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Aliana

Aliana’s initial email might be one of the favorites I have ever received?!?! There was a lot of excitement, capital letters, exclamation points coupled with a strong desire to be creative, personal, and genuine during her senior session. She came into the shoot with TONS of ideas and was happily open to absolutely every darn thing I suggested, which is the definition of a dream client. She also wanted to include as many props as she could, which makes senior shoots so much more personal and unique! Literally got so happy when I read this in one of the emails she sent me:

“There are some shots that I actually want to be kind of dark and when people see it I want them to feel something. You know what I mean? I don’t want to just have all smiles because that doesn’t represent the real story, just what gets projected. I’ll tell you more in person on my journey, but I want it to be really authentic. I’m not afraid for people to see something that isn’t a bubbly exterior.”

Aliana’s eagerness to be real and transparent with her seniors was so refreshing. In the car we got to talk about our journey’s up to this point – the highs, lows, and everything in between. Her shoot pushed me to be more creative and made me grow as a photographer. Thanks for letting me capture your seniors, and I’m so glad to call you a friend now Aliana!

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I LOVE how Aliana was bold with her outfit choices and wore overalls!! So fun.
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This girl was fearless. It was even HER idea to stand on top, which I love!!

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While Aliana and I were on our way to our planned location, I saw this overlooked spot, but knew we had to stop! Sometimes if I’m driving with a client and someplace catches my eye, I go with my gut and try to pull over to grab a few shots. So glad we stopped here for a few minutes!
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I adore this flower crown that Aliana packed with her!
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AH. This dress. Aliana’s jewelery/accessories. Aliana herself. Too much.
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Obsessed with Aliana’s necklace, earrings, and hair band, ahhhhh.
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Aliana loves and appreciates art, and wanted to find someway to incorporate it into her session, which was SO fun to shoot!

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Aliana will be attending UCLA this fall and also wanted to incorporate this into her shoot, so she brought this awesome CA flag!!

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It got dark quickly, but we were having so much fun and those creative juices were still flowing, so we decided to keep shooting past the normal time I usually wrap up shoots. We both wanted to keep experimenting, and I’m so glad we did because I was able to play around and challenge myself with flash more!
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The location below was another one of those “go with my gut” kind of places. When we initially pulled in, we couldn’t even see this huge white wall! 99% of the time I go with my gut, I don’t regret it, and this was definitely one of those times!!
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