How to Celebrate an 18th Birthday | A Charleston Girls Birthday Excursion

A Charleston Girls Birthday Excursion | When your mom asks you to choose a few friends and pick a place you want to spend your 18th birthday, Anna’s answer was Charleston! How fun is this! A full weekend with your besties in one of the most beautiful cities in the world! Anna’s mom reached out […]

Charleston Photographer Girls Trip | Laura & Rachel Photography

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Monterey Senior Portrait Session | Julia from Notre Dame High School

This Monterey senior portrait session with Julia was so much fun! Sometimes our seniors arrive alone or with their mothers, but not Julia, she brought the whole gang! Parents, sister, and a friend! Her awesome dad, Jerry, reached out to us because of two of our past seniors had said nothing but rave reviews about […]

Monterey Senior Session | Notre Dame High School | Laura & Rachel Photography

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Monterey Senior Portrait Photographer | Anna from Trinity Christian High

We always forget how much we love capturing senior portraits until we do it again! This year, amidst our crazy busy wedding season, we had time for a very selected few portrait sessions. Anna was the perfect senior, so bubbly and joyful, full of energy, brought numerous outfit changes, and we just played for hours! Katrina Michelle […]

Monterey Senior Session | Trinity Christian High School | Laura & Rachel Photography

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Monterey Senior Portraits | Hayden

It’s not every week we get to do senior portraits, weddings and engagements have become our life, but every time we finish a senior portrait session, it reminds how much we love them! Hayden found us via Instagram a few months ago when we were in Austin helping teach the Artful Chaos workshop. It just […]

Monterey Senior Session | Laura & Rachel Photography

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Desert Fashion Shoot with Girl-Lee Boutique | Las Vegas, Nevada

Let’s not only dream big this year, let’s make it come to life! Let’s put every ounce of our energy into making a difference. Let’s not live life for ourselves, let’s strive to lift up others, let their light shine, and to watch them succeed. This has been our 2016 motto, and we are putting it […]

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Kylie | Downtown Santa Cruz | UCSC | Senior Portraits

First off, I want to say that’s it is not often my mother and I split up for shoots. In fact, it’s very rare. But when I found out my best friend was limited on when she could get her senior portraits taken, I knew we would have to make it work. Plus, she wanted […]

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Alyssa | Senior Portraits | Monterey, CA | Trinity Christian High School

Alyssa is seriously a bundle of joy. We were looking forward to her senior session 1) because she was one of our senior models and 2) we got to shoot her sister’s senior portraits last year! An average senior session has 2 outfits, but when this girl had an idea for a third, we were […]

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Sarah | Senior Portraits | Trinity Christian High School | Carmel by the Sea, California

October in California has the most dreamy light, warmer temps, and breathtaking sunsets. Last week we captured Sarah’s senior portraits as we roamed the streets of Carmel. It was an absolute dream! Sarah has such a spunky personality, a contagious laugh, and is just stunning inside and out! We were blessed to have her as […]

Monterey Senior Session | Trinity Christian High School | Laura & Rachel Photography

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Hallie | Pacific Grove High School Senior Portraits | Carmel by the Sea, California

Hallie is a graduating senior from Pacific Grove High School. We had SO MUCH FUN during her session and we just died over her AMAZING style! She brought four outfit with amazing colors to showcase her personality! It was fabulous and added such variety to her portraits! From a fall forest, to a sunset beach, this entire session […]

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Aly | Salinas High School Senior Portraits | Carmel by the Sea, California

Please meet the BEAUTIFUL Ms. Aly. She is a 2016 Senior from Salinas High School. CHECK OUT HER EYES! The bluest of blue and SO incredibility gorgeous! We had a blast during her session. We started is hidden forest we found right on the outskirts of Carmel, and ended at the most golden lit beach we had ever seen. […]

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Happy 18th Birthday Rachel

  I can hardly believe it’s been 18 years. The day you were born, I still felt like only a child myself. I was barely 18, with no idea what the world had in-store or a clue what it would take to be a parent. We really did grow up together. You taught me responsibility, […]

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Sarah | LHP Senior Rep | Class of 2016 | Trinity Christian High School

We just loved Sarah’s fun personality! At first she was a bit quiet, but by the time we started shooting, we we’re calling her fierce because of how well she rocked poses with little to no help from us! Besides her obvious exquisiteness, Sarah is very involved in her school. She is President of the student […]

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Aly | LHP Senior Model Rep | Class of 2016 | Salinas High School

Aly, we just adore you! We loved learning all about you and your passion for soccer, golf, and singing! Not only do you like them, but you’re great at them! You won 2nd in the state and 5th in the nation with soccer! That’s incredible! We think it’s awesome too though that you’re involved in FCA (fellowship […]

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Kylie | LHP Senior Rep | Class of 2016 | Mountain View High School

This girl! Kylie is my childhood best friend, and when I say childhood, I mean like before we could talk. At one point, we were even neighbors! But life goes on, things change, and she lives a little over an hour away now. I could not wait though until she would be the age to do […]

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Alyssa | LHP Senior Rep | Class of 2016 | Trinity Christian High School

Alyssa is our bundle of joy! Her sister, Alexandra, was actually one of our senior model reps last year, so when we saw that she had applied, we were MORE than happy to accept! It’s impossible to be around her without smiling because her laugh and outgoing personality is so contagious! On the flip side […]

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Behind the Scenes of the LHP Senior Model Experience

This past weekend was SO FUN! Totally changed our normal wedding weekend routine and spent Sunday afternoon with four of our gorgeous senior model reps. We played dress up in the most adorable styles from Lillies & Lemons Boutique and each girl had head to toe make overs from Aime Gruber (hairstylist) and Julissa Garcia (MUA). […]

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Senior Model Rep Ice Cream Social | Class of 2016

We love love LOVE our seniors, party planning, gift giving, AND ice cream! What could be better than putting all of them together!?!? Our class of 2016 LHP Senior Model Rep’s have been chosen and this past weekend, for the first time, we had them all over to our home for a tell-all about the […]

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Senior Model Reps | Graduating Class of 2015

It’s official… Our girls are all grown up! It was spur of the moment when we realized all our LHP Class of 2015 Senior Reps were graduating within the same week. Quickly we knew this was our last chance to get everyone all together before adult lives began, college started, and jobs became reality. We […]

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Luxe Workshop Las Vegas

Las Vegas. Oh, my, goodness! For the past few years, attending WPPI (the worlds largest photography conference), has been on the top of our bucket list. Well this year, it become a reality and we are SO excited! When we heard about the LUXE Workshop, a full day of amazing teaching from some of the best […]

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Class of 2016 Spokesmodel Team| Senior Model Program | THE SEARCH IS ON!

Who wants to spend a day in a FUN group photoshoot, enjoy a pampered makeover by premier hair and make-up artists, and get styled for their own photoshoot by a group of fashionistas? You’ll also receive FREE images, have tons of fun, make new friends, hang out with Laura and Rachel, and- most importantly, represent […]

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Jessica & Kayla | Trinity Christian High School & Monterey High School | Class of 2015 | Monterey, CA Senior Portrait Photographer

Don’t worry, you’re not seeing double. They’re TWINS! This session was so much fun! We’ve captured twins before, just not identical. These two are completely different, just like any other siblings are. I guess my mind just assumes if you look alike, you’ll act alike. I don’t know why I thought that since I come […]

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Paul | Trinity Christian High School Class of 2015 | Monterey, CA Senior Portrait Photographer

Guys, take notes. We seriously need to hire Paul as a stylist for our male sessions. He came with multiple outfits AND accessories. Yea, that’s right, he was THAT awesome! I can’t even begin to tell you how much fun this session was. You would never know by his GQ persona, that in between shots […]

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Jordyn | Trinity Christian High School Class of 2015 | Monterey, CA Senior Portrait Photographer

There is a certain excitement Jordyn radiates like know no one else. You can’t help but smile when she walks in a room. As one of our senior models, we had been anticipating her session for months. Seriously, we were giddy! To continue our goal of not shooting the same location twice, we scouted for […]

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Alicia | Everette Alvarez High School | Senior Portraits | Class of 2015 | Salinas, California

Beautiful inside and out! That just begins to describe Alicia, one of our Class of 2015 Senior Model Reps. Her bubbly personally lights up everywhere she goes and it’s contagious! We laughed hysterically so much throughout this entire session it was hard to get the “serious” look, but she did, AND perfectly to say the […]

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Eva | Trinity Christian High School | Senior Portraits | Class of 2015 | Monterey, California

I’m Rachel. A storyteller though my images, not my words, so this doesn’t come easy for me. I’m the one behind the scenes who loves to focus on details. This has been years in the making, but since officially rebranding as a mother daughter team, I’m excited to be sharing my first post with you. […]

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Moranda | Salinas High School | Senior Portraits | Soledad, California

Moranda is a true beauty, both inside and out. One of those people who puts everyone before herself. We were blessed to have her as one of our senior models this year and since our last group shoot, we could hardly wait for her senior portrait session. You can see why…. She’s drop-dead gorgeous! She […]

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Senior Model Program | Class of 2015 | Bohemian 70’s Senior Portraits | Monterey, California

Each year, we hand pick a team of senior models to represent Laura Hernandez Photography. I say ‘each year’ like we’ve been doing this forever. Actually, this is only our second senior model shoot. With each year, lessons are learned, and we grow from each other and our experiences. This year we had more than […]

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Senior Model Program | Class of 2015 | Nautical Senior Portraits | Monterey, California

A heartbeat of my business, mentoring young women with our Senior Model program, extends far beyond photos. It’s about lasting friendships, gaining trust,  and building self confidence. This year we took our Senior Model program to an entire new level. These girls are leaders in their schools and radiate positive morals to teens throughout our […]

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Boho Chic Fashion Styled Shoot | Belle Handbags & Accessories

I cannot begin to tell you how excited I’ve been to share this shoot. Boy, was I ecstatic to receive this request! Sylvia (who is SUPER amazing by the way), owner of Belle Handbags & Accessories, called me to do a shoot for an upcoming ad and had 24-hours to pull this all together. She […]

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Class of 2015 | Senior Model Program

Class of 2015… YOUR year is almost here and I would love for you to celebrate it with me. I absolutely LOVE my Senior Reps and can’t wait to work with you! JUNIORS! It’s that time of year again when I select a handful of amazing high school girls to represent Laura Hernandez Photography. This […]

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