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,


P.S. wanna know what gear I used? Check it out here: Kit Used: Camera: Sony A7Rii: Favorite Lens: Sony FE 24-70 F2.8 G Master: Best Wide Angle: Sony 16-35mm lens: Vanguard Tripod:

Filming: LG G3 Smart Phone

Editing & Processing: Bulk editing: Adobe Lightroom: Fine tuning: Adobe Photoshop : Viva Video Pro for combining videos

Sonora Family Portraits | The Jasmer's | Sonora Photographer

Sonora Family Portraits

The Jasmer's

by Bessie Young Photography | California Photographer

I am beyond thankful to be able to be a photographer and take photos of beautiful families; however, I am even more thankful to be able to call this family mine.

As you all know I have three sisters. This is my oldest sister and her gorgeous family. It is one of the funnest things to take pictures of them all, document their little moments, capture the love between them all, and watch my nieces and nephews grow.

Sonora Family Portraits - Sonora Photographer Bessie Young - Family of 6 posing idea

Each and every person in this gorgeous family is such a beautiful soul on the inside and out. They are full of fun, laughter, and love. They are there for anyone in need, always willing to lend a helping hand or a listening ear. They love beyond measure and treat everyone with the upmost respect.

Sonora Family Portraits - Sonora Photographer Bessie Young - Family of 6 posing idea

I started taking their family portraits a few years ago, prior to me starting my photography business. This family was the very first family that I ever took portraits of. It is so much fun to see the changes in their little faces, as well as see the changes in my photography.

Sonora Family Portraits - Sonora Photographer Bessie Young - 4 sibling posing guide

I am beyond lucky to call this family part of my big family.

Wishing you nothing but the best!



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