Sacramento Senior Portraits | Forest Mountains Snow

At the very start of a portrait session with older kids or seniors, I always take a couple test shots to get my settings right for the light.  This is always preceded by my saying, “relax for a moment, I just need to take a couple test shots.  Make some funny faces or whatever you want”.  Of course the kid relaxes because they know these photos don’t matter and they don’t yet have to be “on” for the camera.  So I measure the light, get my camera settings right and snap a few shots while the kid makes ridiculous faces or shoots grins at the accompanying parent or friend.  Invariably, one of those shots will be a favorite of mine from the session.  In the case of this session, the first image that stood out to me was of Kendra making eyes at her mum while I fiddled with the camera.  Love it!

teenage girl readying herself for her senior session at Pinecrest Lake

teenage girl at Pinecrest Lake cracking up during her senior portraits

senior girl hanging out at Pinecrest Lake in the winter during her portrait session

high school senior working the camera for Sacramento photographer

senior girl posing for a Sacramento photographer on a tree lined path

glamorous high school senior posing with pearls for northern California photographer

senior girl laughing during her portrait session at Tuolumne County's Pinecrest Lake

blue eyed senior girl smiling up at Sacramento photographer

glamorous teenage girl in pearls smiling stunningly up at Sacramento photographer during her senior portraits

You may have already seen the sneak image of the Marilyn Monroe inspired portrait set.  Here are a few more.  J’adore!

stylish senior girl posing in tutu and heels in an empty lake bed under snow capped mountains during her portraits in Tuolumne County

Marilyn Monroe inspired shoot with teenage girl posing in tutu and heels in a drained lake bed nestled amongst the mountains in Pinecrest, CA

Marilyn Monroe inspired this portrait session of a senior girl posing in a ballet tutu and heels

senior girl showing her pretty blue eyes and curls to Roseville portrait photographer

stunning blue eyed senior smiling at Sacramento photographer

stunning senior girl posing for the photographer during her Pinecrest senior portraits

Her main desire for her senior session was for some portraits in the snow.  Unfortunately, there was little snow over the winter, but drive far enough into the mountains and you’re bound to find a few small patches.  Up at Pinecrest Lake we found just enough snow to create these magical images.

fairytale image of teenage girl in the snow filled woods from her senior portrait session at Pinecrest Lake, CA

fairytale senior session in the snow covered woods in northern California

magical senior session in the snow filled forests of Tuolumne County California

And the last one.  I hope I didn’t crash your computer with all this gorgeousness, but I just couldn’t narrow down the images to share!

Check out those bright blue eyes!  Stunning!

senior girl showing off her gorgeous blues for the photographer during her portrait session in the snow of northern California

Jan Wow! She is gorgeous and the images are stunning!