Olivia-Wilson High School Senior-Class of 2017We had a little bit of a chill to our senior session with Olivia. It was the first little inkling that fall was just around the corner! It’s my favorite mash up of seasons! I love the last days of summer but also anticipate the sweater days of fall when the trees all paint beautiful pictures for us daily! This girl has character for days! It’s so evident that she lives her life with JOY!And, she’s just just beautiful, too!I love it when my seniors bring along the important people in their lives. Olivia’s moms came all ready for jumping in some shots and it was so fun!Can’t you just see her character?Because it was a tad bit chilly, we had the glass bridge almost all to our selves! A rarity!Even though she is a super smiley girl, we did have some serious moments to capture! You can’t be smiley all day every day!We also convinced her to let her hair down for a few….she has beautiful hair!That smile!The sun peeked out at the end ….perfect!A few more with her beautiful moms!But, that wasn’t the only special people who came along……she had her two besties there as well! They were all so fun to photograph….tons of laughing!Cute!Olivia! You are such a joy to be around! Thanks for hanging out with me for the afternoon! Congrats on your senior year!
I am jealous of these guys…getting to walk through their milestones together…including their senior year at Bellarmine Prep School with the Class of 2017! A brother can be such an incredibly strong bond…This is Artem…and he has a ton of character that you can see in just seconds of meeting him!And, Max…he might be more reserved to start with…but, he warmed up to me in just a minute or so more! When I was first contacted by their mom who said she had two seniors at Bellarmine, of course, my first response was, “oh, twins..how fun!”. I am sure these guys are so used to the question…but, no…not twins! Their wonderful parents adopted three children when they were all very young, and Artem and Max just happened to be the same age! Isn’t that fun? It’s like God knew that they were going to need a constant friend through life…and that’s just what they are! Brothers and friends!
They showed up all dressed up and dapper….and I think that’s how they are most comfortable!
Don’t you love Max’s socks?!We had to keep joking around with Artem to get him to relax…I would never say he was stiff…but, I think he just does life in a professional manner!We ended our session down on Ruston Way…a popular choice this year for my seniors and also one of my favorites!Max…He has a great smile..but, I have to say…he knows how to stare down the camera!The guys!Artem….…you know that this serious face only lasted a millisecond! A fleeting moment of seriousness….…followed by his contagious smile!They are not exactly sure what is coming after high school, but I know it will be amazing…and it will be done knowing they have each other’s backs!Thanks Max and Artem! It was so fun to photograph you both! Have a great senior year!
Nardos is a senior at Tacoma’s Science and Math Institute! Class of 2017!She wanted to capture her high school life by shooting her senior session at the park that her school is housed in! Pt. Defiance Park! It’s such a unique way to learn…I love it!Look at that gorgeous smile!
I have watched Nardos grow up at church and I have been just waiting for the day that she would be a senior and I would get to get her in front of my camera! She is beautiful-inside and out!Nardos brought along her sister, Netsie….who is also a part of the worship team at church…so, I get to hang out with her a lot, too! Both gorgeous!…and they have so much fun together! Netsie has actually left since we did this session to do a year of high school in Brazil…Isn’t she brave?! While I know that she is going to have the adventure of her life…I know these girls are missing each other!We did a quick outfit change and headed to the Pagoda! WOW!I can always tell the difference between the seniors that shoot in the fall versus the ones who shoot later in the school year. These fall seniors are still making huge decisions and not exactly sure what their college/work journey might be…and they are also just starting to do applications and college tours! It’s a fun exciting time…but, also stressful! I feel bad for them and try to just keep saying…it’s just one day at a time! One last change and down to the beach where the sun was just waiting for us to soak up the light!Gorgeous!Look at those amazing cheekbones!I love seeing her smile!A couple more of the sisters….Seriously beautiful!
Nardos! THANKS so much for hanging out with me for the night and having so much fun! It was a pleasure to photograph you!