I’m celebrating the time to finally share highlights from my Class of 2018 senior sessions – Last year was one of the busiest and most productive years of my life, and I had the chance to work with so many incredible students. I’ve worked with Matt’s family since his older sister was one of my Class of 2015 models, and this year a model rep, we had a chance to work together a few times, including on our Dutch Bros. shoot. When it was time for his session, he just knew he wanted an urban, colorful experience. I’d say we hit every mark – and that hair of his made the whole thing really pop. Matt, I’m SO glad you’ve been part of my crew this year … I adore you and your whole family!
For this #SeniorSunday, I HAD to feature one of my most student-driven sessions, inspired entirely by St. Mary’s Class of 2017 senior, Maggie and her love for vintage styling, classic movies, and lust for life. She and I collaborated for quite some time prior to her session, talking about locations, looks and moods, and she built a fantastic Pinterest vision board to help the whole concept come together.
We had the most spectacular time working throughout Portland and once, stopping traffic (and perhaps having the authorities a bit on alert) when we used a smoke grenade downtown for some of her photos. Maggie and I share a love of black and white movies and movie posters, so we leveraged a hotel BATHROOM – of all places – in order to get the mirror shots. We then moved outside and despite it being broad daylight, put some flashes to work to create a night-time, shadowy look. And then we just walked and let the city inspire us both!
I LOVE collaborating with my seniors and helping them craft a truly customized, one-of-a-kind shoot complete with special effects, if they want. If you’re still in the market for senior photos, contact me SOON! I have a few September dates left, and then we’re booking either mini sessions or into October …
Enjoy checking out the movie magic that was Maggie’s shoot!
It’s #SeniorSunday, and I just had to pull another beautiful session from my archives to share, since I was so remiss at sharing these during the heat of the #Classof2017 season. Eilise’s photos – which we shot downtown and at the International Rose Gardens, resulted in just so much magical light and beauty – so much so that one of her photos is in the front running for being the cover of my new Keepsakes Guide. So if you have a favorite from her session, please leave a comment and let me know which one you think should grace the cover of my biggest magazine that I distribute each year.
Class of 2018 – I’m already booking into June and July, so NOW is the time to contact me to get on the calendar. I am SO excited for the sun to come out and to start working with all of my beautiful models!
Kennedy signed up as one of my first models when I broke into senior photography. She joined me nearly three years ago and helped me on countless projects, while I tried to figure out my style and my techniques. Today, I said goodbye to this gorgeous young lady as she gets ready to start her next adventure at Oregon State University. (And boy, did we manage to capture some beautiful shots in the five minutes we had together?) I’m going to miss her, and all of my beautiful Class of 2015 model reps. Here’s to an amazing time in Beaver Nation, Ken. Love you bunches!
My hard drive is overflowing right now with new sessions for the Class of 2016, but I’m doing a little “throwback” post here, looking back on one of the more unique and colorful sessions that we did last year for my beautiful rep, Cassie. When she filled out her Q&A before her first session, Cassie confessed her true love for all things food. And especially burgers. So when I suggested that we shoot at the local Five Guys Burger & Fries, she was all in. We laughed. We ate. We laughed some more. But best of all, we captured some gorgeous pics of this wonderful young woman, and captured her in her element!
If you’re still looking to create some utterly unique senior photos, throw out your best and most challenging ideas. The sky’s the limit! Email me today at firstname.lastname@example.org. And PS: LaSalle HS, your senior photos are not due until January 2016 – so we have LOADS of time for shooting!