Wedding Photographer | Los Angeles | Southern California
Laura LaBerteaux

Girls Run the World

I had the opportunity to do a session with some young women ages 12-18 over the summer and it was a lot of fun! This was a group of girls who attend the same congregation, and they gather weekly outside of church together to work on personal development and participate in social activities their leaders have helped them organize. Part of my job for this shoot was capture head-shots for the girls that would used later in a program they would be hosting at the end of the year. Sort of an assembly that showcases the things they’ve been working on throughout the year.

Usually I get to visit with my clients a bit before we meet, due to the going back and forths we have setting up a session. This time however, I was dropped amidst lots of girls, most of whom I had never met. I did know one back when she was 12, and now she’s reached the ripe young age of 17 and I didn’t’ even recognize her! It was so fun to hear her plans for serving a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, and her hope to go to veterinary school.

We did the shoot at a small ranch near their church, and the light was so perfect. We had many choices in our little plot to take pictures. We started in a very glowy strip of billowy grass, and as the light faded we went to a sweet little grove with a wooden fence. Many of the girls were in floral tops, and I loved the contrast of the floral with the wood. The girls did great, even if they didn’t understand my Napolean Dynamite references. It’s ok. I know I’m getting old. 😉

October 2, 2019

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Laura LaBerteaux