Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Reflections | September 2015

Sunday, September 27th there was a lunar eclipse and blood moon and there will not be another for 18 years in 2033.  I'm lucky I was able to get out and photograph it.  It's been a busy month wrapping up senior sessions and getting ready for fall family sessions.  This was the first sight of the moon.

Below is the back end of the lunar eclipse.

I've had requests to do a "Finn update" I didn't realize it had been so long.  So here's a series from this month's antics.  I caught him playing with his "mousy" he really enjoys this toy, I think it's the way it bounces and moves on the floor when he bats it around a room.  We've lost so many mousy's, I've lost count.

"But mom, the heating pad is still so warm..."  This is the look of I know I'm sorta kinda busted, but if I just freeze, maybe she won't see me, even though I'm looking her right in the eye.  

Love him :)

Thursday, September 24, 2015

Jackson | Sammamish High School Senior

I recently had the pleasure of taking Jackson's senior portraits.  I could go on and on about him!  He is such a gentleman, fun to talk to and a genuinely nice person (and helpful.)  He was very open to trying any pose I suggested.  He has beautiful eyes and a smile that lights up the room.

He is taking a course to become a fire fighter and I told him how interesting this is to me, as he is the second senior I've photographed this year wanting to be a fire fighter.  He shared how rigorous the training is and how few are actually chosen in the end.  I really enjoyed Jackson and the good conversation we had during his session.

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Emma | Sammamish High School 2016 Senior | Urban Session

Emma chose to book two sessions for her senior portraits, a rural session, which you may view here. I think both sessions very much reflect her personality. Maybe she gets it from her parents, her dad coming from a rural town in Western Washington and her mom has a blend of city girl loving the hustle and bustle of the city and the country girl who had a few horses in her lifetime. I think adding the second urban session is very much a part of who Emma is and where she wants to go in the future.

It was an overcast day, beautiful for portraits, but just 10 minutes after we finished the skies opened up and it was raining so hard!  We were not in an area where we could pull over and wait it out. There was so much water standing on the road that the cars ahead of us kicked up so much water it completely covered my windshield--very, very scary!  

Emma did not panic, I know both of us were saying something and repeating ourselves the whole time we couldn't see a thing -- maybe "Oh my God!" over and over, but I know she helped me remain calm so we could get through it.

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Emma | Sammamish High School Senior 2016

We sure had a great time while photographing Emma for her senior pictures.  Nailing down this busy girl with her hectic schedule was tricky, but it's not hard to see why.   Emma is Honor Society all four years, class President as well as ASB President.  She is a two time softball captain, all KINGCO honorable mention three times in a row and her talents don't end there, she sings with the All Northwest Choir.  She enjoys softball, soccer, singing, reading and running.  And I love her to the moon and back!