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Olivia is my first Vashon High School senior. I’ve done shoots on Vashon before, but never a Vashon senior. I loved my expereince – took the ferry over on a beautiful day then drove to her house with lots of great property to use. I just love the country! The smell, the ruggedness, the winding roads, the little towns, just everything!

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She does theater, teaches swimming and enjoys being a cheerleader for her school.
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She hasn’t picked her college yet, but wants to study theater and either speech or occupational therapy.
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We found lots of interesting places around her house to use as backdrops.
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My first perspective for this pose.
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Then I just moved a little and got this perspective… totally different.
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Liv, as her friends call her, looked beautiful.
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Quite often when I do a senior shoot we also squeeze in a family picture. My favorite place to capture a family is on their front porch. It represents them well and I love the look of a porch:). What makes a family image even better – the family pets!
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Since Liv loves the water, we headed to one of the two public beaches Vashon has.
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I tried to get a good variety for Olivia. We didn’t just use different locations and outfits, we also played with light and did some in the complete sunshine, some in shade and some with backlight. I love all the looks you can get by just playing with light.
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Thanks for having my capture this fun time in your life. I hope you have a great senior year Olivia!
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Amber is a St. Paul’s School senior. St. Paul’s is in Concord, NH, but Amber lives locally.

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Girl Senior St. Paul

I first met Amber’s family years ago when she took ballet with my daughter at TCB. I have sense done senior pictures for her sister and family pictures for them all.
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I know the weather will eventually change, but for now I refuse to talk about it. I am going to enjoy every last minute of this sunshine!
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Girl Senior St. Paul

Amber has grown up into such a beautiful young girl!
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The classic pose.
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This is one of my favorite downtown streets. I just love all the textures and looks I can get in this one stretch.
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Thanks for trusting me as your family’s photographer. I am honored!
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Girl Senior St. Paul

Girl Senior St. Paul

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Stephanie and Bret were married at the Rock Creek Gardens on Aug. 29. Another goregous August wedding.

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Stephanie was feeling a little under the weather and her voice was suffering, but that didn’t stop her from having LOTS of fun on her special day!
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Bret was getting ready just right downstairs.
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I love pink and these girls wore it well!
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The guys, ready to do this thing!
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Stephanie and her little bride! Isn’t Berkeley just adorable on her mamma’s wedding day, but if you noticed the ring shot, there’s a ring for her too from her Daddy. Very sweet.
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Stephanie walked with her Dad and Grandpa. Two very special men in her life.
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The ceremony was beautiful and heartfelt and I may have choked up.
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Such a great group!
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Stephanie is just so gorgeous and full of life and laughter. Bret handsome and loving and caring to his girls.
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You two are gorgeous together!
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Time for the bustling of the dress and getting ready to make the grand entrance into the reception as Mr. and Mrs!
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Such beautiful details.
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And here they are!
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The first dance.
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Now these guys know how to dance!  Choreographed dance routine!  What else would you expect since Stephanie is an ice skating teacher!  She changed into an adorable dress to dance the night away in!
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I had to get a shot of Stephanie and all her ice skating students!
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Then I found them all at the s’mores table later on! Oh yeah!
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Such a great wedding. We are so fortunate to have really wonderful wedding clients.  Congrats Stephanie, Bret and Berkeley!
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Venue: Rock Creek Gardens
Wedding Coordinator/Decor: Kerra Lynch at Umbrella Events LLC

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Stephanie and Bret are engaged and they’re getting married this Friday at Rock Creek Gardens in Puyallup.

We did their engagement session a couple of weeks ago at Pt. Defiance Park. It’s been a popular place lately since the flowers are all in bloom:).

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Like many couples, Stephanie and Bret didn’t think they would be good in front of the camera, but they did great! Their love came through strong and clear!

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I can’t wait to capture the next chapter of their story. It’s going to be beautiful!

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Be sure to check back next Friday for their wedding post:).
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Kyle is a 2015 Stadium High School senior. He doesn’t know what school he will attend or what he will be studying yet, but has a few months to think about it.
He wanted his shoot to include the Glass Museum, graffiti and Stadium, so that’s what we did:).

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We found some great graffiti right down the street from my house!
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Kyle is a funny guy and we had a ton of fun together. His mom and sister joined us too and that always helps with the laughs. I mean, I can be funny (um, sometimes at least), but having comical help is always welcome:).
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Kyle is a swimmer, as are the other members of his family and Stadium has an awesome swim team!
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It was great hanging out with all of you guys! I hope you enjoy your senior year Kyle!
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Meagan is a close friend of Amanda’s and I was honored to get to do her senior portraits. She wanted something a little different, so that’s what we did! Something different, with a little bit of my normal mixed in.:)

Here’s some of the normal stuff…

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And here is some of the different:).
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Such gorgeous light!
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It’s fun doing something different and it’s good to always be exploring and learning and pushing the norm.
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Isn’t Meagan beautiful?
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I LOVE the glasses! Such a fun time with Meagan and her mom!
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