The Blog: Real Raw Moments

  1. Victoria

    Date 06 Nov 2014
    Victoria and I had a quick session before I headed to New York this week. We met up after I got off work and just worked with the light we had readily available. The light went really fast, so we used my headlights to give us light, which gave us…

  2. A Rainy Day with Natalee

    Date 03 Nov 2014
    Natalee and I have been trying to shoot for a few months now, so I was excited to finally be able to shoot with her this past week. I am heading to New York in 2 days and I was in desperate need to get my portfolio on track for…

  3. A California Fall

    Date 27 Oct 2014
    Model: Christian Photographer: Kara Nixon Assistant: Parker Christian & I have been friends for a while. It took forever for us to shoot – a year or two even! I was finally able to head down to his place in San Diego to do a shoot and I’m so stoked…

  4. Fall-O-Ween

    Date 27 Oct 2014
    Coast Hills had a fall “BBQ” today! Of course the elders were there with their chili! My dad obviously made the best one, but Phil won, so congrats to Phil (major props to his son + friends for stuffing multiple votes for Phil in the jar hah!). I had the…

  5. Fall & Holiday Mini Sessions

    Date 26 Oct 2014
    Here is an updated version of the fall & holiday mini sessions I am offering. Updated dates & this flyer officially says REFER A FRIEND & RECEIVE $25 OFF BOTH YOUR SESSIONS Don’t forget, these are open to families, friends, roommates & couples! Select graduating seniors applicable.** Email karabnixon@gmail.com to…

  6. Wedding Preview: Jenny + Patrick

    Date 26 Oct 2014
    Pat has been a good friend of mine for a long time, so I was honored when he asked me to photograph their engagement pictures and then again when he asked me to photograph their wedding. It was such a wonderful wedding, so much fun that I had to post…

  7. A Minimal Sexy

    Date 23 Oct 2014
    Model: Kellyn of Two Management Styling: Shaina Feldman of Stylehouse 13 Photographer: Kara Nixon It was honestly such a pleasure to work with Kellyn. It was like she read my mind as we were creating. It was so easy to work with her. I couldn’t help but keep shooting because…

  8. LETGOdwork Summer Lookbook

    Date 14 Oct 2014
    I am just releasing the photos from the summer lookbook for LETGOdwork here on my blog. This was a time consuming blog to put together, as there were so many great images to choose from! It took quite some time to narrow it down. The main reason I am posting…

  9. Exploring Culver City

    Date 09 Oct 2014
    Every Thursday is testing day for me. This past Thursday, I headed to Culver City to explore. I had the pleasure of shooting with two handsome guys – one from Two & one from DT Model Management Charlie and I met up at Bar Nine Collective. It was Charlie’s first…

  10. 17 Forever

    Date 09 Oct 2014
    Models: Brighton & Jeremy of PYD Model Management, KJ of Two Management & Milena of Vision Los Angeles Makeup & Hair: Sarah Sass of Ooo La La Stylist: Jill Vincent Photographer: Kara NIxon I entitled this set 17 Forever because this day was all about being 17 again. “Oh to…

  11. Fall & Holiday Mini Sessions

    Date 09 Oct 2014
    I am currently booking for fall & holiday mini sessions. There sessions are 20 minutes and open to families, friends, roommates, couples, siblings, and there is even limited availability to solo sessions. These are completely affordable, especially during a money-spending time. If these dates don’t work for you, feel free…

  12. The Warehouse

    Date 07 Oct 2014
    The best shoots are when the models show up, you shoot and just hang out. A day in the warehouse with Bryce and Abi was just that. Abi showed up first and we went through wardrobe while waiting for Bryce. Once Bryce made it, we started shooting right away. I…

  13. 70's Gal

    Date 04 Oct 2014
    Model: Milena of Vision Los Angeles Photographer: Kara Nixon Styling: Combined efforts of Kara & Milena Milena had her first test shoot ever with me, which was wonderful. It was one of my favorite shoots to date and here we are again doing another test shoot. She has ridiculously awesome…

  14. A Day in Home with Manda

    Date 03 Oct 2014
    Here is the most recent series I have been working on. I’m extremely excited and would love to have more people contribute to it. My first official session was with Manda at her place in Los Angeles. Enjoy her cute space! I sure did. Model: Manda of Wunder Management Photographer:…

  15. Tracy Goes West

    Date 25 Sep 2014
    Tracy came out to California and it was awesome. She Facebook messaged me about a week before she was coming out because she needed a place to stay for a night and also needed someone to pick her up from the airport. I was more than happy to do so…

  16. Andrei

    Date 24 Sep 2014
    Model: Andrei Lis Photographed & Styled by Kara Nixon I find the best shoots are the spontaneous ones where you have a location in mind or a certain look and you just kind of let it happen. Andrei and I made a trip down to Laguna Beach and just went…

  17. A Boudoir Moment

    Date 17 Sep 2014
    Abbey and I shot a week ago and made sure to get in some boudoir type images. Enjoy.

  18. Wedding Preview: Jamie + Matt

    Date 17 Sep 2014
    Jamie and Matt were both my managers at In N Out at one point or other. I had the pleasure of photographing their wedding. Here are a couple of previews from the day.

  19. A Fresh Look

    Date 12 Sep 2014
    Model: Tyler of Two Management Wardrobe: Shaina Feldman Photographer: Kara Nixon Assisted by Nico Marino Tyler needed some new images for his portfolio. His agent wanted a fresh, young look for him, so we hit the studio to make it happen. There’s a little surprise at the end, so enjoy! …

  20. Minimal Days

    Date 12 Sep 2014
    Abbey and I have been good friends for about a year now. I had the pleasure of photographing her in Joshua Tree the first time I met her. Now nearly 6 months later we were able to hit the studio for some fun, minimal work. She is such a pleasure…

  21. Edgy Brandy

    Date 08 Sep 2014
    Model: Mikalah of Two Management, Elite Miami, Lions NY & Osbrink LA Wardrobe: Shaina Feldman Photographer: Kara Nixon When planning this session, I initially envisioned something resembling Brandy Melville, but once I knew I would be working with Shaina, I knew I wanted something a little bit sexier and edgier.…

  22. New Face. New Studio.

    Date 01 Sep 2014
    I had the pleasure of photographing Tom of Two Management this past week. A typical Thursday for me consists of driving 2 hours to get to LA in the morning. This past Thursday was just like that, except this time I had 4-5 shoots lined up. Shoot #1 was with…

  23. The Stephens - Wedding Preview

    Date 24 Aug 2014
    I had the pleasure of photographing the Stephens wedding this weekend. Here is a preview of their special day and let me tell you, it was a beautiful day to remember & I feel honored to have been the person to capture the moments and document the memories.

  24. The Bates - Orange County Family Session

    Date 24 Aug 2014
    The Bates family have been long time friends of my family. We grew up together, so it is always a pleasure to be able to photograph their family. The entire session was full of laughter. They all kept making funny faces and cracking jokes. They are all fairly sarcastic and…

  25. Ventura Warped Tour

    Date 22 Aug 2014
    I had a blast photographing Ventura Warped Tour. I met up with one of my best friends Kyle Simmons & we made a day of it. We see each other 2-3 times a year max and this was the first time I was able to see him this year. I…

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