University of California, Irvine: Grad Photos

It’s already May— where did the time go? June is right around the corner which means so is graduation season!

This weekend I had the blessing of taking grad photos for one of my old youth group kids, Kristin. She began attending our church as an 8th grader and I would post a photo from back then, but she’d probably kill me. 😉

Kristin has grown into a beautiful & smart young woman who loves Christ with all her heart! Congrats on graduating!

Special thanks to roommate Rebecca for coming along to fix hair/make up and hold the giant gold reflector 🙂

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Why is Kristin so excited? Because her time at UCI has been immortalized on the athletic mural!kristin-1433-010

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We almost didn’t get this shot below because of police activity minutes before.

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First Birthday Portraits

My good friend’s cutie pie daughter just turned one this month so as her official photographer, I took a few photos of her all dressed up! As you can tell, she’s quite an active little girl so we had to distract her with candy, noise makers and pillow pets to get her to stay still in front of the backdrop.

Backdrop:  6′ wide white seamless paper
Lighting: Window lighting only! I set up right next to a large living room window
Equipment: Canon 5DMKII with 50mm f1.4 lens, plush monkey, and a lot of noise makers

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