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senior portrait studios near me Los Angeles & Thousand Oaks

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Senior Portrait studios near me Los Angeles & Newbury Park

Brandin & Amanda Max have locations in Newbury Park of Thousand Oaks as well as Mid City Los Angeles.  The Thousand Oaks locations is a home studio, spacious and gorgeous, surrounded by trails and mountains.  The Los Angeles location is a fully equipped studio, with location shoots available at Venice Beach, Culver City Arts District, and Baldwin Hills overlooking the city of LA.  When you’re doing your search for senior portrait studios near me keep in mind that we’re most likely not far!

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Senior Pictures that you’ll be proud of!

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Senior pictures you’ll always love

We know how hard it is to put together your wardrobe for your senior pictures – what to wear?!  A great way to figure it out is to choose 3 categories:  1) Timeless, classic, no print, simple cut…this is for your portrait.  2) Something fresh & fun – flirty, colorful, vivacious – like what you’d see on the cover of Seventeen Magazine.  3) Something with an edge, whether that be vintage, bohemian, or whatever you feel like has that “indie” feel.   Something on TREND will be a fun reminder of what the kids were wearing when you were a teen.

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Senior Portrait Studio Los Angeles

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Senior Portrait Studio

Clients looking to book a session at a senior portrait studio in LA have a few things to consider.  That outdoor, fresh look is mostly found on the outskirts of LA, whereas an edgy urban look is easily found in the city.  To be completely honest, it’s tough to have it both ways, unless you book with a photographer who has a few tricks up their sleeve….& we’ve been shooting actors, models, musicians & high school seniors for 14 years.

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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 Photographer Westlake Village and LA

Senior Photographer Westlake Village

Senior Photographer Westlake Village

Looking for a Senior Photographer Westlake Village , Thousand Oaks, or Camarillo?  MxB has a location in Dos Vientos of Newbury Park featuring locations around Boney Mountain as well as a gorgeous home setting for Hair, Makeup & Styling Session.

Check out more of our work at our studio facebook page.

With a combined 25+ years experience between female photographers, Amanda Max & Brandin Shaeffer, you’ll be in great hands 🙂  Don’t procrastinate!  Give us a call 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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Shooting your Senior Portraits Los Angeles

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Senior portraits Los Angeles – we’re your photographer!

This is the time of year we love – getting to shoot High School kids from all over the world!  Destination senior portraits in LA have become super popular and a great way to spend a day of your summer vacation, and we absolutely love it!  Los Angeles has the nations TOP Hair/Makeup people, as well as gorgeous locations.  If you’re looking for senior portraits los angeles you’ve found the right spot 🙂

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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

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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 Pictures Los Angeles & Thousand Oaks

Senior Pictures Los Angeles

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Senior Portrait locations in both Thousand Oaks and Los Angeles

14 years experience shooting actors, models, musicians and High School Senior Photography, with studios in both Newbury Park, Thousand Oaks and Mid City Los Angeles.  Female photographers Amanda Max Weber and Brandin Shaeffer strive to create images and senior portraits that are both unique and timeless.  Sessions typically last 2-3 hours…as long as it takes for our subject to feel comfortable and get the BEST senior pictures possible!

To see more of our recent work, visit our studio facebook page.  To schedule an appointment or ask a question, contact us through our site.

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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

 

Senior Portrait Photographer Newbury Park

 

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 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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High School Senior Pictures

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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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Senior Pictures Los Angeles

Senior Pictures Los Angeles

Take your Senior Pictures in Los Angeles

This year we have had a TON of “Destination Senior Pictures” – seniors flying into LA to vacation or visit family, and booking a session to shoot their Senior Pictures in Los Angeles.  During the super busy months of August-October, it’s usually best to book at least 1 month in advance.  But, during December-February you can usually book a session with just a couple weeks advance notice!  In other words, you still have time to book a photoshoot with Los Angeles’ top Senior Photographers, Amanda Max Weber & Brandin Shaeffer.

To see some of our recent work, check out our FB page.  To view some of our favorite products & check out pricing, visit the “Information” page of our site.

 

 

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MxB Senior Pictures Los Angeles & Ventura Counties CA

Senior Pictures Los Angeles & Ventura

Max Brandin has been shooting High School Senior Pictures Los Angeles & Ventura counties for over a decade.

Female photographers Brandin Shaeffer & Amanda Max Weber combine a strong sense of traditional & classic with just enough edge to keep images current, yet timeless.  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

 

To book your senior pictures (los angeles or ventura counties) CONTACT MxB through our site, or by phone: 310.622.5819

Stay comnected!  www.facebook.com/MaxBrandinPhotography

Senior Pictures Los Angeles

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Choosing a Senior Portrait Photographer, Los Angeles

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Los Angeles Senior Portrait Photographers

The following are some suggestions on how to choose a Senior Portrait Photographer Los Angeles.

LA is absolutely covered in photographers that shoot Senior Portraits.  It’s not surprising actually…there’s a higher than average concentration of artistic people in Los Angeles in general.  But, that makes finding the right one even tougher!  Below are some suggestions on things to look for when deciding who to book with.

Shooting IN los angeles?

You don’t necessarily have to shoot in the middle of LA.  At MxB, we’re proud of our ability to shoot pretty much anywhere ….as far south as Hermosa Beach, Long Beach, & even Huntington Beach.  We also have gorgeous locations in Newbury Park, Venice Beach, & Malibu.  Of course, if you’re looking to shoot something with an urban vibe, one of our favorite spots is our family owned urban warehouse in Los Angeles, which is absolutely perfect for edgy Senior Portraits.

What products are you looking to get?

Lots of portrait photographers can get you really great images.  The issue then becomes “how many millions will it cost to buy prints, canvas & an album?”  Just keep in mind when booking your session, that no matter how much you love the pics, they won’t mean as much to you in years to come if they’re only ever seen on facebook & in a couple 8×10’s.  We pride ourselves in having the absolute BEST & most inclusive print & product Collections of any photographer in Southern California…for the best prices.

Hair & Makeup can make or break your Senior Portraits

We include professional hair & makeup with EVER session, because it’s just so so important.  Not only do pros do a flawless job, they leave you with more energy to focus on being a model.  It’s just too exhausting to spend half your time making hair & makeup changes…and then have to go right back out & keep shooting.  You need that time to sit & relax and let our people work their magic!

For more examples, visit our PORTFOLIO and our FACEBOOK page 🙂  And if you have any QUESTIONS please feel free to contact us through our site’s contact form & we’ll be happy to help you book Max Brandin as your Senior Portrait Photographer Los Angeles!

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Senior Pictures Los Angeles – Where to shoot

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Shoot your Senior Portraits in ONE location that offers almost ENDLESS possibilities!

One of the absolute coolest things about shooting Senior Pictures Los Angeles is that there are just so so so many places to shoot.  Most of our Seniors want several looks & they want each of those to be shot in a unique location.  However, driving from location to location is a time & energy killer – it’s no fun for anyone.  The best bet is to find ONE spot that offers lots of possible areas to shoot in.  Choosing that main location is really determined by the vibe you want for your Senior Pictures.  Want something funky & edgy?  Venice Beach has super awesome alleyways with tons of color & textures to play with – – – plus the buildings offer shadow from the mid day sun, meaning, light is always pretty perfect 🙂  Then, for the last look of the day, we just walk a few steps and BAM!  you’re on the beach!  a great way to end any Senior Photography session.  Want something classic & pastoral?  Just get out of the main city part of LA & find a hiking trail!  The canopy of trees in most hikes gives perfect shade from the sun for soft light – which is imperative for getting gorgeous Senior Pictures.

Our team makes shooting your Senior Pictures an experience you’ll never forget…

See the image above of our model getting her makeup touched up?  While she was getting a little tweak to hair & makeup, our photography assistant was setting our light perfectly for the romantic glow you see in the black & white image.  Little touches like back lighting make the difference between just “so-so” images, and images that are amaaaaaazing.  Having our hair/makeup artist present while we shoot is also a huge bonus, since she makes little changes as we go to get the MOST out of the day.  And it’s not such a bad thing to be treated like a supermodel for the day 🙂

For more examples, visit our SENIOR PICTURES LOS ANGELES PORTFOLIO and our FACEBOOK page 🙂  And if you have any QUESTIONS please feel free to contact us through our site’s contact form & we’ll be happy to help.  And remember, yearbook deadline comes fast….book your Los Angeles Senior Pictures today!

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Senior Pictures Thousand Oaks

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Senior Pictures & Natural Light

Hayley is one of our 2013 MxB High School Senior Reps & shot her senior pictures with us a few weeks ago at our Newbury Park, Thousand Oaks location.  When Hayley arrived we quickly realized her eyes were going to be a main focal point for these senior pictures ….since they’re a vivid crystal blue.  In order to get the most out of crystal clear eyes is to use natural light.  Shooting indoors in a studio can produce beautiful shots, but very often there isn’t enough “constant” light to open up the iris of the eye & brighten it.  When your subject is outside during the day, there is usually enough light to cause the pupil to get a little smaller, opening up more of the eye color for your camera to see.  That’s definitely part of the trick to getting vivid eyes in a portrait.  Another big part is making sure your shutter speed is at the right setting to allow that sunlight to brighten the eyes.  Of course, if you’re using a simple “point & shoot” type camera, there may not be a way to control shutter speed….but that’s ok.  Point & shoots usually have very good automatic settings & will naturally set a good shutter speed for your picture.  Just take a moment to look at the eyes & make sure they’re getting enough light to brighten & open up without blinding them LOL.  One more consideration to mention when shooting in natural light is to be careful of “blowing out” your subject’s skin.  Even olive & darker skin tones can be lit too brightly causing them to photograph too pale or (as is in the case of very dark skin) to have blown out harsh shine on the skin.  If your camera has a histogram, learn how to use it (it’s pretty easy 🙂 & if you don’t have histogram, just take a test shot & see if your subject’s skin is looking more like white paper than actual skin.  Balance that with the amount of light needed to get vibrant glowing irises & you’ll end up with some gorgeous natural light pictures!

For more examples of SENIOR PICTURES visit our portfolio and our FACEBOOK page 🙂  And if you have any QUESTIONS please feel free to contact us through our contact form & we’ll be happy to help.  ….and remember, yearbook deadline comes before you know it…book your Senior Pictures with us today!

 

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