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!
Seattle Prep Senior Mackie said “I want to have a senior photo shoot that looks like it belongs in a fashion magazine” My immediate thought?– Um…”ME TOO! We’re going to be great friends Oh I just love a senior girl that wants to play dress up and super model as much as I do. We smised, we spun, we stomped-it-out — Tyra Banks would be proud. Mackie has confidence for days and worked that pony tail with style — What a fun senior photo shoot! Want to see more of our senior picture sessions — click here!
Your smiling right now aren’t you? Of course you are — – Morgan from International School is just SO adorable! I normally like to mix all of the different expressions and poses that we photograph during our senior photo shoots here on the blog but in looking through all of this super cute polka dot and fur ensemble…I kept coming back to this set of joy-filled shots and it made me happy to see her laugh. And who doesn’t love happy?…so enjoy. Oh, we also added another of my favorites to our Facebook page of Morgan modeling her super chic “chevron pattern” frock.
Oh gosh…where to start with this amazing family photo shoot with the Heck Family at Fox Hollow Farm? The beginning of course I’m almost convinced that Mom Lisa and I are the same person…well she’s the blonde, tan, Barbie version of who I would be if…never mind tangent — She and I think alike and LOVE to plan a fabulous family portrait session. A few months prior to her upcoming outdoor Summer session we decided on a Modern Family Vintage Family Picnic theme and from there…it was a flurry of Pinterest inspiration boards, brainstorming and the oh-so-important bribes for good behavior to the family members (you think I’m talking just about the kids…but I can only imagine what it takes to get Dad Adam to wear a sweater and tie when it’s literally 99 degrees Lisa is a master when it comes to styling her kids birthday parties and family events and she realizes that the dazzle is in the details for her photo shoots as well — nothing was missed – retro chevron blanket, fresh cut flowers tied with ribbon, a wicker picnic basket filled with mason jars of fresh berries, Italian soda and hot baguette bread, (actually…all of the food was hot — did I mention it was blazing this day?) Okay…you get it — it was toasty On to the clothes! I won’t take a ton of time describing the unbelievably perfect wardrobe choices from Mom’s black and white stripe dress to baby boy’s sweet suspenders with gingham pink button down and fedora hat because well — just look up — you can see how fantastic they are dressed. Love the mixing of patterns and textures, color and style. Feeling inspired? Want more? Check out the Heck’s Breakfast at Tiffany’s studio session here or visit our Family Portraits Portfolio here!
Oh…and speaking of style — shout out to Sorella Salon once again for getting each of our ladies camera-ready. Mmmmwah! XOXO