Thursday, April 28, 2011

Meet Chris, an Auburn Senior!

One year ago, I had the pleasure of shooting an Auburn Senior, Scott.... A few weeks ago I got a chance to do a session with another Auburn Senior.... Scott's brother, Chris. 
We spent Scott's session in a park setting in Auburn, this time, we tried something different for Chris.  We headed to down town Tacoma.  I love Tacoma... it has such a bad rap, but it is a really great town! I love all of the different types of photos you can take down town in a matter of minutes.

We started Chris in an alley. I could not get enough of the old doorways, peeling paint, rust,etc.  It was perfect.

These shots are some of my favorites.  I asked Chris' mom to do something to make him laugh when I was not looking.  Oh, man.... did it ever work perfectly.  If you know his mom, you can go ahead and ask her what she did, I will leave that up to her discretion! All I have to say is Chris is probably still recovering from that! LOL!!

From the alley, we headed to the University of Washington-Tacoma campus... Now we have some shots that have a cleaner and more crisp feel...


Chris' grandfather passed away a few years ago, and we were thrilled to think of him during this shoot when we got these GREAT train images.  His grandpa loved trains, and I think he would have liked these images too!

Chris... you were a great sport!  Thank you for being willing to try anything!

Best of luck to you, and Happy Graduation!

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Spring is Here!

Spring is here... or well, I suppose it is on it's way.  The last few days have made me think that maybe, just maybe winter is over!  A couple of weeks ago, this brave family ventured outside for a photo shoot in some pretty chilly conditions... BUT, there was no rain, so all was good!
I am excited to say that they are going with my WATCH ME GROW package for their new little one.... Kendall... so we will be seeing a lot more of them over the year!  Kendall is four months old and I can not get enough of her big beautiful eyes!
There is just something so wonderful about this image. I love how unique it is...I love her HUGE bow, I love the inquisitive look on her face, and I love that she is biting her lip!  Kendall was a total ham....  
Look at that smile!
This little one already knows what she wants, and at this point in the day, it was NOT her sister!  You know, a lot of people get uncomfortable when babies cry like this, but you know... it is part of who they, and this family was willing to go with the flow and just let things happen.  They were wonderful!
These images are great because they show so much personality.  After Kendall decided that her big sister Mallory was really not that horrible of a person, we were blessed with some awesome shots of these two little sisters!
Nice work Kendall!  Now, it is time for you to have a little snack and time for your sister to have some well deserved time to play at the park.

Four year olds are the best!  They will look at you as if they can read your mind and see your soul...
They can smile so sweet they can melt your heart...
and, they can laugh without reservation.
Mallory is a daddy's girl these days... I have so many wonderful photos of her and her daddy, but I love these two the most. 
Again with the bow... so adorable!  But look close, she has a ring, a bracelet, necklace, earrings and a band aid.... I love 4 year olds!
This session really got me in the mood for Easter with these cute dresses and spring colors. Here is another one of my favorites from this session.  I love the wind in Mallory's hair and how her mom is looking up at her. I can feel the security in Mallory's smile and her hands.
I want to thank Kendall and Mallory's parents for spending the morning with me and allowing me to capture a day in the life of your family!  

I can not wait to see you again in a few months!