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  1. Cait // Newmark

    16 Dec 2014
    Model: Cait of Newmark Models Makeup: Alicia WheelerStyling: Jill VincentPhotographer: Kara Nixon I was really excited when Jules asked me to shoot with Cait. Jill and I decided on downtown LA, assuming it made sense for all of us to meet in LA. Cait and her sister Shannon are actually…

  2. Ricky // BMG Model

    16 Dec 2014
    Model: Ricky of BMG Models Makeup: Abella Bala Ricky contacted me about shooting and I was extremely excited to work with him. We met up in Santa Monica and explored a bit. Ricky brought his own clothes and Abella and I did our best to style him. Enjoy the photos…

  3. Fall & Holiday Mini Sessions

    24 Nov 2014
    Fall & Holiday mini sessions are still in session. If you haven’t taken your family photos for your Christmas cards now is your chance! If you are still looking for the perfect gift for a friend, boyfriend/girlfriend, loved one, etc, here it is! With each package, you and your loved…

  4. Jackie

    06 Nov 2014
    Jackie and I have been trying to shoot for a little while, so of course I made time for her before I left for New York. She was such a joy to be around and I am so blessed to call her a friend. She’s also the greatest gal who…

  5. Victoria

    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…

  6. A Rainy Day with Natalee

    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…

  7. A California Fall

    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…

  8. Fall-O-Ween

    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…

  9. Fall & Holiday Mini Sessions

    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…

  10. Wedding Preview: Jenny + Patrick

    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…

  11. A Minimal Sexy

    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…

  12. LETGOdwork Summer Lookbook

    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…

  13. Exploring Culver City

    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…

  14. 17 Forever

    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…

  15. Fall & Holiday Mini Sessions

    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…

  16. The Warehouse

    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…

  17. 70's Gal

    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…

  18. A Day in Home with Manda

    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:…

  19. Tracy Goes West

    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…

  20. Andrei

    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…

  21. A Boudoir Moment

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

  22. Wedding Preview: Jamie + Matt

    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.

  23. A Fresh Look

    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! …

  24. Minimal Days

    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…

  25. Edgy Brandy

    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.…

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