High School Senior Portraits

A few months ago I made family portraits for a large family reunion in Santa Paula, California. For various reasons we had to shoot in their backyard, and the schedule couldn’t be changed…but it was in the middle of the most rainy winter we’ve had in California in decades! Fortunately our scheduled portrait session ended up on a sunny day in between two massive rainstorms. The grass was wet, the wind was blowing, but we found some shade and made some great images!

While I was there, the client asked me if I would mind making some impromptu senior portraits for his daughter, who was graduating high school this year. I said “sure!”

Shot with my Mamiya 645AF and an 80mm f/2.8 lens, natural light, new Kodak Portra 400 film. Processed, scanned and generally made gorgeous-er by Richard Photo Lab in Los Angeles.

Are those amazing green eyes, or what? đŸ™‚



4 thoughts on “High School Senior Portraits

  1. Gorgeous girl!

    I took your advice and now I am trying the new Porta 400.
    Were these shot wide open at f/2.8 mostly?
    The rendition of the out of focus areas are very pleasing to the eye on that lens.


  2. Yes everything in this series was shot at 2.8 as far as I can recall. I’ve been shooting mostly wide open for individual portraits these days.

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