Kira is a gorgeous high school senior. She goes to school in Fair Oaks, is a cheerleader, MIGHT be going to my alma mater (Chico State, woohoo!) and is super sweet and down to earth. For her senior photography session she mentioned Folsom and I thought the dynamic range of visual scenery of Folsom Lake was perfect for her session. She met me there on a recent Saturday, with her good friend Jen, and after we had some fun choosing her outfits, she was camera ready.
Sacramento has a broad range of beautiful places to photograph, and as you’ll see, this too is one of them.
Kira wanted to start in her little white dress and I thought near the waterfront was perfect.
A sitting down pose in the same beautiful spot. Look at how beautiful she looks with the beautiful beachy backdrop.
Next we hiked back up to the top and hit the grassy hillside. Here she chose her casual flannel top for these shots and we found a great big rock for her to lean on.
And a picnic bench to sit on.
And, of course, I needed a close up of her stunning smile. Simply. Gorgeous. I love the bokeh in the grassy background. This is my favorite image from her day.
Here Kira looks vibrant in her coral top and cute knee high brown boots. Check out her butterfly ring. Adorable!
My second favorite image from the day. LOVE this. She so couldn’t pull off the “serious” look so I told her to look away from the camera, and before she started giggling, snapped this photo. A total winner!
I wanted to include a few photos with her friend Jen. How many times do friends get professional photos taken together? NOT often enough! Hopefully she’ll enjoy these for years to come.
Another top ranking photo and an “accident” and a reason to NOT delete in camera. I was simply testing my exposure for a later image and captured a shot that I thought, at the time, wouldn’t matter. Turns out to be another one of my favorites. A little fun editing and it’s another winner.
Doesn’t she look like she belongs in a magazine? I like I could see this photo in a magazine…
I saw this rock out in the middle of a tiny bit of water and told her she just had to go sit on it. The water was perfectly still and I knew the reflection would be kinda cool. It was kinda icky walking out through the mud but the image was worth it.
We finished at the water’s edge and with a simple pose…
And a friendly hug.