follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and watch our blog for these announcements if you want to participate. Even more fun, you get to bring a friend along to be in the pictures with you, if you want to share your session, like they did! You can also check out PART ONE of their totally fun 80's retro styled session here!
For this quick set, I had Annie channel warmth (because it was freezing that day) and bring in some lovely Rachel McAdams vibes (no, not the mean girls version, but the romantic lead of a star-crossed love vibe).
Capturing Annie and Anika was a blast because both of them are very active (and multi-talented) in their high school musical theatre community! This made styling their session super-fun because I knew they could easily play two super-different parts in front of the camera and give me great variety for some amazing images. This was also my first time ever shooting on California beaches!
For Anika I wanted a fun diva date-night vibe - playing chase on the beach in the wind and surf, running and laughing, with shoes in hand and a sweet velvet dress from Forever 21. Just look at that beautiful, warm, golden-hour glow...
Anika, of course, played the part perfectly and I got these STUNNING images of her beautiful laughter and smile!