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Katherine B - Eastlake High School Class of 2018 Sammamish, Washington

Katherine B - Eastlake High School Class of 2018 Sammamish, Washington

We knew it was going to happen... because it literally ALWAYS happens! When Katherine and I get together, we will undoubtedly end up in a complete giggle fit! I can't even count the number of times we've laughed 'till tears! I think that all her friends would say the same thing. There's just so much joy in her and it's a beautiful thing! 

Frances T - Class of 2016 - Sammamish, WA High School Senior Photography

"I would really love to have water in my photoshoot."

Thus began my absolute worst nightmare...

For those of you who don't know, I have a healthy-apprehension <<cough, cough - FEAR - cough, cough>> of moving water. Blame it on a total lack of swimming ability... blame it on the hurricane that flooded out most of my school district as a teen... blame it on the no less than 5 times my amazing older sister has literally pulled me from the murky depths of pool, lake, ocean, and creek waters... 

So when Frances said she wanted to be on the water, I'm pretty sure I turned an unsightly shade of green at the thought!  I can't do water! What if I fall in? What if I drown? DO YOU KNOW IT ONLY TAKES AN INCH OR TWO OF WATER TO MOVE A CAR???

Once I stopped silently (and not so silently) freaking out about the thought of being in or near water, I immediately called a buddy who is all-nature-all-the-time for location suggestions. No way I was going to let my fears ruin the vision! 

In the end, we settled on Luther Burbank Park on Mercer Island. Oh baby, does this park pack a punch! Pretty much everything you could ever want is available here!

Frances was an amazing model - she's so laid back and always ready to laugh! Her wardrobe choices were so "her" and it showed by how confident she was. 

Frances - I so love these images and I hope you do, too! Thanks for taking on my phobia! ;-) 

Shine Bright!

~Mary 

Ally H - Class of 2016 - Sammamish, WA High School Senior Photographer

A few weeks ago, Ally H and I headed in to downtown Seattle for an urban photoshoot in Pioneer Square.

Ally is one of the most talented kids I know.  Swim and dance are two of her passions, so I just knew we were going to get lovely shots incorporating her pointe shoes and the unique architecture of downtown.  

And she delivered! Ally was so fierce in front of the camera - totally comfortable and willing to try whatever I suggested.  But those eyes, though!!! This session was the perfect example of a client bringing all of herself to show the world.  Her passion, her laugh, and her heart. 

Ally, I had so much fun shooting this session and I am in love with the photos! Can't wait for the next time you're back in front of my lens!

Shine Bright!

~Mary 

Mary P - Class of 2016 - Sammamish, WA - High School Senior Photographer

If you've followed my blog for any period of time, then you know just how obsessed I am with photographing this girl!

Mary is such a lovely human - her genuine laugh and sincerity just shine out of every picture. She signed on as one of my senior reps for the Class of 2016, and I'm looking forward to shooting her even more throughout the year! 

Until then, here are just a few favorites from our recent senior rep shoot.  

Special thanks to Stephanie Keck and McKenzie Lange for providing hair and make-up for the styled session. 

Shine Bright!

~Mary