Masthead header

Cassie- JE Kids

Teen lifestyle shoot with cute pink roller skates by Tenley Clark Photography

This girl and her mom are such sweethearts! We had so much fun in Pleasanton for her model portfolio session. I had asked her mom what she likes to do before the session and she mentioned she liked to roller-skate. I just so happened to have a pair of skates in her size in my wardrobe closet along with this matching pink outfit in her size. It was kismet.

Bay Area kid’s model headshot session by Tenley Clark Photography
Bay Area kid’s model headshot session by Tenley Clark Photography
Bay Area kid’s model headshot session by Tenley Clark Photography
Bay Area kid’s model headshot session by Tenley Clark Photography
Bay Area kid’s model headshot session by Tenley Clark Photography
Bay Area kid’s model headshot session by Tenley Clark Photography
Bay Area kid’s model headshot session by Tenley Clark Photography
Bay Area kid’s model headshot session by Tenley Clark Photography
Bay Area kid’s model headshot session by Tenley Clark Photography
Bay Area kid’s model headshot session by Tenley Clark Photography
Bay Area kid’s model headshot session by Tenley Clark Photography
Bay Area kid’s model headshot session by Tenley Clark Photography

SHARE ON FACEBOOK TWEET IT PIN THIS LINK POST EMAIL IT

Here comes the tide- Capitola Beach Mini Session

Bay Area lifestyle family photography session on Capitola Beach by Tenley Clark Photography.

The beach is one of my favorite locations to shoot. It’s the perfect playground that just invites fun to be had. The one thing to keep in mind when choosing it as your location is that the water can sometimes be a beacon to little ones. They run towards it the way I run when I see that beautiful green siren beckoning me to get a venti Salted Caramel Mocha. I don’t mind water play at all. In fact, I welcome it and I’ll get in there too to capture it all. It’s just something to keep in mind that you might be taking home a soaking wet, sand-covered child. It’s always a good idea to bring a spare set of clothes, not just for the kids but for you too.

It’s also important as with any trip to the beach to practice great safety and not leave your kids (especially the littles) alone if they are near the water. Sometimes a high tide comes out of nowhere (reference the last image) and it’s important to be there to grab your little ones. Thankfully his parents always had a hand on him and he thought it was hilarious. His face is priceless. Pretty sure that was their favorite image from the mini session.

Also, it should be noted that this family is incredible. These parents are some of the most giving, selfless, fun, hilarious and kind people you’ll ever meet. We are so lucky to know them and count them as family (the dad is my sister-in-law’s cousin).
Bay Area lifestyle family photography session on Capitola Beach by Tenley Clark Photography.

Bay Area lifestyle family photography session on Capitola Beach by Tenley Clark Photography.
Bay Area lifestyle family photography session on Capitola Beach by Tenley Clark Photography.

Bay Area lifestyle family photography session on Capitola Beach by Tenley Clark Photography.
Bay Area lifestyle family photography session on Capitola Beach by Tenley Clark Photography.

Bay Area lifestyle family photography session on Capitola Beach by Tenley Clark Photography.
Bay Area lifestyle family photography session on Capitola Beach by Tenley Clark Photography.
Bay Area lifestyle family photography session on Capitola Beach by Tenley Clark Photography.
Bay Area lifestyle family photography session on Capitola Beach by Tenley Clark Photography.
Bay Area lifestyle family photography session on Capitola Beach by Tenley Clark Photography.
Bay Area lifestyle family photography session on Capitola Beach by Tenley Clark Photography.
Bay Area lifestyle family photography session on Capitola Beach by Tenley Clark Photography.
Bay Area lifestyle family photography session on Capitola Beach by Tenley Clark Photography.
Bay Area lifestyle family photography session on Capitola Beach by Tenley Clark Photography.
Bay Area lifestyle family photography session on Capitola Beach by Tenley Clark Photography.
Bay Area lifestyle family photography session on Capitola Beach by Tenley Clark Photography.
Bay Area lifestyle family photography session on Capitola Beach by Tenley Clark Photography.

SHARE ON FACEBOOK TWEET IT PIN THIS LINK POST EMAIL IT

Fall Vibes Capitola Mini Session.

Bay Area colorful lifestyle family photography session on Capitola Beach by Tenley Clark Photography.

I think this mini session and the previous one I posted are perfect examples of how styling can change the overall vibe of your session so much. Both families did a great job putting their outfits together (love the color pops!!) but you’ll see how much it changes the overall look of their sessions. The images were taken on the same day at the same location within an hour of each other but yet I’m not sure you would guess that looking at them. Now granted the light had changed, but even if it hadn’t the clothing choices each say something completely different.

The first family went with more summery clothing and colors. They are wearing shorts, dresses and light linens. The second family chose a beautiful fall color palette and rocked some layers. Both sessions are beautiful but tell a completely different story. One suggests a warm summer day at the beach, while the other sets the tone for a crisp, serene fall stroll in the sand. Again, these were taken within an hour of each other.

Another thing to notice is that even though it’s the same location I put them in some different spots as well because of these choices. The first family I photographed more amongst the colorful homes at the edge of the beach because the colors of their outfits went well in that setting. If I had taken this family to that same spot it wouldn’t have worked. The bright summer colors of the homes would have clashed with these fall tones.

I wanted to point this out to show you how much your clothing choices effect your sessions, just as much if not more than your location choice. I know, it’s already so much pressure to choose what to wear, why would I do this to you!? Try to think of this as another fun way to communicate more about your family and make your images unique to you.

Also, keep in mind how you will want to use your images. If you want to print them for your home it’s best to wear colors that will work with the color scheme and vibe you have in your house. If your home is all rustic chic you might not want to wear super bright colors to your session. But, if your home is like mine and filled with color and quirk, wearing all neutrals might look out of place.

Remember, if you book a session with me I’m always here to offer help if you’re feeling overwhelmed by these choices.
Bay Area colorful lifestyle family photography session on Capitola Beach by Tenley Clark Photography.
Bay Area colorful lifestyle family photography session on Capitola Beach by Tenley Clark Photography.
Bay Area colorful lifestyle family photography session on Capitola Beach by Tenley Clark Photography.
Bay Area colorful lifestyle family photography session on Capitola Beach by Tenley Clark Photography.
Bay Area colorful lifestyle family photography session on Capitola Beach by Tenley Clark Photography.
Bay Area colorful lifestyle family photography session on Capitola Beach by Tenley Clark Photography.
Bay Area colorful lifestyle family photography session on Capitola Beach by Tenley Clark Photography.
Bay Area colorful lifestyle family photography session on Capitola Beach by Tenley Clark Photography.
Bay Area colorful lifestyle family photography session on Capitola Beach by Tenley Clark Photography.

SHARE ON FACEBOOK TWEET IT PIN THIS LINK POST EMAIL IT

Colorful Capitola Beach Mini Session.

Bay Area colorful lifestyle family photography session on Capitola Beach by Tenley Clark Photography.

Capitola Beach is one of my all-time favorite places to go and to photograph at. The colorful houses that overlook the beach make my heart pitter-patter like no other. When thinking of a second location for our fall minis last year it occurred to me that it had been far too long since I had done a session there and thus that needed to be fixed.

I was so excited when this sweet family signed up for one of the spots. I had photographed adorable little Devyn for her model portfolio headshots previously and I so adored her and her mama. I was really excited to work with them again and meet the other half of this wonderful family. We had so much fun playing in the sand and sun. I really think we made the most of those 20 minutes. Take a look:
Bay Area colorful lifestyle family photography session on Capitola Beach by Tenley Clark Photography.
Bay Area colorful lifestyle family photography session on Capitola Beach by Tenley Clark Photography.

Bay Area colorful lifestyle family photography session on Capitola Beach by Tenley Clark Photography.

Bay Area colorful lifestyle family photography session on Capitola Beach by Tenley Clark Photography.

Bay Area colorful lifestyle family photography session on Capitola Beach by Tenley Clark Photography.

Bay Area colorful lifestyle family photography session on Capitola Beach by Tenley Clark Photography.

Bay Area colorful lifestyle family photography session on Capitola Beach by Tenley Clark Photography.
Bay Area colorful lifestyle family photography session on Capitola Beach by Tenley Clark Photography.

Bay Area colorful lifestyle family photography session on Capitola Beach by Tenley Clark Photography.

Bay Area colorful lifestyle family photography session on Capitola Beach by Tenley Clark Photography.
Bay Area colorful lifestyle family photography session on Capitola Beach by Tenley Clark Photography.
Bay Area colorful lifestyle family photography session on Capitola Beach by Tenley Clark Photography.

Bay Area colorful lifestyle family photography session on Capitola Beach by Tenley Clark Photography.
Bay Area colorful lifestyle family photography session on Capitola Beach by Tenley Clark Photography.

Bay Area colorful lifestyle family photography session on Capitola Beach by Tenley Clark Photography.
Bay Area colorful lifestyle family photography session on Capitola Beach by Tenley Clark Photography.
Bay Area colorful lifestyle family photography session on Capitola Beach by Tenley Clark Photography.
Bay Area colorful lifestyle family photography session on Capitola Beach by Tenley Clark Photography.
Bay Area colorful lifestyle family photography session on Capitola Beach by Tenley Clark Photography.
Bay Area colorful lifestyle family photography session on Capitola Beach by Tenley Clark Photography.
Bay Area colorful lifestyle family photography session on Capitola Beach by Tenley Clark Photography.
Bay Area colorful lifestyle family photography session on Capitola Beach by Tenley Clark Photography.

SHARE ON FACEBOOK TWEET IT PIN THIS LINK POST EMAIL IT