CSU Northridge Graduation Portrait Session – Augusto // CSUN (SEE-sun, as often said colloquially) is a beautiful campus tucked away in the suburbs of Northridge in San Fernando Valley, just…
What a beautifully timeless portrait session in Pasadena! If you wish for some magnificent architecture as the background for your grad photos, you can't go wrong with visiting the stunning…
What an amazing session in Pomona! Cal Poly Pomona, formally known as California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, is definitely one of the most photogenic CSU campuses I've been to. It…
A major advantage of doing your graduation portraits in Los Angeles is the plethora of amazing locations you can choose from. When Tsahai and I were planning for our portrait…
This year was certainly quite the busy year! With in-person graduations this year, many out-of-town students decided to return back to Los Angeles to attend the festivities - or make…
Vanessa – Classic USC Graduation Portraits It is now 2021. It's definitely been a pretty crazy year, but with the vaccination rollouts as of late, things seem to be slowly…
Vanessa – Winter White & Future Bright at CSULA Interesting fact about CSU Los Angeles right now in early 2021 - it's currently being used as a vaccination site! Throughout…
The bright side of 2020 for college graduation portraits is that schools remain wonderfully empty as beautiful backdrops for portrait sessions such as this one with Alejandra! We were able…
This was a great portrait session in Beverly Hills because we were able to start at Urban Light (LACMA) early in the morning to avoid the crowd. Crystal and her…
It's 2020! Congrats to Bianca, who is graduating from USC Rossier School of Education with a Master's Degree in Teaching!
This was a fun and relaxing grad portrait session at USC! Liz had scheduled a session earlier in the Spring when the campus wasn’t too busy with soon-to-be graduates taking photos yet. We were able to get great photos in many beautiful locations around USC that day. Check out this post for some photos from our session!
So grateful for the warm socal weather! I recently did a grad portrait session that took place at two distinct locations in LA - USC campus in downtown LA and Venice Beach! Kara is getting her MSW from USC this year and wanted her photos to represent her grad student life. Check out this post for photos from our session!
Here’s an awesome session I got done towards the end of last year up in the Bay at UC Berkeley. Iris, Suki and Phoebe (plus Loki, their dog) were fantastic to shoot with!
Even though most of my specialties lie with graduation portraits and weddings, getting into family sessions has made me discover a whole new world of fun in capturing the dynamic between everyone – from the silly moments to the precious, and then to the awww’s. I think this family holiday session is a perfect example! Check out the full session below!
Although we don’t quite get fall colors here in Southern California, I was amazed with the greenery that was provided at CSULB. Check out the rest of twin sisters Rachel and Claire’s session here!
Check out this beautiful Marin County engagement session! We started at Marin Headlands, and gradually made our way to the small, bayside city of Sausalito.
From scenic redwood forests to rocky beaches with waterfalls streaming into the clear blue sea, Big Sur has it all. So when Sarah and Cameron contacted me to do an engagement session there, I was absolutely thrilled. Check out the full session here!
Just finished this beautiful sunset portrait session with Samantha at UCLA! We were able to get this session in right before it got crazy busy around the campus. She brought some amazing energy to this session and it created some beautiful moments!
Just finished an absolutely breathtaking styled wedding session at Joshua Tree National Park this past April. I find the desert scenery there to be one of the most iconic and beautiful for wedding portraits.
Just finished with Tiffany and Brian’s awesome USC + UC Berkeley graduation portrait session! Check out the full session here.
Just finished a session with Helen and Katrin! They had an awesome idea of bringing in a bouquet of flowers, which I think completely matched the colorful floral aesthetic at UCLA. Check out the full session here!
Sometimes, moments are best shared with friends. Check out the full session from these awesome Bearwear models below!
Just finished an awesome graduation portrait session with Allie right after Bruin Day!
Just finished with an epic graduation portrait session with Lawrence! Check out the rest of the session below.
I had the pleasure of shooting with this super photogenic couple at UCLA for a graduation portrait session together! Check out the full gallery here.
For this session we went for a more fashion-themed portrait session, rather than a traditionally themed grad session.
Just finished another session with Cassidy over spring break at UCLA, which is a perfect time to do graduation portraits. Check out the full session preview here!
Just finished up Iris and Errol's graduation portraits and couple session this past week. I actually took Iris' graduation portraits back in 2016, and Errol's in 2017, and now that they've both graduated, they decided to do a couple session together in 2018!
Just finished a session with Jenny at USC, who is similarly excited to move on towards her next step, which is medical school!
Graduation portrait session at USC with Annie, who is graduating with two degrees – a Master's in Global Medicine and a Bachelor's in Health Promotion, featuring the Trojan poodle, Chucky!
First 2018 USC graduation portrait session of the season over spring break with Shawna, who is graduating with a degree in Accounting!
A couple of photographer friends and I decided to head over to our local Michaels craft store to take on the "ugly location" photo challenge yesterday! It was an epic night of hilarious contrast between the beautiful fantasy-like shots we got, versus the plainness and normalcy of your everyday craft store. Check out the full post for more and behind the scenes!
Although I have been trying to incorporate more off camera flash into my portraiture with some pretty awesome results so far, natural light remains my undisputed favorite. Check out this beautiful natural light session at UCLA!
Epic style graduation portraits at UCLA – alternating between all the different styles of posing to create different styles of portraits. Check out the rest of the session below, including a little furry guest that came in midway!
A small step away from the city to the vast Californian desert landscape.
A beautiful afternoon session with UCLA grads Joey and Stefanie.
Spectacular natural and artificial light session at USC. Here's a post featuring a graduation portrait session at USC with Ryan!
In the spirit of always wanting to try new things, I was very excited when my friend Sonny invited me to USC for a portrait session. Check out some of the awesome shots we got!