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Heather Hamer Photography Blog

Modern wedding photography in the Central Coast of California!

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Jack, Class of 2019 Senior Portraits

Phil Hamer

It's hard to believe but it's already time to start taking photos of the class of 2019 seniors! Jack's senior portrait shoot was a great way to start off the season! We took some great shots in my studio and at Pismo Beach.

Jack will be the Senior Rep from St. Joseph High School. If you want more information you can contact him or me. Seniors in Santa Maria and Orcutt, California can get a discount by booking early. 

Arri, Santa Ynez Valley Senior Portraits

Phil Hamer

Arri was so fun and pleasant to work with! These were taken at Roblar Winery in the Santa Ynez Valley and it was a beautiful backdrop for a beautiful girl!

There are so many gorgeous photography locations on the Central Coast. I have my favorites, but it's always fun to try new places as well. 

Whenever you want your photos taken at a winery, always be sure to call ahead of time and get permission and the vast majority will oblige (especially if you purchase a bottle or two!). Generally, locations like wineries will charge a filming charge to photographers but are happy to let paying customers use their beautiful facilities. 

Ilisa - Righetti Senior Portraits

Phil Hamer

Ilisa is one of my Senior Representatives from Righetti High School. I loved her vision for her photos. I'm especially loving the silver and white gown she chose out of my studio wardrobe. She had such a cute Boho style and I'm loving what Vanessa did with her hair and makeup. A windy, cloudy day in Arroyo grande couldn't put a damper in this girl's bright smile. 

Marcos - OAHS Senior Portraits

Phil Hamer

Marcos is one of my Reps from Orcutt Academy. He is an amazing athlete and we had a ton of fun trekking around Shell Beach during his session. If you know Marcos, talk to him, or any of my Reps, about how to get an extra discount on your photoshoot and about his experience with Heather Hamer Photography. 

Savannah - RHS Senior Portaits

Phil Hamer

Savannah is one of my amazing Reps from Righetti this year. She was a absolute dream to work with. Our hair and makeup artist Vanessa Diaz did an amazing job on Savannah's gorgeous lock and natural but stunning makeup. We started her photos in the studio and ended up just down the road, here in Orcutt, for a beautiful sunset photoshoot with a natural earthy feel.

Adrienna- Orcutt Academy Senior Portraits

Phil Hamer

Adrienna is one of my Senior Reps From Orcutt Academy High School. She was an absolute dream to work with. Her big blue eyes are piercing and her auburn hair is stunning. She loved all the sparkly and lacy gowns from my studio wardrobe and we had a blast playing dress-up  followed by a quick sunset shoot at the Pismo Beach dunes. It was pretty stormy that day but it was worth putting up with the cold wind to get those amazing clouds. Enjoy these images from our Senior portrait session. 

Sarah - Santa Maria Senior Portraits

Phil Hamer

The first of my senior reps this year definitely started Senior Portrait season with a bang. Introducing the beautiful Sarah who is one of my reps from Righetti High School. I'm loving the dramatic urban feel to her photos. My hair and makeup artist Vanessa did an amazing job with a warm smokey eye and bold lips. I'm absolutely loving the vintage gown I just added to my studio collection. I mean, geometric sequins on top with a triple tier twirling skirt.... does it get any more glamorous? I now offer custom styling from my studio wardrobe included in every photo session from casual options to runway ready gowns. 

Vidi and the beautiful vintage dresses

Phil Hamer

I took these photos of Vidi last year and I can't believe I never put them on the blog! Actually, I can believe it, so many of my shoots don't make it on the blog because life gets crazy! The thing I love most about Vidi's shoot is that she had them taken for her last year of college. That's right, college senior portraits!

I really wish that I could instill in people that the best time to get your portraits taken is NOW and for NO REASON other than you want to look gorgeous in photos. I love Senior Portraits (I'm booking right now by the way) and children and family portraits, but I would love to do more photos of 25 year olds, and 35 year olds, 85 year olds, etc. etc. because every stage of life is worth capturing! 

Back to Vidi. Can we talk about her dress? I think you know which one I'm talking about below! All of her vintage dresses were gorgeous but the green and yellow floral dress was to die for! 

Andrew - Santa Maria Senior Portraits

Phil Hamer

Andrew is the first of my Senior Reps for the Class of 2017! Im always excited to get Senior Season started and Andrew definitely did not disappoint. He is my Representative for Pioneer Valley High School so if you are looking to get great senior portraits in the Santa Maria area, talk to Andrew about his session and about how to get some great discounts!

Book your senior portraits NOW! You can get up to $50 off just for booking early. Remember that photos for most schools are due at the beginning of October which means you should have your session completed by September. I'm typically booked 4-6 weeks in advance in the Fall so call and book your session now even if you want to wait until September for your session.

Clarissa - Righetti Senior Portraits

Heather Hamer

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Clarissa is one of my amazing Senior Ambassadors this year from Righetti High School in Santa Maria. I love doing Senior Portraits! I live for the four months a year when I get to fill my calendar with the amazing youth of today. These kids make me realize that we are in good hands as a society. Kids like Clarissa make this extra clear. She is responsible, intelligent, and tons of fun! We laughed through her whole session.

Senior Ambassador SJHS: Katherine

Heather Hamer

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Katherine is one of those girls that just radiates beauty! And it's not just because of her gorgeous red hair, sun-kissed fair skin, and striking blue eyes! She is such a fun and beautiful girl and I loved taking her portraits. We went to Shell Beach and had so much fun at this shoot. She was up for anything and a pleasure to work with! I'm so lucky to have her as my ambassador for St. Joseph High School this year! Get in touch with Katherine and she can hook you up with an awesome discount on your senior portrait shoot!

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