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Madison - Stadium High School - Class of 2018

February 07, 2018  •  Leave a Comment

When scheduling during the fall/winter/spring seasons, pretty much anytime other than summer, I always schedule a back-up session with my clients because of potential, unpredictable rain.  My session with Madison, was shot late in September & her schedule was crazy-busy so we crossed finger/toes anything we could to ensure we'd be able to shoot her session on her first choice.  Well the day started with rain...not drizzly, sprinkly rain, but down-pour rain.  I tend to check the weather religiously watching the radar and it looked like it would be dry during our scheduled time. So out we went hoping, praying we'd get through the session dry.  Well we did...it was a bit, okay, a lot windy, but we worked with it.  Hey, at  least it wasn't raining...yet!  We made it to our 2 chosen locations, took lots of beautiful images and I think about after 5 minutes from saying our good-byes, it started to POUR.  Like, we would have be sopping wet had we been caught out in the rain.  The Photography Gods were  on our side that day.

Madison, such a sweet girl, and totally photogenic, has AMAZING plans for her future--dancing in NYC anyone?!  Yes, this Stadium HS Senior who is an amazingly talented dancer hopes to move out to NYC & pursue her dreams...isn't she so brave?!  I love it...I love it all <3

Lauryn -Peninsula High School- Class of 2018

February 05, 2018  •  Leave a Comment

I don't know if I've mentioned it lately but, I LOVE SENIORS! I love working with young adults, capturing their unique style and looks.  They're so full of life & dreams & energy and it's just contagious!  They're willing to try something different, be silly, and in a quick second, become serious and pensive.  Well Lauryn, was all of this & then some! 

I met with Lauryn & her mom back in the fall to discuss Lauryn's session.  They wanted to bounce ideas off of me & also, hear my own ideas.  We discussed some of my favorite locations that seemed to fit Lauryn's vision and then chatted about her style.  I personally think we nailed every aspect of this session.  Four different  locations provided unique backdrops & gorgeous lighting...I was thrilled with the outcome and had such and amazing time, laughing & talking about life--the present & future...because that's what this is all about.



Luke - First Birthday portraits!

January 30, 2018  •  Leave a Comment

The first time I met Luke was when he was 3 months old.  This past fall, Luke celebrated his 1st Birthday & what better way to commemorate this milestone than with a portrait session.  We ventured outside for this shoot, incorporating a mini apple tree grove & Luke's new wagon.  Such a happy little guy with the cutest smile!

Emily - Gig Harbor High, Class of 2018

January 30, 2018  •  Leave a Comment

I had the pleasure of meeting & working with Emily, a local GHS Senior.  We decided to shoot her session at Pt. Defiance Park among the beautiful rose/flower gardens.  Emily also brought a couple of props--a book since she is an avid reader and a single rose as her middle name is, Rose.  All in all, we had a wonderful time while capturing some beautiful, vivid shots.


Christmas '17 Mini's!

January 23, 2018  •  Leave a Comment

The 2017 holiday season has come & gone but what a fun-filled Christmas season it was for me!  Last summer my husband brought home a 1960 International truck that he thought would be a great photo prop.  Well he definitely was right!  Since the truck is red, I decided Christmas mini's would be a great way to introduce my fun new prop.  I didn't widely advertise these sessions as I was treating them more as a test-run.  Well, it ended up being extremely successful & so much fun!  I'm looking forward to using the truck for other sessions--family, children, HS Seniors, and maybe some summer mini's! 


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