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


Clare | {Bellarmine Prep High School-Class of 2017}

Tacoma Senior Photos0001Clare!  She’s a senior at Bellarmine Prep High School in the Class of 2017!Tacoma Senior Photos0002There are not many times that I can think of that I was a little nervous when it came to shooting a senior….but, I had a moment of a twinge of nervousness as I was getting ready to meet Clare!  Tacoma Senior Photos0003She doesn’t look intimidating, does she?  Well..that’s because she isn’t!  But, she is a very talented photographer who has been part of the Made To Create PNW community!  I met her a couple years back when she came to one of our retreats and have loved getting to know her as she continued to take classes from us and she comes to our coffee nights!  So…because I know she is also a talented young photographer, I got a little nervous that I wouldn’t meet her vision for her own senior photos!  But, we had so much fun and we had WAY TOO MANY gorgeous shots of her by the end of our time!Tacoma Senior Photos0004Clare wanted a mix of Tacoma…so we started urban down at the Glass Museum!Tacoma Senior Photos0005We had beautiful light…but, even if it had been overcast..her smiles lights up the room anyway!Tacoma Senior Photos0006Love those brown eyes!Tacoma Senior Photos0007Then we high tailed it to Chambers Bay to grab that lovely golden hour!Tacoma Senior Photos0008WOW!  Tacoma Senior Photos0009It’s fun to shoot other photographers!  Tacoma Senior Photos0010I will say that a few times I had to remind myself that I was working cause Clare and I get to talking about gear and shooting and we didn’t want to waste the light!Tacoma Senior Photos0011Cutie!Tacoma Senior Photos0012Don’t we live in the most beautiful place?Tacoma Senior Photos0013Sunny smiles!Tacoma Senior Photos0014Tacoma Senior Photos0015She has a little bit of mischief in her eyes, I think!  haha!Tacoma Senior Photos0016Last outfit…last rays of golden sun!Tacoma Senior Photos0017Gorgeous!Tacoma Senior Photos0018Tacoma Senior Photos0019This is one of my favorites..and I always giggle cause she never even questioned me when I said, “Ok, I want you to lay all the way down in the itchy grass …in a dress!”  Such a good sport!Tacoma Senior Photos0020Tacoma Senior Photos0021THANKS, Clare!  I have loved getting to know you and will be so sad if you go off to college and don’t come back to visit us!  Happy Senior Year!!!!!Tacoma Senior Photos0022


Logan | {Sehome High School Senior-Class of 2017}

Tacoma Senior Photos0001This is Logan!  Logan is senior at Sehome High School in Bellingham, Washington and will be graduating with the Class of 2017 in just a couple of months!  Tacoma Senior Photos0002I love Bellingham!  It’s so beautiful and small town feeling!  It actually reminds me some of my hometown, Gig Harbor!  So, when Logan’s mom called and said it was time for his senior session..I was READY!Tacoma Senior Photos0003I was up there a bunch when my daughter was going to Western but hadn’t been in a it was fun to visit again!  Tacoma Senior Photos0004On top of that…I am old friends with this guys parents…so it’s always a treat to get to somewhere beautiful, do what I love to-photograph a senior, and then get to have a fun dinner with my old friends!  Seems like a win win trip all the way around, don’t you think?Tacoma Senior Photos0005Logan is a little bit quiet and reserved…but, man, he knows how to work a camera!  Tacoma Senior Photos0006He’s been pretty active in high school and has ran cross country all four years and also competed in track and field….But, even though that was probably so fun…I haven’t met a senior that hasn’t been ready to be all done with high school!Tacoma Senior Photos0007We ventured into Fairhaven for his second outfit…I LOVE this bus..which when open is a great fish & chip’s place!  Tacoma Senior Photos0008Tacoma Senior Photos0009I shot his sister’s senior photos a couple of years ago and we hit some of the same locations which I think is perfect since they are spots that have sentimental value to the family..and lots of fun textures for me!
Tacoma Senior Photos0010So handsome!Tacoma Senior Photos0011Tacoma Senior Photos0012Tacoma Senior Photos0013We headed to go have dinner and Logan’s mom wanted to just take one fun shot in front of this ivy that has become pretty well known….Tacoma Senior Photos0014Tacoma Senior Photos0015but, of course…I can never just stop with just one photo…..Tacoma Senior Photos0016Logan is considering going into computer science in school…but, isn’t exactly sure what route will get him there….community college, Western, or maybe even a little adventure to Boise State!  He’s got some choices!Tacoma Senior Photos0017Especially when that light is glowing so warm!  I love this one!Tacoma Senior Photos0018Logan, Kris and Steve…it was so fun to see you all again!! What’s our excuse gonna be now that you are out of kids that are gonna be seniors?!  haha!  I wish  you luck in whatever you do next, Logan!Tacoma Senior Photos0019

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