Cassie | #rbmodel Santa Clarita Senior Portraits

Posted on Jul 21, 2014

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I have had the pleasure of knowing Cassie for a few years, since I shot her older sister’s Senior Portraits back in 2010 — and more recently, her Mom’s wedding ;)   It’s always awesome photographing her because…. yeah, she’s super gorgeous, right?  But she is also incredibly sweet …killer combination.

We shot her session here in Santa Clarita and got some great stuff – love the colors in her clothing choices and can we just talk about her eyes?!    I could probably just take photos of her in ratty jeans and t-shirt and she would look amazing LOL

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Love those last ones!!  And here’s her slideshow too:

Jami did a great job with her makeup as usual and I love how she kept things sort of natural until the last few, then added some drama with darker liner to make her eyes pop even more!

I’m getting very booked up for 2104, so please email if you are thinking of booking a Senior Portrait Experience – time is running out!!

xo, R

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Mackenzie | #rbmodel Senior Portraits

Posted on Jul 17, 2014

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You might have seen that top featured image on Instagram or Facebook .. HAD to post it as a sneak because I adore it!  Her eyes are incredible!

Oh my goodness, what a gorgeous, fun, SMART girl Mackenzie is….she’s a 2015 Senior at Valencia High and one of my Senior Models this year.

We stayed in Santa Clarita for her session and were able to get some amazingly beautiful shots of her!   Jami did a rockin job on her makeup and hair, as usual – and we had such a fun time with her and her Mom Angela!   They did such a good job choosing her clothing and accessories too.

I’ll let the images speak for themselves…

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Mackenzie had this idea for a “Greek Goddess” theme so she and her Mom purchased a dress and that adorable headband for these  (some of my models choose to incorporate a theme into their session and if you book the MODEL session you have time to do that if you like)

ummmmmm OMG LOVE THESE!!!!!

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Seriously….

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and then we had a little fun…. she decided she wanted to wear her Mom’s wedding dress and spruce it up with some red ribbon, shoes and OMG RED lips!  (crazy awesome red lips by Jami…because Mackenzie has the most perfect lips pretty much in all of ever)

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those last ones are soooo fun… we had a BLAST

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I love how we were able to collaborate via a shared private Pinterest board beforehand so we could make sure she got exactly the kind of session she wanted.  I love doing this with my Seniors – it really helps me get a good understanding of what they want!  I can share MY ideas too and honestly, the girls that take the time to make and share a board with me are the ones whose sessions end up looking the best in my opinion.  We’ve already created a relationship that way, so that by the time the session comes around, I’m super clear on what we all want – me, my client and her MOM (very important part of the equation there).

**Note — if you ever see a girl with red lipstick or more eyeliner, just know that it’s something we agreed on together…. I’m not in the business of making someone look completely different than they really do — as Jami says all the time, “Makeup enhances what you already have — we want you to look like YOU on your best day”.

When you book a session with me, you get all of my attention – before, during and after…..it’s not “just pictures”.

That being said……I have only a few dates left for 2014!!!  If you are hoping to get your Senior Portraits done before November, you need to email me ASAP to get on the books.  Here’s what I have left for 2014:

 

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I will release my 2015 dates soon…..if you are interested in a January or February session, let me know and you’ll get first dibs.

Thank you, Mackenzie and Angela, for playing with me and Jami – we had a great time!!  Enjoy the images and here’s the slideshow!

 

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Jake | #rbmodel Los Angeles Senior Portraits

Posted on Jul 15, 2014

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I’ve had the pleasure of photographing Jake before – a couple of times actually – for his acting head shots.  I wanted to do something different for his Senior Portraits, though – something “young hollywood” with a few different looks and of course, a suit and tie …. and he totally rocked this session.

Isn’t he like… adorable?!

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Check out his slideshow:

 

Such a fun session – mainly because Jake is hilarious and silly - and was such a good sport, willing to do whatever hair-brained idea I came up with ;)

Just a reminder, I’m booking up for Fall….so if you want a Fall Senior Portrait session, you gotta get an email into to me asap!!

Hit me up at renee@reneebowen.com OR find me on Instagram:

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Melissa | #rbmodel Los Angeles Senior Portraits

Posted on Jul 14, 2014

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We shot Melissa’s 2015 Senior Model Session in and around Downtown LA in May; I wanted to use the colors and textures of the city.   I love the way they turned out and Jami and I had a great time with her and her Mom!

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So fun!   Check out her slideshow too:

If you want a Los Angeles Senior Portrait Session like Melissa’s, you gotta get on my calendar now; I’m booking through October….

Email me at renee@reneebowen.com

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Hair and Makeup: Jami Cox

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Scott #rbmodel | Harvard Westlake Senior Portraits

Posted on Jul 7, 2014

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Yes, I photograph High School Senior BOYS too ;)

Although not quite as often, I do have three this year as part of my #rbmodel team!  Scott attends Harvard Westlake where he plays volleyball, so we wanted to get some beach shots of him in action, as well as some nice portraits.  Malibu was the perfect backdrop for our shoot!

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and check out his slideshow for more pics from the session:

 

Sooooo happy to photograph Scott for his Harvard Westlake Senior Portraits!

If you want a shoot like Scott’s, be sure and get on the calendar ….only  a handful of spots left for 2014!!  Email me for more info

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Makenna | #rbmodel Senior Portraits

Posted on Jul 6, 2014

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Makenna, a.k.a. “Baby Boggio” is super fun to photograph.  I’ve had the pleasure of shooting two of her older sisters for their Senior Portraits, and she is the last of the bunch!!!   If you’ve been following me on Instagram, you’ve seen how busy I’ve been with shoots; so I’m a tad behind in getting things edited and blogged – soooo happy to finally get these up!  Jami did a great job on her makeup (especially that red lipstick!) and Makenna’s sisters and Mother are all hair stylists at Tranquility Salon and Spa, sooooo yeah = awesome hair!

We headed to Malibu to shoot her session, but we didn’t want the typical Malibu beach shoot… we wanted vibrant color instead so we stayed off the beaten path for most of it; although we did park her Uncle’s awesome vintage car on the beach for a few “Vintage” themed shots – which I LOVE.

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And then we (well, her three sisters and her Uncle) hoisted her into this awesome tree :)  I posted the behind the scenes vid on instagram of that action LOL

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Check out her slideshow too for more pics:

My calendar is filling up for Fall shoots – here is the latest graphic for what is LEFT for 2014…… I’m also booking for SPRING 2015 if you want to wait until then to get your Senior Portraits done…. but you need to email or call asap to reserve a spot.

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Once I’m booked, I will not open any more dates or be able to squeeze anyone in…

Happy 4th of July weekend, y’all!

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A Philadelphia Wedding Story | Kami & Sean

Posted on Jul 3, 2014

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I had the immense pleasure of shooting Kami and Sean’s wedding over Memorial Day Weekend in Philadelphia.  I’d never been there before, and omg….I fell in LOVE with that city!

I’ll create a proper blog post later (when I come up for air from all this editing) but I wanted to share their wedding slideshow for now with some of my favorites.  They were married at the amazing Union League of Philadelphia — what a GORGEOUS venue!   Christelle Ford provided the incredible floral design, and it was just a beautiful event.  See for yourself:

More photos and details later!!

xo, R

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Alexa | #rbmodel 2015 Senior Model Team

Posted on Jun 24, 2014

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So excited to finally share this gorgeous girl’s 2015 Senior Model Session!!  I’ve been sneaking a few over the last couple of weeks but now I’m officially ready to show you guys my absolute favorites from her session! AlexaLR-1 Alexa wanted a quintessential “SoCal” session, complete with beach and palm trees…. she’s a total California girl and since most of her wardrobe is compiled of FreePeople, it was a no brainer that we would shoot down in Santa Monica at the beach…I couldn’t be happier with how these turned out!! Jami did an amazing job on her hair and makeup, as usual – her beach waves were perfect!   They kept getting better and better, till we finally just braided her hair with boho side braids for the flower crown look and FreePeople dress under the pier.   As usual, I used my silver reflector only and all natural light until the night shots at the end.

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Love, love, LOVE this look!!!

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and then…..

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under the pier for some fun…

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I made this flower crown for Alexa and it worked with this outfit perfectly

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Seriously, how gorgeous is she?!    Love her slideshow too….

You know, I’m sold out of summer dates for #seniorpics but I have some FALL dates open…. you’ll need to get on my calendar ASAP if you want any of these because they will go FAST and I will not be adding any more or squeezing people in…..so email me if you want in!

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Sarah | #rbmodel Senior Portrait Experience

Posted on Jun 9, 2014

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This might be one of my favorite sessions I’ve ever shot…..it was just one of those days where all the stars aligned and everything worked out seamlessly.

For starters, we had the opportunity to shoot at an amazing location.  It is literally a movie studio.

Literally — A Rancho Deluxe (wipeout is filmed there) and we were fortunate enough to be allowed to shoot there because the owners, Steve and his wife Diane, are family friends with Sarah’s parents.  I also want to mention how GRACIOUS they were to us!  We were given free reign of their gorgeous, sprawling property – AND treated like old friends.  Thank you for the hospitality, Steve & Diane!!!!

This, combined with Sarah’s AMAZING natural ability to model, along with gorgeous hair and makeup by Jami Cox…. well, it was an epic day.  EPIC.

We decided to start in the dollhouse.

Yep.  A real dollhouse — complete with princess dresses and pristine tea sets…. so I thought we could use one of the adorable lace crowns Stacy Herb made for me a couple of years ago…. I think it fits perfectly, don’t you?  Sarah rocked this…. I can’t say it enough… the girl is A DREAM to photograph.  So natural, so beautiful and SO fun.

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Then we explored the rest of the property – the pond, the western town, the villa….

 

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Sarah is a rare bird….. not only is she 100% comfortable in front of a camera and so totally at ease… she also loves Sex and The City (she is far beyond her years, people) and she had the idea to do a Carrie Bradshaw theme as part of her session…..and omg how much fun are these?!!!!

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Just LOVE them!

We finished after dark – back at the Dollhouse – to incorporate some ballet-inspired shots (Sarah danced for many years)…. and we played on the “living doll” theme here…

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Yeah, so this was a fun session for all of us…. but even if you don’t have access to a movie studio, we can make your Senior Portrait Experience a memorable one!!

Check out Sarah’s slideshow before you go, and make sure you’re on my calendar for Senior Portraits in Fall 2014 before it fills up!!!   Email or call for details!

 

Hair and makeup by Jami Cox

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