The Blog: Real Raw Moments

  1. New Face. New Studio.

    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…

  2. The Stephens - Wedding Preview

    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.

  3. The Bates - Orange County Family Session

    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…

  4. Ventura Warped Tour

    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…

  5. As I Walked Down the Street…

    19 Aug 2014
    Rachele and I have been friends for a couple of years now. I hadn’t seen her in about a year, so I was extremely happy when we put together a shoot right before she moved to North Carolina. Little did I know she was moving when I texted her. She…

  6. A Laguna Love Story {Allie & Stratton}

    16 Aug 2014
    Stratton and I have known each other since high school. I would never have said he was my friend in high school because he was far too cool for me. If you didn’t know, I was pretty lame in high school, but that’s besides the point. Stratton and I have…

  7. Kara Nixon X PYD

    16 Aug 2014
    Model: Joseph of PYD Photographer: Kara Nixon Styling: combined efforts of Joseph & Kara

  8. Hazy Blues

    15 Aug 2014
    Model: Meredith of Two Management Stylist: Jill Vincent Photographer: Kara Nixon Major thanks to Jessica Castro for setting this up so we could hang out & shoot. It took Jill and me forever to get to El Matador, so once we got there I was far too tired to even…

  9. A Girl in Chinatown

    15 Aug 2014
    I had the pleasure of working with Conner. We met up in Chinatown, where I actually got a jaywalking ticket (DUMB), but we still had a blast walking around, adventuring & shooting. Enjoy the photos we captured.

  10. Paxton

    14 Aug 2014
    Model: Paxton of Vision Los Angeles Styling & Coaching: Joseph Boyd Photographer: Kara Nixon

  11. Good Vibes

    06 Aug 2014
    Model: Luke of PYD Photographer: Kara Nixon Styling: combined efforts of Luke & Kara

  12. Beyond Nature

    06 Aug 2014
    Model: Angelia of Newmark Models Styling: Jill Vincent Photographer: Kara Nixon

  13. Blonde Beauty

    01 Aug 2014
    I rented the Sigma 35 & 85 for a week and on one of the last days with the lenses, I was able to set up a quick test shoot with my beautiful friend Stephanie. I texted her right when I got off work and thankfully she was ready to…

  14. Golden Breeze

    24 Jul 2014
    I had the pleasure of working with Two Management for the first time last week. I couldn’t be happier with who my first male model was. Beau is one of the most kind hearted people I have met, full of lots of jokes and lots of laughter. It is hard…

  15. Of One Sea

    17 Jul 2014
    Models: Katie & Stephanie of No Ties Management Head Stylist: Nicole Whitted Makeup Artist: Noel Carlsen Jewelry provided by Renae of Brooklyn Grace Jewelry Photographer: Kara Nixon

  16. Sun, Skate & Sand

    24 Jun 2014
    Introducing the lovely Becca of newMARK Models – She is fabulously wonderful. I honestly had a blast photographing her. I felt like John Schell the entire day – extreme surfer/skater babe lifestyle shoot. I hadn’t done a one-on-one (Noel doesn’t count because we are like one person) lifestyle session in…

  17. A Studio Day

    09 May 2014
    Model: Jud of Next Model Management Wardrobe: Kevin Roldan Photographer: Kara Nixon I switched it up last week and hit the studio with my good friend Kevin and Next model Jud. Jud was the winner of Survivor Nicaragua. Talk about a cool dude! We had a blast messing around in…

  18. Sandy Summer

    07 May 2014
    Model: Emily of Vision Los Angeles Makeup & Hair: Noel Carlsen Photographer: Kara Nixon I met up with Emily for a quick session in Huntington Beach. She was a blast to work with. We busted through 6 looks in an hour and fifteen minutes. Enjoy some of the photos we…

  19. Christian //

    01 May 2014
    Model: Christian Photographer: Kara Nixon I had the pleasure of shooting my neighbor Christian. Check out that sweet surfer’s tan he’s got going on. Enjoy.

  20. A Girl and Her Beach

    28 Apr 2014
    Model: Megan Photographer: Kara Nixon Wardrobe: combined effort of Megan & Kara Megan (or Summer as I originally know her by) and I met at Nordstrom two years ago when I was picking out a dress to wear while assisting Samuel Lippke on a wedding (be sure to check out…

  21. Graduation Sale

    23 Apr 2014
    I graduate in 10 days, so in light of my graduation, I am offering HALF OFF any portrait session booked by May 3 This includes anything and everything from head shots to family portraits to senior portraits to just some shots for your fashion blog. Email to lock in…

  22. Alexandra

    22 Apr 2014
    Model: Alexandra of Newmark Models Photographer: Kara Nixon Hair and Makeup: Noel Carlsen Wardrobe was a combined effort of Noel and myself

  23. Nicolas

    21 Apr 2014
    Model: Nicolas of Wilhelmina LA & Elite Paris Photographed by Kara Nixon Styled by the combined effort of Kara and Nicolas Nicolas just arrived in California from Paris a little over a week before we were able to shoot. We did not have much in mind other than a few…

  24. Sierra

    17 Apr 2014
    Model: Sierra of Vision Los Angeles Styled & Photographed by Kara Nixon Sierra and I met up in Glendale for a quick little photo shoot. It was just the two of us. No make up artist, no wardrobe stylist. Just us. Sierra came with 2 outfits the agency asked her…

  25. Joshua Tree

    15 Apr 2014
    I had the pleasure of working with a great team on yet another awesome project. Jill Vincent, one of my favorite wardrobe stylists to work with, and I had planned a road trip up to San Fran, Portland & Seattle. Sadly, things ended up falling through, BUT we used the…

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