I’d love to start this year by sharing a few portraits of Ashley, a beautiful high school senior who recently experienced a makeover and photoshoot in our Sacramento studio . Ashley is attending Natomas Charter School and I met her family a few years ago when I had the pleasure of taking her sister’s senior photos. Now it was Ashley’s turn to experience her own senior photo shoot and we couldn’t be more happier to have her in the studio. We started the session by pampering Ashley with professional makeup and hair and then we had a super fun and glamorous photo shoot in the studio and outdoors. I love all the looks Ashley picked from our studio wardrobe, she simply looked stunning!!.  Ashley’s photo reveal was a few days ago and it was great seeing her excitement going through the portraits. I’m sure the whole family will treasure these memories and the beautiful photographs documenting Ashley’s senior year. 

Ashley is such a sweet and clever girl, on top of having the most beautiful smile! I asked Ashley for a list of 10 things about her and this is what she shared:

  • Three words to describe myself: Hardworking, optimistic, intelligent 

  • How my friends would describe me: Kind, strong, clever, humble, beautiful, silly, and hardcore. 

  • Something I can’t live without: Family

  • Something I have too much of: Homework

  • My favorite song and movie: Top Gun, Born to Love You - LANCO 

  • My idea of a perfect day: Going to a lake and spending the day boating and doing water sports during summer 

  • My dream job: Being a Special Investigations Officer in the United States Air Force. 

  • My proudest achievement: Gaining a nomination from the President and Congresswoman Matsui to go to the Air Force Academy. 

  • What I will miss most about high school: Being close to my family. 

What Ashley said about her experience with Mayumi Acosta Photography: 

“It was a great experience getting a makeover and doing something that I have never done before. Mayumi was amazing and made it very fun and easy to do. She was great at instructing me to poses that make me look my best, but also allowed me to add on my own creative flair” - Ashley M.