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  • Tiffany O'Malley Photography





    The air of excitement in photographing a high school senior is always contagious.   The hope in their eyes, the smile on their face & confidence in their stance is unmistakable.  They have achieved so much in the last 4 years.  This is their time to shine.


    I love celebrating them, just as they are.  I encourage all of my high school clients to wear what they love, what they feel most comfortable in.  I encourage them to dress up, dress down, bring accessories or keep it simple.  I ENCOURAGE THEM TO BE THEMSELVES

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    When scheduling a senior session, I talk with my clients about some of their "favorite things."  We discuss their favorite styles, places, hobbies, etc.  This allows me to customize their sessions around who they really are.  I feel this is a very important aspect in helping them feel comfortable in their own skin.  AFTER ALL, THEY HAVE EARNED IT.


    During the photo session, I make it a priority for my clients to feel comfortable & most importantly to have fun!  My sessions are real, honest & filled with laughter.  During a typical session, you can catch me running around, climbing up on things, laying on the ground & doing whatever I can to put my clients at ease while achieving those custom shots to ensure that their photos are truly unique, just as they are.

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     I feel that the senior year of high school is a life experience to be remembered & treasured.

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    One of the main reasons I am so passionate about ensuring each senior session is unique is so when they look back on their senior photos they are reminded of exactly who they were at that particular time in their lives; evoking wonderful memories to be shared with others.


     As a child, I remember looking at photographs with my grandparents and feeling their emotions as they shared special photographs of their younger years.  I feel those are timeless memories that should be treasured.  I feel that through photographs amazing stories can be  remembered & retold.


      I am honored to have been asked by Basic Invite to write a blog about a recent session.  Thank you for taking the time to read AN AFTERNOON SPENT WITH AN AMAZING HIGH SCHOOL SENIOR.  I am passionate about my career in photography & I am grateful for the opportunity to share the stories of peoples' treasured memories through my photographs.


    "You don't take a photograph, you make it."  Ansel Adams

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  • Becky Gmahling Photography


    "The hard work puts you where the good luck can find you." -Unknown

    I'm not one for quotes but I love this one because I don't really even believe in luck. I do believe that there are no rewards without hard work. If I work hard enough to find out if luck exists, I'll take all that I can get. I'm thrilled that at such a young age I have found and started my dream career. As a recent graduate from UC Davis with a degree in Design and Communication, I always knew I wanted to work in a creative field. A few years ago I began second shooting weddings and that led to me taking off on my own business venture and photographing weddings, seniors, families, lifestyle, events, camps, artwork, food - you name it. I really haven't said no to anything yet. It's the reason I love this field. There is a challenge around every corner, with every photoshoot and every subject, to give your work its own voice and individuality.


    One of my favorite projects thus far was a lovely, leisurely engagement session throughout San Francisco. The bride-to-be has been a close friend of mine since we were just 7 years old.


    A bit of a plot twist here: their wedding was the day after their engagement session! Talk about a whirlwind! I have never been so challenged in my life, and it all paid off. My lifelong friend was marrying the man of her dreams, on a foggy morning, in a breathtaking city, and they brought their adorable dog!

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    With a passion for lifestyle photography, I find that the details can bring back the best memories, so I make sure to capture as many details as possible. For me, the best feeling is when you look down at your camera after taking a (hopefully) winning shot, and you see the glimmer in their eye as they look at each other. It only gets better from there.

    BGP_2175BGP_2248-Edit-EditBGP_2295 BGP_2333BGP_2460BGP_2837BGP_2855BGP_2763 Through photography I have made life-long friends and worked with remarkable organizations like Camp Kesem and Active Minds. I may not believe in luck, but I am always looking forward to my next big challenge; it's what makes life worthwhile!

    COMPANY:Becky Gmahling Photography WEBSITE: SOCIAL: facebook, instagram


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