Pinecrest Senior Portraits | Summerville High School Senior Portraits | Mya | Sonora Photographer

Pinecrest Senior Portraits

Summerville High School Senior Portraits | Mya

Sonora Photographer

by Bessie Young Photography

This session may have just taken the winning spot! Holy awesomeness is all I have to say. Typically with my blogs I try to have about 10ish photos; however, I just couldn't choose! So this one has.... well.... ALOT more than normal. LOL. I guess I could say I'm sorry, but I'm not:)

When I was contacted to take Mya's senior portraits up at Pinecrest I was absolutely thrilled. Pinecrest is such an amazing place to take portraits and I just couldn't wait!

I met Mya and her Mama up at the Forest Service parking lot. The plan was to head over to the lake, get some photos in the woods and then get the remainder of the photos at the lake.

Well, as we were driving along there was this absolutely amzing meadow with the most beautiful golden light that you ever did see. I stopped and asked the girls what they thought and they were completely up for a change in plans! All I have to say is YAY!!! I freaking love when my people trust me and are down for anything!

After the meadow we headed into the woods for a bit more of a glam session. I love a natural setting with a fancy dress. Let me tell you, the it is awesome and the contrast just really is so spectacular. I always tell my, clients when they are thinking about outfits, to bring at least one fancy item, unless that is just completely not you, but if it is, it is always an awesome outfit to incorporate into the session. We typically don't stay in this outfit for more than about 10 minutes. This is just enough time to get some pretty awesome shots all dressed up.

While Mya was changing into another outfit I found another meadow with some beautiful wildflowers! Of course we had to dance and twirl :)

Let me tell you, this girl was up for anything and she is the absolute sweetest. When she smiles she lights up the room. She smiles and a glow just comes about her that changes everything.

After adventuring into various meadows we finally found our way to the lake! Ahh, Pinecrest you are so beautiful (insert all the heart eyed emojis here).

Mya brought along her guitar and she strung a few chords as I walked around taking some shots. I mean how cool is she?! For realz though?!

Thank you so much Mya for trusting me with all my crazy ideas and for being so dang easy going. Thank you so much for allowing me to be your photographer during this super special time in your life. You are so gorgeous and such an amazing person! I am so glad that I get to say I know you.

I hope you all enjoyed this post. If you did don't forget to subscribe to my blog in order to get updates when I post something new. If you are looking at getting your portraits taken please feel free to contact me. I would absolutely love to talk to you... and if you are on the fence about getting your portraits taken you shouldn't be. These moments are fleeting moments. Make sure to document these moments. You, and your family, will cherish these images for generations to come. #existinphotos

Wishing you all nothing but the best,

Bessie

P.S. wanna know what gear I used? Check it out here: Kit Used: Camera: Sony A7Rii: http://amzn.to/1taGpAu Favorite Lens: Sony FE 24-70 F2.8 G Master: http://amzn.to/2n747NJ Best Wide Angle: Sony 16-35mm lens: http://amzn.to/1UBjBDW Vanguard Tripod: http://amzn.to/2aoI5ku

Filming: LG G3 Smart Phone

Editing & Processing: Bulk editing: Adobe Lightroom: http://amzn.to/1WB7Jnc Fine tuning: Adobe Photoshop : http://amzn.to/1WB7YPh Viva Video Pro for combining videos

Clovis West Senior Portraits - Diana - Fresno Photographer

Clovis West Senior Portraits

Diana

by Bessie Young Photography

Ohhhh myyyy gosshhhhhh!!! All I have to say is that this girl is absolutely amazing!

Diana reached out to me via Instagram to get her portraits taken while she was in town traveling from her home in New York! How cool is that?! All I can say is that it was just meant to be.

Since Diana was visiting from out of town she wasn't quite sure where to go to get her portraits taken. After asking a few questions we decided that Clovis West was the absolute perfect place to go. It was close to where she was staying and had that total city vibe that she was looking for.

I absolutely love when my girls ask for suggestions on where to get their pictures taken. Don't ever be afraid to ask your photographer for suggestions because guaranteed they have some pretty freaking cool spots to go :)

We met up at Clovis West for a sunset portrait session in order to get that beautiful golden light. Diana is one of the easiest people to get along with. She is outgoing, spunky, and a total girl boss! Her smile is absolutely contagious, and can we just stop for a moment and admire her hair? Talk about total hair goals :)

The session went until sundown and just a bit after because we lost track of time and were having so much dang fun! Thank you so much Diana for reaching out to me to be your photographer. It was such an absolute blast! You have so much talent and you are the absolute sweetest! I know you will do great things!

I hope you all enjoyed this post. If you did don't forget to subscribe to my blog in order to get updates when I post something new. If you are looking at getting your portraits taken please feel free to contact me. I would absolutely love to talk to you... and if you are on the fence about getting your portraits taken you shouldn't be. These moments are fleeting moments. Make sure to document these moments. You, and your family, will cherish these images for generations to come. #existinphotos

Wishing you all nothing but the best,

Bessie

P.S. wanna know what gear I used? Check it out here: Kit Used: Camera: Sony A7Rii: http://amzn.to/1taGpAu Favorite Lens: Sony FE 24-70 F2.8 G Master: http://amzn.to/2n747NJ Best Wide Angle: Sony 16-35mm lens: http://amzn.to/1UBjBDW Vanguard Tripod: http://amzn.to/2aoI5ku

Filming: LG G3 Smart Phone

Editing & Processing: Bulk editing: Adobe Lightroom: http://amzn.to/1WB7Jnc Fine tuning: Adobe Photoshop : http://amzn.to/1WB7YPh Viva Video Pro for combining videos

Sonora Elementary Graduation 8th Grade Portraits | Abbie

Sonora Elementary Graduation

8th Grade Portraits

Abbie

by Bessie Young Photography

 

Any graduation day is a big day.... Pre-school graduation, 8th grade graduation, high school graduation, and college graduation. No matter which graduation comes and goes, these days are some of the biggest days of our lives. These are days that we want to remember. These are days that we want to document and these are days that are perfect days for portraits.

Sonora Elementary Graduation day was one of these big days. We began by getting Abbie's hair done, and then taking some Sonora Elementary Graduation 8th grade portraits. These were so so so much fun. Abbie got her first very own kitten for her graduation present and let me tell you these pictures are to die for!

It is amazing how fast time flies. Growing up, I always thought it was just silly when grown ups said something like that. It seems like a year of school never ended and Christmas was always so far away. Since I graduated college, the years have been flying before my eyes and I cannot seem to get it to slow down.

 

This month Abbie, my oldest niece, graduated 8th grade. I am so incredibly excited for her to start this new adventure; however, I am in a bit of denial that she is already out of elementary school and onto high school. She is such a sweet soul and I can't wait to see the woman that she becomes, but I hope that it comes a little later rather than sooner :)

I had so much fun taking these graduation portraits and of course we had to get one with the family dog Moose!

Sonora Elementary Graduation Portraits by Bessie Young
Sonora Elementary Graduation Portraits by Bessie Young

Abbie, you are such an incredibly special person. Your smile lights up any room you go into and your kindness will fix anyone's bad day. I am so lucky to be your Aunt and can't wait to see all the fun adventures that high school brings.

I hope you all enjoyed this post. If you did don't forget to subscribe to my blog in order to get updates when I post something new. If you are looking at getting your portraits taken please feel free to contact me. I would absolutely love to talk to you... and if you are on the fence about getting your portraits taken you shouldn't be. These moments are fleeting moments. Make sure to document these moments. You, and your family, will cherish these images for generations to come. #existinphotos

Wishing you all nothing but the best,

Bessie

P.S. wanna know what gear I used? Check it out here: Kit Used: Camera: Sony A7Rii: http://amzn.to/1taGpAu Favorite Lens: Sony FE 24-70 F2.8 G Master: http://amzn.to/2n747NJ Best Wide Angle: Sony 16-35mm lens: http://amzn.to/1UBjBDW Vanguard Tripod: http://amzn.to/2aoI5ku

Filming: LG G3 Smart Phone

Editing & Processing: Bulk editing: Adobe Lightroom: http://amzn.to/1WB7Jnc Fine tuning: Adobe Photoshop : http://amzn.to/1WB7YPh Viva Video Pro for combining videos

Clovis West High | Winter Formal Portraits

Clovis West High | Winter Formal Portraits

by Bessie Young Photography

A friend is someone who gives you total freedom to be yourself. Jim Morrison
The Clovis West High Winter Formal has come and gone. I was lucky enough to be able to document one groups fun night before they headed off the the dance. We met at River Park in Fresno, California and took some super fun shots along with beautiful portraits. It is so much fun to be a photographer during formal. Everyone is so excited about the dance, they are with their best friends, and they look absolutely astonishing. This session was nothing but laughs and glamor.
Can we just stop for a moment and admire this gold dress! Talk about absolutely amazing!

If you have a dance coming up, make sure to take pictures! If you are looking for a photographer, send me a message via this contact form. I would absolutely love to document your evening and take your portraits before the dance!

Wishing you all an amazing Sunday!

Bessie

 

Hey Photogs! Wondering what equipment I used? Check it out here: Kit Used: Sony A7Rii: http://amzn.to/1taGpAu Sony 16-35mm lens: http://amzn.to/1UBjBDW Sigma Art 50 mm lens: http://amzn.to/2lcUoSc Sigma MC11 Adapter: http://amzn.to/28TjmRR Vanguard Tripod: http://amzn.to/2aoI5ku Canon 24-105mm lens: http://amzn.to/2lcIIi8

Editing & Processing: Adobe Lightroom: http://amzn.to/1WB7Jnc Adobe Photoshop : http://amzn.to/1WB7YPh

Clovis West High Senior Portraits | Sam

Clovis West High Senior Portraits | Sam

by Bessie Young

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This senior portrait was an absolute blast and was during the perfect time of year! The fall leaves just started leaving the trees which made an absolutely beautiful scene. We started off in Woodward park where the leaves were a gorgeous array of greens, yellows, oranges and reds. You can't beat a beautiful scene and amazing people!

Whatever you are, be a good one... Abraham Lincoln

 

I was beyond excited when Sam told me that she wanted to bring her dog. I always tell my clients that props are a good idea and bring something that you love. Senior portraits are to show who you are, and what you love during this fleeting moment in your life. When Sam asked if she could bring her dog I was all over it and super excited.

After adventuring around Woodward Park we headed over to Clovis West High School to get some fun shots around the campus. This was my first time on this campus, so it made it quite fun trying to find some of the best places to get images, and finding different ways to be creative. The weather was gorgeous and we stayed out for just long enough to get a few beautiful sunset pictures :)

Senior portraits are so incredibly important. There is no specific time throughout your senior year that is better than another to schedule your portrait session, just make sure that you get them done. You will want to look back on this time in your life and remember these days. They are perfect to share on your social media throughout the year, and they are make for some amazing graduation announcements.

 

If you are looking to get your senior portrait session scheduled send me a message by either emailing me or using this contact form.

Wishing you nothing but happiness,

Bessie

 

Woodward Park Fresno Boho Senior Portraits | Nayeli

Woodward Park Fresno Boho Senior Portraits | Nayeli

by Bessie Young Photography

Woodward Park Stylized Portrait

Model: Nayeli Vargas

Fresno, California

 

"Photography is a way of feeling, of touching, of loving. What you have caught on film is captured forever... it remembers little things, long after you have forgotten everything."
Aaron Siskind

 

I am absolutely in love with the boho floral headband trend which is what inspired this portrait session. The session took place on a late September evening, in Woodward Park, when the lighting was absolutely gorgeous. I am so incredibly excited with how these pictures turned out!

Earlier in the day I was able to find this beautiful fall bouquet that I was able to turn into a boho floral headband. The bouquet was found at Trader Joe's and cost under $10. I used a thick craft wire for the frame and green floral tape to attach the flowers onto the base. I think it turned out fantastic for a Fall portrait session. Nayeli Vargas wore the floral headband with beauty and grace.

Woodward Park Fresno Boho Senior Portraits - Bessie Young Photography

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Nayeli Vargas is an extremely talented model. Check her out here on Instagram:

https://www.instagram.com/xnayelivargas/

 

Are you looking to get your senior portraits done? Send me an email at

bessieyoungphotography@gmail.com

 

Until next time, stay fabulous!

 

Bessie