I know that I cannot be the only one who feels compelled to start an early New Year’s Resolution/re-dedication to physical fitness program after seeing this Issaquah High School Class of 2015 Senior. ESPN has “The Body Issue” and now we have Rees. I’m sure you’re dying to know…so here is the back story — At the time of Rees’ shoot I had just seen a very high profile NFL player that had done some really amazing portraits reminiscent of master painters and I felt completely inspired to create something “Statue of David-eque” featuring Rees. He was SO kind to indulge me for these amazing black and white images. Just to put your mind to rest…we did let the boy take pictures with his actual shirt on too— posted one of my favorites on our Facebook page here.
This outdoor family portrait session with the Vizquel’s at their pretty Sammamish home is easily my very favorite that we have ever photographed together. I know what you are thinking — it’s because they are all impossibly beautiful, the weather was perfection and the finished portraits look like they should be featured in the pages of some fabulous glossy magazine. — Ummmmm….yeah you could be right (heehee) In addition to my overwhelming sense of hitting the visual lottery — the shoot was also SO fun, relaxed and easy. I have had the privilege of photographing with the family for many years and Mom Nicole is always so patient with my endless enthusiasm to play and pose this fab four. Oh and it wouldn’t be me if I didn’t give a shout out to the wardrobe styling — hot pink and black formal — YES please. And since we all know that the delight is always in the details — do go ahead and give a nod to young Caylee’s ballet-inspired shoe, Mom’s chic black hat and her on-trend midriff cut-away dress. (btw…Mom was wearing the hat in the beginning of our shoot to tame her “big hair” — oh my gosh, in my very best dream that would be an issue for me…I’ve got like four hairs on my head and they are all jealous of any gal who has THIS problem…sorry I digressed )
Feeling inspired? Thinking it might be time for you own family portraits? Awesome. Here’s a quick hit of details on timing. You are in your perfect window for outdoor shoots right now. Late Summer & and Fall Sessions should be top of mind right through the latter part of October. After that — think modern studio and holiday sessions through the end of this year. My only other note is that you should schedule now — the calendar fills fast. Oh and here are quick links to more details on Family Sessions and our most recent family shoots.
Ally from Mount Si High School has such a gorgeous smile and amazing energy that it only seemed right that the sun would come out to greet her for our morning senior pictures session together! I’m absolutely in love with her choice of this floral blouse…so flow-y and soft with great movement for the camera (makes posing fun too) and this gray cardigan above with the chunky knit is just perfection.
Would you be surprised to hear that one of THE most popular trends for Class of 2015 guy senior pictures in clothing is (drum roll please…) — blazers, suits and even tuxedos? Yep. Totally true. If you follow this blog or even our Facebook & Instagram…this is NOT a huge shock for you but if this is your first visit…ding ding…TREND Alert. With four different looks/wardrobe changes during our senior sessions, it’s become quite popular among the fellas to turn it up… UP-scale that is…for one of their outfits. Bryce is a perfect example — pairing his white button down collared shirt with black blazer and dark denim. Side note…I literally clicked the camera and said to him…has anyone every told you — you look like Prince Harry (um…couple of times) You see it right? We also posted another favorite from Bryce’s photo shoot on our FB page…this one was is casual “me on my every day…but way better” look
Bonney Lake High School Senior and sports All-star Grant brought his ball and mitt so that we could create these baseball inspired senior pictures during his senior photo shoot. It was crazy town hot and like the true pro that he is…not one complaint — and the fact that he brought his shades made the pitching shots that much cooler. I wanted authenticity in the action sequences…but my only request was that he not “accidentally hit me” with the ball…I’m such a light weight! For those of you that might want to stroll down memory lane…we also photographed Grant’s beautiful sister Delaney back in 2012