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Locks of Love – A Narrated Gallery

Locks of Love is a terrific organization that gives wigs to children who have lost their hair due to medical conditions.  As a teacher I was aware of some students who would cut their hair and donate it for a wig.  It’s a commitment.  It may take two years to grow hair long enough.  Not enough good is said about our younger generation.  So many are giving their time, talents and hair to worthwhile organizations.

This narrated gallery was born from a before, during and after photo session with the O’tooles, who had, as a mother-daughter team let their hair grow so they could cut and donate it together.

About Locks of Love, from their site…

Locks of Love is a public non-profit organization that provides hairpieces to financially disadvantaged children in the United States and Canada under age 21 suffering from long-term medical hair loss from any diagnosis. We meet a unique need for children by using donated hair to create the highest quality hair prosthetics. Most of the children helped by Locks of Love have lost their hair due to a medical condition called alopecia areata, which has no known cause or cure. The prostheses we provide help to restore their self-esteem and their confidence, enabling them to face the world and their peers.

Donors: The O’toole Team, Photography by Alan Fraser

Beach Senior Portraits

Senior Photography Montana de’ Oro

As great to be at Spooner’s Cove in Montana de’ Oro for Ben’s Senior Photography session, it was also good fun to be in studio for a few looks.  Ben is a remarkable young man.  With his wide vareity of interests (rock climbing) and talents (jazz music), it’s clear he’s going to be doing interesting things as he heads off from high school.

With all the bad weather we were having this week, it was lucky we were able to his session in.  It was a gray day, but that’s great for photography as it provides a nice even light without the shadows.  Ben was up for everything and he’s got a natural smile and and easy-going disposition that comes through in these photographs.

Here’s a few from Ben’s studio and on-location Senior Photography Session.

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Senior Portrait Photography on the Beach


Central Coast Senior Photography Locations

With its stunning coastline, rolling hills, and numerous parks, the Central Coast is an amazing place for photography of all kinds.  Senior Portrait photography is certainly no exception.   We, Sonrisa Photography, specialize in senior photography on the beach and studio senior portraits.  Whether it be a location on the coast or in hills, we can find the exact look you’ll love.

Studio Senior Portraiture

As much as we like working outdoors, we also love creating sets at the studio that are right for you.  We have a variety of backdrops to choose from as well as unique ideas.

Our goal always is to make any portrait session relaxed and natural.  We’ll create a mood where the you won’t feel stressed by the experience.  Photography should be fun and  easy so the real you shines through.  We want to create images that will last a lifetime, ones that you’ll look at long down the road and remember what a good time your  senior photography session was.

If you have any questions about photography or senior photography, we’d love to answer them, and, of course, we’d love to be your photographers.

Baywood Los Osos Family Portrait Photography

We loved photographing Marina, Rich and Chance.  They were great fun and easy to work with, and happy birthday to Marina — who choose a family portrait session for her birthday.  Great choice!  It’s important to preserve moments in time or they are gone.   It was a wonderful evening in Baywood, one of our favorite places  anywhere, but one we’ve never really used much for photography.  This will change.  There’s a lot of variety in the looks just in one place.

Morro Bay Beach Family Photography

Morro Bay Beach Family Photography

Family Portrait Photograph on the Beach

The Yearys gathered the family together for a family portrait on Morro Bay Beach.  They are a fun bunch, and were celebrating an important birthday.  It was a perfect day for family portraits, including a wonderful sunset. We were lucky to get in a variety of poses and group shots.

Morro Bay is an amazing place for photography.  Whether it be the dramatic coastline and Morro Rock, or in one of the beautful parks, there’s too many places to choose from for great family pictures. We love this spot for Family Portraits because of its rocky coastline, beach and Morro Rock backdrop.

Valentines Day 2012 – Be Mine Photography

Photo Session for Valentines Day 2012

Celebrate your love with a Valentines Day 2012 Photography session.  Bryan and Brittany have been together for over year and thought it was time to mark this special day with a couples portrait session.  We have a fun time in a hidden grove in the Elfin Forrest setting a scene for a romantic moment. Stay tuned for a really cool stop motion movie/slideshow of their photography session.

There’s so many unique, beautiful spots for couples photography on the Central Coast. Call us, Sonrisa Photography, 805-464-1963, and we’ll find yours.

Valentines Day 2012 Photography Portraits

Valentines Day 2012 Photography Portraits

Montana de Oro Family Portraiture

It was another spectacular day on the Central Coast as we photographed the Wolfrom Family in Montana de Oro.  The winter hasn’t provided much rain, but it’s been amazing for sunsets.  We had a great time with the Wolfroms, a very relaxed, fun, together family.

Montana de Oro Family

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Couple Photography – Montana de Oro

Tiffany and Danny celebrated seven years and three children together with a weekend getaway.  Our photography session was fantastic, great scenery, great light, amazing sunset, and a couple whose love for each other shined.

Valentines Day Couples Photography Montana de Oro



The O’tooles – Locks of Love Studio Session

The O’toole mother and daughter team wanted to do something special together, so for two years they let their hair grow so they could have it cut together. They then donated eleven inches of gorgeous hair to locks of love, a terrific organization that makes wigs for children with cancer. If was a blast to do before and after photos at the studio. Great job ladies!

Locks of Love Photography before and after
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Locks of Love Photography before and after

Morro Bay Family Portrait Session

Morro Bay Family Photography

The holidays it a great time for families to get together.  We had fun with the Bowes (four families together) who had gathered from near and far to celebrate. They led us to a new park in Morro Bay. We love finding new places to photograph.

Morro Bay Family Portrait Photographer

Morro Bay Family Portrait Photographer



Los Osos Baywood Couple Photography

Ali and Cameron are into each other, and that’s a really good thing. It shows in their photos. Shooting in Sweet Springs and Baywood was a lot of fun, amazing light, a variety of backgrounds and looks, everything a photographer could ask for — same goes for Ali and Cameron. They were relaxed and had fun with each other. It’s always a bonus too when we are able to do a session of studio photography as well.

Engagement Photography Los Osos Baywood Central Coast

Engagement Photography Los Osos Baywood Central Coast
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Family Portrait Photography

We had a great Family Portrait shoot with the Weir family in Los Osos. The light was just right outdoors and then we got in the studio just before the rain started. They’re a fantastic family.

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Studio and On Location Family Photography in Los Osos California

Studio and On Location Family Photography in Los Osos California

Pismo Beach Family Portrait Photography

Pismo Beach is a spectacular place for a family portrait session. The Neffs are a fantastic family, great kids, great parents. We were able to get a few different looks during our photography session, and no surprise a beautiful sunset.

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Family Portraits on the Central Coast

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Avila Beach Family Portrait

The Adams Family were in Avila Beach for Thanksgiving weekend. We were lucky to be able get in an impromptu photography session in a park along side the Bob Jones Trail.  It was a spectacular Central Coast winter day.  We love being able to use the fall colors as backgrounds.

Avila Beach Family Portrait by Sonrisa Photography
Avila Beach Family Portrait by Sonrisa Photography