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Monday, August 10, 2009

Yes, I work...sometimes.

While in Alaska I was able to take senior portraits of an amazing girl. This is one of my childhood friend's nieces. She wanted to be a little different then all the location settings most of her school gets and so we took her to a magical place that we all grew up. We went to the lake of course. It was one of my favorite shoots in a long time because of all the inspiration and possibilities. Not to mention, some of the most perfect light on an overcast/smokey day! Here is my take on what a senior shoot looks like to me. Yes, I know they want to look sexy/super modelish. Yes, I know they want to stand out from all the other senior shots...but, here's the thing. Jamie will stand out from the rest because she is her. There is no one else out there like her. No one else has her laugh. No one else loves this location like her. No one else will pull the same memories out of this shoot as her. After 2 hours, I think I was able to capture her many looks, a lot of personality, so much laughter, and some of that supa-model seriousness:) What can we learn about Jamie? She loves volleyball for starters.

She has a smile that could light up the darkest of months in AK:)
Oh, and she is GORGEOUS!
Still gorgeoso...
She likes to sit on inner tubes...actually I don't know that, but I do know that she looks smokin' on them.

She was such a sport.
She brings so much beauty to a state that is SO full of majestic beauty.
She looks amazing in from of an old outhouse!
She can rock a hammock.

She is the perfect accent for her Grandpa's incredible car!!!She has a calm, confidence about her that is going to get her through any challenges that might come her way. Oh, and she LOVES her Mom and Dad. They laugh so much together and you could just feel how proud they are of her.
This "joke" of a picture (of her NOT wanted to put pets in the picture like her Mom suggested) turned out pretty great. And one day it will mean the world to you when you are missing him.Thank you Jaime, for trusting me and for bringing such a ray of sunshine into my life. I had a blast hanging out with you in one of my very own, favorite places in this world:)
Thank you also to the Sherpa Niece of mine that I couldn't have done the shoot without! Kayla you are a star...and you got some pretty great shots for your first shoot. I have a feeling I am going to be sharing a passion with you one day soon;)

12 comments:

Shannon Sewell said...

such amazing captures of every aspect of her personality and man... the locations pretty much killed it! beautiful...

~S

Aaron Galeotti Photography said...

you rock! awesome shots! i don't know anyone who brings out someones inner beauty as much as you!!

A :)

Aaron Galeotti Photography said...

you rock! awesome shots! i don't know anyone who brings out someones inner beauty as much as you!!

A :)

sheli...smile said...

Hey Kathy...AWESOME pics of Jaime! You really captured her and all her amazingness!! Thank you for taking Kayla around with you! She definitely shares your passion and I know she was on cloud 9 after that shoot...still floating on that cloud actually! I didn't get to see you much this visit but, I am thankful for the time we had! See you soon! love you lots!

Tracie said...

Great shots, K! Especially love the flower, outhouse and green interior car shots. Also love the old boat shot because she looks like Melissa when she laughs!

Tracie said...

Great shots, K! Especially love the flower, outhouse and green interior car shots. Also love the old boat shot because she looks like Melissa when she laughs!

chelsey said...

Beautiful work my dear! Love seeing her laugh in some of those shots - you brought out the real deal there! Glad you got to shoot while you were here. We'll have to plan better next time! lol ;)

brittilini said...

dang momma - where were you when i was a senior?!

Melissa Sawchuk said...

Thank you so much! I can't view these without getting all teary. They are just so incredible. Her personality has definitely been captured. Dad especially loves the car shots. Sylvester loves his pic too.

Willow said...

the eighties side pony, the hammock, the boat, the car, so super very awesome i just love!

Katie said...

Awesome pictures! Jaime looks great, of course. You do such a wonderful job.

Jenny J said...

Yes, that side pony is awesome!

I have my first ever senior session this weekend and am a wee bit nervous. Your photos reminded me that there is no need. This will be FUN. Who doesn't love hanging out and being a gurl for awhile?