Matt :: 2015 #rbmodel Football Senior Portraits

Posted on Dec 11, 2014

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Really can’t say enough good things about this kid.  I mean, young man… weird when “kids” you’ve known for so long grow up {including your own!}

Matt is an all around amazing guy — everyone who knows him only has exceptional things to say about him and his family.  I’m so, so glad I was able to photograph him for his high school senior portraits!   Matt was actually a rep for me this year and we were able to shoot on two different occasions – once over the summer for these casual shots:

Spread One Matt


and then again during football season so we could get some locker room/football senior portraits and field shots —  LOVE how these turned out:

spread two matt

spread three matt


These were just so much fun!   Special thanks to Jami Cox for styling/makeup/lighting on these!

So, I’ve been inundated with 2016 Senior Rep questions as of late…… I am still working on the details for my model program for next year… it will be different than in year’s past….. and it will be super freakin cool.  I have some awesome stuff in the works — but not releasing any info or shoot dates just yet.  **If you want in, you need to be on my mailing list ——> CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP.   You’ll get all the details before anyone else!!

AND I’m also booking SPRING 2015 for Class of 2015 — these will sell out because I’m not offering a ton.  EMAIL ME to find out more.

xo, R


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Small Biz Saturday | Sale

Posted on Nov 29, 2014

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I didn’t participate in Black Friday (didn’t even shop) but I really wanted to offer something for my amazing clients for Small Business Saturday.

This business is how I support my family.

When clients hire me to photograph their son or daughter for their Senior Portrait Experience, they are contributing to how I am able to keep food on the table, the lights in the house on, and clothes on their ever growing backs.  Small businesses are the backbone of this country… I am so incredibly proud to be a part of that!

SO, in appreciation, I am offering over 1/2 off any size canvas wrap from now till midnight, PST.     Any size, any print.  (some prices reflect almost 65% off)  

Canvases are my number one seller, with custom designed albums coming in at a close second – these are HOT items.


Here’s how it works:

Click below to pay via paypal – scroll down until you see the size canvas you want; once you see it, click on the size and you will be prompted to pay via paypal.  Then:

CURRENT clients:  EMAIL ME regarding the photo you would like printed.  (we can also chat on the phone if that is easier!)  *note: no limit to how many current clients who have already placed orders with me can order.  If you have NOT placed an order, you can only pre-purchase this deal for ONE canvas.

FUTURE clients:  Yes, you can purchase this deal even if you haven’t shot with me yet.   You can pre-purchase the canvas now and apply it to your order later. *note: only one per future client

Choose your size

Again, thank you guys so much for your continued support…..I truly appreciate you!

xo, R



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Chandler & Zachary :: Santa Clarita Barn Wedding {slideshow}

Posted on Oct 20, 2014

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Apparently the universe does NOT want me to get all the wedding pics from Chandler and Zach’s wedding online tonight… multiple computer crashes, etc.  :o

SO, here is a little somethin’ I put together in the interim with some of my fav shots …. tells the story quite well I think!  And TOMORROW morning.. those photos will be online, I swear!

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Malibu Senior Portraits … with Sisters

Posted on Oct 16, 2014

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I absolutely love shooting out of town Senior Portrait clients …. I love that they find me on google and choose me.  Yeah, I said it.  It feels good to be chosen, right?

But really… I love meeting and spending time with them.  All my sessions are experiences – and I always come away from them feeling happier….more connected….more calm – relaxed even!   We all have those days – when life is chaotic and honestly, I don’t know HOW I’m gonna pull this together…but inevitably, on the way home, Jami and I will reflect on how freakin’ awesome that just was.

This session was just that.

Freakin’ awesome.

Connected.  Happy.  Fun.

Kyra is 2015 Senior from Washington {state} and I was lucky enough to photograph her and her amazing sisters this past summer for her Malibu Senior Portraits.   They are all beautiful — I think they look like fairy princesses in their little white dresses and flower crowns :)



I also made Kyra a flower crown after discussing different options with her mom via email; I just love how it turned out…. suited her perfectly, don’t ya think?


She is STUNNING to photograph – obviously… such beautiful features  {Jami was in love with her eyebrows, no surprise there!  And did such a fantastic job on simply enhancing her natural beauty}.  Kyra is an athlete but ….. she definitely knows how to work a camera as well.   She was a dream to shoot….

And I’m so glad we got some shots of her with her sisters Kylie and Chloe … they are all so photogenic and fun — we were able to get some shots with gorgeous greenery and natural surroundings – AND California beaches … the right mix of both!


as always, feel free to click and share these!






Just love them…

Now that my senior summer is winding down and we are FINALLY getting cooler weather here, I’m having a chance to try and catch up on blogging some of the awesome sessions I’ve had!

Update:       2014 is booked but I do have openings for SPRING sessions for 2015 Seniors – click the pic to find out more

Insta Marketing 2015


– and for all you 2016 (YES, 2016!) Seniors…… click the pic for info

Insta Marketing 2016


For the photographer friends reading, this session was shot with a Nikon D800 and mainly the Nikon 85mm 1.4 lens, with the 35mm thrown in there too.  Mostly all natural light, but 2 Westcott Ice Lights were also used for the beach shots.   xo, R


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Peyton :: Valencia Senior Portraits, class of 2015

Posted on Oct 13, 2014

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So excited to finally blog Peyton’s fun session that we shot here in Santa Clarita!   She opted for the Model Session and was able to fit in six outfit changes and got pampered by the glam goddess, Jami Cox with killer hair and makeup too.  I love how Jami kept Peyton as natural as possible, while adding just enough to make her images pop!


These are some of her favorite shots and the ones she chose for her gorgeous custom 40 page Model Album and her canvases & announcements as well!

How STUNNING is Peyton?!!   Right?!   I just loved spending the day with her and her Mom, and we had a blast at her ordering session as well – the whole family was there to help decide on what to get :)  I’m super excited to get all their goodies to them – everything should be in very soon!

Also?  I cannot believe that it’s already mid-October!!!  Seems just like yesterday I was returning from Senior’s Ignite in Vegas with my winning model, Devan and prepping for a killer 2015 Senior Summer.   Now I’m completely booked for 2014 – so 2015 Seniors –> you need to get on my books NOW for your SPRING session because they will sell out as well.  Email me for all the info!!   I just got back from an amazing time with my fellow Senior’s Ignite Masterminds and Lead Shooters – we were down in Alys Beach, FL, soaking up some sun and planning the 2015 Senior’s Ignite in San Diego.  I can’t go into all the details here, but just know that we are going to have an amazing event!!  Are you joining us??  Only a handful of seats left!

The rest of this month will be spent catching up on editing and putting some thought and effort into my Model Rep Program….I’m gonna change it up next year so if you want to make sure you get all the info as it’s released {and get on my VIP list}, click HERE to send me your info!

I’m only taking a limited number of reps and senior sessions next year so you’re going to want to be up to date on what’s happening around here.

xo, R


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Sophie | #rbmodel Saugus High School Cheerleader

Posted on Sep 26, 2014

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What can I say…. when you have a model as gorgeous as this…. it’s hard to take a bad pic.  I mean seriously…


Sophie is ridiculously beautiful – and SO fun to shoot.  She’s just the sweetest!!  I had the pleasure of photographing her older {equally gorgeous} sister Emma in 2011 :)   We shot Sophie’s session in Malibu at a favorite spot of mine that is both beach and beautiful gardens, flowers, etc. – I just love the colors in her session.

{as always, feel free to pin and share}


I made this flower crown for her that day (it’s actually the same one I did the tutorial on) and it looked sooooo good with that Free People dress!!  She looks like a fairy!




Jami did a wonderful job on her makeup and kept her pretty natural — and I love how the makeup changed with each outfit….with minimal changes on Jami’s end….just a simple lip color change or eye makeup enhancing and voila’ – a whole different look!   These in the hat … I die.  I mean, those shoes, that dress, everything… just worked so well!!!


I loved all her outfits — she had a great range of beautiful colors and different looks – that’s what so great about the Model Session; we have more time to create many different looks!  We even had time for a few cheerleader shots


And she even brought her boyfriend for a few at the end — he’s too darn cute not to put in there after all :)  How adorable are they?!


 and check out her slideshow:

I have had SUCH a great summer shooting all my 2015 #rbmodels  — I can’t believe I’m booking January – April now…. I do have a couple of open spots for November but that’s IT for 2014!!!!!  

If you want to get on my calendar, email or call soon so you can secure a spot before they all fill up!  800-957-1684

xo, R


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Amy | #rbmodel Santa Clarita Senior Portaits

Posted on Sep 23, 2014

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Amy is one of my 2015 Senior Reps and we were lucky enough to shoot her session over at her grandparents’ house, where her horse also lives — so we got some really great images of her with her best friend ;)


Not gonna lie… it was a little warm that day, but we really had a blast with Amy, her Mom and Grandmother…. what a great family.  I’m so fortunate to have such amazing people to work with and shoot their senior portraits….seriously – Jami and I laughed a lot that day!  (ok, we laugh all the time, but Amy is super fun)    Speaking of Jami, she did a beautiful job on Amy’s makeup and hair; keeping her natural and light — she is an amazing volleyball player and a senior over at Saugus High by the way.

Love all her outfits too!








click play to see more in her slideshow:

Guys, I’m booking January – April dates now for Senior Portraits

so let me know if want me to send you all the information on

how to book your session!



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Holiday MINI Sessions | 2014 Family Photo Session Dates

Posted on Sep 12, 2014

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It’s that time of year again!

Once again, I’ll be offering a few mini sessions before the holidays – just in time for you to get holiday cards made or some prints to gift to family!   The reason these are so popular is because they include a digital file with printing rights, as well as additional disounts for cards and prints – with NO minimum order….. and although they’re only 30 minutes long, you’d be surprised at how many shots you can get in that amount of time!  :D

So far, I’m offering local, Santa Clarita sessions these on two dates:  October 26th and November 9th and another BEACH session on November 24th. 

Here are the details:

2014 Family Mini Sessions


Beach Minis 2014



  • 1/2 HOUR Photo Session (30 minutes), On Location with your Family (unlimited people and pets)
  • 15 IMAGES retouched, perfected photos to choose from
  • Ordering done via ONLINE GALLERY 
  • Includes one digital image with printing rights and one 8×10
  • No minimum order requirement
  • Additional 20% off prints and 10% off holiday cards
  • Location TBA (SCV location will be a park and that information will be sent to you prior to your shoot)
  • $350 total  ($175 down to reserve the date)


​October 26th

  1. ​2:30pm-3:00pm  BOOKED
  2. 3:15pm-3:45pm  BOOKED
  3. 4:00pm-4:15pm
  4. 4:30pm-5:00pm BOOKED
  5. 5:15pm-5:45pm
  6. 6:00pm-6:30pm

November 9th (daylight savings time)

  1. 10am-10:30am
  2. 10:45am-11:15am
  3. 11:30am-12:00pm
  4. 2:00pm-2:30pm
  5. 2:45pm-3:00pm
  6. 3:15pm-3:45pm
  7. 4:00pm-4:30pm

Beach Day — November 24th

  1. 9:00am-9:30am
  2. 9:45am-10:15am
  3. 2:15pm-2:45pm
  4. 4:00pm-4:30pm BOOKED
  5. 4:30pm-5:00pm BOOKED
Half the session fee ($175) is required to reserve a day and time; you will receive an online booking proposal and will be prompted to pay online.  Once that is submitted, the date is yours.

Dates are first come, first serve.  I won’t be adding any other mini session dates this year.

Call or email to book or with questions!!



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Taylor | #rbmodel Malibu Senior Portraits

Posted on Sep 11, 2014

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What a great day with Taylor!!!  I mean, could she be any more gorgeous?!!!  She is part of my 2015 Model Team and we shot her Senior Portraits both at Paramount Ranch and at one of my favorite beaches in Malibu  :D


And not only beautiful, but super fun… this girl is a blast to be around — Jami and I had a great time with her and her Mom for her 2015 Senior Model session.   Taylor is on the dance team at West Ranch High School so we wanted to get some dance shots as well – I just love how her entire session turned out!!!   What a dream she is to photograph…..


as always, click on the smaller pics to see them larger — and feel free to PIN and share!









Check out her slideshow as well for more —>

Guys… I’m booking sessions for January – April now so if you are a 2015 Senior, contact me to find out what dates are still open {only 2 for 2014} …..

xo, R


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