Category Archives: High School Seniors

02.24.2017

Kellen – Class of 2017

When Kellen’s mom contacted me about senior photos her first thought was that he should have portraits playing the piano because its a big hobby for him.  Luckily its also much more photogenic than his other big hobby – Cross …

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02.17.2017

Michael – Class of 2017

Michael first stood in front of my lens during his girlfriend’s senior session, so when it came time to do his own photos he already knew what to expect.  He’s definitely an Alaskan guy, so we used the rustic backdrops …

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02.17.2017

Taylor – Class of 2017

Taylor’s mom contacted me about Senior pictures just as the fall colors started to show and luckily I had room in my schedule to fit in a quick session for her.  Here with the military, they wanted her portraits to …

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02.15.2017

Abby – Class of 2017

Although the fireweed had already bloomed out for the season, it still made an amazing backdrop for Abby’s senior portraits.  I’m so glad I found this location just in time for her session and she was game to give it …

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02.07.2017

Halie – Class of 2017

When Halie told me that she was bringing a vintage bike to her session I immediately started brainstorming pose ideas.  Not only was it a unique and fun prop, it had history because it had been her mom’s bike when …

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02.06.2017

Tesa – Class of 2017 (Fall)

Like her sister Kylie, Tesa wanted senior portraits in each season.  After her summer session in Hatcher Pass, we were ready for her fall session which she decided to do at the UAF Experimental Farm as a nod to her …

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02.05.2017

Amber – Class of 2017

I’ve been wanting to do a senior session in Hatcher Pass for some time now and this year I was blessed to have several, allowing me to use the historical mine, river and mountains as backdrops. Luckily, this was exactly …

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02.02.2017

Oly – Class of 2017

Like most teenage guys, Oly wasn’t too excited about senior photos but we kept things simple with a mini session and incorporated a bit of fun with his younger brother for a few shots.  I’m so glad he was referred …

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09.01.2016

Lauren & Savanna – Class of 2017

Step-sisters Lauren and Savanna wanted to do their senior photos together which I thought was a fantastic idea.  They came all the way from Anchorage for the unique backdrops Hatcher’s Pass provides, so we used as many spots as we …

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08.30.2016

Tesa – Class of 2017 (Summer & Softball)

Just like her sister, Tesa wanted to do senior pictures in each season.  We started with her summer session at Hatcher’s Pass.  I’d been hoping to do a session at this location so I could use the amazing old buildings …

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05.12.2016

Greg – Class of 2016

We made sure to represent the many aspects of Greg’s life during his session, including his Samoan heritage, his love of athletics, growing up in Alaska and now this major milestone.  I’m so glad the weather worked in our favor and I was …

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02.29.2016

Jake – Class of 2016

Although Jake is taking a non-traditional route to complete his high school career, his mom still wanted him to celebrate the milestone with senior pictures. We made the most of a cold and blustery winter morning to create images that …

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09.07.2015

Taylor – Class of 2016

I’ve wanted to do a photo session out on the local off-road trails forever, so when Taylor’s mom contacted me about doing his senior portraits and mentioned he was a true Alaskan kid who loved 4-wheeling and hunting I knew …

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08.24.2015

Jorrin – Class of 2016

I was excited to work with Jorrin after I created senior portraits for his sister, Erika last year.  It was extremely hot the day of his session, but he was as cool as James Dean pose after pose putting his …

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08.06.2015

Juliet – Class of 2016

Juliet, my first senior for the class of 2016, came from a referral by Erika’s family.  The weather cooperated perfectly and Bird Point provided a nice mix of nature and cool modern backgrounds, which she easily outshined.  It was a …

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07.31.2015

Kylie – Class of 2015 (Spring Sports)

Somehow I forgot to share Kylie’s final senior session which highlighted her passion for softball back in the spring! We had to contend with Alaska’s fickle spring weather and ended up getting rained on but it made for some cool …

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01.09.2015

Another Finley Photo Shoot

I just love this family.  They are a photographer’s dream, scheduling a session every two or three months and they’re game for anything!  This time they had family visiting from the lower 48 just after Christmas and wanted some group …

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10.14.2014

Kylie – Class of 2015 (Fall)

We caught the last of the fall color in Kylie’s fall session before the wind shook all the leaves to the ground last week!  This was her second session with me after her summer session back in August, and yet …

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08.28.2014

Lily – Class of 2015

Lily was my third senior this season.  Although I’ve worked with her mom, who is a pastor, many times at weddings I hadn’t met Lily until the day of her shoot.  She had a wonderful quiet confidence that was immediately …

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08.25.2014

Kylie – Class of 2015

My second senior session this year was Kylie, who will be working with me to create portraits during each season over her senior year.  I see this amazing field of fireweed everyday on my commute to work and knew it …

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08.24.2014

Erika – Class of 2015

It’s back to school season, which means it’s time for Senior portraits and Erika was the first of my seniors this year.  I’d been itching to use Point Woronzof for a senior session for some time and having a beautiful …

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10.31.2013

Class of 2014: Justin

Although Justin’s mom contacted me back at the beginning of the school year, we didn’t get a session scheduled until last week – just in time for the yearbook deadline next week!  Whew!  It was certainly a chilly afternoon for …

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10.25.2013

Class of 2014 – Alexis

Although she could have graduated last year, Alexis chose to stick it out one more year just so that she could continue working in special education as a student assistant.  That focus, along with extra-curricular activities meant senior pictures delayed …

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08.08.2013

Class of 2014 – Emily

Emily knew she wanted her Senior pictures done in Ninilchik where her family vacations each summer, but her mom wasn’t sure she’d be able to find a photographer willing to travel to the tiny village on the Kenai Peninsula. Luckily, …

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07.31.2012

Class of 2013 – Ashley

When I discovered a secret bunker covered in colorful graffiti on a trail near my home I immediately knew it would make an awesome location for a Senior session, so when our friends transferred back to Kodiak just in time …

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12.24.2011

Class of 2012: Christian

Although his session was rained out the first time we tried to shoot, Christian lucked out with perfect winter weather the next day – sunny and COLD. But he was a true trooper, willing to cross creeks and scurry up …

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10.17.2011

Class of 2012: Gene

Gene definitely wasn’t excited about having his picture taken, but after a while he opened up and even smiled a few times. For an unwilling model, he sure was photogenic! I wish him good luck with the rest of his …

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10.16.2011

Class of 2012: Keifer

From his name to his prized guitar, this young man is cool as a cucumber. He wasn’t too keen about having his picture taken, but he ended up with some of my favorite senior photos so far this year. I …

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10.12.2011

Class of 2012: Loren

Photographing my co-worker’s son, Loren, was a real treat because he was willing to try anything, including scaling damp cliff sides and navigating slick tidal pool rocks. His enthusiasm is contagious – I was literally smiling the whole time editing …

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10.08.2011

Class of 2012: Brandy

I had a great time photographing this smart, easy going and extremely mature young woman. A self-proclaimed “tom boy,” she was right at home in Kodiak’s scenery while recounting tales of her native dances and recent polar bear hunt – …

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