Dominique 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!Dominique 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!She is the baby of the family with just one older brother…but, I am sure that doesn’t make her spoiled!We 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!Stunning!Look at those beautiful eyes!I 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!I do love FALL!Dominique 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! Such a brightness in her eyes! I love seeing that!She laughed easily with me! As the sun started to set we headed to Ruston Way’s waterfront and watched the sun set!So gorgeous!Love those lashes!Dominique brought along her dear friend, Sophie…so, of course we had to grab a couple of them together.Lovely!That wasn’t her only special person ……we also had her beautiful mom……and her dad!It 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!
Clare! She’s a senior at Bellarmine Prep High School in the Class of 2017!There 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! She 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!Clare wanted a mix of Tacoma…so we started urban down at the Glass Museum!We had beautiful light…but, even if it had been overcast..her smiles lights up the room anyway!Love those brown eyes!Then we high tailed it to Chambers Bay to grab that lovely golden hour!WOW! It’s fun to shoot other photographers! I 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!Cutie!Don’t we live in the most beautiful place?Sunny smiles!She has a little bit of mischief in her eyes, I think! haha!Last outfit…last rays of golden sun!Gorgeous!This 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!THANKS, 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!!!!!
This 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! I 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!I was up there a bunch when my daughter was going to Western but hadn’t been in a while..so it was fun to visit again! On 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?Logan is a little bit quiet and reserved…but, man, he knows how to work a camera! He’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!We ventured into Fairhaven for his second outfit…I LOVE this bus..which when open is a great fish & chip’s place! I 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!
So handsome!We 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….but, of course…I can never just stop with just one photo…..Logan 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!Especially when that light is glowing so warm! I love this one!Logan, 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!