Posts tagged senior portraits

Oh my goodness, I'm actually so excited to finally have time to sit down and get a blog post up! I've been ogling over Alyssa's session since the day we shot it and I am happy to get to share the photos we got! The weather was so bipolar and I showed up to her house with the sun shining. As soon as hair and makeup was done by Katya Gudaeva ( , it started pouring down rain and thunder. We could see Seattle on the other side of the water - and the sky was still clear. We took off, and headed in the direction of the clear sky. 

The rainstorm was insane. The water was so deep on the bridge crossing into Seattle, the car was sending a foot of water off the side of the car. We continued to follow the sky (literally!). We found ourselves at Green lake with no rain, and bright overcast skies. The photos are so beyond spontaneous, and I love every location we used! We ended our session by traveling to Discovery Park, parking without a permit and shooting in the rain. Thanks for being such a wonderful Senior model for me this year Alyssa! I can't wait to see what else we do! :) 

Seattle Portrait Photography // Greenlake 


On June 7th, we held our biggest senior model shoots that we've ever had. It took a crew of people, insane amounts of planning and endless email threads. I am so excited with how everything turned out, and how lucky I am to have such a group of talented friends. They all were so supportive of my vision and everyone did such an incredible job. 

For the shoot I created a hanging flower backdrop, flower stand and a gypsy tent. It was so fun creating and coming up with these ideas for our shoot. I want to thank all the lovely and gorgeous ladies who were in the shoot, and kept smiles on their faces for hours. 

What are senior models?
Most commonly they are called senior reps or senior ambassadors. They are usually all from different schools and they apply to be a photographer's ambassador for senior pictures. Every year photographer's need to rebuild their client base into the surrounding high schools. I wanted to create this program to grow the confidence of the girls, but also give them something fun to brag about to their friends. 

Our team:
Photographer: Mandee Rae ( )
Videographer: Alex Pravat ( )
Makeup & Hair:  
Katya Gudaeva ( )
Taylour Chanel ( )
Yessie Libby ( )

Clothing & Styling & Assistance w/ Prop Styling
Malia Michelle @ By Misha ( )

Photography assistant: Ashley Dobson