Lauren V | #rbmodel

Posted on Aug 25, 2014

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I’m back from a whirlwind two week road trip with the fam and back in the saddle!  SO excited to share this beauty’s #2015rbmodel session!!  I posted a video and some bts from her sessions on instagram, but here are all of my favorite shots from her session:

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We packed in a ton of amazing outfits and locations on this one — and since Lauren is an amazing dancer, we even got some fun dance shots in there as well; nothing is better than ending at the beach too :D  *Be sure and check out the slideshow below to see some behind the scenes video too*

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Soooooooooo much fun!   As always, Jami did a FAB job on her hair and makeup — and I just loved hanging with Lauren’s Mom and Dad too!!!

I only have a handful of spots open for November and early December … but I am opening dates for 2015 next week, so if you want a Senior Portrait Experience with me, email or call ASAP so we can get you scheduled!

xo, R

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Featured in Modern Teen Style :: Generation Z Doesn’t Care About Your Brand

Posted on Jul 30, 2014

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I’m so excited to share that I have an article in Issue 3 of Modern Teen Style this month — on sale for print and digital now by clicking the photo below:

If you are a TEEN photographer, you should absolutely get yourself a copy today — SO much amazing inspirational and business information inside!

My article talks about Generation Z and how to market to them, with some inside tips and strategies — check it out and let me know what you think!

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Jessy | #rbmodel Senior Portraits

Posted on Jul 29, 2014

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Jessy has some serious love for all things “All American”…. she originally wanted to shoot her Senior Portrait session at an all american type of fair, but we couldn’t find one near us :/  So we improvised and shot down in Ventura….. I actually love what we got!  The images are all super patriotic, but infused with Jessy’s own style and flair — exactly what I love about shooting Senior Portraits!!   Love seeing everyone’s different personalities.

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All of her outfits were red, white and blue…. and she even had props (like an awesome bike and CAR!!)   Jami and I had a blast with her and her parents….another day when I came home and reflected on how much I love what I do.

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She wanted to include her grandfather’s jacket and hat — how adorable is this?!

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I already posted a few of these on instagram around the 4th of July.. couldn’t resist!!!!

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Love that last one…. what a fun shoot!!!!!

Here’s her slideshow as well!!!

My Fall session spots are filling quickly for Senior Portraits, so if you are not on my calendar, email me ASAP to make sure you get in!   I also have Spring 2015 dates available for those of you who would like to wait till next year….. but they will go quickly as well; and I’ve vowed to not ADD any more dates….make sure you’re following me on instagram too for all the latest and greatest updates…. and if you’re on snapchat, you gotta find me there as well — @purtywun — I share all kinds of silliness on there!!

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Makeup and Hair by Jami Cox 

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Meg | #rbmodel Malibu Senior Portraits

Posted on Jul 24, 2014

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Meet Meg, 2015 Senior at West Ranch High School, where she is on the dance team!

I photographed Meg’s family last summer so I was SUPER excited when she agreed to be part of my 2015 Model Team — as you can see, she’s pretty easy to shoot ;)

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She’s a fan of red lipstick and wears it beautifully!

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Then we headed to the beach for some fun in the sun!

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Check out her slideshow too for more pics:

 I’ve shot at the beach SO much this summer.. and we have had amazing weather too!  June can be weird in SoCal; sometimes we get June gloom but we’ve been really lucky with the perfect, quintessential Malibu weather!

The best thing about living here is the BEACH….but shooting at a beach can be tricky; you’re at the whim of the elements!  That’s why I like to shoot somewhere more natural or green before — and then head to the beach for the end, when the light is yummy and golden.

If you want a beach session for your senior portraits, just let me know and we’ll make it happen; I shoot at the beach year round, so don’t worry if you didn’t get in on a summer session!  There is still plenty of time — but spots are filling quickly, so make sure you email me ASAP if you want to get on my calendar.

Here again is an updated list of dates left for 2014:  (I won’t be adding any more than these)

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DYI Boho Flower Crowns for Senior Portraits

Posted on Jul 23, 2014

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I’ve gotten a lot of you guys asking how I make the flower crowns in all the pics you see on my girls for their senior portraits so I thought I’d record myself making one to show you how EASY they are!!

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This is one I did a few days ago — and while I’m NOBODY’S videographer, I tried my best to make it at easy as possible for you to follow along; it takes me about 20-30 minutes tops to make one like this and I usually am making it AT my client’s house while Jami is doing their makeup.  Easy peasy.

Enjoy and let me know in the comments if you have any questions!!!!   xo, R

(make sure and watch it in HD)

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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…

{click on the small ones to see them larger and I’d love for you to pin your favorites!}

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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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As always, click on the images to see them larger and to share!

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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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