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!
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I'm so excited to finally share this blog post from this awesome high school senior shoot I did this summer! Natalie and her parents had a trip planned from Minnesota to visit family in the Bay Area and thought, what a perfect opportunity to take senior portraits with some gorgeous California scenery! Natalie's mom scoured the good ol' Internet for photographers out here and to my surprise, chose me for the portrait session :-D Luckily I had availability the week they came to town and we choose the beautiful 4 Mile Beach in Santa Cruz as our location. The day of the shoot I was a little worried the coastal fog would drown out all our sun, but just in time for the shoot it peaked it's golden rays through the sky and lit up Natalie perfectly. She was an absolute natural in front of the camera; it was hard to stop shooting! Her blue eyes and fun-loving spirit made my job so easy. It was editing all the photos down to a reasonable amount that was the hard part! I had such a fun time and hope to do more senior sessions in the future. Thanks for the great shoot and good luck in your last year of high school Natalie!
What an exciting year for the Blaylock family...two graduations in one year! Bryan, a high school school senior, and Annie in her final year at San Jose State University. This brother and sister duo was so fun to shoot with and had me laughing the whole way through. Great, down-to-earth people with a bright future ahead of them. I wish them the best of luck in the years ahead!
Have camera, will travel. As most people know, my main gig is shooting weddings and engagements, but I love variety and I jump on any opportunity to shoot portraits. That's why I was so flattered that my dear friend Pam asked me to take her daughter's high school senior portraits! Trying to avoid the stiff in-studio photos, Chloe wanted something more suited to her style for her senior pictures. She wanted a beach backdrop mixed with some more fun, urban elements so naturally we met up in Santa Cruz and had a little adventure of our own! We originally wanted to shoot at the Boardwalk, but with the shoot coinciding with spring break and awesome weather, the beach was of course packed! I made a quick decision to shoot further down the coast at Seabright State Beach, which was far less crowded and had some great spots to shoot. Chloe started out shy and timid, but little did she know she lit up the camera from the first shot. She's a young beauty with a great smile and a sweet heart. We shot half the session at the beach and then wanting to get more colorful and textured backdrops, we jumped in the car and just drove till we saw a fun spot! Luckily we had her mom Pam to chauffeur us around town, which made it super convenient. We saw a mural and starting shooting...we saw a bridge and jumped out....we saw the Boardwalk, and yes, we pulled over and got some of those pictures after all! It was a great shoot and I really enjoyed myself, as I hope Chloe did too. She's a smart girl with a good sense of humor and I know she's got a great future ahead of her after high school! Happy graduation to the class of 2015!