Meet the lovely Lauren, one of my nine incredible senior models, and a talented photographer herself. Lauren’s 10 minute model session was in the Funk Zone and she modeled a gorgeous little black dress and a two fantastic necklaces from Lovebird Boutique. I’m loving the big funky curls on Lauren. She had never had her hair curled before and wasn’t so sure about it, but once we messed them up a little she had a really fantastic fashion look going on. Can’t wait to photograph this beautiful girl more. You can learn more about this great girl in the answers to her questionnaire bellow.

– Hometown:  Santa Barbara, CA

– Nickname: Lo/lolo

– Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Snapchat or Combo (what’s your favorite social media):  Snapchat and Instagram

– Dream Job:  Working alongside Bryant Eslava and going around the world shooting female models

– How Do You Define Beauty?:  This may sound cheesy, but beauty does really come from the inside. It depends on your attitude towards life.

– I Chose Lucia Gill Photography and This Model Program Because:  I have never modeled before because I’m always the one behind the camera and I was recommended to this program

– Biggest Accomplishment So Far In High School:  Making State Championships as a level 7 gymnast

– Unusual Talent That I Have:  Cartwheels!!! Once at a cartwheel competition I did 1,403 cartwheels in a row and it took me an hour and a half!

– Favorite Place On Earth: Anywhere with a beach or nice weather, from places like Greece to the Maldives

– Favorite Song:  No favorite songs in general but favorite artists: Blackbear, Bryson Tiller, Justin Bieber, and Kid Ink


– Favorite Things In My Closet: My black LF romper and my black slick boots

– Something I Wish I Were Better At: Being on time

– 3 Things I Can’t Live Without: My best friends/family, my dog, and my gymnastics career

– Something I Always Have In My Purse: I don’t have a purse, but I always carry my phone, license, chapstick and gum

– Favorite App On My Phone: Mercari, an online shopping app

– My Goal After High School:  to attend a four year college and get my MD

– My Hobbies: Gymnastics, photography, baking, doing makeup and hair

– Favorite Fictional Character: Spongebob

– The Last Good Book I Read: The Hunger Games

– A Random Fact About Myself: I do gymnastics 4-5 days a week with 3 AP and 1 honors class and get on average 5-6 hours of sleep. Also, Ive been working for and photographing my best friend Claire for her agencies for the past year, and she has recently been accepted to Aston Models and Wilhelmina models.

– My Friends Would Describe Me As: Weird, crazy/insane, brutally honest, truthful, fearless, happy.

Shop the look at Lovebird Boutique

Hair: Cheryl Nacario

Makeup: Page Berse