For our senior pictures photo shoots we always encourage anything that personalizes the sessions or makes it THAT much more special for you. For a lot of the Class of 2015…that has meant bringing their dogs! Sabrina from Eastside Catholic High School has an amazing energy and the absolutely most adorable dog ever. (Doesn’t he look like a little bear?) We photographed the two of them together in this super cute “cowgirl” inspired ensemble and I posted another one of my favorites to our Facebook page here
Senior pictures are a REALLY big deal — HUGE even. Every now and again I find myself at a loss for words in trying to communicate how we celebrate the experience …but then I shoot a series of images that say it all! Meet Sophia from Bellevue High School. The Greek beauty embraced that perfect combination of awesome…Silly, Sassy, Serious, Super Model (can you tell I love alliteration?) For this in-the-studio look…she showed me this fabulous floral dress and blazer with her nude heel and I immediately thought…we’ve just got to “top knot” your hair into a messy bun for a few snaps — Sophia didn’t miss a beat…she smiled and up it went…then, in runs Mom with a pair of reader glasses and NOW it was a model party! Here’s what I’m getting at — we’re having fun — no brain surgery, no world peace…literally, pure, unabashed joy. Since our senior sessions are styled like magazine photo shoots, we end up with a ton of amazing photography showcasing the experience, many sides of the kid’s personality and a document to this wonderful time in their lives.
Since two of the most frequently asked questions after the session are “How will I ever pick?” AND “Can we have them all?” This is a perfect time to talk about the fact that we do a TON (I mean a lot) of Portfolio Books from our sessions (these are gorgeous, flush mount art books featuring your favorites from the shoot in custom designed editorial-style page lay-outs) Another favorite is our Movie-style shows…everything set to music, mixed with behind the scenes video…I’ve posted several on our Facebook page for your viewing pleasureI love this recent one of Ellie from Issaquah HS and Amanda from Lake Washington
PS. We also posted an outdoor stunner of Sophia on our Instagram page here
Looking for great senior pictures for your Class of 2015 boy? Let’s go ahead and let this Taylor Lautner look-a-like be your inspiration shall we? Honestly Griffen walked in and I just had to ask…”Um has anyone ever told you that you look like Jacob from Twilight?” — Spoiler alert…he’s heard it a time or two ;-) Like a lot of our fellas…senior pictures and mugging for my camera were not at the top of his “so excited” list – but I think even he was surprised by how much it “didn’t suck” (that’s my quote…not his…many of our boys are shocked that playing Super Model for an afternoon is actually pretty cool) I loved this casual outdoor look in his dress short and navy polo but I was DYING for his dapper suit & tie that we posted to our Facebook. For more guy senior pictures…be sure to check out our GQ Portfolio on our Senior Website.
I love that many of our high school seniors come back with their families for family pictures before they head off to college and there are always a few common questions that come up. Whenever we’re planning family portraits. number one is “what to wear” but a close second if we are photographing outdoors is — What is the best time of day to make great images? In the case of the Arciniega Family…it’s whatever time they chooses to get in front of the camera. I mean…holy smokes…thanks for kicking off my morning so beautifully
“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.