As some of you may know, I'm a new-to Irvine photographer specializing in a unique high school senior portrait experience designed to capture the individuality of each teen as they finish high school and leave their parents to head off to college. If you want to know the full scoop about what makes me tick and how I started this journey, head to my artist page HERE! I recently posted a late model call for 2019 high school seniors in the Orange County area to be able to capture some local faces as well as introduce myself and my work of heart to the Irvine, and Greater Orange County area, and I couldn't have been happier with the response!
Each senior that signed up was from a different OC high school! Even better, every student so unique in their own talented ways! As an artist, I am all about individuality, authenticity, and creativity, and if you already know me, you know that I love a kid that marches to the beat of their own drum! Without a doubt, that is today's featured senior, Maddy M!
The coolest thing about meeting Maddy is that we both geek out on the same stuff! She loves tap dancing - I love tap dancing! Maddy is all about Star Wars - I literally have the Rebel bird tattooed on my back (A New Hope was also my very first movie! I was only 6 years old - sssssh!). So naturally, I was super stoked to meet her in person and plan her senior mini session around something we both really loved!
Specialized scouting is usually reserved only for Gold and Platinum sessions, and isn't something I am normally able to do for a quick model-call sign-ups, but I really couldn't help myself, with all the fun stuff we had in common. It was hard to pick just one theme to fit into that hour, but we finally decided: Star Wars themed, it was! I set out to find the perfect location in a Galaxy Far Far Away, to set the scene for Maddy's cute Rebel-inspired outfits!
Maddy unapologetically describes herself as a "huge nerd". Her favorite things to do are attend the local theme parks and watch movies. She loves all things Disney and Universal, Star Wars, Jurassic Park, and I think there's a little Marvel love thrown in there, too. Oh, be still my heart. I can go on forever about my own love for Spiderman, Dark Captain America, Thor and Loki!
Maddy's absolute favorite style of dance is tap dancing. If I had been up on my game, I totally would have challenged her to a time-steps race! Though we could only focus on one theme during our short time together, last week, I had so many fun ideas for a full shoot with her! From Jurassic Park themed dinosaurs, to her tap moves, and a few more Star Wars themes (she has the dopest closet around - I love it!). Maddy's unique passions and talents had me inspired from the moment I met her! To see some of my other theme inspired sessions, check out one of our galleries or an entire session video HERE!
If you haven't had your senior portraits done yet, and want an amazing styled experience to commemorate your senior year, please don't hesitate to send me a note or a call, and schedule a consultation with me and your parents, to see if we are a fit! Our CJ Seniors brand focuses on each individual senior's stand-out qualities, style, and achievements, to tell the unique story of YOU, all while planning a stellar day of pampering, dope outfits and locations, and capturing a well-rounded variety of street-style editorial, fashion, and classic images both you and your parents will LOVE!