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High School Senior Pictures : Studio Portraits

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High School Senior Pictures : Studio Portraits

There are plenty of different routes to take when choosing what your high school senior pictures should look like. We specialize in studio as well as on location photography, and will be more than happy to make sure you get a good amount of both depending on what you prefer. In the studio we can control the lighting and color scheme based around the outfit your child is wearing. It’s all up to you! And we couldn’t be happier to accommodate. Book a session today!

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High School Senior Pictures : Specialty Shots

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High School Senior Pictures : Specialty Shots

The end of the school year is just around the corner! Have you scheduled your high school senior pictures photo shoot yet? We are here for you! We offer a wide array of different options for your childs special day. No matter what you are looking for, we are here to provide a wonderful photo shoot experience. We go above and beyond to get you a one of a kind session, filled with interesting and beautiful photos to share with your friends and family to celebrate this once in a lifetime milestone! Contact us today!

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Ready to book your high school senior portraits Los Angeles ?!

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The best high school senior portraits los angeles has seen!

Cheesy poses?  No.  Weird shooting locations?  Nah.  Awkward props?  Nope.  Bizare “edgy/fashionable” makeup?  Ew.  Best high school senior portraits Los Angeles has ever seen?  YES.  Don’t be swayed by the dramatic, overly filtered images you find at so many studios.  Those pictures will feel & look soooo out of date and embarrassing by the time you’re in college.  Those photographers that want you to do the Zoolander over the shoulder pose will just have to wait for someone else 🙂

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High School Senior Pictures Thousand Oaks

 

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Outdoor Natural Light High School Senior Pictures

Make us your chosen photographers for your High School Senior Pictures. Schedule your photo shoot today and select a few looks you wish to emulate for this special time in your life. Shooting outside with natural light is probably the most popular because it’s so classic, clean and fresh.  You should look like you on your best day – hair and makeup pretty but not overdone.  Some girls do their own and others hire a pro.

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Senior Photography Los Angeles tips, tricks

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Researching Senior Photography Los Angeles

The images above were taken of a musical artist shot by senior photography los angeles experts Brandin Shaeffer & Amanda Max.  Usually, we’ll place pics like this in our “editorial” gallery, which means many kids and parents will totally miss them.  Lots of artists shoot edgier images – but they’ll rarely post them under their Sr Pics gallery….so when researching, look at more than just the high school samples to get a good idea of your photog’s level of artistry 🙂

For info:  310.622.5819

 

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Senior Portraits Westlake Village & Thousand Oaks

Senior Portraits Westlake Village

Senior Portraits Westlake Village

HS Grads looking to shoot senior portraits westlake village, thousand oaks, & camarillo area will love our Newbury Park location!  The girls above shot on the same day and were able to overlap their shoots a bit to get one look shot together 🙂

We use a mix of natural and studio lighting for a fresh & glowy image that feels professional, but natural and classic!

To view more work, visit our facebook page www.facebook.com/MaxBrandinPhotography 

Book today!

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Los Angeles’ best senior photographers

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Looking for LA’s best senior photographers ?

Searching for the best senior photographers can be a daunting task!  So many good artist out here 🙂  Honestly, who works for you might not be who works for someone else.  Are you looking for super artistic images?  Are you looking for something edgy?  Something classic?  Or maybe a little bit of everything?!   You’ve found us!  🙂  Contact Brandin’s cel for more info 310.622.5819 and let’s get you on your way to amazing senior pics.

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Senior Pictures Thousand Oaks & Los Angeles

Senior Pictures Thousand Oaks

 

Book your Senior Pictures in Thousand Oaks or Los Angeles

Only a couple dates left in May…and June beginning to fill fast…this means Senior Portrait season is HERE.  Our Thousand Oaks location (pictured above) features walkways, fields & roads leading up to and around Boney Mountain.  The lighting is always beautiful and the possibilities are endless 🙂

Our Los Angeles location includes the zillion locations in and around Baldwin Hills Scenic Overlook, Downtown Culver Arts District, & Venice Beach.

Book your senior pictures asap to make sure you’re not racing at the very end to get them done by your school’s deadline!

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Senior Portraits in Los Angeles

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Senior Portraits in Los Angeles

Senior Portraits are a fun and exciting experience to get in front of the camera in a couple of your favorite outfits and just look your very best, whether you are always in front of the camera or camera-shy this is a great and no-pressure way to gain some experience and get some photos out of a day that will last you a lifetime. This shoot is all about YOU, so make it your own and have fun with it.

Call 310-622-5819 for all your Senior Portraits needs in Los Angeles and the greater Los Angeles area!! 🙂

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Coming up with the best senior portrait ideas!

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Senior Portrait Ideas:

It’s always good to spice things up when it comes time to get some senior portraits done! In the shot above, the wonderful photographer Brandin asked our senior to jump up on this ledge and be silly.

The best pictures are always the ones that show the seniors true and personal self.

We always go on different locations for senior portraits to get the most variety and fun out of the pictures you will cherish for the rest of your life.

Next time you’re looking for fabulous senior portrait ideas, talk to Max Brandin Photography; we would always be happy to help you out! give us a call!  310.622.5819

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Pin Up Style Photoshoot & Senior Pictures Ideas

Pin Up style photoshoot

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PIN UP STYLE PHOTOSHOOT

Pin up photography is as popular today as ever – it’s fun, playful, & just flat out gorgeous.  As a photographer, you have plenty of things to consider:  light, set, props…because although it’s fun to put a new twist on pin up, it’s always appreciated when you can nail the shot as a purely classic pin up.  You’ll also need to secure an experienced Hair & Makeup artist who can not only create the pin up look, but can also do it in a timely manner.  If your model is in the hair/makeup chair for 2 hours it’s going to drain their energy and make it very difficult to do more than 1 look.  Your model should absolutely practice in front of a mirror leading up to the shoot – but at the end of the day,  the photographer has to be ready with great direction and ideas for posing the model in a classic and flattering way.  Study images from that time period first, before looking at more contemporary pin up.  It’s better to start with the original, classic, basics….and then add your own twist.

PIN UP STYLE SENIOR PORTRAITS

Our model above is NOT A HIGH SCHOOL SENIOR and the wardrobe is obviously a bit too sexy for a teenaged girl.  However, there are plenty of ways to incorporate this classic style photography into your senior portrait session by hiring one of our amazing and talented Hair/Makeup Artists and bringing along wardrobe that is age appropriate.  It’s also a good idea to consider just doing the “flavor” of pinup for your senior pictures, rather than going 100% realistic.  This will give us more room to play with more contemporary posing and feel less tied to being authentic.  We’re looking forward to our 2015 Senior Portrait Season….and shooting some fun pin up style images!

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Senior Portrait Photographer Los Angeles & Ventura County

Senior Portrait Photographer Los Angeles

 

Los Angeles Senior Portrait Photographer

 

Senior Portrait Photographer Los Angeles & Ventura County

 

Senior Portrait Photographer Thousand Oaks

 

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Senior Portrait Photographer Ventura County

 

Senior Portrait Photographers Los Angeles & Ventura County

One of the coolest things we (Brandin & Amanda Max) have access to is lots & lots of cool locations.  The sky is pretty much the limit 🙂  Above are a few favorites from our shoot with Austin B.  He has that James Dean kinda look, so we wanted to do everything from clean classic type images, to super preppy, to edgy bad boy.  There’s no reason why the girls get to have all the cool pics….guys can have absolutely amazing shoots too!  If you’re looking for a Senior Portrait photographer in Los angeles or Ventura County, we have got you covered with locations in both 🙂

To see more of our work, visit our studio facebook page.  To schedule a shoot, contact us through our site.

 

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Senior Pictures Southern California

Senior Pictures Southern California

 

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Senior Pictures Southern California

 

Senior Pictures Southern California

Senior Pictures in Southern California

This year we have SO many Seniors shooting Destination Senior Pictures with us!   It’s so exciting to meet families from all across the country….and even South America!  If you’re planning a trip to the Los Angeles area to shoot your pics, it’s a great idea to schedule your shoot after you’ve been here for 2 or 3 days at least….to make sure you’re over any jet lag, and to give yourself a couple days to do a little shopping and buy something special for your shoot.

The images above were shot at our studio, as well as one of our favorite spots to shoot Senior Pictures in Southern California:  Venice Beach 🙂

To see more examples of our work visit our studio FB page  or view our online portfolio.  To schedule a session contact us through our site.  For questions, you can feel free to call Brandin’s cel 310.622.5819

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Senior Pictures Southern California

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 Senior Portaits Southern California

The pictures above just a few proofs sheets from an album we designed from one of our 2014 Senior Portraits sessions taken in Los Angeles.  Our albums are from Italian hand-crafted album maker FINAO, and come in a Lay Flat construction that people absolutely love.  We prefer a clean design, and steer away from silly text & flourishes that look outdated within a few years.  Your pictures will be SO amazing, they’ll look best displayed similar to a high end photographic coffee table book.  Simple & Gorgeous.

 

To have your senior pictures taken at one of our southern california senior portrait studios contact us through our site, or call Brandin’s cel 310.622.5819

To view more examples of our work, visit our studio facebook page!

 

 

 

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Senior Pictures Los Angeles & Thousand Oaks

Senior Pictures Los Angeles & Thousand Oaks

High School Senior Pictures – Locations in Los Angeles & Thousand Oaks

When shooting senior pictures for guys it’s all about getting that great suit shot.  To make sure you get amazing results bring a suit that fits impeccably, and a shirt/tie combo that looks great on it’s own (without the jacket) so we can shoot some with the jacket & some without.

Chris (our Senior Guy above) brought the perfect suit for his session.  The jacket & vest are sophisticated, with a current slim fit.  The shirt & tie add a dash of youth & trendiness without being over-the-top.  Removing the jacket halfway through shooting the look, allowed us to shoot with the vest & shirt for an edgier, more hip feel.  Then, we got rid of the vest, loosened the tie, rolled up the sleeves & got some amazing smiles & laughs….super casual & totally dreamy!!!

To make the day easy for you, we have locations in Los Angeles & Newbury Park of Thousand Oaks

To see more recent work, visit our studio FB page.  To book a Senior Pictures Session, contact us by phone or our site contact page.  Brandin’s cel:  310.622.5819

 

 

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Child Actor Headshots Los Angeles

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Child Actor Headshots

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Headshots for Kids

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Headshots for Kids

Child Actor Headshots

Shooting child actor headshots requires telling a story, just like when shooting adults.  Kids are capable of so much depth, character & personality…so letting them “play” during the session is key to capturing the awesomeness kids have in them.  With over 12 years experience ((25 years combined!)) Amanda Max Weber & Brandin Shaeffer will guide you and your child throughout the process in order to yield the absolute BEST headshots in Los Angeles & Thousand Oaks.

For recent samples of work, visit our studio Facebook page.  To schedule an appointment, Brandin’s cel is 310.622.5819  Or go through our Contact page.

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High School Senior Pictures

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high school senior pictures

High School Senior Pictures – College Apps

For lots of high schoolers, applying for college is something that takes a lot of preparation – and the process has never been more competitive.  To give a great impression, applicants often use a picture from their high school senior pictures.  It’s best to steer away from anything with a theme (such as a sports related pic) or anything that’s overly “sexy” or silly.   Stick with a friendly smile like the images above of one of our favorite clients, Brianna.

For recent samples of our work, visit our studio facebook page.  To schedule a session, visit our site contact page.  If you have questions, Brandin is available on her cel when not shooting 310.622.5819

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Best Senior Pictures California has EVER seen!

When you are looking for the best senior pictures california has to offer,
Max Brandin Photography is your answer!

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Senior Pictures California

Our website helps High School Seniors all over California get  senior picture ideas and senior picture poses.

Female photographers Amanda Max Weber and Brandin Shaeffer have been shooting professionally since 2001. Years of experience, experts in their field, and strong opinions have made them the first choice for high school senior pictures in Southern California.

 

The beauty of shooting editorial style senior pics is that we aren’t just doing a basic portrait – we get the chance to tell a story with each image.  And each one of those stories captures a different side of our HS Senior.
~Brandin Shaeffer & Amanda Max Weber

 

For the best senior pictures California has ever seen, shoot with Max Brandin Photography!

High School Senior Pictures LA

   Senior Pictures Los Angeles The beauty of shooting editorial style senior pics is that we aren’t just doing a basic portrait – we get the chance to tell a story with each image.  And each one of those stories captures a different side of our HS Senior.  Above, you’ll see …

 

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Headshots vs. Senor Pictures Los Angeles

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Los Angeles Senior Portraits vs. Headshots

One of the biggest differences in LA Senior Pictures & LA Headshots is where the subject is looking.  Are they looking into camera?  Are they looking away?  For headshots, it’s pretty much an unspoken rule that the subject (the actor) should be looking into the camera.  It helps to capture the essence, the personality, the vibe of the actor.  It helps to establish the actor’ level of intensity, or their ability to make us laugh with just a casual smirk..  Sometimes an agent or manager will choose an image where the actor is looking off-camera…but it’s pretty rare.  Mostly, you’d see this with a character type that typically looks away….like a super quirky character type, or a super shy character type.  I’ve also seen a “looking away” shot be chosen by a talent rep for actors whose direct stare is a bit overly intimidating.  It’s never good to scare the casting director, right??  hheheeee…

Well, the opposite is true of HS Senior Portraits.  There is no goal to shoot a certain character type.  We’re not trying to gauge intensity or the kinds of roles that the subject plays.  We’re simply capturing the emotions & feelings & essence of the subject for that moment in time.    Because that’s really what senior pics are : a capsule in time to remember that special phase of going from being a kid…in your parents care…and part of their responsibility….to being an adult.  making your own decisions…or at least most of them!    Senior Pictures are the very last of the baby pictures.  Your parents started when you were a newborn.  They continued documenting your growth at every grade level.  Now, it’s the last of the last – your Sr. Year – and these photos mark the last time your parents officially document your age, development & growth.  It’s not something to be taken lightly…and it’s not something to be taken too seriously.  It’s something to just have fun doing, and leave the rest to us

 

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Senior Pics Los Angeles

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Senoir Portraits LA

This is our 2nd posting of Ren’s pics….we originally posted our faves – and now that she’s ordered her prints, we thought we’d share HER faves!  The first thing we noticed about Ren when she arrived for her shoot – other than her uber-cuteness, was that she’d really nailed it with the clothes & accessories she brought.  When you look at the images above, you’ll see how they all reflect her personal style, while at the same time each look has it’s own feel.  We loved how the pics we did in the orange print dress were paired with chunky platform heels….whereas the white sundress was worn with simple flip flops – Gorgeous!  Also, notice how all the bracelets in the black top pics & the hat in the white dress pics really give the images a magazine editorial photoshoot vibe.  Speaking of hats….hats off to our amazing makeup artist Bebe Booth, who kept the makeup totally natural while also totally popping the eyes in every look.  LOVE!!!  Ren was down for anything when it came to hair & makeup, but we’ve always found that for HS Senior Pics, you really need to stick with natural makeup…and maybe a little smoky eye for the final look.  It’s very similar to the guidelines we follow when shooting LA Actor headshots – keep it simple….keep the pictures ALL about the person you’re shooting.  If you’re planning your own wardrobe, makeup & hair you might want to visit our blog post:  10 tips to ROCK your HS Senior Portraits We’ve listed everything from hair & skin regimen to reminders on school guidelines & deadlines.  And if you ever feel like you’re stuck when putting everything together, make a quick trip through all of our past blog posts & portfolio – you’ll see lots of wardrobe ideas that you can steal & then make your own 🙂

 

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