portraits

Amanda's Senior Session

I was so excited when Amanda reached out to me to take her senior portraits, since she will be graduating from the same high school I attended, the International Community School in Kirkland! We had so much fun during her session chatting about how ICS has changed, which of my favorite teachers she'll have in the coming year, and all the rest. 

We shot her photos on the amazingly beautiful University of Washington campus. There were so many spots to photograph in, from big recognizable landmarks to secret little alcoves. I loved how Amanda put her outfits together too. Her vintage-inspired dresses and sweet, minimal accessories perfectly complimented her porcelain complexion and stunning blue eyes.

Check out her session below, and let me know where your dream portrait location would be in the comments!

Sonya & Lawrence Couples Session

Sonya was the winner of the Portrait Session Giveaway I hosted on my Facebook page back in early May. I was so thrilled to hear that she was planning on using her session to get photos of herself and her boyfriend, Lawrence, to celebrate their five (five!) year anniversary together. 

These two were such a pleasure to photograph. They were both super comfortable in front of the camera, and also super adorable. You could tell that they are totally in love, and they were easily making each other laugh and smile the whole time. 

We shot with the beautiful Volunteer Park as our backdrop. The park is located in the Capitol Hill neighborhood of Seattle and has the most amazing greenhouse in the center. We mostly shot in there, amongst the palms and cacti, but we also took a few pictures on the lush green lawns of the park. Check out the rest of their "d'awww" worthy photos below!

Spring Florals

I can't resist sharing these images from a shoot I collaborated on with Angel Dorr, Makeup Artist a few weeks ago. We had the beautiful Bailey as our model, and plenty of fresh and faux flowers to play with (anyone who knows me at all can tell you I'm a sucker for flowers, especially in my photos).

Angel was inspired by watercolors for her first look, matching Bailey's lips to her sherbet-colored hair and adding pops of powdery teal on her eyelids. 

For the second look, she toned things down with sweeps of peach and taupe across her eyes and cheekbones. I love this look so much, it's sweet and romantic, but sophisticated as well.

We also took a few photos on expired polaroid film, which is super fun. Waiting to see how the colors will look when you peel apart the film is pretty much on the same level as opening birthday presents for me. They didn't disappoint! With all these lovely blues and magentas, I'll be treasuring this one for a long time.

What's your favorite part about spring? Is it the flowers, waking up to little tweety birds outside your window, or the fact that summer is just around the corner? Let me know in the comments below, along with what you think of the photos!

Warm wishes,
Clara