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Sophia | {Franklin High School Senior-Class of 2017}

Tacoma Senior Photos0001 This is Sophia!  She lives in Franklin, Tennessee, but came out here to her childhood home to have her senior photos taken!  She is graduating here soon with the Class of 2017!Tacoma Senior Photos0002I think it can be a little bit unfair that one person get such amazing eyes, long legs, and gorgeous hair….but, when you meet Sophia and see that her outward beauty only shines so bright because of her inward beauty…it makes it easier to be ok with it!Tacoma Senior Photos0003I have known Sophia since she was born…and I have loved her mother as a sister to me for even longer, so it was such an honor to get to see her again and photograph her for this special time in their lives!Tacoma Senior Photos0004I had the privilege of photographing her sister’s senior session a couple of years ago, but the whole family wasn’t able to be there for that…so, having Sophia, and her sister, and my friend, Lisa, all there was super fun! I don’t get to see Lisa very often and when I do, there’s never enough time!Tacoma Senior Photos0005Sophia is a bright and warm young woman!  She has a confidence about her that makes her seem more mature than her years.Tacoma Senior Photos0006And, she laughs big!  Which, of course, I love!Tacoma Senior Photos0007Tacoma Senior Photos0008We wanted to capture some PNW spots for her since she doesn’t get back home to Washington very often!Tacoma Senior Photos0009We were so lucky to have a beautiful evening..even though it was quite chilly!Tacoma Senior Photos0010LOVE!Tacoma Senior Photos0011You would never believe that this golden light popped through in the middle of winter…but, when I get it, I cherish it!!!Tacoma Senior Photos0012Sophia has done some modeling and thought about pursuing it for a career…which she obviously could, but I loved that she has a different dream for herself and laughed when she admitted, too, that “she loves to eat too much!”  Tacoma Senior Photos0013Beautiful!Tacoma Senior Photos0014We ended our session on the beach…the perfect shout out to what’s beautiful here in Tacoma!Tacoma Senior Photos0015After, Sophia graduates she will be heading off to do a Discipleship Training Course (DTS) with Youth With A Mission (YWAM) for a year…it’s an intensive time that really helps you to focus on God and on serving others.  I think it’s a perfect thing for a young person to do before they dive in to the pursuit of a career!  Tacoma Senior Photos0016But, then after that she has goals of attending possibly Pepperdine or UW Seattle to start her education!Tacoma Senior Photos0017I would love it if she came to UW cause then I think I would see her mom more!!!  Ulterior motives!Tacoma Senior Photos0018WOW!Tacoma Senior Photos0019Tacoma Senior Photos0020The sun was heading behind the trees…and we were all starting to shiver, so we grabbed a few more shots…Tacoma Senior Photos0021…and had a few more laughs….Tacoma Senior Photos0022Tacoma Senior Photos0023…before sadly it was time to be done!  That’s always the sad moment for me….I do love my job!
Tacoma Senior Photos0024Sophia!  Thanks so much for planning your session while you were here!  I loved seeing you and your family again!  I just know you are going to have quite the adventure next year!  Soak it all in!!!!  Happy Graduation!Tacoma Senior Photos0025

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Scotti | {Wilson High School Senior-Class of 2017}

Tacoma Senior Photos0001This beautiful senior is Scotti!  She’s a senior at Wilson High School and will be graduating with the Class of 2017 in just a couple of months!Tacoma Senior Photos0002Scotti is the daughter of one of my close friends, so I have known her for some time…she is a very talented, determined, hard working, smart, and gorgeous young lady!Tacoma Senior Photos0003And, as you can see, the camera loves her!Tacoma Senior Photos0004And, I LOVE her freckles!Tacoma Senior Photos0005I couldn’t tell you much about Scotti without talking about soccer…it’s such a huge part of her day to day!  She has played for a long time and puts in thousands of hours on the field playing competitively as well as on the high school team!
Tacoma Senior Photos0006She takes it very seriously and puts so much work into honing her craft…Tacoma Senior Photos0007I am sure she is a force to be reckoned with on the field!Tacoma Senior Photos0008And, of the field…she is a leader among her friends with a heart for people!Tacoma Senior Photos0009And, she laughs easily and whole heartedly!Tacoma Senior Photos0010She has committed to attend George Fox University in the fall and will be continuing her soccer career there!  Her parents are going to rack up some miles on their car as they are quite dedicated to being at all of her games!  When she isn’t on the field she will be studying to learn how to care for the athletes when they get injured.  She has had her share of injuries herself so I know she will be a caring face for any athletes that need her help!Tacoma Senior Photos0011We finished up her session as the sun was setting with that golden glow…Tacoma Senior Photos0012The perfect complement to that freckled grin!Tacoma Senior Photos0013As we are facing another week of rain right now, I love seeing these photos that encourage me that the sun will come and when it does, it will be worth all the rain!Tacoma Senior Photos0014LOVE!Tacoma Senior Photos0015This is one of my favorites…and it wasn’t even really a shot we were trying to get…it just happened and I clicked!  Perfection!Tacoma Senior Photos0016The beautiful PNW!Tacoma Senior Photos0017Such a lovely girl!Tacoma Senior Photos0018Tacoma Senior Photos0019Scotti!  You have a fierce future and I just know that whatever God puts in front of you to do, that you are going to give your whole heart to it!  So fun to see you on your journey!!!  Tacoma Senior Photos0020

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Dominique | {Bellarmine Prep School Senior-Class of 2017}

Tacoma Senior Photos0001Dominique is gracing the blog this morning for the last of our SENIOR WEEK!  I know I never blog so much..and especially this year I have struggled to keep up because I got so busy…so, it’s been so fun to get to finally share some of these seniors cause they are always my favorite type of session!  I just love seniors!Tacoma Senior Photos0002Dominique is a senior at Bellarmine Prep!  She is in the Class of 2017 and has some pretty big goals and dreams for what she is going to after high school!Tacoma Senior Photos0003She is the baby of the family with just one older brother…but, I am sure that doesn’t make her spoiled!Tacoma Senior Photos0004We started her session around Wright Park…it’s so fun to live and work in places that can be park like and urban all at the same time!  Gives us lots of texture and beauty to work with!Tacoma Senior Photos0005Stunning!Tacoma Senior Photos0006Look at those beautiful eyes!Tacoma Senior Photos0007I LOVE using these arches when the flowers are in bloom….it also kind of gives away the time of year that we shot these.  Fall!Tacoma Senior Photos0008I do love FALL!Tacoma Senior Photos0009Dominique is very active in sports and has played both basketball and volleyball …and along with sports come injuries.  Dominique has had her share of challenges but what I loved about her stories was that instead of it squashing her dreams she allowed it to inspire her.  She has been so inspired by her own orthopedic surgeon that she is hoping and planning to follow in their footsteps with her career.  At the time of the session she was planning on going to Nebraska to attend college!  Tacoma Senior Photos0010Such a brightness in her eyes!  I love seeing that!Tacoma Senior Photos0011She laughed easily with me!  Tacoma Senior Photos0012Tacoma Senior Photos0013As the sun started to set we headed to Ruston Way’s waterfront and watched the sun set!Tacoma Senior Photos0014So gorgeous!Tacoma Senior Photos0015Love those lashes!Tacoma Senior Photos0016Dominique brought along her dear friend, Sophie…so, of course we had to grab a couple of them together.Tacoma Senior Photos0017Tacoma Senior Photos0018Lovely!Tacoma Senior Photos0019That wasn’t her only special person ……we also had her beautiful mom…Tacoma Senior Photos0020…and her dad!Tacoma Senior Photos0021It makes me so happy when the whole family celebrates with the seniors that I photograph!  It’s such a fun time to remember later on!  Congratulations, Dominique!!!  Happy Graduation!  Tacoma Senior Photos0022

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