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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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Zach and Kyra | {Redmond, Oregon Wedding}

Tacoma Wedding Photos0001Zach and Kyra got married during a beautiful snowy season in Redmond, Oregon at the Eagle Crest Resort!
Tacoma Wedding Photos0002When I drove into Redmond and saw all the snow, I just knew it was going to be a beautiful wedding to photograph!  Everyone in town kept saying how odd it was that the snow was hanging around so long…but, then, our winter was pretty cold and wet all along the west coast this year!  I am praying that is a prelude to a long and dry summer for us!Tacoma Wedding Photos0003All the details were exquisite and ready for the day!Tacoma Wedding Photos0004Tacoma Wedding Photos0005Zach had a surprise for Kyra that her own special polar bear would be the “ring bear-er”…get it?  haha!Tacoma Wedding Photos0006Kyra and Zach chose not to see each other before the ceremony…but, they wanted to practice their song that they would be singing….so, we set them up with a wall apart…and I guarantee you there wasn’t a dry eye in the place as they sang to each other!Tacoma Wedding Photos0007A quick prayer…Tacoma Wedding Photos0008…and then we hid Kyra away and took the boys all outside to get some photos!
Tacoma Wedding Photos0009Zach was laid back and happy as he awaited seeing his bride.Tacoma Wedding Photos0010But, then he had all these funny guys to keep him busy and laughing!Tacoma Wedding Photos0011You can tell they are a group of fun!Tacoma Wedding Photos0012We tucked the guys back in a warm room and I went up to see how the bride was coming along with her getting ready!Tacoma Wedding Photos0013She had plenty of help in her friends and her mom!Tacoma Wedding Photos0014Then it was the girls’ turn to go out in the snow!Tacoma Wedding Photos0015I LOVED the fur wrap!  So perfect for a snowy wedding day!Tacoma Wedding Photos0016Eagle Crest Resort sits right on top of the hill and has the perfect backdrop!Tacoma Wedding Photos0017Tacoma Wedding Photos0018Her beautiful friends all wore vintage dresses in shades of green and blue!  And, I have to say, I am quite partial to the beautiful young woman to the right of the bride..cause she’s my own gorgeous niece…whom I love to pieces!Tacoma Wedding Photos0019Kyra did more laughing on her wedding day than any other wedding I have shot!  She was so happy and excited!  So fun!Tacoma Wedding Photos0020It was time to let the girls warm up a little bit before the guests started to show up.Tacoma Wedding Photos0021Tacoma Wedding Photos0022And, again…no dry eyes in the house as these two had a very intimate and beautiful ceremony!Tacoma Wedding Photos0023Tacoma Wedding Photos0024Tacoma Wedding Photos0025We ducked out for a quick minute to grab some photos of the happily married couple and the bridal party just as the sun was setting!  To say it was cold would be a huge understatement….but, these guys were troopers!Tacoma Wedding Photos0026Gorgeous!Tacoma Wedding Photos0027Mr. and Mrs!Tacoma Wedding Photos0028The whole group!Tacoma Wedding Photos0029Even able to have some fun in the cold!Tacoma Wedding Photos0030It was warmer when we kept them moving!  So beautiful!Tacoma Wedding Photos0031Kyra!  Such a gorgeous bride!Tacoma Wedding Photos0032Zach..a strong and handsome husband!Tacoma Wedding Photos0033We got back to the party and had some wonderful food and memorable toasts…Tacoma Wedding Photos0034Tacoma Wedding Photos0035…and then the happy couple danced the night away!Tacoma Wedding Photos0036Tacoma Wedding Photos0037Congratulations, Mr. and Mrs. Dyck!  Many prayers and best wishes on your new life together!  May it be a beautiful adventure!Tacoma Wedding Photos0038

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