Happy Fathers Day!

We are so fortunate to photograph families at all stages of life. So today, to celebrate Fathers Day, we wanted to highlight some of our favorite moments with Dads.


My father was my teacher. But most importantly he was a great dad.

Beau Bridges

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The most important influence in my childhood was my father.

DeForest Kelley


My father taught me that the only way you can make good at anything is to practice, and then practice some more.

Pete Rose

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When I come home, my daughter will run to the door and give me a big hug, and everything that’s happened that day just melts away.

Hugh Jackman

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Humor is always based on a modicum of truth. Have you ever heard a joke about a father-in-law?

Dick Clark


Happy Father’s Day to all the different kinds of Dads in your life!

Get Involved! – Extracurricular Activities in your Senior Portraits


Well, another school year has come and gone, and it’s been amazing to see all of the senior portraits that have come our way! I love to see the seniors come through the door just glowing with potential and looking towards the future!


Of all the students we’ve seen, about 90% of them bring some sort of sports uniform or something to do with activities they do after school, and we thought we would just take a moment to talk about the importance of extracurricular activities.


There are so many benefits to participating in activities after school! Of course, there are the obvious benefits that your counselor will tell you about: they look good on college applications (this is really true!) and help you to stay out of trouble by keeping you busy—but there are more reasons to get involved then that!

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Your mental and physical health will benefit from after-school activities. If you’re in a sport, in dance, in marching band, or anything else that keeps you active, you’re taking care of your body. Or if you’re into something a little less strenuous like a book club, you’re taking care of your mind. Even just the social skills you are learning can help keep your mind and mental health in check!


You’ll make new friends and learn social skills, and the activities will help to keep you grounded. When you participate with other students, you create a support group for each other, and you learn to deal with people from all sorts of backgrounds and with all sorts of personalities—trust us, that will definitely come in handy!


As this year ends and we look forward to the next year, we always tell the upcoming underclassmen to try and get involved where you can. Do the things you love, and explore new experiences! I think you’ll find that your high school experience will be that much better for it. And then, when you are finally a senior, you can make that part of your senior portrait experience!


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Samantha Lexi | Antelope Valley Newborn Photographer


Sebastian and Jenny have been married since 2000 and have two older boys – Carlos & Brian. Sabastian has been in the marines for 15 years and Jenny is a medical assistant for a pediatric office. Jenny delivered baby Samantha at Holy Cross Medical Center and found they did not offer a photographer while they were in the hospital.


Jenny was aware we were an Antelope Valley newborn photographer, as we had captured her brothers children when they were born, so she knew she HAD to come to us!


We are so happy with how this series came out. Sabastian has been relocated and the family is currently moving to San Diego. We were so glad to meet them before they left!

Congratulations Class of 2015

Congratulations, Class of 2015!! You did it!! All your hard work for the past 12 years have led to this point. Some of you will be off to college. and others will be starting work right away. Whatever path you choose—make it GREAT! Life will be full of ups and downs, but we know that you have the strength to pull through.


Here a list of things we recommend for graduating seniors:

Enjoy this last summer at home

Even if it’s only a few weeks before you go off on your next adventure, enjoy every moment at home before things change. It’s easy to only look ahead, but don’t forget to live in the moment!


Dress for success

When in doubt about what to wear when meeting new professors or employers, always dress professionally. You can never undo a first impression.



Along those same lines, proofread every bit of correspondence that you send out. A typo can skew an opinion faster than anything. And always make sure you have a person’s name spelled correctly!


Say ‘Hi’ to strangers

Chances are, especially if you are in a situation with other first-year students or colleagues, they are just as nervous as you are. Reach out and say hi—invite them to coffee. You never know who is going to be your next lifelong friend—or even just your friend for right now.


Go out and join!

Get involved! Join clubs or after-work activities. These don’t have to be the things that you do for the next few years, but they can just be things that you try now. You will be amazed at what you may enjoy and at the people you will meet!


Best of luck to each and every one of you! Come back to visit us next summer! :-)