“12 More Just Like Her, Please!” — I literally shouted that right after Bellevue High School Senior Madison walked out the door following her senior pictures shoot. I know what you are thinking — it’s her super crazy cute polka dot dress, right? (admittedly…that did contribute to our fun) But NO — it was her radiating glow and sunshine-y personality that just made her so over-the-top lovely to photograph. Right in the middle of her session she looks at me and she said “I don’t know why…but I just feel really good!” — I know why — beautiful inside makes for beautiful outside. Thanks for a fab shoot Madison…you were a joy! Big thank you to my girl Wesley at Sorella Salon for her always-on-point camera ready hair & make-up.
So it hits me just as I’m beginning to photograph Interlake High School Senior Lucas… this guy reminds me of Super Man’s alter ego…Clark Kent! Apparently I was slow to the party…he’s heard it before ;-) With his striking good looks, tall frame and easy laugh…guess the secret got out before he met me for his photo shoot. (heehee) The genetic gifts run in the family — I photographed his gorgeous sister Margo a couple of years ago. Still one of my favorites.
So I am absolutely LOVING the new behind the scenes + senior pictures videos that we’ve launched for the Class of 2015 Grads. This one is SO fun and features one of my very favorite Issaquah High School shining stars — ELLIE. (You can see in the video, we were practicing our posing …of course she nailed it every time!
One of the most frequently asked questions (FAQ) that we are asked about for senior pictures is “Where do we photograph?” Our answer is two part — one part telling and 200 parts showing…(I’m a photographer, not surprisingly… I am highly visual and every story seems better to me with a picture) Our senior pictures photo shoots include both contemporary studio and outdoor sets right here at our state of the art facility in Issaquah. The first part of every senior session begins with a wardrobe review and quick brainstorming session about backgrounds, look of every outfit and the perfect compliment to the over all finished feel of the portrait. Part of my shooting style is variety (– ie I want you to look as great as your friend that came here last week but we’re going to do something uniquely awesome for you.) For Amanda (above) from Mount Si High School…I was totally loving her black top, red skirt and latte-colored boot….this weathered metal door seemed like it was made just for her and since I’d never photographed it before — it was a complete win win as she stomped it out down the winding path (love her smile!!!) We always tell our clients — if you want to see “where we photograph” — the very best place to see our sets is right on our senior portfolio…almost all of it is done right here!
Just had to share this favorite look of Halle from Issaquah High School. Her sweet white dress had lovely lace detail on the back that made the over-the-shoulder portrait with her hair cascading down a total standout but it was this close-up of her (above) that was just the ultimate “WOW” — look at her eyes!