Sacramento Senior Photographer

I’ll preface this by saying I rarely, if almost never, shoot seniors. My first senior type of session was a trio of sisters who I’ve known for years. The middle child was a senior in high school, so I took the liberty of calling the session a “senior” photo shoot. But no way have I marketed myself as a senior photographer in Sacramento. While I have peripheral knowledge of trends and posing, the speciality is not my wheelhouse.Sacramento-portrait-photographer

However, by some unusual circumstance, I had the chance to photograph the stunning beauty featured in this blog post.


I had donated a photography package to a local youth sports auction, which included a gift card credit for a photography session. The session I advertised was for mommy and me photos. The winner of the auction bid contacted me, but instead of requesting a motherhood session, asked me to photograph his daughter’s senior photos. I’ll admit I was a bit nervous, but in hindsight I am so thankful I went ahead taking on a session genre I had little experience in.


If I may say so, these photos turned out beautifully. The weather was iffy for a little while with overcast and heavy wind, but the sun peeked through just enough to give us that golden backlit look I live for.


Although if I’m being honest with myself, H is naturally photogenic and didn’t take much to pull off what could be her modeling portfolio. While editing her photos I kept thinking, maybe I should expand my work to include seniors. It was a pretty amazing session, made so much more fun because of H and her warm, lovely mother.

And without more of my rambling, here are more images from H’s session.











To book a portrait session with me, please contact me! Thanks for looking.


Julienne ratanasen is a family photographer serviing sacramento, elk grove, carmichael, & davis, ca, with beautiful, heartfelt imagery of families, maternity and newborn shoots, baby & child portraits, and mini sessions.

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