Meet Brittany | Santa Clarita Photographer

Technically, you have already met Brittany.  You can see her 2 Senior Sessions HERE and HERE.  Brittany is my sister.  So why, you ask, am I listing her under my immediate family?  Brittany is A LOT younger than me.  I was almost moved out of the house when she was born. She is really a lot more like my daughter than my sister. More importantly, she’s one of my best friends. That, in my book, makes her immediate family.

I will be blogging this in it’s entirety, but for now, here are a few shots of Brittany before her senior prom.

NEW! Senior Graduation Cards | Santa Clarita Senior Portrait Photographer

So you’re graduating and now you are ready to shout it out to the world! You made it! What better way than with a custom graduation invitation or announcement?  We have 12 designs to choose from or the option to custom design one that fits your personality perfectly.

Available in:
4″x6″ Photo Paper
5″x7″ Photo Paper
4″x6″ Cardstock
5″x7″ Cardstock
All cards include white envelopes.

e-Surface Photo Paper: Kodak Professional Supra Endura VC Digital Paper (Traditional E-Surface Paper) is the most popular paper used by professional photographers. Accurate color, realistic saturation, excellent neutral flesh reproduction, and greater intensity are just a few of the benefits of E-Surface paper.

Smooth Cardstock: 120# Smooth cardstock is coated and offers an excellent white allowing for vibrant color rendition and a more formal presentation.

Available Templates:

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Ready for Your Close-Up? | Santa Clarita Senior Portrait Photographer

Attention Santa Clarita-area high school seniors: have you scheduled your senior portraits yet?

Don’t miss your chance to document this amazing milestone in your life!  Senior portraits capture a time in your life full of fun times and new experiences.  They show off your personality, sense of style, and emphasize who you are and where you are going.

So what do you need to know?


Please schedule your session as far in advance as possible.  Ideally, your Senior Portrait Session should be scheduled at least 6 months prior to your date of graduation.


Your session includes an in-person consultation prior to your session. During this consultation, we will discuss the art direction for your session including clothing choices, location, props you would like incorporated, editing options / overall feel and/or style of the images.


All photography sessions are on-location using natural light.  Show your personality through the location you choose; from the beach to the mountains to the desert. Sessions generally take place in the Santa Clarita Valley, however I travel anywhere within Los Angeles County or Ventura County (locations requiring travel beyond 15 miles from my home zip code of 91354 will require an additional $30 per 15 mile increment).  I am happy to provide a list of great locations, however I am open to client suggestions, whether it be a park, urban area, or even the client’s home.


Sessions last between 1 – 2 hours and are generally scheduled in the morning or early evening hours.


Your clothing is another way to show your personality and sense of personal style. In the case of Senior Portraits, I highly recommend being creative and combining basic, interchangable clothing items with funky accessories such as hats, jewelry, scarves, shoes, or belts. A splash of color or pattern on an accessory (hat, scarf, etc.) will help to show personaility and add interest, but not in an overpowering way. It is best to avoid logos, decals, stripes, and solid white clothing.
Feel free to bring up to two additional changes of clothes, but please note that I cannot guarantee a changing facility, so please plan accordingly.


Hair and makeup services are available through professional stylist Sara K. Sara’s specialties include hair, eyebrows, makeup, threading, nails, and nail art.  If this option is added to your Senior Portrait Session, both Sara and I will arrive at your home prior to your session to work together to create the perfect look for you.
Please inquire regarding specific pricing and availabiltiy.


Each photograph, both in proof and final form, will be hand-edited / retouched. I have a professional background in graphic design, affording me the ability to use advanced methods to retouch your photos. Scratches, rashes, blemishes, and uneven skin are easily fixed. Minor adjustments can also be made at the client’s request (i.e. black and white, sepia, etc.).

Within 2 – 3 weeks following your session, you will receive a password to access your sharable online proof gallery via the Client Proofing section of this website. Your online proof gallery will contain 15 – 20 retouched images, as well as both a la carte and package purchasing options. Your online proof gallery will be accessible for 2 weeks from the date your receive your password.

Everything you need to know is also available on our website:
Senior Portrait Session Image Samples
Scheduling, Consultation, Location, What to Wear, Hair & Makeup, After the Session
Investment / Senior Rep Program (Get Your Session Free!)
Prints, Packages, Collages, & Products

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Elizabeth at the Lake | Santa Clarita Senior Photographer

Now these weren’t technically Elizabeth’s senior portraits, more like a trial run.  We met at Castaic Lake on a sunny afternoon. Elizabeth is an aspiring photographer herself and had the fantastic idea to use one of the bright blue lifeguard stands right on the beach. The result was striking images that totally set off her gorgeous coloring. Take a peek!

New! Senior Rep Cards | Santa Clarita Senior Photographer

Senior Rep cards are free to official Cristen Farrell Photography Senior Reps. Please inquire if you are interested in becoming an Official Senior Rep.

Even if you aren’t an official senior rep, you can still get these awesome cards to share with friends!

Designs vary.

Available in 1.375×3.5″
Cover Stock, Pearl and Linen paper
Sets of 25
Silver tin is included with the first set of 25

*Images shown were not taken by Cristen Farrell Photography and are for product sample purposes only.


The Michaels Family | Santa Clarita Photographer

It was yet another chilly photo session, but the Michaels family didn’t seem to notice at all. The girls were so excited to be taking photos – they had tons of their own ideas ready when they arrived at the session and they totally worked it – LOVE IT! It was a pleasure working with all three of you gorgeous ladies!

Featured Product: Soft Cover Books | Santa Clarita Photographer

Soft Cover Books are one of our most popular holiday gift items! They give clients a story-like setting for photographs at an unexpected value. Client’s love the Soft Cover Book’s chic appeal and price.  The best part? Soft cover books are custom designed to fit your needs!

Product Features:
– Available in 5.5″x5.5″ or 7.75″x10″
– Printed using text stock, pearl, or linen paper
– Saddle-stitched with a staple

*Design shown is for example only. Custom designs available.

Featured Product: Metal Murals | Santa Clarita, CA Photographer

Guaranteed to make a statement, Metal Murals will impress your friends and family! Present your photograph as a contemporary work of art that will surely be the center of attention!

Your image is split between 4 – 11.7″ brushed aluminum tiles. Each mural features silver snap rings and brackets for easy assembly and wall mounting.

Product Features:
Tiles are linked using silver snap rings (included).
Can be mounted to the wall using the bracket included in your order.
Murals will hang approximately 1″ off the wall.

Featured Product: Acrylic Prints | Santa Clarita Photographer

Acrylic Prints are sure to be show stoppers! 1/4″ acrylic substrate brings your photograph to life in an almost three-dimensional effect. After your image is printed directly to the acrylic, a layer of opaque white ink is screen printed on the back to create a product that highlights the vibrant color and fine detail within your images. Get everyone talking and create buzz with Acrylic Prints.

Product Details:
16″x16″ -or- 16″x23.5″
Printed on 1/4″ thick acrylic substrate
Includes stainless standoffs for easy mounting

High School Seniors: Brittany & Courtney | Santa Clarita Senior Portrait Photographer

Courtney booked a senior portrait session (check out her senior photos HERE) with Cristen Farrell Photography after seeing Brittany’s senior photos (check them out HERE and HERE). Brittany tagged along with Courtney for her senior session and the girls had me snap a few photos of them together. Look how cute they are!