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  1. Gigi: Fitness Session

    2016-03-04 08:40:00 UTC
    OKAY FIRST OFF!! This girl is so awesome! She flew from Vegas to shoot with me in Corona Del Mar! She’s the coolest. We shot some fitness stuff on the beach and had a blast! Enjoy!!  

  2. Headshot Session: Joshua Shultz

    2016-03-03 04:51:00 UTC
    I had the pleasure of taking photos of photographer and videographer Joshua Shultz. Enjoy the images!

  3. Lifestyle Headshot: Morgan

    2016-02-22 05:52:00 UTC
    I had the pleasure of taking photos of Morgan. It was such a blast! He is a television host and personality. He currently is the Dodgers stadium host. We met up at Roxbury Park & went straight to it. Check out the photos!

  4. The Boys

    2016-02-20 02:04:00 UTC
    Models: Bau c/o Two Management, Brandyn c/o DT Model Management and Mike c/o Next Los Angeles Wardrobe Styling: Brandon Win Photographer: Kara Nixon These guys are the bomb! We wandered around Los Angeles a bit and they got down and dirty. It was a blast. 

  5. Blogger: Angela of RunwayDoneMyWay

    2016-02-16 21:33:00 UTC
    It’s always wonderful to work with a new blogger. I was excited to meet Angela of RunwayDoneMyWay & find out she lives in Newport, which is so close to me! We met up in Newport and shot around her apartment complex. All of the pieces pictured were designed by her.…

  6. Katerina // Bella Los Angeles

    2016-02-04 19:14:00 UTC
    Model: Katerina c/o Bella LA Makeup: Veronica Villegas Photographer: Kara Nixon I LOVE Katerina, so I was beyond excited to get to work with her and her mom in Laguna Beach a couple of weeks ago. Katerina is basically wonder woman! She does anything and everything and is SO GOOD…

  7. Creative Fill: Blake

    2016-02-02 06:54:00 UTC
    Soooooo sick. All right, all right.. So flashback to a few weeks ago when I talked about creative fill (if you missed out, read the blog post HERE), I defined it as:  growing, connecting, learning something new, getting refueled, gathering ideas, mentoring, giving and gaining advice + so many more

  8. Leonardo // Bella Los Angeles

    2016-01-30 04:43:00 UTC
    Model: Leonardo c/o Bella Los Angeles Photographer: Kara Nixon  I had the pleasure of working with Leonardo about two weeks ago. We met up at his apartment in Los Angeles for a quick shoot. We utilized his apartment complex and locations nearby to capture some of the latest trends as…

  9. The Colin Owens

    2016-01-22 20:29:00 UTC
    The homie Colin Owens of Vision LA, LA Models Runway, No Ties Management, Next Miami – basically everywhere. He asked me to take some headshots of him a few weeks back. We made an attempt outdoors and they turned out pretty well (view below).   Although solid images, they just weren’t…

  10. The People Who Pour Into Us

    2016-01-21 23:53:00 UTC
    I LOVE this dude SO SO much. I never would have thought he would become such a good friend when I first met him. Micah TooToo is one of the coolest, most down to earth people I know and I really value his friendship. When we hang out, it’s like…

  11. Portfolio Update: The Young Dad Look

    2016-01-18 08:15:00 UTC
    The Young Dad look is a staple look for all male actors. I met up with these two actors from Bella LA and they both needed that young dad look. I think we nailed it with some of these looks.

  12. To Travel or To Make Money?

    2016-01-11 04:24:00 UTC
    Of course the ultimate goal is to travel and to make money while doing it, but sometimes that doesn’t happen. Sometimes life throws us opportunities to travel with the price of making ends meet rather than making money. Something I was challenged with when I first started traveling was having…

  13. Creative Fill

    2016-01-09 21:48:00 UTC
                                                                             Photo by John Philp Thompson Creative fill… What does that even mean?   Creative is defined as: adj. relating to or involving the imagination or original ideas, especially in the production of an artistic work. Fill is defined as: v. put someone or something into (a space or container) so that…

  14. Sonny // Two Management

    2016-01-06 08:54:00 UTC
    It’s always good to reunite with my dude Sonny, especially when he’s covered in all sorts of new tattoos. Exactly a year later, we shot at the exact same location, same vibes and everything. The only difference is the number of tattoos he has. I absolutely love this guy &…

  15. Travel Itch!!

    2016-01-06 06:59:00 UTC
    I’ve got that travel itch again! I absolutely loved living in New York, but I’m a true California girl – meaning I don’t do cold. BUT that’s not without having lived in a place where you get all of the seasons: Massachusetts. I would get so excited for snow…

  16. Feel Beautiful in Your Own Skin

    2016-01-05 06:59:00 UTC
    One of my absolute favorite things in life is watching my clients see themselves after they go through hair and makeup. Sometimes I get to watch them feel beautiful for the very first time. I LOVE being a part of something so wonderful. Regardless of the amount of makeup on…

  17. Online Dating Profile Update?

    2016-01-04 07:11:00 UTC
    More and more clients are coming t0 me because they are in need of photos for their online dating profile and I’m 100% for it. Let’s be real for a second… We are all on Tinder or Bumble… Or at least have been at some point. Online dating is…

  18. 366 Days Worth of Adventure

    2016-01-02 03:52:00 UTC
    2016 is going to be an adventure! But isn’t every year? With the start of every year, we are all so excited because the old is gone, the new has come. We can set new goals and regardless of how different they are, they are all an adventure. We start…

  19. 2015: That’s A Wrap!

    2015-12-28 07:54:00 UTC
    Long Beach, California (Mitchell Wick c/o Next LA) 2015 is quickly coming to an end! What a whirlwind of a journey. It feels just like yesterday I was writing my end of the year blog for 2014 and prepping for 2015. Here I am prepping for 2016! Can you believe…

  20. How to Stay Relevant in an Oversaturated Industry

    2015-12-18 06:57:00 UTC
    If you’re not friends with me on Facebook, you may have missed this post earlier today, so I really wanted to reiterate this idea & the way it relates to relevance. The secret to having it all is already knowing you do. This idea can be taken many ways, but…

  21. Shayan // Bella Agency NY

    2015-12-17 23:38:00 UTC
    Model + Stylist: Shayan ℅ Bella New York Photographer: Kara Nixon Shot in West Village, New York I had the pleasure of working with Shayan while I was in New York. He came with some killer outfits and absolutely killed it in front of the camera. Enjoy the photos we…

  22. David // Q Models NY

    2015-12-07 06:18:00 UTC
    Model: David ℅ Q Models NY Photographer: Kara Nixon I LOVE this guy! I remember first meeting him at Q and I thought he was absolutely gorgeous… I mean come on! I knew i needed him in my book and it definitely helped that he was one of the kindest…

  23. A Newmark Beach Day

    2015-12-05 06:49:00 UTC
    Models: Ashleigh + Ivy ℅ Newmark Models Makeup: Aliana Moss Jewelry: LeBrisa Designs Photographer + Styling: Kara Nixon Newmark ladies always was rock and this beach day with Asheligh + Ivy was no exception. We had a blast hanging out in Orange County. We started off at my house where…

  24. Chanel + Matt // Two Management

    2015-12-03 03:17:00 UTC
    Models: Chanel + Matt ℅ Two Management Photographer: Kara Nixon Aussie mates are THE BEST! I always love opportunities where I get to meet and work with Aussies, so I was pumped to work with Chanel and Matt. We met up in Culver City and shot some sweeeeet *Aussie exaggeration*…

  25. Kaylie + Stefan

    2015-11-28 07:57:00 UTC
    I’m so excited for these two! They’re getting married in 18 days!!!

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