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!
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;)