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  1. Judith // Santa Ana Branding Session

    15 Jun 2020

    How cute is Jude?! She and I met up in Santa Ana for a shoot and had so much fun! We stopped at Hopper and Burr for a quick coffee then headed to the rooftop nearby and the the random streets/alleyways. Enjoy!


  2. Haley // Newport Beach Agency Test

    07 May 2020

    My sweet friend Haley and I met in Newport Beach for another update to her portfolio. We met a few years ago when her agency introduced us. I love working and hanging out with her. We went for poke after, too - a tradition we will definitely keep in the…


  3. Bradley // Fullerton Headshot Photographer

    30 Apr 2020

    I hung out with my friend Brad and we did a little headshot swap! We grabbed coffee and poke then wandered around downtown Fullerton. Quality time is my love language, so I really loved hanging with this dude on a day off for once since we’re usually working weddings together.…


  4. Jake // Newport Beach Senior Photographer

    27 Apr 2020

    I was so excited when Jake’s mom contacted me about senior photos! He’s a basketball player, so this spot in Newport instantly came to mind. He forgot to bring a basketball, but thankfully a guy on the beach was willing to let us borrow his for a few shots! Enjoy! …


  5. Jocelyn // Laguna Beach Blog Photographer

    12 Apr 2020

    My gal, Jocelyn and I haven’t done a shoot together in so dang long! BUT we met up in Laguna for another shoot, which brought me back to the second time we shot together. I forgot how much I love shooting with her. We shoot quick and always nail the…


  6. Joe // LA Models

    12 Apr 2020

    Joe is one rad dude and he was cool enough to drive down to Newport Beach for a shoot with me! We wandered around the Peninsula and got some shots for his portfolio. We still have to plan another shoot with his girlfriend. Enjoy!


  7. Laguna Beach Brand Photographer

    27 Mar 2020

    My friend Jessi started her own brand and asked me to photograph it in Laguna! Enjoy!


  8. Chris // O Models

    20 Jun 2018

    Chris and I have known each other forever. We’ve shot all over from Laguna to Melrose to now Newport. It’s always a blast working with him. He and his girlfriend Maxine came down with this awesome mustang and we shot around Newport Beach featuring looks from Scotch and Soda. Enjoy! …


  9. Solo: The Hampton Collection

    17 May 2017

    I recently had the opportunity to do a test shoot for Long Island, NY based brand Solo. They sent a bag from their Hamptons collection and I worked with two of my good friends, Colin and Mason, to get some killer shots. Colin brought more of the business man look,…


  10. Creative Fill: Dylan Sido

    24 Apr 2017

    It is always a blast creating with other photographers, but man I love getting together with Dylan because he’s so artsy and pushes me out of my comfort zone. We met for coffee and chatted a bit, then we wandered around San Juan Capistrano and snapped some photos. He wanted…


  11. Ashleigh // Newmark Models

    09 Apr 2017

    Ashleigh and I had a spontaneous shoot recently! We headed to Noguchi Garden in Costa Mesa only to find out it is no longer open to photography. They now only allow cell phone photography or require a permit for photography with a professional camera. Such a bummer because we had…


  12. Blogger: Karah G

    02 Apr 2017

    Here’s another set of images with blogger Karah Gravatt. I always love working with her because we are never at the same location. It’s always an adventure. Enjoy!  


  13. Creative Fill: Mason Trent

    22 Feb 2017

    It is such a blast working with some of my best friends! Mason and I first met a couple of years ago, but it wasn’t until this past summer we became really good friends. I love days with Mason and always look forward to spending time with him. The first…


  14. Branding: Amber Ward

    13 Feb 2017

    I was beyond stoked when Amber asked me to take headshots for marketing and branding purposes. Turns out we went to college together and have a bunch of friends in common. We met up in San Clemente for some beach shots to show off how Amber is a true California…


  15. Manny // LA Models

    10 Feb 2017

    It was a pleasure working with Manny of LA Models in Corona Del Mar. We met at Pirate’s Cove - the spot of course and had a blast creating together. We got there right as the sun was going down, so the lighting was perfect, but we had to be…


  16. Maria // No Ties Management

    30 Dec 2016

    I always love working with my girl Maria! We first met in New York when I was shooting for Haute Rogue, so I was really excited when she reached out to me to do a shoot in Laguna Beach. We wandered along PCH and found some rad spots. Enjoy! 


  17. Liam // Two Management

    26 Dec 2016

    New Aussie mates are the bomb dot com. Liam and I met up in Huntington for a killer shoot! Check out the images below. 


  18. Headshots: Krystal

    09 Aug 2016

    Krystal recently contacted me about headshots. She didn’t want “basic white backdrop” headshots. She wanted something different; something that shows who she is. We met up at a park in Orange County and got some great photos! Enjoy! 


  19. All American

    05 Jul 2016

    Model: Christina of Wunder Management Photographer: Kara NixonStyling: combined efforts of both Christina & Kara


  20. Katerina // Bella Los Angeles

    04 Feb 2016

    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…


  21. Creative Fill: Blake

    02 Feb 2016

    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


  22. A Newmark Beach Day

    05 Dec 2015

    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…


  23. Kelsey + Matt

    21 Nov 2015

    It’s safe to say I’m back in California AND these two are married! I mean what? Can’t believe these two are married. Unfortunately, I missed out on their special day, but I figured now was a good time to release their engagement photos. Kels and I have been friends for…


  24. Aleksei // LA Models

    19 Jul 2015

    Model: Aleksei ℅ LA Models Photographer: Kara Nixon I had the pleasure of teaming up with Aleksei on one of my last days in California. He had contacted me via Instagram about shooting, but we both had busy schedules. He signed with LA Models a little while after and of…


  25. Leslie {Orange County Portrait}

    03 Jun 2015

    My lovely friend, former coworker and now client Leslie and I met up in San Juan for a quick portrait session. Leslie and I worked together at In-N-Out and have known each other for a while now. She would always compliment me on my photos, which I loved because comments…


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