Amber Fox Photographer » Stylish Portraits for Hip & Happy High School Seniors & Families in Orange County & Los Angeles, CA

This is Kelly! Isn’t she gorgeous! Kelly Guirdy is a Senior at Troy High School and we did her senior pictures all over Fullerton and had a blast. As a Foxy Model, Kelly has gotten used to posing in front of the camera. You can see her warm up to the camera in her first Model Shoot, and then again in our Beauty from the Ashes Shoot and then again at our Back to School Shoot Kelly Guirdy, Senior Portraits, Troy High School, Amber Fox PhotoKelly is a sweetheart. She loves fashion and even has her own blog called Ginger Princess, dedicated to everything beauty. So I loved everything she was wearing and she was definitely on point for her senior portraits.  Kelly Guirdy, Senior Portraits, Troy High School, Amber Fox Photo Kelly Guirdy, Senior Portraits, Troy High School, Amber Fox PhotoWe then ventured down to a part of this park I love to shoot at that I have never been to, that was so beautiful and green. It’s hard to find green spots in So Cal these days.  Kelly Guirdy, Senior Portraits, Troy High School, Amber Fox Photo Kelly Guirdy, Senior Portraits, Troy High School, Amber Fox Photo Kelly Guirdy, Senior Portraits, Troy High School, Amber Fox Photo Kelly Guirdy, Senior Portraits, Troy High School, Amber Fox PhotoIt was time to mix things up, so we headed to Downtown Fullerton. And God blessed us with this awesome vintage Chevy.  Kelly Guirdy, Senior Portraits, Troy High School, Amber Fox Photo Kelly Guirdy, Senior Portraits, Troy High School, Amber Fox PhotoOne of the things that I love about Kelly, is her gorgeous hair. Red heads are visual candy for photographers. And I love how this fence really highlighted her gorgeous locks.  Kelly Guirdy, Senior Portraits, Troy High School, Amber Fox Photo Kelly Guirdy, Senior Portraits, Troy High School, Amber Fox PhotoKelly, you have been a joy to work with over the past year. I simply love you girl! I am so excited to see what the future holds for you. And I am super honored to have been a part of your journey this Senior year. I pray you get all your senior apps done over the next couple of weeks and get into your dream school. Woo hoo!

   

I LOVE learning! I always have some sort of book on my shelf having to do with business, parenting or about faith. I am also always in some sort of photography class, as a photography business owner and photography teacher, I am always prefecting my craft. I really believe that it’s super duper important to invest in high quality education! So when Conference 12, sponsored by Seniorologie, announced that they were hosting an educational conference dedicated to everything about Senior Portraits, I jumped at the chance.

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The Conference was held at the GORGEOUS Saguaro Hotel in Scottsdale Arizona. With lots of vivid colors and artful decor, this place was a ton of fun to stay at for a group of photographers. Even though it was hard to be away from my family for five days, I had a blast meeting new friends and learning a ton about how to run a better business. But I think my favorite part was being able to finally meet some of my favorite online friends that I have been chatting with for years, and to finally have a real face to face conversation with them!

Amber Fox Photographer, Conference 12, Seniorologie, Orange County Senior Portraits_0024.jpgI decided to road trip to Arizona with some fun girl friends who are also Southern California shooters. We had so much fun getting to know each other and talked everything Senior Portraits for five days! My husband would never let me do this! Tara Rochelle & Kiwi Ashby were my awesome roomates and partners in crime. I love these ladies!

Amber Fox Photographer, Conference 12, Seniorologie, Orange County Senior Portraits_0004.jpgIt was so fun being able to talk to fellow business owners who are also moms. Most of my friends are stay at home moms, and I have a hard time relating sometimes. It was glorious to be around 60 other women, who mostly are moms too, and talk about our dreams and who chase after them with all their hearts. Amber Fox Photographer, Conference 12, Seniorologie, Orange County Senior Portraits_0002.jpgSo after a superfun welcome party on the first night, our first day at the conference started with the fabulous Spanki Mills. She spoke about the Keys to Effective Client Communication. I loved looking at all the gorgeous images from Spanki, all very Anthropologie inspired. She gave us all lots of amazing tips to up the anty of how I can better communicate to my current and future clients. I definitely walked away with some great ideas that I plan on installing ASAP. I fell in love with Spanki and her totally authentic personality. She is a jewel of a woman and truly inspirational photographer.

Amber Fox Photographer, Conference 12, Seniorologie, Orange County Senior Portraits_0003.jpgOur second inspirational speaker was the fabulous Olivia Renea, who walked us through her Spokesmodel program. She has a super successful rep program filled with lots of great girls. I love my Foxy Model program, but I plan on implementing some of Olivia’s ideas for sure. Her tagline is “lets take pretty pictures” and it’s definitely what she gives her girls.

Amber Fox Photographer, Conference 12, Seniorologie, Orange County Senior Portraits_0025Then came along the fabulous Laura Winslow. This woman is so full of life that it was a joy to learn from her. She taught us all about how to be better at blogging. Cough cough. I know it’s hard to keep up with blogging for most photographers, so she was able to give me lots of strategies to become more consistent with blogging and how to provide more valuable content for my readers. She also gave us tons of WordPress plugins that will make my life a lot easier and my blog more effective. Win!  Amber Fox Photographer, Conference 12, Seniorologie, Orange County Senior Portraits_0026

And after a fabulous lunch, we were introduced to the amaing True Moa. I truthfully had never heard of True, and it’s probably because she is pretty new on the scene. Her work is incredible, so it’s no surprise that her name is everywhere and her work has gotten tremendous recognition. Trua is not a sweet heart, but she is phenomenal at creating super creative concept shoots. She walked us through her creative process and showed us how we too can create amazing conceptual shoots on a budget. I really enjoyed this section and it was fun to see a genious at work.

Amber Fox Photographer, Conference 12, Seniorologie, Orange County Senior Portraits_0027With a notebook full of notes, it was time to start shooting. The way that photographers have fun is to take pictures of super stylized models. One of my all time favorite photographers, Misti Davis of Pink Fly Photography. It was so fun getting to shoot along side Misti. I have a been a big fan of hers for a long time, so it was super fun getting to know her while photographing some of her gorgeous seniors! So if you haven’t figured out yet, all the beautiful images shown throughout this post, are from my first shoot out.:)

Amber Fox Photographer, Conference 12, Seniorologie, Orange County Senior Portraits_0028So did I have fun? Yes! Did I learn a lot? Yes! Did I make new friends that will last for years to come? Yes!
Amber Fox Photographer, Conference 12, Seniorologie, Orange County Senior Portraits_0029I have a lot more photos to share from a couple more shoots. I decided to break up this potentially giant post into three posts, one dedicated to each day of learning. So stay tuned over the next couple of weeks. Yay!
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  • Jennifer rickard - November 5, 2015 - 1:58 pm

    Great job Amber!!! Loved this and meeting you in Arizona.

I had so much fun photographing Maddie’s Senior Pictures all over downtown Fullerton. Maddie is a Class of 2016 Senior at Troy High School. With being Vice President of her senior class, playing a crucial role on yearbook and juggling a full honors & AP schedule, somehow this girl finds time to be a Foxy Model too. I think that last one is the most impressive thing to put on her college apps. Ha! But seriously, Maddie and I had a great time hamming it up and making memories as we captured her senior portraits.
Amber Fox Photo, Senior Pictures, Orange County Senior Portraits, Maddie WallaceWe started Maddie’s shoot in a gorgeous sun filled urban spot in downtown Fullerton. With the streets alive with people from the Thursday Fullerton Farmer’s Market, we were lucky to find a space of solitude. And Maddie brought it! She is obsessed with Doc Martins, so of course we had to find an urban spot to match. Amber Fox Photo, Senior Pictures, Orange County Senior Portraits, Maddie Wallace Amber Fox Photo, Senior Pictures, Orange County Senior Portraits, Maddie Wallace

We then headed to my favorite wall of ivy and captured some hip & happy portraits. We originally got an ice cream on this 100′ day, but it melted before I could get some fun shots. Ha!

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Wanting a little bit more downtown Fullerton fabulousness, we headed to this awesome spot. These are some of my favorite senior pictures of the gorgeous Maddie!
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It was time for an outfit change. I simply love this dress and it really brings out Maddie’s beautiful eyes.

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And we ended our shoot with some gorgeous light to highlight Maddie’s all time favorite outfit…a comfy tunic. So fun! Amber Fox Photo, Senior Pictures, Orange County Senior Portraits, Maddie Wallace Amber Fox Photo, Senior Pictures, Orange County Senior Portraits, Maddie WallaceMaddie has big dreams of becoming a doctor. This girl is a doer and a shaker, so I have no doubt she will arise to the occasion. This big sister has three brothers and sisters, so I know she has learned how to juggle family responsibilities as well as being a role model to her siblings. She has an incredible family of support too, so with that, I am super duper confident that she will make to med school and then wear the white coat and writing scrips one day! Go get em girl!

   

Alex is one of those girls that when you meet her, you just fall in love. Sweet, beautiful and wicked smart. I was so excited when she signed up to be a Foxy Senior Model and that I would be able to have lots of fun opportunities to photograph her senior portraits throughout the school year. Alex is a Class of 2016 Senior at Sonora High School and we had a blast photographing her senior pictures all around the hills of Fullerton.  Amber Fox Photographer, Fullerton Senior Pictures Amber Fox Photographer, Fullerton Senior PicturesAlex’s dad is a fire fighter, so the partially burnt trees in the background are a nod to her awesome dad.  Amber Fox Photographer, Fullerton Senior PicturesYears back, I also photographed Alex’s sister Kendall. I was super excited to learn that she had a little sister, that being Alex. And in a couple years, I will be honored again to photograph Gillian.  Amber Fox Photographer, Fullerton Senior PicturesAlex, you are GORGEOUS! Amber Fox Photographer, Fullerton Senior Pictures Amber Fox Photographer, Fullerton Senior PicturesAlex is a natural model. Lean, beautiful and a gorgeous smile.  Amber Fox Photographer, Fullerton Senior Pictures Amber Fox Photographer, Fullerton Senior PicturesWe ended our shoot with some beautiful California light. After our session, Alex headed off to her Senior Year Homecoming dance. What a fun day! Amber Fox Photographer, Fullerton Senior PicturesAlex, you are a rock star! I have had so much getting to know you this year. You are a jewel.  Amber Fox Photographer, Fullerton Senior Pictures

   

Victoria is one of the most beautiful young woman my camera has graced. I loved photographing Victoria’s Senior Pictures all over my hometown of Fullerton. As a Class of 2016 Senior at Troy High School, Victoria has a full schedule of AP classes and is Editor in Chief of the yearbook. And she is also one of my awesome Foxy Senior Models.
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We had so much fun in this gorgeous park and Victoria’s pretty boho look. The light was gorgeous and Victoria was looking amazing in her pretty sundress and floppy hat.
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Victoria dreams of being an architect one day, so her love for art and fashion is a part of everything she does. She also has a super soft side and knows how to embrace the pretty.
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One of the things that I love about Victoria, and the fact that she is a Foxy Model, is that she really know how to bring drama to a shot. Those eyes!!!!
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I really loved this nature spot we found. So much green, el natural backdrops and perfect for a nature girl.
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Victoria is not only sweet and smart, but she is strong and confident. Embrace it girl!
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