Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Aileen Turns 16! - Downtown Loomis Portrait Session - Loomis, CA

The last week of March, my little sister turned the big 16. We were both on spring break last week, so between my quick trip to SF, her room painting, & other projects here and there, we were able to get out for an afternoon and document her at this age. Unfortunately, not ALL parties involved were thrilled with the idea of the first part of the project, as you can tell by the stressed out cat on the leash. I promise you, he is TOTALLY chill with being on a leash, but apparently when it wasn't HIS idea, he wanted nothing to do with the word cooperation :)
Whiney baby cat got a break for a bit, and so I made Aileen get down and (not so) dirty for probably one of my favorite portraits of her in a long time... and that was just the START of the shoot.
After an outfit change, and allowing Mushu to go back inside, we headed in to town for some more casual photos. I've seen this wall time and time again outside of my dad's office, and I was FINALLY able to put it to good use. Be prepared, the second one is another FAVORITE :)
We crossed the road over to the train tracks because what is a teenage portrait session without a rockin' train tracks shot or two?
LOVE this next one!
One last stop around another building in town, before calling it good. Or maybe I should say before calling it EXCELLENT.
It's hard to believe it has been over 5 years since I first photographed my sister, and the comparison between then and now is crazy! I think it's pretty safe to say she's aged well, and that my photography has also improved!
I'm hoping to get her back in front of the camera to show off her Drum Major "L-Pattern" accomplishments. That may take some bribery though. :)


  1. Wow, Aileen is 16?? Makes me feel old. She looks so cute! Nice work :)

  2. OMG-a cat on a leash? I've ALWAYS wanted a cat that would tolerate being on a leash but have not been so lucky in the cat personality department. Your sister is beautiful!! Lovely portraits of her, great job. :)

  3. She is gorgeous! My baby sister is going to be 11 this year and that still blows my mind, haha. You did a wonderful job!

  4. Beautiful shots really capturing her sweetness yet at the same time keeping that edgy cool vibe befitting a teenage girl. Great work.

  5. Great job! I'm so glad you included a photo from 5 years ago — so fun to see that. The cat = AWESOME. Your sister = beautiful.