This beautiful girl is Kayleigh…and she is graduating in just six short months from Stadium High School! Kayleigh has been a staple around my house for many many years! It’s hard to for me to believe that these girls are all grown up and ready to head off into the world on their own!! It just can’t be true! And, yet…here she sat in front of my camera a young woman..instead of a little girl!Kayleigh has always been a very poised young woman and easy to talk to. …and always ready to laugh and smile!We spend the afternoon hitting some her favorite spots around Tacoma…This door was at the top of her list!And, we couldn’t miss out on the opportunity to capture just a piece of her love of music! She comes by in naturally as both her mom and dad are super talented! But, she has done a lot of work to get where she is…and she is amazingly talented! We even had a little fun!I remember a few years back at a birthday party that Kayleigh sat down at my piano and started singing the Beatles’ song, Imagine, and by half way through the song there were tears in my eyes! Violin, piano, and a gorgeous singing voice!! No fair!! :)We headed down to Ruston Way to capture the last bits of the fall light….I love it when my seniors pick the beach…it’s such a huge part of our lives here in Tacoma and it never gets old to me.Cutie!I see a lot of her beautiful mom in her!One of my favorites!Kayleigh is ready! She is ready to head out and on to college! She has some pretty major colleges in mind and is going to stay in the music vein…which is where she belongs!Kayleigh, and family, THANKS! You guys have been good friends throughout the years the girls were in school!! I am so grateful for that. Can’t wait to see what the next chapter holds!! Congrats, Kayleigh!
Erika is a senior at Redmond High School with the Class of 2014! We met on a very chilly fall day up in Bellevue, where Erika was ready to hang out in front of my camera for a bit!The park that we started at is beautiful!But, not nearly as beautiful as Erika! She was really easy to talk to and easy to photograph!Look at her beautiful brown eyes!And, we had that gorgeous fall color on the leaves still! The wind has blown it all down now…but, it was glorious while it lasted! And, it was the perfect backdrop for Erika!Beautiful!This is my absolute favorite!! I know it looks like the wind is just blowing the leaves around…but, Erika’s mom and sister were more than happy to help throw leaves at her, too!! haha!!Beautiful leaves!We then moved on to a different park just down the road…Where we made sure we captured the whole family…..Beautiful women…all three of them!Just as the rain drops started we finished up on the dock….Love this one!Erika is a very busy girl with band, and volleyball, and lots of other commitments including teaching at the YMCA…but, she is handling it all with grace!There’s no doubt she is going to do great things!Erika!! Thanks for hanging out in the cold for a fun afternoon! I wish you the best in the last months of your senior year…and in all that is to come after!! Congratulations!
I had such a fun time with Rachel on her senior session! She is a senior at Stadium High School along with over 30 more of my Stadium Seniors in the class of 2014! GO TIGERS!We were on our way to our first location when we saw this wall of leaves…and the light was gorgeous, so we stopped for quick second!And, then we headed here. Rachel wanted a more urban feel for her senior photos…which I have to say she was pretty apprehensive about having done at all….But….in minutes I think she was a having as much fun as I was!Of course, we had help, too!! Madison (another one of my seniors) brings the fun with her, and since she and Rachel have been friends since before they were born…it was a comfortable fun!! Yep! Before they were born! Rachel is another one of the babies that came out of the same group of parents going through a lamaze class as Madison, and my own daughter, Selah! It’s such a small, funny world!
They will be forever friends!But…back to Rachel! Isn’t she beautiful? Those sparking brown eyes are incredible!Downtown Tacoma has so much color and texture to it….it’s a fun place to be a photographer!Gorgeous!And, then we headed to this great bridge! Doesn’t she look like she’s just on top of the world!I think this might be one of my favorite images from this session….maybe! I like so many!When we got to the bridge we had the pleasure of Rachel’s sister joining us! And, they did what sisters do best….laugh together!Of course, we had to stop at the castle!
Where Madison got her way! She had been itching to “fluff” up Rachel’s hair all afternoon….and Rachel finally gave in….…and even helped!!!And, it didn’t disappoint!!! She is so lovely! With her hair fluffy or not! haha!! Rachel!! It was great to spend an afternoon with you! Thanks for deciding to do senior photos…and for picking me! :)