LOOK YOUR BEST IN YOUR TEAM HEADSHOT PHOTOGRAPHY

LOOK YOUR BEST IN YOUR TEAM HEADSHOT PHOTOGRAPHY

Lets face it, we are all a little bit camera shy, and we find the prospect of a programmed photo a little bit intimidating. For this reason, it is always a good idea to research a photographer so that you can acquaint yourself with his or her work. You should check out their site and read all of the comments and reviews so that you find the perfect fit.

When you have found someone, you have to communicate what you and your team want. Always be confident and bring your own ideas to the table, but remember to listen as well. A professional photographer will know which angles and shots work best for you and your team. Once you make the choice, remember that trust is important because it’ll give you the confidence to work within the established limits.

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High School Senior Photography 16x20 Framed Wall Portrait February Special

 High School Senior Photography 16x20 Framed Wall Portrait February Special

Take advantage of Award winning professional photography during our February Special

Imagine having award winning professional photography for your high school senior photo session to create timeless memories that you can enjoy for years to come on the walls of your home. Val & Stephanie are offering special pricing and huge discounts to for the month of February.

There are limited appointments available
reserve your appointment today!
Call (949) 367-0077

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Outdoor high school senior photography ideas

Outdoor high school senior photography ideas

Your high school senior year is memorable; it is the last step before adulthood and before leaving home to go to college. What better way to immortalize your senior year than through photography? If you want to take a senior year photo you definitely need to capture the excitement and the fun of your senior year. There are many things that you should keep in mind when planning a senior year photo session. To begin with, there is no need to limit your background to a studio or inside a home. Taking pictures outside can be a great way to take advantage of the natural lighting and the beautiful surroundings.

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"Rise Above Your Competition" With Your Free Professional Headshot Package With Our February Special

"Rise Above Your Competition" With Your Free Professional Headshot Package With Our February Special

The first 50 people to purchase a portrait packagewill receive a free Headshot package ($250 value).

Use your Free Headshot Package for yourself, or as a Gift for a friend!

Schedule your portrait session and your headshot session together, or separately anytime in 2017.

Click Here to see some of your headshot options.
Click Here to see some of your portrait options.

Call today to get your free headshot session!
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Reserve Your OC Photography Class with Val & Stephanie Westover & The Last Montana Horses Expedition

Reserve Your OC Photography Class with Val & Stephanie Westover & The Last Montana Horses Expedition

Learn Digital Photography one day class & expedition with Val & Stephanie Westover
Join us January 22, 2017 or February 18, 2017 In Orange County, California

Learn Photography from the ground up in one day with certified professional photographers, Val & Stephanie Westover. You know that camera that you got for Christmas, or the one that you have sitting in your closet? Put it in your camera bag and we'll turn you into a photography Ninja!

Montana Horses "Bucket List" Photography Expedition of a lifetime!
Join us March 31st - April 2nd, 2017 In Three Forks, Montana

THIS WILL BE OUR VERY LAST EXPEDITION ON THE MANTLE RANCH, AN EVENT YOU WON'T WANT TO MISS!

On the top of your Bucket List next Spring 2017 is the photography expedition of a lifetime. This is the ultimate horse experience you've never seen before with the combination of the Old West and Traditional English. With hundreds of horses on hundreds of Montana acres, you will experience magical moments at every turn.

At the beginning of the Missouri Headwaters and tucked away from civilization, sits the authentic Mantle Horse Ranch. You will spend this exclusive weekend with cowboys and cowgirls, hounds and huntsman, on a real working horse ranch as they blow-your-mind with their majestic horses and true old East/West style.

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Studio Family Portrait Photography Ideas

Studio Family Portrait Photography Ideas

When you book a photo session in a studio you have many options to create a memory that you will enjoy forever, because a family photograph captures the spirit of your family. It is a keepsake that will remind you of the thought that you put into creating that moment. Finding the right setting, the appropriate outfits and the best photographer.
There are so many portrait ideas to choose from and to showcase that your family is one of a kind. It can be an outdoor session celebrating a season, a place or an occasion. Or it can be a choreographed indoor shoot designed for you. Either way, the ones who make it unique and memorable are the people in the photo, your family.

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Looking More Approachable With A Casual Corporate Headshot

Looking More Approachable With A Casual Corporate Headshot

Casual headshots are an informal way of introducing yourself within all of your marketing efforts. They are more lifestyle oriented that your average corporate headshot and portray a much hipper and trendy vibe. It is a way to give a personal touch of your branding so that it better reflects your personality and the tone you want to set.

Headshots are part of our media driven business world and getting an excellent shot is as important as having the right education and experience. So when you need to shake things up and show that you are up to speed in this fast moving world, read these tips that will give you just the right edge.

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Capturing True Emotion - Equestrian Portrait Photography

Capturing True Emotion - Equestrian Portrait Photography

Equestrian photography is the best way to capture not only a memory of your equine companion, but to also show the bond that you share. It partners you with an important part of your life and who you are. Becoming a constant reminder of the love and friendship that has become an essential part of the relationship. A fondness of shared experiences and a rapport created in each others company.

It is a unique gift that embodies the essence of mutual respect in photos that are only slightly posed but very natural. Always trying to maintain a balance and creating an atmosphere that is relaxing for both the rider and the horse. The end result is a piece of stylish art that fills you with emotion.

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Our own "Black Beauty" Story just in time for the Holidays

Our own "Black Beauty" Story just in time for the Holidays

This incredible tale is one of those stories that is so impossible that is is hard to believe, but in the season of miracles I thought our own "Black Beauty" Story would be appropriate. A little back story is necessary... Val and I spent a little under 2 years before we were married in Montana photographing Horses for sale for our dear friends The Mantles of MontanaHorses.com. At that time, we traveled back and forth from Montana to California monthly to Photograph our wonderful Orange County Clients. While in Montana, we were so blessed by the graciousness of a friend to stay in the most incredible Montana Home on a 10 acre gentleman's ranch. Gorgeous views of the valley, daily sounding of the train following the infamous Missouri river, all of our beloved animals and horses in the backyard, I was in complete heaven! The 2 day 24 plus hour commute to California once a month seemed like a small price to pay to live in our dream home.

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How to have fun during your corporate headshot photo session

How to have fun during your corporate headshot photo session

How to have fun during your corporate headshot photo session

Most people consider the thought of getting their corporate headshots very stressful. So, how can you remove the stress and have fun during your photo session?

Do your research and find the top headshot photographers in your area.

Your headshot is your most important marketing tool, so take the time to find out who are the top corporate headshot photographers in your area. Be sure to check out their website and see if their style of photography will help you rise above your competition. Pick up the phone and call them to see if their is a connection between the two of youand to see if they are there to serve your needs over theirs. Finding the right photographer is the first step in insuring a successful and fun photo session.

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A picture says a thousand words Jack and Brynlee's engagement photos at the beach

A picture says a thousand words Jack and Brynlee's engagement photos at the beach

There is a fun story behind Jack and Brynlee's engagement photos at the beach in Laguna Beach, California. Both Jack and Brynlee live in Saint George, Utah, where they met in church at a young age. Just recently, since both of their families just happened to be visiting Orange County, California at the same time, Jack decided it was the perfect time to propose to Brynlee. The very next day, Stephanie and I met them at the beach for their engagement photo session. As you can see in the photos, they have such a great and fun relationship. Jack and Brynlee plan on getting married this march at one of the LDS temples.

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Aria's Eight days old Newborn photography portrait session

Aria's Eight days old Newborn photography portrait session

Brand new Aria was such an angel during her newborn photography shoot. She only had to be fed twice during this special photo session. Aria stayed calm, happy and asleep most of the session. Both of her parents were on the sidelines with blankets, family heirloom props, little outfits and fresh flowers.
Stephanie and I first met Aria's mom Lauren a few months ago, as she needed headshots for a collages alumni magazine. We were so excited to find out that she wanted us to photograph her soon to be newborn.

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Family Portrait Photography at the Park - Keeping it simple with white & denim

Family Portrait Photography at the Park - Keeping it simple with white & denim

Let your clothing choice enhance your family portrait by keeping it simple. Parks are filled with greens and earth tones, by wearing multiple colors and patterns, it's difficult for the eye to stay focused on your beautiful family.

White looks spectacular against a green backdrop and will create a timeless family portrait that will stand the test of time. A splash of denim breaks up the white nicely and creates the necessary contrast.

To make your family portrait color choice look less uniform, use tonal variations with your whites and your denim. to maintain that classic look, either go barefoot, or select shoes that won't date your family portrait.

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Beautiful High School Senior Has Come A Long Way Since A One Year Old Baby

Beautiful High School Senior Has Come A Long Way Since A One Year Old Baby

I first photographed Kaylea when she was a one year old baby for her very first birthday and again many times throughout her childhood. All grown-up now, Kaylea has recently graduated from Tosoro High School in Orange County, California and she is going to attend Clemson University in South Carolina. She has played soccer her whole life and enjoys going to the beach. So naturally, Laguna Beach was the perfect backdrop for her High School Senior Photo Session. Kaylea outdid herself with her genuine expressions and beautiful personality. She will have spectacular high school senior photos with an impressive beach backdrop to show her new South Carolina friends.

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Creative Wedding Proposal ideas

Creative Wedding Proposal ideas

If you were to compare a wedding proposal in 1940 compared to 2016, you’d see that everything has gotten bigger, better, and more extravagant. This is because people want to gain the public’s eye and approval. They may also want to secretly become social media stars. Because of this, we’ve all seen tons of out of the box and creative proposals online, being spread from Facebook to Facebook page. Ultimately, this makes it hard for some people to come up with the perfectly creative and “never been done” before proposal. In this article, we’ll give you quite a few creative proposal ideas.
Scavenger hunt proposal
Now, this has been done quite a few times before, but each are catered to the specifics of the relationship. Hide things in places that are significant to your relationship. For example, the first clue could lead to where you had your first date (or this could be the final place, where the proposal happens), and then make the other clues point to significant places with the final and most significant place leading to the proposal.

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High School Senior Photography Triplets Laguna Beach, California

High School Senior Photography Triplets Laguna Beach, California

Having photographed these triplets since they were very young, it was an awesome opportunity to photograph their Laguna Beach, California high school senior session. These triplets are very special to me and we had so much fun on this beautiful overcast night.

These triplets flew in from Florida to have their high school senior photos done in Laguna Beach. Because of the distance, I don't get to see them that often, which made this photo session even more special.

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Rise Above Your Competition With The Right Corporate & Business Team Headshot Photos

Rise Above Your Competition With The Right Corporate & Business Team Headshot Photos

Everyone wants to see who they are about to do business with, especially if their is a team involved. If your corporate & business team headshot shows that you and your team are professional, compatible, friendly, trust worthy, genuine and sincere, then you are already ahead of the game.

The majority of people who do business with you, research you, your company and companies website, before doing business with you. It takes a split second to form an opinion about you and the integrity of your business.

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Theatrical Headshot Photography Serious or Smile?

Theatrical Headshot Photography Serious or Smile?

When deciding whether you should smile or not with your Theatrical Headshot, consider the type of role you are casting for. For example, if your role is more serious, then of course no smile. However, if you are casting for a role that is not serious, then smile away. Your Theatrical Headshot should be more exaggerated and excessively dramatic. 

When working with my acting and theatrical headshot clients, it's important that I know the exact role that they are being casted for. Armed with that knowledge along with intense expressions, their photo will be exactly the type of headshot the casting agent is looking for. 

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Orange County, California Business Headshot Photography What to wear to attract the right client

Orange County, California Business Headshot Photography What to wear to attract the right client

You’ve recently decided to get new headshots to appear fresh and desirable to new clients. Did you know that what you wear will have your potential client ultimately and subconsciously decide to choose you for your services? They may not consciously make this decision, but if they view your image and see you wearing gaudy jewelry and look even slightly unkempt, they may choose someone else. In this article, we’ll discuss what you can wear or how you can appear in your headshots to attract the right client.
You’ve recently decided to get new headshots to appear fresh and desirable to new clients. Did you know that what you wear will have your potential client ultimately and subconsciously decide to choose you for your services?

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Salt Lake City, Utah Family Photography Choosing the right colors to wear for your Albion Basin 
backdrop

Salt Lake City, Utah Family Photography Choosing the right colors to wear for your Albion Basin 
backdrop

Taking family photos seems like a rather simple task, but there are many things to take into consideration when choosing outfits and getting ready for these portraits. This includes choosing the perfect colors of clothing in order to stand out and look nice against your backdrop. In this instance, we’re going to discuss outfit colors when your backdrop is none other than the beautiful Albion Basin.

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