Business Headshot Portraits

Business Headshot Portraits

Tina is a very successful  Mary Kay Cosmetics representative.  She wanted to update her business headshot portraits to reflect her professional side and update her social media. Also, I suggested that she bring another outfit that is feminine with some movement in the fabric. This works beautifully with her hair and complexion.  Women want to look both beautiful and professional! Having your portraits done is a perfect excuse to be photographed and give portraits to your husband, kids, hey even your Mom would love a portrait of you!

If you interested in learning more about skincare and makeup contact Tina at

Pet Photography

Pet Photography

Anyone who really knows me, knows that I am an extreme pet lover.  It would be hard to imagine anyone more into pets than me, however, these fine people from Smith Veterinary Hospital loves pets just as much!  We have been taking our menagerie of animals there for years. They are truly are “compassionate and caring”.  The photos in the gallery are all actual employees from Smith Vet with their pets.  Oh, and this is just a few of their pets, we couldn’t get them all in the portraits. For your pet photography, come to Sutton Photography, and I would highly recommend Smith Vet Hospital as a place to go for all your pet needs.

Smith Vet Hospital is located on Ave. I in Lancaster, California.

College Graduation Portraits

College Graduation Portraits


College Graduation Portraits

College Graduation standing

Congratulations to John on receiving his degree in law. I would imagine that he worked very hard to achieve that goal! We have been very fortunate to know the family a long while. Both John and his sister, Mary Grace graduated from Paraclete and we were lucky enough to photograph their senior portraits.  It has been a pleasure to see them grow and  achieve their goals.  Again congratulations to John on graduating with a law degree.

Law School Graduate

College Graduate close-up



Future Leaders of the Antelope Valley

Future Leaders of the Antelope Valley

Two of our photography clients were featured in the Antelope Valley’s Edition of the Future Leaders.

Senior girl in traditional black drape, future leaders of the Antelope Valley

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“”In her years as an athlete at Bethel Christian School, Jazmin has seen teammates and opponents alike suffer from injuries.  In the future, she’d like to be the one who helps them get back in actions. She hopes to study physiotherapy in colleges with her sights set on a career in sports medicine. Jazmin has a 3.98 grade-point averageis taking AP history and AP and composition. “Jazmin has an outstanding work ethic and a sweet spirit”, Casey Haynes of Bethel Christian said. Jazmin has volunteered at a surgical center and worked with Project Angel Food, which makes food for the sick. “knowing that you did a good deed helping out somebody who is really sick and providing food for them was really great,” she said. “The surgical institute was a really good experience,” she added ,”It really opened doors to seeings a lot of new things that maybe other students wouldn’t have access to. It was great working with doctors and getting to sit in on some surgeries and see what really goes on in their life.” Congratulations to Jazmin – Future Leader.  (excerpted from Antelope Valley Press: written by Darren Vaughan)

Cap and gown photography, future leaders of the antelope valley

Senior portrait in Bethel cap and gown


Senior girl with volleyball props

Our second star student is Catherine, a senior at Paraclete.  “When other kids said they wanted to be a teach or a firefighter, Catherine  said she was interested in finding a cure for cancer.  That desire was solidified when her younger brother, Randy, developed health problems after he was born more than three years ago.”the medical field saved his life,”she said. Now “he’s a perfectly normal 3 1/2 year old, running around getting into trouble.” The Paraclete senior has played volleyball since she was  11 years old, andshe was named the Delphic League Most Valuable Player and was named to the all-CIF team this past season for Paraclete.  Catherine, who has a 4.3 grade point average, is so focused on her goals that this year she took calculus and physics as her electives. Catherine also volunteers at the Los Angels County Department of Children and Family Services. Her mother says that”Catherine is very driven and tries to excel at everything she does. She has been self-driven since a young age and has always been kindhearted and willing to help others around her. She is not only smart but also kindhearted. She never leaves a task uncompleted.”  Congratulations to Catherine – A Future Leader of the Antelope Valley.

(Excerpted from Antelope Valley Press: written by Alan Hendry)

Senior girl in studio jeans and boots

senior girl in studio jeans


Photography Palmdale High School

Photography Palmdale High School

Photography in Palmdale, CA

Photography at Palmdale High School of friends from 10 years ago

It was a reunion of sorts for these 3 best friends.  About ten years after they graduated the best friends came back to the campus of Palmdale High School for photography. It was more than a photography session ,however, it was a trip back in time to the different places on campus that meant so much to these friends. The 3 friends, Morgan, Trisha, and Sheena were buddies from the flag team. We photographed their favorites “hangouts”.  Under the tree where they ate lunch nearly everyday.  The front of the school, showing the logo of the school, and the track and field. We loved the bleachers, and of course, picked the exact same time as the students were “running” the bleachers to do our photography shoot!  It was fun though, especially as I was not the one running. That looked a lot like work! I couldn’t believe how big the school and it’s grounds are.  There are tennis courts, a handball court, so many basketball courts you can’t count. and the football field is huge!

The shoot was all about these 3 friends, reminiscing about old times! They wore their letter jackets and came ready for fun. This will add another memory to their friendship in the years to come.

Friends photography

On location photography in palmdale CA


Wedding Expo Rancho Vista Golf Club

Rancho Vista Golf Club Wedding Expo

come visit the Sutton Photography booth to see our wedding photography

We would love to meet you in person and chat with you about your dream day!

Sunday, March 16th  Noon-4pm

wedding photos

Bride and groom at Rancho Vista Golf Club

Meet with local vendors (such as Sutton Photography!)to assist you with the decision making process for your upcoming wedding. Visit your one stop shop for your dream wedding. Raffles, complimentary appetizers and wine will be provided.

Stop by the Sutton Photography booth to get your special gift. Click on this link for the code!

Take a tour of the club & be entered for a free wedding for 100 people a $2,250 value!

Free wedding includes ceremony and reception sites basic linens, bridal suite, bar set-up, cake cutting and champagne toast, but excludes the cost of food and alcohol. Wedding dates based on availability.  Must be present and take tour on 3/16 to be eligible to win.

3905 Club Rancho Drive, Palmdale, CA 93551  (661) 272-9830

Photography instruction

Photography Instruction on Basic TTL Flash

Julie Sutton Speaker at Lancaster Photography Association

Professional photography instruction

Julie Sutton teaching on-camera flash

Julie Sutton, of Sutton Photography was a guest speaker at LPA (Lancaster Photography Association).

Julie spoke on “Taming the Best in your Flash”, the basics of on camera TTL flash. With over 20 years experience as a professional photographer, Julie recounted starting her career in film and transitioning to digital. She spoke of the need to understand how TTL flash works, by utilizing the exposure mode in the camera. She pointed over various ways that the flash can be “tricked” into giving you false exposures, such as backlighting, shiny or reflective materials, or even very dark or light clothing. Julie explained the “zoom” flash technique to give a wider range to the flashhead.

Julie Sutton is a professional photography located in the BLVD district, 44803 Beech Ave., Lancaster, CA 93534

Senior Models Wanted

Class of 2015 Senior Models wanted


Sutton Photography is now accepting applications for Senior Models.

senior models

Senior portraits models wanted

Call 661-942-4813 to schedule a consultation and for more information.

What is a senior model and what are we looking for?                 

  • A senior model is a student that we photograph for FREE and will be representing our studio (free session fee)
  • The student needs to be the one that wants to do it, and not just the parent
  • We provide the senior model with business cards with images from their session,that they give to their friends to offer them specials for their senior photo shoot
  • We are looking for seniors who are really fun,loved to be photographed, and will represent Sutton Photography well. This is not a beauty contest! We really believe that everyone is unique and beautiful.
  • If you are interested, we would love to meet with you and discuss what we expect from you . (We expect a parent to accompany the student for the consult)
  • Call 942-4813 and set up a senior model consultation


Church Offering Five Free Weddings

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Lancaster United Methodist Church     918 West Ave. J

Five lucky couples will get a free wedding this year courtesy of Lancaster United Methodist Church. “We know there are many couples who seek a spiritual grounding for their marriage,” said Pastor Terry Van Hook. “Yet cost and other reasons have kept them from the ceremony of their dreams.”

The church will be giving away the weddings beginning at 10a.m. May 24th and running through the afternoon. Each couple will arrive already dressed and have the use  of the sanctuary for their wedding.  Pastor Van Hook will be there to officiate along with an organist for music and a bridal director to help direct the bridal party. There will be time after the wedding for pictures before the next couple arrives.

The church is having a “Wedding Open House” between 2 and 4 p.m. this Saturday, February 22 for all prospective brides and grooms who are interested in having the church as their venue. Church members will be there to answer any and all questions. Call the church office to RSVP at (661) 942-0419

Applications for the Five Free Weddings are available on the church’s website  

The application period begins February 14th and ends May 1. Applicants need to apply in order to be considered for one of these five free weddings.  For details, call Janie Fishler at (661)942-0419     (excerpted from

Wedding on the Blvd Winners!

The Blvd announces the winners of the free Blvd wedding!

Wedding on the BLVD

Wedding On the BLVD

Out of six finalist couples, Jazmin Petty and Oswald Gonzalez are the winners of the free Wedding on the Blvd. They will be married in June on the Bandstand Stage, 706 West Lancaster Blvd. The following are the businesses that are either donating to or sponsoring the wedding: