Elyse and Bryan’s Adventurous Canyon Engagement Session

When Elyse shared with me how they had gotten engaged while hiking on a camping trip, I just knew we had to plan an awesomely-adventurous engagement session. When they requested somewhere nearer to their home in San Diego, I knew just the spot! Annie’s Canyon Trail in Solana Beach! We got together Saturday evening for an adventurous canyon engagement session, followed by a romantic walk back along the lagoon, and everything about it was sheer perfection!

Annie’s Canyon Trail starts with a half-mile walk, followed by a single-file canyon climb to reach a gorgeous lookout point, then down the switchbacks on the far side, and then another half-mile walk back to the start of the trail. It is strikingly beautiful, and worth every step of the canyon climb!

When Bryan popped the question, the first words out of Elyse’s mouth were “Are you fucking joking me?!” (quickly followed by an enthusiastic yes, of course!). Our session had all of the same energy and fun, and we all left with our cheeks aching because we’d been smiling and laughing so much!

Elyse and Bryan, thank you so much for inviting us to be a part of your special day! We can’t wait to help celebrate your love for each other, and have just as much fun on your wedding day! Watching you two interact with each other is like watching the sun rise: you light up around each other, and that light spreads to everything and everyone else around. I couldn’t help catching you staring at one another when the other wasn’t looking – with these looks of amazement and disbelief that this other amazing human being loved you as much as you love them. It was so beautiful and special to watch you together, and an absolute honor to be able to take photos celebrating this magical time in your lives. Thank you, thank you, thank you for allowing us to be a (small) part of your love story!

 

 

    

   

   

        

 

Pretty Hiking Engagement Session

30 minutes from the nearest grocery store, 15 minutes from the nearest gas station, and about three quarters of a mile down a dirt road in unincorporated Snohomish, Washington lies a modest house on 19 acres named Camp Awesome. The first week of July, most of my mom’s side of the family descended on Camp Awesome for a week of fun, games, and, yes, photos!

There was badminton, archery, shooting, corn hole, water skiing, tubing, karaoke, relay races (ok, just ONE relay race, and I almost died!), and of course fireworks for the 4th of July! In between barbeque dinners and rounds of croquet, I managed to squeeze in two mini photo shoots with my aunts and uncles.

This was such a special trip for us, because we don’t get to see that side of the family much since we live on the other side of California from most of them, and two whole states away from my parents. So as soon as we booked the trip, I knew I had to bring our camera gear with us!

Lisa and Jeremy have been together for years now, but they recently got ENGAGED, and this was such a great way to help them celebrate their engagement (especially since we haven’t seen them since Jeremy popped the question!). We all took a walk together on the hiking trails that loop around Camp Awesome, and took pictures while picking salmonberries and listening to the two Jeremys repeat their “Excuse me, Jeremy” – “Oh no, pardon me, Jeremy” bit for the thousandth time. (Ok, it actually was kind of funny, if I’m being honest!)

Lisa and Jeremy, thank you so much for letting us help you celebrate your engagement, and for so many fun memories on our trip! Watching you two with each other, it’s clear to see how well you compliment each other in the best ways. And even more incredible is watching how you both care for each other’s child as much as you do your own! Jordan and Brooke are so incredibly lucky to have you – and that you found each other! Lisa, you’re smart, strong, and so selfless. Jeremy, you are sweet, thoughtful, and loving. We hope that your love and the family you are building together just grows stronger and stronger with each passing year! Congratulations, you guys! We are so happy for you!

   

         

Model Call

I am opening up a model call! I am seeking several models to help build my portfolio! The model call is got seniors, engagement/couples, maternity, and newborns. If you (or someone you know) is interested, please fill out one of the attached applications below and email them to me at elle.kennedy.photography@gmail.com

Senior Model Call

Senior Model Call:

The transition from high school to college is a huge milestone in a young adult’s life, and is a great chance to capture your young adult’s personality, likes, and hobbies as they make this transition and discover who they want to be as adults. We will work together to personalize your senior’s session to suit them – giving you beautiful heirloom images to cherish, and also giving them professional photos that can be used as headshots as they transition to making their way into the working world.

Download, fill out, and email this application to elle.kennedy.photography@gmail.com to apply for a free senior session for your high school senior! (Note: This is open for current high school seniors, and juniors going into their senior year in the fall)

Senior Model Call Application

Elle Kennedy Photography is having a Model Call for high school seniors, engagement/couples sessions, maternity, and newborns. To apply, please email elle.kennedy.photography@gmail.com

Engagement Model Call:

Congratulations on your engagement! Being engaged can be a whirlwind of activity, decisions, and chaos as you prepare to merge two individuals into a family unit with the bash of a lifetime, celebrating your love with those closest to you! As you prepare, I want to help you take a step back, breathe deep, and just enjoy this fleeting time in your lives. Engagement photos are a great way to step outside of the chaos of planning a wedding and just be with your partner for moment, while creating beautiful images to cherish for the rest of your lives.

Download, fill out, and email this application to elle.kennedy.photography@gmail.com to apply for a free engagement session!

Engagement Model Call Application

Maternity Model Call

Maternity Model Call:

Pregnancy is such a fleeting but momentous time in a woman’s life. The transition from womanhood to motherhood is such a beautiful transition, and being able to honor that with gorgeous photos that celebrate both you and your baby is a perfect way to memorialize this phase of your life!

Download, fill out, and email this application to elle.kennedy.photography@gmail.com to apply for a free maternity session!

Maternity Model Call Application

Newborn Model Call

Newborn Model Call:

Babies are only little for such a little while. Soon, it’ll be hard to remember just how tiny those little fingers, toes, and lips were. As they grow, and you encounter each new exciting milestone, the newborn phase will seem simultaneously like it was only yesterday, and like it was forever ago. Let’s memorialize these special, fleeting days with a newborn session designed to remind you of your first days with your new little snuggle bug, and just how amazingly tiny they were and how wonderful you felt during those first few kisses and cuddles!

Download, fill out, and email this application to elle.kennedy.photography@gmail.com to apply for a free newborn session!

Newborn Model Call Application

General Information:

I will only be selecting 2 or 3 models for each style. Senior, engagement/couple, and maternity sessions are 1 hour long. Newborn sessions are typically 2-4 hours (depending on how cooperative the baby is).

In order to be selected for the model call, you must be willing to sign a model release (allowing me to use photos from the session on my website, social media platforms, and in future advertising). You will receive 10 digital images from your session. Additional images will be available for purchase, if desired. Photo shoot will take place in either Orange or Los Angeles County.

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