May 4, 2018

Class of 2018 | Senior Portraits

Girl covered in colored paint for senior portrait

Class of 2018 | Senior Portraits

Throughout my life, I have made two actions a priority in the work that I have chosen to do. The first is to work with students, and the second is to be outside! Before becoming a full time photographer, I was an educator in many forms. These include working as a high school teacher and training outdoor educators in Alaska. Now as a photographer, one of my favorite parts of the job is working with the local students to create their senior portraits. Since I love to be outside, I try to include an outdoor session for each of my senior portrait clients. I like to get to know the client by asking them about their passions and interests, and then we find a location that suits their personality and style.

Each client is unique and this creative challenge drives me to keep improving. I often ask my senior portrait clients to bring along items, clothing or equipment that represent what motivates them. I love the diverse range of interests and talents that show up in those particular portraits. I feel privileged to get to meet these folks at such an important transition in their lives. Part of my goal is to empower these young people to feel beautiful and confident in the next stage of their journey.

The graduating students of 2018 that passed through my studio are incredible. I’m so inspired by their different ambitions and directions. I wish them all the best in their future endeavors. It is my great pleasure to share the class of 2018 with you!

teen girl poses in her ballet shoes on stairs to pergolaTeen girl wearing dress laughs while standing in lake Teen boy poses in his football jersey Young woman poses for senior portrait under tree Young woman poses in her catcher softball gear Senior portrait of a young woman riding her horse in blue maxi dBrunette teen girl poses with hands on hips for senior portraitYoung woman sits on dock in fog for senior portrait Teen girl stands in field of wildflowers Young woman in blue dress sits on dock for senior portrait Black and white studio portrait of teen with curly hairYoung woman hugs her dog for outdoor senior portrait Young blonde woman sits on rock in river for portrait Teen girl shows of her muscles in senior portraitGirl in dress stands on hill overlooking mountains for portrait Teen boy wearing hat, vest and tie poses at the edge of a forestYoung teen girl poses in front of a brick wall for senior portrait teen girl poses on path wearing ballet shoes Young teen boy sits on a stone for outdoor senior portrait Young woman laughs in outdoor studio portrait Brunette teen walks through field of wildflowersTeen in flannel shirt leans against wooden fence Young woman sits on rock wearing jeans and a pink tee shirt Young man sits on stool for studio senior portrait  Teen girl in boots and dress stands for senior portrait Blonde profile portrait of young woman Blonde teen in cheerleading outfit stands for studio portrait Teen girl in black long sleeve and jeans stands for studio senior portrait  Young woman poses on trunk for studio senior portrait  Teen girl poses for outdoor senior portrait with basketball  teen boy poses for outdoor senior portraitTeenaged girl wearing flowing blue pants stands on the banks of a river Boy leans against his blue truck on country road Teenaged girl lays in grass with flowers in background Close up of young woman in black dress in studio portrait Blonde teenaged boy wearing a striped blue shirt and brown pants Brunette teenaged girl wearing pink floral dress poses for outdo Young girl leads her horse through a barn