Amanda has graduated! Amanda is my roommate and one of my best friends. I am so proud of her to finally have this degree an then to get a job in her field right away! She is now a certified tree hugger, getting her degree in biology, geology, and environmental science. We went out to Turnbull Wildlife Refuge just outside of Cheney for her photos, because this was basically her campus! Here's to a lifetime of digging in soil (she gets mad when I call it dirt), looking at bugs, inspecting plants, and saving Spokane's natural areas!
Tessa was so on-top of getting her graduation photos done that she contacted me over a year ago! This totally suits this hard working girl, though! Tessa and I went to high school together, and it was so cool to get to see her again and see how life has gone for her in the last few years. She worked her tail off, graduating with a degree that I sure never would have attempted! I think the stack of books she has from just the last two years is more than all of the books I had after four years of college! Tessa's boyfriend Dane joined us for this session, and we managed to get him in a couple of photos as well! Congratulations, Tessa!
This session was truly fun for me, not only because I love senior portraits, but because I got to drive down to Pullman to visit my good friend Cj and do these photos for his lovely girlfriend! Cj has been an incredible friend of mine since high school, and I was so happy when Rhianna asked me to come down to so her graduation portraits at WSU. Rhianna is so funny, and such a light spirit. And, her love of cats automatically makes her cool in my eyes! She even incorporated her cat Mojo into the session! I had a wonderful tome with these photos, and I can't wait to see where life takes this fantastic young couple!
Going to Bowl and Pitcher in November can be one of two things: cold, wet, and miserable, or sunny day with amazing fall colors. Thankfully, we experienced a lovely day during Braedon's November senior photos! We hit the sun at the right time to make November look like warm, summer days, but there were still enough clouds at times to give us the classic Pacific Northwest moody atmosphere. Braedon was willing to climb any rock, get close to the water, and even face a steep, sloped trail to make the most of his senior portraits, and I am so happy with how they turned out!
I am so, so glad I got to work with Sadie and take her senior portraits. Sadie has such a fun sense of humor, and I definitely appreciate some of the goofy photos and how much fun she had taking them. She is in to art just like I am, so we walked around Spokane looking for murals as backdrops to her downtown photos. To showcase her viola, Manito park provided a lush and colorful background (still in November -- WOW!) that created such dreamy photos. In a second session, Sadie's grandparents were amazing enough to welcome me into their home so we could take photos of Sadie and her dog, Daisy, with the barn her family built. All three locations brought out different parts of Sadie and her life, I couldn't have picked a better session for her!
I loved this session! Abigayle is such a wonderful person, and totally deserved everything we did for her senior portraits! We started out at Riverside State Park in Spokane, then went to a gymnastics studio in north Spokane to showcase the love she has for the sport she grew up doing. Last, after a last-minute decision, we added another hour onto the session and went to downtown Spokane to get some AMAZING Christmas light photos!! Abigayle was so much fun to photograph, and I am so glad that we extended our session and got some of my favorite photos ever!
Kylia and her family wanted some iconic Spokane photos to celebrate not only her senior year of high school, but also their return to Spokane from life abroad in Mozambique, Africa. What was originally a windy, nasty day turned into a beautiful, softly-lit session for Kylia's downtown photos. The fall colors really popped, making for a wonderful October session!
Jack is such a funny guy, and his senior photo session was tons of fun because of it! We captured the amazing fall colors at Finch Arboretum, and then the classic Spokane architecture downtown. He was totally willing to climb any tree and jump any creek to get the perfect photo, and it paid off! What a wonderful Spokane session!
Grace's senior portraits are some of my favorite senior photos of this year! The light could not have been better - cloudy when we needed soft light, and sunny when we wanted golden hour looks. Downtown Spokane and a field just outside of Cheney blended so well, incorporating both the rustic and urban parts of her personality.
Monica was so much fun to work with, and reminded me so much of my high school self. She was so interested in all of the colors around downtown and was particularly drawn to red trees! This more quiet, reserved girl has such a contagious laugh, and the photos of her laughing are my absolute favorite! I am so glad that we had a great time and got some great photos!
Chloe is an exchange student from Belgium, spending her "gap year" between high school and college in Belgium here in Spokane. So, for her senior portraits, we decided to go to downtown Spokane to get classic Spokane pictures to remember her time here. Chloe is so much fun and so adventurous; it was a blast taking her photos! And it's also fun to finally have someone I can speak French with! I can't believe how perfect the sun was, either! Every photo is just as light and airy as this girl's spirit, so she truly has photos that match her personality.
I loved getting to take Tucker's senior portraits in downtown Spokane! I used to babysit Tucker when he was little, and it was so strange to me to see him all grown up, because I still picture the little boy who first showed me Harry Potter Puppet Pals on YouTube. The fall colors perfectly added some dimension to the classic Monroe Street bridge silhouette, and made downtown unique to Tucker's photos.
I am so in love with how Lyric's senior portrait session turned out! We had originally planned for photos in August, but got smoked out by hazardous air quality in Spokane. September turned out better than expected! The colors at Barrister's Winery go so well with the downtown Spokane and Garland District backdrops, and the textures in the field round out this whole antique-inspired session. Lyric's boyfriend and sister tagged along for the shoot, giving Lyric perfect smiles!
I have known Megan since she was in elementary school, and what a wonderful friend she has become! It was so much fun doing her senior portraits and exploring her family's property. She is so adventurous and was willing to get down in the dirt, look into the sun, and climb steep hills whenever I asked! It was wonderful getting to have this experience with her and to show her personality in this way!
What a fun way to start out senior portrait season! Savannah was a photographers dream - I never had to pose her or tell her what to do next. Every time my camera clicked, she would change poses like a professional model! Downtown Spokane and Riverfront Park were the perfect places for us to blend our artistic visions and get so many amazing photos! Cheers to your senior year!
Ali became a friend of mine while we were abroad in France during our undergrad. In this season of joy and graduation, I was so happy when she reached out to me for graduation photos with her friend Breana. Now she's off to law school! Good luck in the real world, girls!
Congratulations to my little brother who is graduating from high school! Woo! We did photos all the way in Wilbur, Spokane, and even our own back yard. Basically, wherever we found a good spot and I had my camera with me. So proud of you, Noah!
I loved the opportunity to get to photograph Graham as he prepares to graduate high school, and to experience a new location! In downtown Spokane, the Barrister Winery gave us the perfect mix of urban and rustic characteristics in one spot. All in all, a very fun shoot!
It was so exciting to do my cousin's senior portraits! She has such a relaxed and adventurous spirit, so she didn't hesitate when I suggested we take an hour-long road trip to Govan, Washington to the old school house there. We also did some photos at Manito park in Spokane.
I am so happy to have had this experience with Roni, and to have these wonderful photos of her to give to her family. Rest in peace, sweet girl.