Being a Northwest photographer means having the ability to be flexible. The weather is unpredictable and as the summer closes, rainy days become more frequent. I am still navigating the realm of darkness at 4pm and am continually trying to improve my indoor capabilities by equipping my studio set up with new and better things. But every now and then, I am graced with patient clients who are willing to brave a sudden rainstorm and still rock their shoot like pros. Kyle and Makayla were no exception. While we did do some more shooting on a drier day, the first 4 collages of images below were captured during the flash storm back in August that caused rivers to swell and records to be broken. Finding shelter in an abandoned mill proved to be the perfect backdrop.
There isn't much I appreciate more than committed clients. Going into a family shoot with a 1.5 and 3 year old is no easy task. Not only did this mom execute the styling of her brood with expert hands, both Mom and Dad were patient and willing to put in the time to getting the shots. Not to mention, their adorable girls were absolutely joyful and it is capturing this joy on camera that makes what I do a blessing.
I am finally catching up after a very busy senior season. The best yet. I am so blessed to be partnering with such a phenomenal little salon in Issaquah and next year will be even better! We are constantly brainstorming ideas of how we can improve the entire experience.
Couldn't have asked for a more beautiful subject to shoot against the backdrop of a quickly fading summer. Sarah was a natural and made my job so easy. Not to mention beautifully simple yet elegant hair and makeup job done by Tracy at Salon O.
Sarah & Lisa Gaston, Jill O'Donnel (Owner, Salon O), Tracy Monahan (Hair & Makeup)