Issaquah High School’s Claire has a style that is reminiscent of a bygone era but it’s her modern twist that makes her look so fresh. This senior’s red lip, soft curls and blouse definitely have us thinking Marilyn but her clever pairing of a denim jacket, suede booty and geometric skirt are totally 2016. L-O-V-E! If you are looking for more senior girl inspiration… we’ve been slightly Pinterest obsessed this season so be sure to check out our Pinterest Board for Senior Girls.
Mind blown! For all of us that revel in the creative process — you know how amazing it feels to see the beautiful results of collaborating with talented people. We shot this 425 Magazine Cover and “On the Run” feature for the September Fashion Issue on the most beautiful Summer day and it was one of those experiences that remind me why I just love my job. As you can see from the behind the scenes snaps… it really does take a village to pull one of these shoots together. To quote my Mom — “it takes a lot of work to be a natural beauty” 😉 The thing that was so special about this shoot (other than it’s obvious awesome-ness) — was that we got to photograph in our hometown of Issaquah (XXX Restaurant, the Train Depot, and the Highlands vista were such perfect backdrops for this Thelma & Louise inspired shoot)
Shout out to @TCMmodels Hannah & Anastasia and the entire @SorellaSalon team. Thank you @425Magazine …just love working together.
Piggybacking on my earlier post about the difference in photographing High School Seniors boys versus the girls — I just had to share this! Issaquah High School Senior Jacob and I had a really cool shoot complete with some Abercrombie inspired images of him with his vintage lacross stick and one hell of a cool brick & stucco wall. Me, his sister and his lovely Mom were headed back to the studio when this ultra cool 2016 Senior says… “Hey, can I try just one more thing…I’d like to do Zoolander blue steel? “Um — YEAH you can!” 😀 For your viewing pleasure… please Enjoy! (Be sure to click the arrow on the Instagram video to get the full effect)
This STEM High School Senior has basically been in the pool for as long as she can remember, so when Claudia had the idea that she would like to create senior portraits that celebrated her sport…I knew just where we were headed…(Or rather… where I hoped we were headed, but I knew she’d have to take a leap of faith in my idea) I asked Claudia if she would be game to be a little adventurous so after we finished her “real senior pictures”, she jumped into her swim suit, doused herself in water and we just went for it! I think it went “swimingly!”… get it? I said swim-ing-ly because she’s a swimmer? (I can literally feel my daughter rolling her eyes behind me right now — #FeelingGoofy)
I’ve said it before and it is still true… the family that plays together, stays together and it’s never been more obvious than the Korn family! I used to call shots like the one above “outtakes” but the truth is… we put these in our art books and make them part of lasting memories for our families. The silly and play-filled antics may not land the coveted “over the fireplace” position but they are representative of everything that is awesome about this experience together!
Oh and on a complete side note — you’ll notice that we were photographing in the studio. Mom Kim mentioned that she and her son can sometimes feel light sensitive when shooting outdoors — “casual studio” is a great alternative for folks that sometimes feel squinty during outdoor sessions…. indoors doesn’t have to be formal 😉