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  1. 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! …


  2. 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,…


  3. 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…


  4. 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…


  5. 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!  


  6. 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…


  7. 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…


  8. 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…


  9. 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! 


  10. 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. 


  11. 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! 


  12. All American

    05 Jul 2016

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


  13. 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…


  14. 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


  15. 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…


  16. 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…


  17. 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…


  18. 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…


  19. Cameron // BMG Models

    24 Dec 2014

    Model: Cameron of BMG Models Photographer: Kara Nixon Cameron reached out to me after his agent told him about me. It took a few weeks to plan a shoot, but we made it happen, even amongst busy schedules and little light to shoot. He drove all the way to OC…


  20. 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…


  21. 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…


  22. 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…


  23. 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…


  24. 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…


  25. 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…


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