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Middle School Portraits

Award-Winning Portrait Photography Services for Auburn, Nevada City, Grass Valley, and surrounding communities, specializing in Western Placer and Nevada Counties, California.

How it works

Middle School Session

1. Book through the online reservation system.
2. Provide a non-refundable deposit of $150 to hold the date.
3. Confirmation. Kial will confirm the date, time, and location of your choice.
4. Let the fun begin, each session is fun, super low-key, non-stressful, and engaging.
6. Editing and Culling
7. Present Online Gallery
8: Choose your favs!
9. Order prints of choice with Print Credit from the online store.

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A momentous time in life:

Your tween is getting ready for high school.

Auburn, Nevada City, Grass Valley Middle School Portraits

The last year of middle school is one of the most important times in your child's life. We work to capture this important time in your life with unique portraits that show what has been the most shaping years in your middle school life.

We strive not only to capture their smiles, but their interests, and the activities that have brought them to where they are. We’re here to commemorate the story of your MS life as they transition to high school.

We photograph for a wide variety of area schools

Lyman Gilmore


Yuba River Charter

Seven Hills


Chicago Park

Union Hill

EV Cain & More

Middle School Portrait Sessions

Tween Vogue Snap

120-minute outdoor session. Unlimited outfit and accessory changes during the shoot. The ultimate session for your senior. INCLUDES: $600 Print Credit for use in KJP Online Store.


Rad Reflects

90 min outdoor session at a location of choice. INCLUDES: $400 Print Credit for use in KJP Online Store.


Middle Moments

45-minute outdoor session at a location of choice. INCLUDES: $250 print credit for use in KJP Online Store.


Why so much, you may ask? After all, I could do this myself or ask a family member or friend with a camera.

There are two types of photographers in this world, which one would you like to hire?

  1. Turn and burn: low-rates, mid-quality, not very creative in poses or interactions, lacks professionalism, blurry or blown-out photos, will get the job done but the images may not be memorable, wall-worthy, or most importantly, your senior may not be happy with what was captured. Poor communication skills, not very timely, "natural-light only photographer". Most likely doesn't have experience with difficult lighting situations, doesn't understand locations and prompts, and may have difficulty using light and external light sources to their advantage to craft a beautiful image. May even suggest Walgreens, Costco, Shutterfly, Walmart or even Staples for the printing of photos. Will provide an abundance of images that don't wow you.
  2. Service-level pros: Proven track record of results, higher rates, more refined poses, understands movement and how to properly make the subject look flattering. Comfortable in difficult lighting situations, fluent with OCF (off-camera flash) to help the subject "pop" from the background, beautiful depth of field usage (blurry backgrounds so the subject is sharp), creative poses, beautiful locations at the right time of day, comfortable doing studio and outdoor work. Highly-refined processes that lead to stunning results that the client and senior are happy with. Excellent communication skills, timely, trustworthy and professional. Highly invested in equipment, latest trends, technologies, and education. Understands how to properly post-process images, and works with top-notch printers that produce stunning results (Bay, WHCC, Millers, Luxe). Lastly, understands that this is perhaps the most important time in your young adults' life and you want something magical captured that you and they will forever be proud of to look back upon. And finally, comfortable submitting final file of choice to the yearbook committee for usage.

Making Your MS Photos Unforgettable

250+ Middle Schoolers Photographed

Celebrate your extraordinary senior with a unique and personalized portrait session! We offer a variety of stunning locations. See our captivating work below and let's make your MS portraits truly amazing!

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beautiful Locations and treasured destinations for your MS photo shoot.

Auburn Courthouse, Hirschman Pond, Downtown Auburn, Old Town Auburn, Grass Valley, Nevada City, Pioneer Park, Lake of the Pines, The Tribute Trail, Yuba River, Sierra College Grass Valley Campus, Bridgeport Covered Bridge, Mining Museum, Darkhorse, Wolf Creek & more. 

Also available for...

Portrait Photographer for Placer and Nevada County

Available for Special Occasions

College Grad Sessions

Sibling + Parent Sessions Available

Dance Sessions

Senior Portaits

Cap & Gown Sessions

travel outside of Western Nevada and placer Counties (CA) is available for an additional fee.