What an exciting time for Allison as she bids farewell to the UW Tacoma campus and heads onto bigger and better things! After transferring to UW, she set her mind to getting her degree in Criminal Justice. I loved her answer when I asked what led her in that direction. She wasn’t entirely sure, but something about watching a lot of criminal shows like CSI just intrigued her! People think TV rots your brain, but it’s inspiring the next generation apparently, haha! After graduating, she plans on joining the Marine Corps and aspires to be a US Marshall one day. I was so impressed by her ambition! We had a great evening walking the UW campus and then mixed it up by heading across the Chihuly Bridge of Glass and grabbing some urban shots across the way. I loved shooting with the architecture of the Museum of Glass, the red bricks and Union Station in the background. It all really brought a city feel to the shoot and Allison’s smile brought warmth and laughter to all the images. Here are my favorites photos below!
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Finally getting my groove shooting at Point Defiance over in Tacoma. It’s such a lovely spot for photos, full of lots of gems for backgrounds and variety. Ariana chose this spot for her senior portraits for that very reason. With all the rain we got in April, we were pretty lucky to catch a day with some beautiful sunlight. But sunlight or not, Ariana has a sparkle all her own. She lit up the camera with her smile and wasn’t shy the whole shoot through. In other words, she owned it! I had a hard time narrowing down my favorites because there were so many good ones! We mixed it up with wardrobe, making sure to highlight her letterman jacket for her years of wrestling in high school. How cool is that? And of course took time to get some formals in her cap and gown. Whatever she was wearing though, her smile was the best part. I’ve always enjoyed the senior shoots I’ve done and I hope to do more!
It was such a beautiful day in October when I did this shoot! I wasn’t sure what kind of weather to expect this fall, but there were surprisingly many more sunny days that I thought. I had a great time working with Jeyyonce and got to learn a little more about her ambitions and dreams for the future. While she’s finishing her last year in high school, she’s already getting a jump start on college courses! After she gets her AA, she plans on pursuing a Bachelor’s in social work and then a career in it, just like her mom. She was such a sweetheart and I can tell she’s gonna go far! Best of luck in your senior year Jeyyonce!
Two words for Makenna: Natural beauty. Upon meeting her at Seattle Central Library, she seemed a bit shy and perhaps apprehensive, but within seconds of me lifting my eye to the camera, she blossomed! She was like a carefree model with tousled hair, flawless skin and dark blue eyes. In between shots she seemed unsure of herself so I kept trying to reassure her she was rocking it!
To reflect her interest in studying political science, she chose the beautiful 11-story glass and steel library in busy downtown Seattle. The diamond architecture, pops of color throughout each floor and atrium windows gave the perfect vibe for the urban look Makenna was going for. I had a great time exploring the library with her and getting some fun and relaxed shots. It was definitely a cool place to shoot and somewhere I’d be happy to shoot at again!
What an exciting time to be a senior! I remember when I graduated from San Jose State way back in 2010, I was more than ready to be done with school and move on to the "real world"! The beautiful Anai, a psychology major, is feeling all those same feelings right now as she moves on from college with a Bachelor's degree in tow and on to bigger things for her future!Read More