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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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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  Those pictures will feel & look soooo out of date and embarrassing by the time you’re in college.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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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 Photos 2 Locations: Los Angeles & Newbury Park

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Beautiful Senior Photos

Natural light for senior photos is popular for a reason:  It looks absolutely gorgeous!  Fresh, effortless and timeless is what most people want out of their session because it’s always nice to look back and be proud of your images.  We steer clear of fake and stiff poses, which can feel so glam and fun while you’re shooting, but can make you feel cheesy when looking back on them a year later.  Your shoot should be effortless.

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Senior Photos Los Angeles

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Senior Photos

Sometimes a theme is fun for one of your looks at your senior photos session!  Our girl above loves birds, so we went with a bird them for this look that feels like an Anthropologie ad – ethereal but with an edge.  Portraits are something you’ll cherish for a lifetime so put some thought into it and get creative!  To book a session with us, go through our contact page or visit our studio FB page.  Thank you!

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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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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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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 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 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 – 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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