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Hannah | {Stadium High School Senior-Class of 2017}

tacoma-senior-photos0001Hannah is a Stadium High School Senior with the Class of 2017!tacoma-senior-photos0002And, not only is she gorgeous..but, she has a sweet heart and a gentle smile!  tacoma-senior-photos0003She loves photography and is considering taking it up…in fact, she knows my daughter because they were both in photography together at Stadium!tacoma-senior-photos0004She’s unsure what she is going to do after high school but is considering Western Washington University or another local school!  I love it when I hear the seniors they want to stay local…it means we are keeping these bright kids close to home to be leaders in Tacoma later on!tacoma-senior-photos0005Hannah brought along two of her favorite people!  Her sweet friend….who of course jumped in a few shots!tacoma-senior-photos0006Just a simple portrait…but, breathtaking!tacoma-senior-photos0007We had some amazing light for her session..even if it was just a tad windy!tacoma-senior-photos0008LOVE!tacoma-senior-photos0009And, her second favorite?  Her mom!tacoma-senior-photos0010I do love a mom and daughter photo!
tacoma-senior-photos0011It has been so fun to sit with each of the seniors and look through their photos and see which ones make their eyes light up!  I find myself saying “it’s one of my favorite things about my job…” a lot….so maybe it’s all my favorite!tacoma-senior-photos0012tacoma-senior-photos0013Look at all the texture and color in her eyes!  So beautiful!
tacoma-senior-photos0014We made one last change and headed for Ruston Way!tacoma-senior-photos0015A Tacoma favorite!
tacoma-senior-photos0016Again…just classic beauty right there!tacoma-senior-photos0017tacoma-senior-photos0018I loved this shot the second I took it and it still is my number one of the session!
tacoma-senior-photos0019Hannah has been involved in sports and Younglife throughout high school…and I am sure it has been a great place for her to find community and friends and to have such a secure place!  That is important cause it helps you to walk in confidence…which I see in her!tacoma-senior-photos0020WOW!tacoma-senior-photos0021Hannah…It was such a pleasure to meet and photograph you!  THANKS for choosing me to share in your senior year!  I hope it is a great year for you!tacoma-senior-photos0022

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Liam turns THREE! | {Tacoma Family Photography}

tacoma-family-photos0001This dapper little guy is Liam…and he was turning three, which is the perfect time to schedule a session!tacoma-family-photos0002I love this little guy and have had so much fun watching him grow up…tacoma-family-photos0003…and I love watching his family grow, too!  Of course, gratefully, since we are all close friends I don’t have to wait for sessions to hang out with these guys…but, that friendship makes the sessions extra special to me!tacoma-family-photos0004Steve and Yuri have their blessing buckets full with these two…and, I am sure once they get a little older and everyone is sleeping through the night, they will look back on this time with fond memories!tacoma-family-photos0005Liam is an exceptional little boy!  He LOVES music!tacoma-family-photos0006And…he has perfect pitch!  You should hear this kid sing…or better yet, you should watch him as he watches and recites, sings, and acts out every scene from “The Sound Of Music”.  It’s impressive!tacoma-family-photos0007You can see how he thought this was a microphone!  His dad is one of our worship leaders at church, so he isn’t a stranger to a mic!tacoma-family-photos0008We didn’t forget about Charlie…she was not exactly in the mood to be photographed…but, she was in the mood to explore!
tacoma-family-photos0009Liam, too, really just wanted to run around and have some fun….
tacoma-family-photos0010..which after we took a few family photos for the books…tacoma-family-photos0011…and attempted a photo with Charlie….tacoma-family-photos0012….is what we let him do!  Run…play in the water…tacoma-family-photos0013…find out what’s under the grate…tacoma-family-photos0014…sit up on the wall and flash me those incredible dimples!tacoma-family-photos0015Look at his cuteness!tacoma-family-photos0016The Boys….tacoma-family-photos0017Mom and Dad…tacoma-family-photos0018tacoma-family-photos0019,,,The girls!tacoma-family-photos0020We did it all!  Three has never looked so good!  Happy Birthday to Liam…and I can’t wait to shoot and share Charlie’s 100 day celebration!  It’s going to be so fun!tacoma-family-photos0021

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

tacoma-senior-photos0001This is Amy!  She is a senior at Bellarmine Prep School and will be graduating with the Class of 2017!tacoma-senior-photos0002She has the sweetest personality and the smile to match it.tacoma-senior-photos0003Look at her lashes!
tacoma-senior-photos0004We had a beautiful night for her session down on Ruston Way at the Chinese Reconciliation Park and the dock.  I miss these sunny nights!tacoma-senior-photos0005When Amy isn’t at school working towards her grades, she works in her parents shop and also does a lot of volunteer work at a local food bank.tacoma-senior-photos0006She is planning on staying local so she can stay near her family as she works through college and hopes to major in something in the medical field!tacoma-senior-photos0007Amy’s mom and dad came along for her session and brought me a loaf of some amazingly tasty zucchini bread! I was told it was her mom’s famous recipe!  I felt pretty honored to get to try it!
tacoma-senior-photos0008Look at her beautiful brown eyes!tacoma-senior-photos0009Amy was up for anything…which makes it so fun for me!
tacoma-senior-photos0010tacoma-senior-photos0011Look at that light!tacoma-senior-photos0012We changed into her last outfit and headed to the dock as the sun was setting…tacoma-senior-photos0013Beautiful!tacoma-senior-photos0014tacoma-senior-photos0015I feel like you can see how genuine she is in her smile!
tacoma-senior-photos0016Gorgeous!tacoma-senior-photos0017tacoma-senior-photos0018I really do enjoy each of my senior sessions…It is so fun to get to know these young people who are on the verge of such amazing change in their lives!
tacoma-senior-photos0019Amy…thanks so much for having a fun evening with me!  It was an honor!tacoma-senior-photos0020

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