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Michelle | {Life Christian Academy Senior-Class of 2017}

This is Michelle!  She graduated with the Class of 2017 from Life Christian Academy!This post has been a while coming because I was having some technical difficulties….but, tonight we are up and running….so, YAY!Isn’t she jus the cutest?Michelle is actually an exchange student from China but has been here with the same host family for several years…and they way they interacted, you can tell that it has been a great experience for all of them!She is a sweet young woman who was a joy to photograph!We had a gorgeous night…even though it was a little chilly!  And, she was awesome in front of the camera!She had a few photos on her phone that she showed me for inspiration…and they were all very urban looking…so, we stayed in downtown Tacoma for her whole shoot!BEAUTIFUL!This is one her host sisters…Fina!  So cute!  
Michelle will be attending UW in the fall….how fitting to grab a shot in front of her future school!I loved watching the clouds rolling in….it gave the sky a mysterious vibe!Michelle loves a good coffee…..SO CUTE!Congrats, Michelle!  Sorry you had to wait so long for your blog post!!!!  Enjoy UW in the fall!

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Bryce | {Bellarmine Prep High School Senior-Class of 2017}

Bryce!  He’s a senior with just days left of his senior year at Bellarmine Prep School!  Class of 2017 is quickly wrapping up!Bryce and I shot his senior session on a bright but overcast day!  That’s always a little weird for me when there is no sky due to all the clouds but it’s super bright!  It makes me think if a little wind would just sweep the clouds by we would have summer all the time!  But, it was a blessing for us, too, cause Bryce has those brilliant blue eyes that are pretty sensitive to the sun….We hit a couple of great locations for Bryce’s session…Ruston Way and downtown!  I feel like these are two of my most requested locations…and it just screams TACOMA…which is my city and I love it!  Look at those blue eyes!Bryce wanted to shoot on the dock that he jumps off when our weather is warm enough!  So fun to document the places that play a huge part in your high school life!At the time we shot this session Bryce had applied to UW and some California schools with a hope to go into a business major!
No matter what he does…I have a feeling that he will continue to stay super busy…in high school alone he has participated in soccer and quite a bit of volunteer work tutoring second graders and working with Younglife…and working on the weekend refereeing soccer games!  I asked when he slept..he just laughed at me!Bryce is the third of four kids in his family…which I am sure will mean living in the dorms at school won’t be a hard transition for him.But, after just spending an hour or so, I know he will be fine.  He’s a confident and easy going young man who is easy to talk to!I talked to Bryce’s mom before his session and she said how much she loves Bryce’s smile…but, did mention that she was ok with his serious face, too.  I thought it was a funny thing to tell me, until we started shooting…and then I saw it.  He has a great face!  Look at that bone structure!  But, whenever I said that to him…this is what I got!  He is a humble guy!Congratulations, Bryce!!  Only a few more days left!  Enjoy!  Best wishes for your next adventure!!!

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Kaeli | {Tacoma Running Start Senior-Class of 2017}

This beautiful brown eyed girl is Kaeli!  She came to me on a very blustery day with a high chance of rain…But, I think it actually worked out in our favor…she rocked a perfectly PNW look for her session!She had some pretty specific wants from her session…and one of those was a road!  I do love our city….!I just love a dramatic black and white…and the wind helped us with the drama!We switched our spots and I have to say…it was PERFECT!  Don’t you love all the yellows?!  It totally gives away the time of year, too….November is a beautiful month here in Tacoma!She laughs easy…and beautifully!Another favorite of mine!  Had to play a little bit of Frogger to get the shot…but, it was worth it!This might look super serene…but honestly…the wind was so strong we were ready to catch her if it blew too hard!Those lashes!We had a couple important people along for the session…including her gorgeous mom!And then…as we were starting our third outfit change…the rain started!She wasn’t sad though…she said she actually loves the rain!And, who doesn’t love playing in the leaves with their best friend?!I told her to throw the leaves….I didn’t say AT me! haha!!  We had so much fun!She looks a little mischievous doesn’t she?CONGRATS, Kaeli!!!  Keep your joy as you start your next adventure…it’s beautiful!

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