San Fernando Mission Wedding

San Fernando Mission Wedding

We were so excited to photograph a wedding on a perfectly beautiful, sunny January afternoon at the historic San Fernando Mission. The bride was lovely and the groom handsome, so what more could you ask for. The mission is a working mission where brides and grooms can get married.  The altar is ornately decorated with gold and ornate woods.  The ceremony was very special and moving. The grounds feature a special garden honoring Bob Hope.  There is so much to see and enjoy at the mission from the bell that tolls on the hour to the living history that is all around you. We ventured across the street, running quickly to avoid the traffic, and meandered around the maze like park settings.  The sun was just going down as we made around.  Another truly memorable area.  Then we made our way to the Odyssey Restaurant in Granada Hills, where the service is matched only by the great food.  The bride, groom, and guests dined and danced the night away.  The toast given by the bride’s father was one of the highlights of the evening. Their was a caricature artist there to render likenesses of the guests. A great day was had by all and there are so many special memories to take away from the day.


Location Photo Shoots

 Location Photo shoots

If you are looking for something different, try a location photo shoots. Look no further than the BLVD in downtown Lancaster, CA.  Here are two senior photo shoots that we did with very different looks.  I love the look of a dressy styling with an urban background. Both seniors had completely different looks due to their clothing, and they was they posed as well as the lighting.  Whether you want dramatic lighting or more natural we can do it!  The two sessions were styled differently as Philip is into skate boarding, modeling and acting. Alexis is both a girly girl and an athlete so we were able to accomplish both!

or more information on senior portraits or on location sessions, please contact us at 661-942-4813 at Sutton Photography.

Wedding at Newhall Mansion, Piru, CA

Wedding at Newhall Mansion, Piru, CA

                  Beautiful November Wedding in Southern California


Wedding at Newhall Mansion, Piru,

Wedding at Newhall Manion, Piru, CA. It was a perfect Southern California fall day, warm and sunny. The wedding took place at the Newhall Mansion, built in 1890. Rich in history with a Victorian era vibe to it, it was a perfect setting for the bride and groom, truly in love. The Newhall Mansion is located in the tiny town of Piru.  It is truly a hidden jewel. If you are looking for a unique place for a wedding, look no further!  This location has it all. The beautiful outdoor setting comes  complete with a gazebo, pool, and an outdoor dance floor. There are multiple places for guests to mingle and walk and talk. We kept remarking on how peaceful it was there.  Then there is the amazing interior with multiple bedrooms, each with it’s own theme. The wedding couple left no detail to chance, making for a memorable day. From the cake, cookies, dessert buffet, the ceremony, everything was amazing and tasty! It was a day and wedding to remember.  We were so honored to be there and to capture the memories forever.

Senior Portraits Extreme Session

Senior Portrait Extreme Session


Senior Portraits Extreme Session includes an on-location of your choosing as well as in- studio portraits. We traipsed out to the forest and had a blast! When you go outdoors for a photo shoot, anything can happen, from the weather and wind to little critters.  No bugs, but possible poison ivy.  Ashley was game for anything, so that made this so much fun. When you go outdoors for a photo shoot, anything can happen, from the weather and wind to little critters.  Then about a week , later we met here at the studio, and did lots of fun things with all her personal interests – from pageants to sports! Loads of fun, covering everything from candid senior portraits to the more formal graduation photography style.


Senior Photography Lancaster, CA

Senior Portraits Lancaster, Palmdale, CA

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Portrait Painting

Portrait Painting

The first portrait is a “before” photo. The second photo shows painting that was done on the photo to render a more artistic, painterly feel.  We often put our photos on canvas to give it an even more painted look.

The first Portrait is the “original” photo.  The second photo is the painted version of the photo.  Look at the details such as the tablecloth, bread, etc. to see the brush strokes. Many times we will put the photo on a canvas to lend an even more painterly quality.


Family Portraits – Lancaster, CA


 Family Portraits

 family-portraits-Lancaster-CAWe did Christina’s family portraits in our Lancaster, CA studio. Christina wanted something different for her family portraits. We suggested a collage,taking  each individual and putting all the images together.  This is a way of showing each family member’s personality. From Mom and Dad to the little granddaughter, everyone looks great.Doing a collage family portrait allows each person to get exactly what they want.. Think of all the possibilities when each person can look their best and you don’t have to compromise on that one person that looks ok but not great. Each person chooses their best pose, and we put it together.This gives the portrait a very modern feel and everyone is happy! Family portraits are so important that is worth the time, effort and investment to do them. Call today for a free consultation at 661-942-4813 for a family portrait in Lancaster, Ca.

Wedding on the BLVD

Wedding on the BLVD Winners


Jazmin and Waldo were the lucky winners of the contest for the free Wedding on the BLVD. They received a wedding valued at $17,000.  Yeah, I know, it is totally amazing!

azmin got her beautiful wedding dress from Bella Bridal and everyone, including me, kept asking her if she was always that tall!  She looked gorgeous! The day started with the bride getting her hair and makeup provided by Bella West Salon, hosted by Valerie Orcutt, the salon’s owner. Joining her were her bridesmaids and her lovely little daughter.

Then off to Bex for photos before the ceremony.  The bridal party all came back to the studio for formal portraits ( and to get out of the heat!).  We had a lot of fun with the groomsmen, as you will see!

RC Limousine transported Jazmin in style  to the Bandstand at Bex.   The ceremony was performed on the Bandstand under a beautiful arch provided by Antelope Valley Florist.

The food was fantastic and was provided by GBG Grill in downtown Lancaster. Lamplighter provided the centerpieces and they really lent an beautiful atmosphere to the reception room.  Erica Allbee of All About Fitness Downtown and a board member of the BLVD association also served as the wedding coordinator.

We enjoyed doing photographs in front of the Bex sign and as you will see had a lot of fun with the wedding party on the sign.  They were game for anything!

The bride and groom are enjoying a honeymoon by the beach, provided courtesy of Valerie Orcutt, Bella West salon.






Senior Portraits

Senior Portraits   661-942-4813

Senior Photography in Lancaster/Palmdale CA

Valerie is a recent graduate.  She was a great subject and up for anything.  Her friends commented that she looked like a model during the session, and she really did.  Her personality really comes through in these images.  We always suggest a consultation with our clients before their senior portraits.  We discussed clothing and made some suggestions. Valerie brought in her dress that she would wear to graduation. We scheduled her session to allow her time to do her hair and makeup and the results were stunning.

If you are interested in planning a session, please call us at 661-942-4813.

Senior Portraits hair makeup

Senior Portraits hair makeup

Tristen is a high school senior, graduating from Rosamond High School, Class of 2014. She was great to begin with, but the makeup artist and hair stylist really brought out her natural beauty. I had photographed her sister a couple of years ago, and now it was Tristen’s turn to shine! 


We had so much fun working with her and gettting her to “smize” with her eyes (those beautiful baby blues!). We offer hair and makeup styling not just for high school senior portraits, but also for glamour and boudoir portraits, family portraits, glamour portraits, pretty much for whatever session that you would like a little more help with hair and makeup styling.

Once again, thanks Tristen for giving us the opportunity to photograph you for this milestone in your life.